Yes very true Richard. I hate their screeching sounds and we do not feed them. Neighbours a few door up do feed them, and they have the flock sitting on their balcony railing (chewing the wood), most of the day.Excellent and very nicely composed.
and were very noisy.
That made me smile. For the non Aussie contingency these are one of the noisiest birds about. Especially when flocked together. Deafening!