Vacation rental has sign asking that birds not be fed.

Kid does it anyway and birds swarm in.

Parents think it’s cute.

If it were my home I’d send the assholes the cleaning bill.

And, frankly, I do not see what’s so “amazing” about this story but thinking it was something else I clicked. And found this. And went off on the irresponsible “HEY! LOOK AT US!” parents.

An amazing photo has captured dozens of cockatoos perched on the edge of a picturesque balcony after young boy mischievously fed them a snack.

The picture, which was taken at a holiday home in Hamilton Island, Queensland, shows two-year-old James staring in wonder at the birds.

The picture was shared to Reddit with the caption: ‘They say not to feed the cockatoos. Guess who didn’t listen?’

James’ father told 7News they were eating on the balcony and the generous toddler decided to share his Vegemite sandwich, despite a sign advising against feeding the cockatoos.

‘Pretty quickly we ended up with about 30 cockatoos, so we had to grab all the food and run inside,’ the Brisbane father said.

‘He (James) got a little freaked out when they all started to fly on the table.’

James was able to make light of the situation after he was protected by the glass doors.

‘He thought it was hilarious, he wanted to go feed them some more so I had to keep a pretty close eye on him,’ James’ father said.

The picture was inundated with comments from others who visited Hamilton Island and encountered the cockatoos.

‘The cockatoos on Hamilton Island can get pretty bold, one time I saw one flying away from a balcony carrying a full bag of chips,’ one person wrote.

‘One stole a f***ing book from me on Hamilton island,’ commented another.

‘Alfred Hitchcockatoo,’ another quipped.

Sulphur crested cockatoos are commonly seen on Hamilton Island and around the Whitsunday Islands.

They are an opportunistic feeder who do not shy away from taking food from the hands of visitors.

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  1. Leonard Jones says:

    I found a better one Bogside. It is from the Mel Brooks film High Anxiety.
    By the end of the Birds spoof, Brooks suit was white:

  2. bogsidebunny says:

    HAH! Brooks is a comedy genius. Thanks Leonard. 🙂

  3. Leonard Jones says:

    Big Brother, I have EVERY one of his movies in my DVD collection, and the
    entire Get Smart series. A friend of mine once said that the test of a Buffalo
    Springfield fan was Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing. The test of Mel
    Brooks fan is the Russian classic The 12 Chairs.

    I worked with a Moldavan boiler operator named Igor. I started referring to him
    as Eye-gor. When he watched Young Frankenstein, he got it. When I recommended
    The 12 Chairs, he said No way, is bullshit. Nobody could do a remake of this
    classic Russian novel. I lent him the DVD and he came back impressed!

    I once saw Buck Henry on SNL back in the old days. He could not be made
    to act funny if you put a gun to his head. I knew from that minute on that
    Brooks was the comic genius behind Get Smart!

    PS I fucked up. I did not include the remake of The Producers. How can
    ANYONE improve upon Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder?

    PPS I just ordered the original 1960 version of The Little Shop Of Horrors.


  4. bogsidebunny says:

    ***”FEEEEEED MEEEEE!”***

    OK, Leonard you asked for it:

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