Christmas Day was yesterday. I didn’t imagine it, but birds seemed to be in on the human celebrations, tweeting from 5 am to 7 pm. Especially the Cockies who are kind of cocky at the best of times.
Though my daughter and I decorated the huge live Christmas tree with every available decoration, I love to see a real Cocky on top of a pine tree.
These big birds feed from seeds and grains on the ground until there is nothing left, then move to a fresh area, eating that until it’s exhausted as well.
They look like angels up at the top of a pine or dotting a gum tree with their glorious white plumes and curved yellow crests.
Anyone who has ever been near one tells of the ear-splitting noise as the birds screech out goodnight from before dusk to after nightfall.
There’s no roosting tree nearby, but I see the birds fly past most days.
Angelic is the word.
At Christmas time, they look better than the biggest and best decorated tree.
|This year our live,14 foot tall Christmas tree took hours of decorating.
Big, beautiful birds with cheeky eyes, the natural Cocky atop a pine outside still looks better to me; it has the holiday season written all over it.
People look at my blog from Hong Kong to Russia, the UK and France, the Middle East and India too.
A time full of love, laughter, joy and the hope for an end to Covid-19 in 2021.