They are friendly, but at times I feel like I might be reliving a scene from a Hitchcock movie. They really are quite cute, but a little demanding and intimidating. I only have to appear in the kitchen early in the morning and they start. Cheeky is often the first, and he follows me - if I go to the bedroom, he'll be on the deck looking in the window, hoping I will get some food for him.
When I do go out with their food - about 8 or 9 butcher birds appear - and they compete in a friendly manner for the food I throw them.
Today though, Cheeky has been fed, and sits around perhaps hoping that I have forgotten. He's had a snooze too - and now he is crying at the door. He has flown at the window a couple of times.
He's cute, but a bit pushy.