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BrianB6

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Which one of you has my letter to Hogwarts?
« on: January 14, 2020, 11:59:18 PM »

We have been invaded by Cockies (Sulphur Crested Cockatoo's for the uninitiated)
Reminds me of the first Harry Potter film.
Possibly refugees from the bushfires but so noisy we need earplugs.
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Re: Which one of you has my letter to Hogwarts?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 01:30:50 PM »

not a fan of h potter, thought they used owls
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Re: Which one of you has my letter to Hogwarts?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 01:50:29 PM »

I suppose it's better than thousands of starlings.   It reminds me of a parrot joke.
 A sailor returns home after 5 years at sea and brings his mother a parrot as a present
 The next time he visit he asks her "How's the Parrot"
"Oh", she says "it was delicious!"
The guy is horrified, "Mum, that parrot spoke 14 languages!"
His Mum says "So why didn't it say something before I put it in the oven?"
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Re: Which one of you has my letter to Hogwarts?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 06:25:41 PM »

We had a sulphur crested cockatiel called Tilly for several years. It had a chirruping squawk that rose in volume and cadence.  Then she looked satisfied, and did it again.  She never talked, but would chunner to herself with a speech-like rythm.  I also had a neighbour who had a talking African Grey called Trooper, mostly because it cursed like one.  We went on a holiday and the neighbour volunteered to look after Tilly, saying that "Perhaps Trooper can get her talking".  On our return, on having Tilly handed back, we were informed that "That ****ing bird of yours taught my Trooper to do that squawk".
Full size cockatoos have bigger lungs and beaks.  I can only imagine what a horde of them trying to out-shout each other sounds like.
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