Late last week I had the unexpected pleasure of stopping …

Comment on The cockies are back! by Hal Duell.

Late last week I had the unexpected pleasure of stopping while riding the bicycle path along Sturt Terrace to watch these magnificent birds go about their business.
A tourist couple coming the other way also pulled up, and after the birds flew off we shared the sort of quiet smile strangers can exchange when they know they have witnessed something special.
While I have sometimes seen black cockatoos on the built bicycle path between Flynn’s Grave and Simpson Gap, it is gratifying to know they can still find a feed on one of their infrequent forays into our carefully tended urban landscape.

Recent Comments by Hal Duell

Gallery business case far from ‘well underway’
@ Ray, Posted August 19, 2018 at 5:50 pm
Exactly! I could not agree with you more.

Town Council riven by conflict, lack of leadership
Just after midnight last night I was returning home from a shift stocking shelves, and I decided to travel up Gap Road. Suddenly, WHOOSH!, a wagon wheel passed me.
And I thought to myself, ‘Self, I wonder what wagon that wheel has just come off of?’

No ‘comprehensive business case’ yet for gallery
I think that whether the art gallery is eventually built somewhere in Alice or, as seems more and more likely, in Adelaide, the whole exercise will go down as a textbook study in how NOT to progress a major project.
I don’t know what this means for the Gunner government, but the longer he pushes it, the more the fable of Br’er Rabbit and the Tar Baby spring to mind.

Panel of just two for controversial Ilparpa decision
What! A social engagement with the PM in preference to a local issue that really matters. Onya, Jimmie and Jamie, ya pair of wannabees.

Cr Melky breaks silence on Code of Conduct complaints 
Onya, Rex. If ever there is a local theatrical adaptation of The Silver Skates I hope you take the leading role.

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