Friday, September 02, 2016

Cocky Friday

This is the last cocky video from me. The tension builds as the 3:30 video goes on. Will the cat's temper snap and destroy the cockatoo? Oh no, poor cocky. How awful. No, there is no violence, just some teasing and perhaps a threat. Cockies are really quite naughty birds at times. We once returned home here to find a balcony plant upended, stems bitten off and the ceramic pot knocked off the table and smashed. It did not take long to guess is had been cockatoos.

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  1. Annoying bird, that cat was pretty calm there would have been a lot of hissing and snarling and claws involved if it was my cat.
    Merle............

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    1. Merle, and most likely a swipe by the cat too.

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  2. That was an incredibly docile and patient cat.
    Much as I love the cockies they are not on my favourite list at the moment. We watched a pair behead rather a lot of daffodils just before they flowered, and add insult to injury by digging up the bulbs afterwards.

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    1. Bastard cockies, EC. How very dare they. But you watched and did not intervene?

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  3. Seems likely the cat and bird know each other already. Wasn't the cat sitting next to the bird's water/seed tray? Either the cat started it or their common owner set it up.

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    1. Who knows Marcellous and I think you are right and as usual you spoil things with cynicism :-P

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  4. That's a very placid cat! I loved the cocky determined to get arise out of him.

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    1. River, as Marcellous says, they may well know each other. The cocky really was terribly provocative.

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  5. I always delighted in sitting in the Royal Botanical Gardens in sydney looking at the birds ...so much more exciting than parks in the uk

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    1. John, out birds are interesting. Your birds are surely interesting too. Apart from seagulls, I can't really recall seeing other birds in the UK.

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  6. What a hero this cockatoo ! hahaha ! and the cat has excellent nerves ! I think my Arthur would have given him a slap with all claws out !

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    1. Gattina, it would be a well deserved slap I think.

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  7. I always thought cats ate birds. Just goes to show anything goes these days. Just watched the compilation of birds annoying cats.

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    1. Diane, perhaps it is daredevil sport for birds.

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  8. The was not so wise but very lazy The bird is very clever and I love it..

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  9. That bird was so full of himself and showing off, but he'd probably harassed the cat before and knew the cat would do nothing. The bird must have time to kill, and likes to push the danger limits like many males of many species.

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    1. Yes Strayer, I think the bird and cat might know each other. Cockies do spend quite a bit of time just playing.

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  10. ha ha that cat is so deaf!! It doesn't even react to noise!

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    1. You reckon Fen? I think it is ignoring what it does not want to know. Head in the sand, so to speak.

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  11. I have noticed that our cats seem to get the message when the larger birds like crows and Cockatoos are around, a few days back I saw a large Magpie swing a pigeon around by its wings which dared try to share the food I had left in the garden.

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    1. Vest, I am not a cruel person at heart but how good to see a maggie throwing around a pigeon, the latter bird being one I don't care for. Elephant's Child published a great video of pigeons been ousted from a feed tray.

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  12. Oh that was too funny, talk about turning the tables :) :)

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