Two Pink Galahs, one is mid-strut | Photo Credit: Sandi Parsons

The Pink Galahs Came Back

Six Word Photo Story: Freestyle

Sandi Parsons
Six Word Photo Story Challenge
2 min readFeb 2, 2022

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We heard you do breakfast here.

For the last twelve months, I’ve been providing birdseed to our feathered friends. Our clientele has been fairly stable until last week. I spotted a pair of Pink Galah’s leaving as I pulled into my driveway.

The next morning, as I watered my chili plants, two Pink Galahs marched up and down my front verge like they were demanding to know when breakfast would be served.

The Galahs were happy to forage around me as I scattered seed, chatting amongst themselves as they snacked. They hung around on the verge until I unwrapped a new sunflower seed block, then they perched themselves in the bottlebrush alongside an Australian Ringneck and settled in to have a good feed.

I guess the word has gotten out on the Bird Telegraph … we’re on the map! I’m hopeful that we might attract the Kookaburra at the end of the street down for a visit one day.

As the name suggests, Pink Galahs have pink feathers — matched nicely with their grey wings. Pink Galahs are also called Rose-breasted Cockatoos. Their eye color indicates the bird’s gender. (The chap mid strut up the top has black eyes, so he’s a male. Females have reddish-pink eyes).

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Sandi Parsons
Six Word Photo Story Challenge

Sandi Parsons lives & breathes stories as a reader, writer, and storyteller📚 Kidlit specialist, dipping her toes in the big kid’s pool.