The Cockatiels are one of those birds that are easily identifiable by their calls. Recently they have returned to visiting my back yard, and occasionally I grab the camera and take a lot of photos, hoping to capture a few of those magical interactive moments as well as some "portrait" shots. The young ones are not as loud as some of their cousins in the parrot world when it comes to begging, but they still make a fair bit of noise. Generally I find Cockatiels to be very flighty out bush, but this family of 6, mum, dad and 4 juveniles, seemed fairly relaxed in the backyard. The first two photos are of the adult male telling the juveniles there is no room on his perch.