Kings and Queens, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

 

Full belly gravity in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Full belly gravity in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

After another colourful and noisy feeding in the trees nearby, I noticed these cockatoos on a lamp post. With their bellies full, they needed to digest their meal and rekindle their affection to each other. I watched this ongoing for quiet some time and going through the photos once more, this is how I interpreted their behavior, with a dash of my wicked humor.

Overlooking their kingdom in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Overlooking their kingdom in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

The Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo king and his queen were high up on a lamp post to overlook their kingdom and on to their followers.

Take a bow, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Take a bow, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

His left hand adviser joined them with a ceremonial bow to his majesties,

Moving on, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Moving on, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

before he excused himself at a place not far off.

Reply bow, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Reply bow, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

The king accepted his behavior by raising his crown feathers.

Three Stoogees in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Three Stoogees in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

And so the three were sitting happily together on the lamp post. 

Cockatoo Whispers in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Cockatoo Whispers in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

The king was in a happy mode and felt a bit cheeky. He started gently to caress his queen which she gladly accepted.

Naughty suggestions? Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Naughty suggestions? Townsville, Queensland, Australia

It looked like he was whispering some frisky words in to her ear, which made her blush.

Blushing cockatoo queen, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Blushing cockatoo queen, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Awww, they both look so happy.

Happy couple in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Happy couple in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

He has a huge grin on his face.

Hail the king and his queen, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Hail the king and his queen, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Holding feathers, hail the king and his queen. 

Trouble in the air in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Trouble in the air in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Just like in any kingdom, there was trouble ahead. Challengers came swooping by, interrupting this harmonious gathering.

What to do? Townsville, Queensland, Australia

What to do? Townsville, Queensland, Australia

The king didn’t want to leave his queen and had a good think about his actions.

You need to do something! Townsville, Queensland, Australia

You need to do something! Townsville, Queensland, Australia

His adviser whispered words of actions and his queen agreed.

Be a real king, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Be a real king, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Harmonious a few minutes ago, a fight broke out. The king didn’t want to leave but his queen wanted a real king.

Off he goes, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Off he goes, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

She literally pushed him off the lamppost. And so he flew off with intent.

Mother and daughter? Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Mother and daughter? Townsville, Queensland, Australia

The queen stayed behind and called in her offspring.

Scared offspring in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Scared offspring in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Both weren’t sure on how this would end.

What is going to happen? Townsville, Queensland, Australia

What is going to happen? Townsville, Queensland, Australia

The young one was obviously scared and was looking for comfort.

Everything will be fine, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Everything will be fine, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

The queen was hesitant at starters, but eventually gave in.

Awwww! Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Awwww! Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Share the compassion.

The final battle in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

The final battle in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

The king meanwhile tracked down the evil black witch and confronted her on the lamp. This was too close for comfort for his queen as he vigorously defended her.

Beak to beak battle in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Beak to beak battle in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

It was a beak to beak battle and could have ended either way. Was the black witch able to cast her spell over the king? Like a real hero, he knew what was at stake and never gave up.

Successful return, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Successful return, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

The black witch eventually admitted to defeat and flew off.

Royal family, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Royal family, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

The king returned to his royal family and all lived happily ever after.

Happy ever after in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Happy ever after in Townsville, Queensland, Australia

At least for today.

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