I wandered outside this morning to put some food in the cat bowls before I released them from Camp X-Ray (which is where they sleep when we can’t stand the night fights and morning mewing). For about 15 minutes before I’d heard this weird noise. Anyway, when I got near to The Ritz (where the cats normally live) there was the sound of birds disturbed and a great flapping of wings. From the same tree that I’d seen the Tawny Frog Mouth in, six Red-tail Black Cockatoos took off and flew to one of the big gum trees further down the back. They’re huge. Think of the biggest black crow you’ve seen, then double it, make it fatter and add on the cockatoo beak and head comb thing. When they’re not moving they look completely black, but as they flew I could see red feathers under each wing. Amazing. I thought they were Crow Pheasants to start with, because of their size, but once M got a look at them, he told me what they were.