While I was sitting in the side garden this morning I heard a very short, sharp whistle coming from the direction of the carport. Noted, but didn't do anything about it. A couple hours later I walked thru the carport, and what was sitting atop a great big cooler on the shelves but a lovely Rose-breasted Cockatoo (eolophus roseicapillus)
It let me get within three feet or so and continued preening, tho wouldn't hop onto my by now gloved hand for incarceration in a cat kennel. Eventually it flew into the hedge where it let me get a hand within a foot or so, but still no interest in a ride. A call to the Humane Society got a bit of a yawn- no one has reported said fellow missing. If I catch it they are willing to pick it up. It looked like it had a thin grey ring around it's left leg, but hardly big enuf for much in the way of numbers. Anyway, I shall keep an eye peeled and a few grapes about in case s/he comes by again.
Here's another pic
of an apparently happy couple.