We had a visit from these two Cockies
a couple of weeks ago
They landed on nest doors nature strip 
where the dandelion heads were seeding
and had a whale of a time
I don’t often see them at ground level 
they seem to prefer the tall gum trees close by
so I was indoors in flash for the camera
Didn’t want to get too close tho
as they can move off at the least little noise
so I’ve cropped some of these photos
to enlarge them
It really looks like they were enjoying their meal tho lol
please click the photo to get an even better view 
Then ‘trouble’ turned up
The local Magpies arrived
and even tho they aren’t seed eaters
they weren’t too happy over the cockies being on ‘their turf’
 
Mr Magpie swooped several times but was so fast
this is all I could catch
But look at the cocky – not in the least bit bothered
On;y raised his crest a little bit  
He just went on munching lol
The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is a large white parrot. It has a dark grey-black bill, a distinctive sulphur-yellow crest and a yellow wash on the underside of the wings. Sexes are similar, although the female can be separated at close range by its red-brown eye (darker brown in the male). This is a noisy and conspicuous cockatoo, both at rest and in flight. Young Sulphur-crested Cockatoos resemble the adults.
Diet
Mid-morning the cockatoos usually feed on seeds on the ground, then during the hottest part of the day they sit in trees near the feeding area, stripping the leaves and bark. In the afternoon they feed again and then fly back to their roosting trees for the night. Each day they return to feed in the same area until the food supply is exhausted. They eat the seeds of grasses and herbaceous plants, grains, bulbous roots, berries, nuts and leaf buds.

 
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