Animal Friend of the Week: Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos

Sulphur crested cockatoo-

In the wild

IUCN: Least concern

Sulphur–crested Cockatoos are native to Australia and New Guinea, but there are several wild populations in New Zealand that likely originated from pet birds that were released illegally.

Cockatoos can live for a very long time – upwards of 70 years. They waterproof their feathers by creating a white powder, instead of oil (like most other birds).

Wellington Zoo

Thanks to Sonya for taking part last week – check out her post:

sonyavdg: Animal Friend of the Week – Meerkats

Her photo is amazing – a lot better than what I managed.

Animal Friend of the Week Challenge Logo-

I want to showcase our animal kingdom.  It runs from Tuesday New Zealand time and is weekly.  You can join in anytime at all over the week.  You can post your furry friends (babies), wild animals, birds, insects and butterflies.  Even reptiles are welcome.

Just use this logo and link back to this blog.

I look forward to seeing all the different animals around the world

Thanks for visiting.


Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Hastings by Night

Hastings by night-Good morning from a cool but sunny Hastings day.

This week for my mobile photography I am showing these photos taken one night a couple of weeks ago. When I looked at the photos I wasn’t happy with the quality.  So what to do? Play around with them of course.

This time I have used an app on my computer which I had downloaded a couple of weeks ago called Pixlr which can be downloaded for free onto PC or Mac here.  There is also a mobile app as well.  But my eyes aren’t what they used to be so I use it on the computer.

Hastings by night 1-

There are so many cool effects and borders to.  Along with great stickers as well.

Sally D’s Mobile Photography: Night Photography

Sorry if I can’t get around everywhere today – have art class this morning so must dash shortly.

Thanks for visiting.


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