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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cocky, what's happened to you?


I snapped this cocky a couple of weeks ago;
the crest was bright red
and when it went to raise it,
all of the feathers stuck together 


I saw it again about a week later
and, after a lot of rain,
the feathers were washed out a bit 
but still a bright pink

Funny that the colour
isn't anywhere else on its body

This time of year they get in to
the plums; maybe it's plum juice;
I don't like to think
of anything worse...

Thankfully, it's still with us

17 comments:

Betsy said...

Aww...well, looks like Mrs. C is giving him lots of TLC. :)

Lyn said...

Definitely hope it isn't anything more than plum juice! Love the pics, a handsome pair!!

alaine@éclectique said...

Betsy....that's what we love so much about them, they're real smoochers!

alaine@éclectique said...

Lyn...hi, great to hear from you! I'd love to see Central Park right now, covered in snow!

Yes, it's one of those mysteries without an answer.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Oh, how beautiful they are together! It's a beautiful color. so at least there is that! Hope you all are well!

steven said...

what an intimate moment!!! so cool. steven

Steven Cain said...

Such beautiful birds. One of my favorites. I have always thought of them as the labradors of birds... such big personalities... so friendly. But then, I've only known a few. I'm sure there are some stinkers, too.

alaine@éclectique said...

Marion...these 2 birds are quite young; heaven knows what they get up to!

alaine@éclectique said...

Steven...they give so much; we're always laughing!

alaine@éclectique said...

Steven Cain...there are some very grumpy, loud and bossy cockies!

maggie's garden said...

They're beautiful birds. Hopefully plum juice. I love the flying carpet on your header...always wished I had one of those to fly around on.

alaine@éclectique said...

MG...You're up late; hope you don't have that rattling wind tonight!

Yes, hopefully plum juice. They gorge themselves on plums and it's a sight to see all these white birds against the red leaves.

Mason Canyon said...

Beautiful birds and photos. Hopefully it's just plum juice.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Derrick said...

The fact that he's still around bodes well! I like that flying carpet too!

alaine@éclectique said...

Mason...thank you and yes, we'd all like to think plum juice :)

alaine@éclectique said...

Derrick...after hearing the Ali Baba stories when a little girl, I quite often dreamed about sitting on one!

le style et la matière said...

Beautiful pictures! I love taking thr trip over to your blog.
Your flying carpet header is great - as is your profile picture saying "coucou" ("yoo-hoo"). What fun!