Some year I am going to think about Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count soon enough to join in. I know exactly where I will go, too. There’s a lake near me where birds are present in vast numbers this time of year. Counting them will be a challenge. This year is the 117th year for Audubon so I will jump in on the 118th next year. Continue reading “Citizen Scientists Impact Conservation”
Through the years, I have heard lots of talk about Red Rump parakeets. Everyone seemed to want a pair. My friend who had a parrot business was unhappy when her pair wouldn’t breed. I looked at the birds, pretty little things, but not exciting to me. What was the big deal? Continue reading “Merry Little Birdies”
My rescued terrier, Tilda, came from a place where food was never a certainty and portions depended on how much you could defend. She’s very resource protective and always looking for more food. No matter how much we feed her, she constantly hoovers the carpet and floor for more. Continue reading “The Dog and Parrot Show”
My first attempt at hand-feeding a red-crested turaco chick turned out fairly well. Sadly, of the two chicks I was given, one didn’t make it overnight. But the remaining one grew and thrived and is now happily matched to a female in hopes he might be a daddy soon. I loved his personality and curiosity, but living inside is bad for a turaco. Much as I hated to part with “Mort”, I loved knowing how happy he would be.
If you live in a house full of pets with wings, you don’t normally look up when you hear the flapping of wings. I happened to be talking to Mike when we both saw something fly into the kitchen. No birds were purposely out, so we went to see who it was. Our darling green cheek, Nacho, was flying around the house and feeling very proud of himself, no doubt. Continue reading “December Potpourri”