When I’ve been living in Sydney, a friend of mine told me that very soon I would become a ‘bird lady’. Well, it doesn’t sound cool at all, but I think he might have been right in some way. Aussie life brought me the most surprising and unexpected situations with the wildlife I have ever faced ^_^ Living in the city center with dozen of crazy, white cockatoo was one of them.
Let me start from the beginning.
One day I was siting on my terrace eating Sunday breakfast. It was an ordinary morning, like any other at that time. Then, quite a big parrot sat on my table. I saw the cockatoos before in the neighborhood, but not from such a close distance. I need to admit that I was fascinated. I was frozen for a moment, because I didn’t want to frighten the bird. Initially, I didn’t know that they are not afraid of anything. Never. Maybe a lack of food is their worst fear :)
I’ve asked my fiancé to make a quick shot, because I was sure that it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to have a photo with Aussie cockatoo. Well, I was wrong again.
A minute later I had 20 of them sitting all around me, eating my brekky and… my ponytail as well. The truth is that it was fun. Especially, because I thought that it was a coincidence and I needed to catch the moment. It wasn’t. They’ve stayed for the next few months.
Since that day, every morning I had a wake up call from the cockatoos. They didn’t even beg for any food. They were just sitting on my terrace when I was working so they could be close to me.
A few weeks from our first meeting, some of them were jumping into my apartment, sitting on the floor or on the chair, as if it was their home.
I have no idea, why they were hanging around so often. I’ve heard that animals tend to like good people. I really want to think this way :) It was priceless to have that many beautiful animals so close, without a necessity to capture them. Besides, it was one of the best experiences in Australia.