Sunday, July 25, 2010

Outside my Window

The Corella, known as the Bare-eyed Cockatoo is a white cockatoo native to Australia and New Guinea. They resemble their larger white counterpart except they are smaller in size and omit the yellow head crest. The colder weather in Queensland sends the Corella off to central Australia during the winter months.

When loud screeching erupted on the roadside electrical wires outside my bedroom I rejoiced as this inform's me of warmer weather on the way. These cheeky birds walk up and down the wiring telling each other off while keeping a strict eye open for danger. They often sit in pairs to prune one another.
Humans could learn from their loving natures.

They grow from 36 to 39 cm (13 to 15 inches) in length and congregate in flocks of up to several thousand birds, which often include many galahs.

The birds generally roost in trees overnight, and fly off to feed in the early morning with an almost deafening screech. They mostly feed on the ground, eating seeds which include wheat and barley crops. The bird is so common that it has become a pest throughout much of Australia. It can be destructive to the trees in which it perches, by chewing the bark off smaller twigs.
Some become household pets,  learning to talk.

In Luke 12:34
Jesus said, “And how much more valuable you are than birds!
Who of you by worrying, can add a single hour to his life?
Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”


  1. How wonderful to see these beautiful exotic birds from your window. We have so many cats around here I only see pigeons and seagulls, occasionally a bluetit or robin but I still feed them.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.
    June xx

  2. What beautiful birds! And to have them flying freely around you must be so wonderful.

    God bless.

  3. They are pretty but they reminded me of Alfred Hitchocks movie "The Birds" you remember that movie?........:-) Hugs

  4. Hi all...I am laughing. I do remember the movie of the birds. I think they were crows...wasn't it terrifying!!

    I love birds, but these are naughty and peck at our fruit.
    Yet... they wake you up early in the morning as they gladly rejoice over the day. God bless all.

  5. I've never seen this birds. Only on your pictures. Nice! But it's not funny they're peck at your fruit.

    Have a good sunday!

  6. How amazing that you can look out of your window and see those beautiful birds! Not so amazing about the fruit, but I guess you can't have everything!

  7. aren't they just beautiful? I just get pigeons outside my window :)

  8. As I was reading your post I was thinking about how most of the birds I see outside my windows are pigeons. Then I read the other comments and saw that I am not the only one! I love the 3rd picture, the sky in the background looks amazing.

  9. these are amazing and to have them outside your The scriputre you used is great. Have a great Sonday.

  10. to consider these as a pest is a matter of perspective, the human one... not the divine one. i say, let them be.

  11. What a wonderful way to be informed that winter is on the way! How great to see first hand these beautiful birds created by God! You are blessed - then again we all are blessed with the beauty of God's creation if we would but open our eyes to see.

    Linda J

  12. I loved this post! Have a great day!

  13. Thanks for these interesting facts. I love pairing that with Luke 12:34. We all need reminding of this!

  14. Oh, these birds are beautiful!! And so amazing!!! Thank you so much for this beautiful post...God bless you..

  15. I think one of the many reasons that I enjoy your posts so much is that you're so aware of the beauty around you. For a couple years, I've been keeping a little notebook that I call my "Nature Notes." In it, I write down the first appearance of the local flowers, or returning birds, the first bull-frog's call, or the first fawn spotted that season. It's amazing what's out there and how predictable some things are (while others aren't). Good verse, too! We forget that too often.

  16. Right out your window - we don't have those birds around me. I love the pink ones. Jesus is a wonderful painter isn't he?


  17. What a blessing to have these beautiful birds around to enjoy. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos.

  18. Crystal Mary, I'm absolutely fascinated by the variety of birds you have so near to your home!They're so exotic! I've never seen or heard of most of them. Thank you for broadening my world!

  19. very beautiful birds. they help each other out, we humans need to follow that example. thanks for the photos

  20. You live in such a great place to have wild birds like that.

  21. am just now getting to read your post! been a crazy week but not nearly as noisy as yours has been ;) it fascinates me when i think that these gorgeous birds are wild, just sitting on the wire outside of your house, showing off for you! we certainly don't have much in comparision here, unless you go to a pet shop :)
    love you so much, big hugs to my cheeky gal down under :)

  22. Oh my goodness! Ya know this reminds of that movie...(oldie Alfred Hitchcock) minus they don't look scary! Thank you so much for giving me an award. I love reading your blog. Hope your have a wonderful summer. I know you've already been given the award, but there's nothing wrong with two!

    :)God Bless


  23. Such lovely birds, and to think that they are just outside your window!

    I love birds, and so enjoyed my visit to your blog today!



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