I have spent all day working in the cuisine at my laptop trying to get all the photographs for the brocante sale uploaded.
I could hear a screeching sound outside and I glimpsed a white bird passing the doorway from the corner of my eye and thought nothing of it. The noise continued and I went out to look and just caught a quick peek of a white bird going over the chimney. There are lots of owls here so I thought it must be a young owl who has no idea that it was mid-day and not dusk!
I went back to work again but the bird continued screeching and circling the house, so I took another look and waited for him to pass me on one of his laps.
A cockateil! Can you believe it! Where on earth has he come from? He settled in the hazlenut tree and I tried to coax him down in both French and English but he is having none of it and continues to lap the house shouting! He is like the one below but much lighter in colour.
If he doesn`t stop that screeching he will draw attention to himself and the hawks will arrive. So, as we speak there is a very decorative cage on the lawn with the door open and lots of seed on the ground trying to coax him down. Mark has his fishing net ready!
Honestly! As if I don`t have enough to do!!!