Sunday, November 22, 2009

What a galah

I have posted a phone photo of him/her before, but these are much better. Galah can be found at the top end of Bourke Street. I did not put my finger near his beak. You just can't trust birds. The shop appears to be selling errrr, glass vases.

Note the sparrow helping the galah eat his seed. We had a cockatoo once who would squawk first thing in the morning for seed and then as he spilt seed and the sparrows arrived, he would squawk at them.

13 comments:

  1. Wow, he is gorgeous! Did he speak? I have to look into Camp Pell more too, and this has reminded me of that. They had a Galah who answered the phone when the HQ was there for the soldiers. I havew heard more stories of what it was like at Camp Pell since my short history post on it. Patients love to talk.. it takes them to another time.

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  2. He's a handsome bird!
    Pet store in Oakleigh still has Rocky the cockatoo - actually it's Rocky mark 2, the original went with the owners when they sold up but Rocky II recently turned 20.

    OT -have you seen that the cable tram engine house might be demolished?

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  3. Anonymous3:17 pm

    They are funny looking glass vases Andrew. What kind of flowers do they hold?

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  4. aaw i love galahs, though you're right about not getting near their beak, just in case!

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  5. "You just can't trust birds."

    I concur with that one, Andrew. I've been out with enough of them in my time to know all about it.

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  6. I didn't hear him speak Cazzie. That is very interesting about Camp Pell. Like to hear more.

    Jayne, I remember cockies in shops years ago and one is twigging at me in Oakleigh perhaps. The old cable house has been already ruined. It is one I would let go. I learnt what it was a couple of years ago. Until then I thought it should be bombed.

    Anon, I think they are for some kind of dried leaf arrangement.

    Fenz, if he was a biter, I guess they would not let him sit out in public. But yep, they are cute.

    At last someone picked that up Brian.

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  7. When I was kid a tame galah turned up in our backyard and we adopted him. For some reason I can't recall now, we took him to a bird breeder and traded him in for a sulphur crested cockatoo. That cockatoo was the meanest critter you could ever meet- his beak was sharp! It was probably our punishment for 'trading in' a new member of the family...

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  8. Anonymous7:38 pm

    He doesn't appear to be in a cage, so have his wings been clipped? Vik.

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  9. Scott, I suppose the key word is tame. The galah was tamed. I do wonder if galahs might be a bit friendlier than cockies though.

    Perhaps they have been Vik. I assumed a chain on his leg, but I can't see it in the photo.

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  10. Its been a long time since I saw something like this...we used to have heaps out here and I was feeding them but had to stop once the killer cat came...now I keep her locked in i may start feeding them again...Galah's have a silly smirky look as if they are onto something like a private joke.

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  11. MC, they are quite playful too. Just doing stuff for the fun of it.

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  12. Beautiful bird!!

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  13. Did you see any Dina? Often in flocks in the countryside.

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