October Potpourri

Maybe I should save this for February, but I absolutely cannot stop catching my lovebirds forming a perfect heart while sitting on a swing. They have their backs to me and each look over their outside wing to see me when I approach. I will attempt to get a picture of it, but they seem embarrassed to be caught doing that. No wonder they are called lovebirds, between the strong bond between mates and the heart shapes they can make. Continue reading “October Potpourri”

Parrots in Danger

While Parrot Fun Zone is aimed at kids who love parrots, the explanation of endangered species is clear and covers most of the issues. Establishing a sense of the urgency in saving species of parrots in young people is a key part of helping the birds in the long run. Most of the conservationists and parrot breeders I have met started as kids with their passions. Continue reading “Parrots in Danger”

Hold the Phone! Stop the Presses! Somebody Bring Darwin Back to Life!

Lorikeets are beautiful parrots from certain islands in the near vicinity of Australia. They have evolved special tongues for slurping up nectar from flowers. They come in a bunch of colors and flock in huge groups mostly. And they DO NOT EAT MEAT!

Or, do they? Photos are showing up from backyard feeding stations in Brisbane showing Lorys eating MEAT put out for kookaburras and other carnivorous birds. How do they manage when they are evolutionally designed for liquid sugar only? Continue reading “Hold the Phone! Stop the Presses! Somebody Bring Darwin Back to Life!”