Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia, March 1, 1997.
One of the objects of this visit to Australia was to visit Currumbin Sanctuary,and the other was to see wild Sulphur-crested Cockatoos. I have wanted to see the birds since my father said to me about 10 years ago, "While parrots were fed in a park in sydney as if they were doves." Therefore, I wanted to visit National Botanic Gardens in Canberra or Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. The next we arrived in Sydney, on March 1, we visited Royal Botanic Gardens before sunset. Though we heard voices of the birds, they were on the top of high trees, There was no sign that they would come down. I didn't have much time because I would like to see the Sydney parade which is held by the homosexuals on this day every year. As soon as we were nearly leaving the place, we heard the proper voice of the birds. "Over there!!" An elderly man sat down on the bench, feeding Sulphur-crested Cockatoos. Coming to the man, I was allowed to take pictures by him. He told to take pictures there, and he offered his seat to us. My wife sat there. A memorial picture!!
We took too many pictures of the birds, so that there was no film in Sydney Parade. I wished I should also have taken photos of it...
Science name: Cockatua galerita
English name: Sulphur-crested Cockatoo