For one who gets distracted by a sparrow eating aphids on roses, imagine my delight when one Sunday morning in late winter, our verandah became a landing platform for 11 Sulphur-crested Cockatoo's. I rushed for the video camera and managed to find a blank space on a tape and a battery with a few seconds of charge in it. Here are the shots I managed to glean. Some of the birds were quite wet and dirty. It seems they had been eating grasses. One peered down at us through the clear roofing sheets of the pergola while it munched on a 'sour-sob' leaf. They used the house as a dry spot to rest for a few minutes and then one by one flew down to the public lawns nearby.