7 comments on “Flying with the Flock – To Be a Cocky-too

  1. What an absolutely delightful, entertaining and educational post!! Thank you for taking the time to post it!! And I am so glad to hear you are being blessed with rain!!!! And yes, how wonderful that there are kind people in the world to take care of the helpless, whether animals or people. 🙂 God bless.

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    • Thanks Jen, yes we had torrential rain the last couple of days, more than ever recorded on a day, and it extinguished several of our many fires. Now many locals are having to deal with the effects of flooding and destructive winds instead, but we thank our Lord for answered prayers. Funny enough the weather bureau said there was no rain on the horizon for a couple of months, and then the Christians prayed, and we got blessed as it appeared unexpectedly. Sadly, most news reporters on TV can only use words like ‘fingers crossed’ or its ‘not on the cards’ describing their trust in luck and superstition rather than use the word ‘prayers’, ‘blessed’ or ‘pray’ but we know the Lord gave us a special dispensation as many of his children cried out to him, and his mercy prevailed, and we bless his holy name! :-0

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      • What a wonderful answer to prayer!! God is good! It is a shame people don’t think to call on God that’s for sure. Im not sure which is worse, flooding or fire, but I am glad some of the fires are out! God bless!!

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  2. Wow, when I see birds like that I feel like I’m walking around in a pet store or theme park! That is the only time we see those beauties here in the US! Great work for using just a cell phone camera. And as usual, great narrative. Wonderful spiritual application as well. (You beat me to a theme I’ve been working on for an upcoming blog about our prejudices!). Thanks for writing and posting! William — “What a wildly wonderful world, God! You made it all, with Wisdom at Your side, made earth overflow with your wonderful creations.” Psalms 104 The Message

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    • Thanks William, Yes our Cockies are cage birds all over the world, but to see them in their hundreds in the wild is quite different. They are so noisy and raucous, you can hear them almost anywhere you go, playing, doing crazy stuff and carrying on like teenage boys. This is all part of their preparation for life. We are blessed to be in the part of the world near where they nest and roost, though you never want to live next door to them. They can destroy a veranda or cut down a small tree with their beak if they want to. Amen to our Awesome Amazing Creative Creator God, he is worthy of all praise and glory! 🙂


  3. Dear Ashley,

    Loved the story! How long did it take from when you took the first picture to when you took the last picture? Or from when you first noticed the commotion till they settled it?


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    • Thanks Myra, the process transpired fairly quickly, as the visitor must have only recently joined the flock, and the uncertainty was a key to us picking up the vibe. We watched at first and I gradually moved closer till I was almost only a couple of feet from them. It all appeared to follow a story-line as I watched and moved closer to them to photograph the sequence of events and took about 10 minutes. I felt blessed that the Lord had given me this option for my blog this week while I had no camera. It was his gracious provision. 🙂


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