This particular Cockatiel seemed to be imitating the Gila Woodpeckers common around Encanto Park, but he didn't do a very good job. I observed him then take to the ground by a group of mallards, only to discover he could not swim. It is likely he'll soon amalgamate with the local Lovebird population in the area as I have seen other escaped parrots and Budgerigars do, and they'll add a little color to the urban birding scene.
|A poor substitute for a woodpecker|
|I like their heavy-set beaks. With their crags and density, they look as if they're made out of stone.|