Corellas: Tuesdays of Texture

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We had a number of Corellas that dropped in to visit when we lived in Gloucester. We loved having them drop by as they were a lot of fun. They are a parrot that likes to play. Likes to have fun and thus those watching also have a lot of fun. They’ll hang upside down, use a roof as a slippery slide and even hang on the blade of a windmill until it falls off (perhaps dizzy), falling to the ground only to fly up and do it again.

 

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They are different to white cockatoos which are the nasty parrot in our parrot world. The white sulphur crested cockatoo holds a grudge and is quite happy to pay you back by eating all the wood on your house. Verandahs, window sills – you name it  they’ll eat it.

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The corellas can be recognised because they have beautiful blue eyes.

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I was so happy to see some local corellas the other day.

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I did wonder though what he would do if the little bird peed on him.  I guess the seeds were just too tasty to worry about.

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About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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6 Responses to Corellas: Tuesdays of Texture

  1. mz&cho says:

    Wonderful photos!

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  2. Rebel Girl says:

    I have never seen these birds. Such beautiful eyes! I am so glad for the internet and we can share things from different parts of the world!

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  3. I have always loved birds, and these are so very beautiful. Thanks for sharing your photos with us, Irene.

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