An impressive set of mutton chops by girlie

An impressive set of mutton chops

I was having lunch in a park beside the Richmond River on the way home from my short break away today, when I heard a great deal of chattering and squawking above my head. A big flock of Little Corellas (Cacatua (Licmetis) sanguinea) was perched in a Camphor Laurel tree, having a spirited discussion about something. Check out the mutton chop whiskers on the one bottom right. The other two were a couple and were kissing and cuddling on a branch by themselves until mutton chops turned up and muscled in. Corellas, like Galahs, are members of the cockatoo family and are very exhibitionistic and playful.
Funny story to go with your shot! They're like a whole lot of stately important people looking down on the proletariat!
August 31st, 2012  
Great capture and great story!
August 31st, 2012  
Yes story is nice and your photo superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Robin!!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 31st, 2012  
Great shot! It's amazing to me that all of these fantastic breeds of birds are flying free where you live! I need to come visit your neck of the woods some day. Your photography makes me want to go.
August 31st, 2012  
@clmiller Thanks, Caren. You must come and see for yourself; you won't be disappointed. There are many more than I could ever hope to photograph and they fly around here as common as sparrows.
August 31st, 2012  
Proving the old adage that "Three's a Crowd".
August 31st, 2012  
Nice shot, Robin, and an entertaining commentary.
August 31st, 2012  
You have the most unusual birds in your part of the world - Have never seen anything like some of the ones you've posted lately - makes me want to visit NSW!
August 31st, 2012  
Great shot and story.
August 31st, 2012  
Aren't they gorgeous!
August 31st, 2012  
@sparkleplenty1 Thanks, Joyce. They are not confined to NSW; they are all over the continent and many more varieties than I could ever hope to show you here, just flying around for all to see. Come on down for a visit!
August 31st, 2012  
What a fabulous catch; love muttonchops, he looks like he wants to be centre of attention
August 31st, 2012  
Great pose and great story
August 31st, 2012  
Ah , jealous !!! would love to have these in my trees !
August 31st, 2012  
He looks like one of those waffly old Major types who go "Phwaa, phwaa,phwaa, eh? what?"
Love it - great shot and such fun!
August 31st, 2012  
What a super shot!
August 31st, 2012  
Great shot - they look like a trio of self-important politicians.
August 31st, 2012  
great capture and lovely narrative Robin.
September 1st, 2012  
Gorgeous image Robyn.
September 1st, 2012  
Wonderful Robyn, only in Australia.......love it!!
September 1st, 2012  
Wow...what terrific bird shots you get.
September 1st, 2012  
What a fabulous capture!!!
September 1st, 2012  
They were saying. look up , look up pretty lady with the camera.
September 1st, 2012  
Haha, mutton chops! These birds have so much character! Gorgeous shot. 8)
September 1st, 2012  
love the title and image, love their Paul Newman blue eyes
September 1st, 2012  
Aww they are gorgeous! Great capture :)
September 1st, 2012  
what a great pose...like your framing too. Well done.
September 1st, 2012  
I loved your story to go with the shot Robin. Gorgeous birds.
September 1st, 2012  
Wow...great find, and I love the info you added. I never see such unique birds around here (except maybe at a zoo). Nicely captured!
September 1st, 2012  
I just showed this to my husband, and we are both in awe. You capture the most amazing shots! They look like they're modeling for you. Wonderful!
September 2nd, 2012  
Lyn
I can't imagine having these wonderful birds just out in your natural habitat! No wonder that your goal is to capture the exquisite flora and fauna of your native land. . .
September 3rd, 2012  
fabulous capture, what characters
September 3rd, 2012  
How funny! Those are definitely some serious mutton chops! Great shot!
September 4th, 2012  
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