Tuesday, April 15, 2014

105:365 - Foot up!

It seems like it is Zuri's "go to" pose lately! But it's ok, I find it to be a rather cute pose!

Random pictures of Léa

Some outtakes from the 365 photo shoot from two weeks ago.

There is something over there!



Extra happy.

I'm cute, right?

Monday, April 14, 2014

A downside of Spring

I don't think I can complain much because I've got some pretty well behaved birds overall so far (I should go knock on some wood now).

However, one downside is that, over the past week, Petey has reverted to his old ways and started to more consistently dive-bomb me every time he's out of his cage with me around. He doesn't do it right away, he generally does this when there is ten to fifteen minutes left to his time out of the cage. So far, no damage has been done, as I've been pretty good about getting a pillow between him and I as he flies my way and, for once, I'm quite happy with the fact that we have split the Littles in two groups when it comes time to coming out of the cages, meaning Zuri no longer swoops in for an attack on Petey at the same time.

I'm hoping this is all very temporary and that we'll be back to him simply ignoring my existence.

104:365 - Shade

Perched and looking happy!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Guess who

It's actually pretty obvious in a way.

There is a big thunderstorm outside...

...and no one seems to care inside.

Well, by "no one" I mean the three birds I have out with me at this time, Piper, Shade and Zuri. Generally, thunderstorms make them a little more whacky. Not today though. I have Piper on one shoulder, Shade on the other and Zuri chose to perch on my head. I am litteraly a tree for snoozing parrots.

I am not hearing much coming from the adjacent room (the birdroom) other than the occasional mumbling of one of the Red bellies so I presume things are ok in there too.

Things could be worse - I think I'll be happy for them being how they are.

103:365 - Piper

Looking like he's thinking. It didn't take long for him to fly to my shoulder after I took this.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

We are getting there!

The weather has slowly started to become more favourable to going outside with the birds. Although not quite there yet, there is officially no snow left on our property and the temperature outside is getting warmer. Hoping that the chance of flurries being predicted for next Tuesday will not happen and that we'll be hitting 20 degree Celcius so the birds can start going out in their travel cages. I'm looking forward to them getting a little sun exposure before it gets too hot outside.

For some time I was entertaining the idea of a enclosed deck, but seeing that we don't have too much space in the backyard and the cost involved, I think we'll be going the route of stone patio, which means we'll need to keep using the cages. Mind you, makes me feel better about the investment in aluminum travel cages over the years!


I'll preface this post by saying that the following pictures were taken in a row, they have not been moved around to fit the "story", and no pictures were "cut out". Files 5604 to 5609 in order.

I want to go on that perch.

Let's try this way...

That didn't work. How about this way?

Grab on with the beak...

This is working, although it feels awkward...

I want to go back!

102:365 - Pixel's "other" side

Original title, I know (yes, sarcasm intended).

But I was looking back to the previous pictures of Pixel for this 365 project and other than the occasional picture taken of her face on, most of them feature the right side of her face, so the title is fitting. And I'm finding it funny that it really was that one-sided so far!