Saturday, July 11, 2015

Saturday's Critters

Hello friends,

I'm joining up with Eileen at Saturday's Critters today. Stop by and see all the other fabulous creatures featured there. Have a wonderful Saturday!

This is a resident Salmon Crested Cockatoo at the Bloedel Conservatory located in the Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada.

Entrance to the Blodel Conservatory

A cockatoo is a type of parrot. See the distribution of the cockatoo in the image below.

Image credit:  Wikipedia

As you can see in the first photo, the cockatoo was at rest and  and very placid. I got several photos of him staring at me intently.

A few minutes later he was squawking loudly and putting on quite the show.

 I think he enjoyed an audience of more than one. Either that or one of the children agitated him.

In any case, it was fun to see the bird in action. I wasn't quick enough to capture it hanging upside down on the branches with feathers puffed out.


  1. What a pretty bird! It seems he was putting on a show for you! Wonderful photos! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  2. I'm impressed by that geodesic dome, too. They are so impressive.

  3. I have seen a Sulphur, but this one is very new to me. Exceptionally pretty!
    What a joy, just to even see in a photo, you know?
    Nice job!
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

  4. You manged to get a good series of shots of the bird. Love his crest.

  5. Fun shots of this gorgeous bird!

  6. Beautiful cockatoo! I just learned that the birds in the cockatoo family are from Australia...I had assumed S. America, like parrots and mackaws. My great nephew's cockatiel recently flew away because he didn't have her wings clipped enough and took her outside. We are hoping for the best, but (though we don't say it to him) think there is little chance of her surviving.

  7. What a show the cockatoo had put up for your camera! Its a beautiful cockatoo!

  8. Wonderfull photos Parrot,,greeting from Mons city in Belgium.

  9. Awe soon pretty. That first pic so cute, I just want to catch hold of that bird..

  10. the cockatoo is such a to see the feathers and its colors..

  11. Quite a show he did! :-)
    You put a smile on my face by sharing with us this funny little guy.

    Bless you~ Debbie


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