Friday, February 28, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

57:365 - Boo!

There was no real doubt in my mind when I took pictures for this week 365 pictures that this would be the one I used for Léa. It cracks me up!


That foot is about to come down!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Stylish Joey

Ok maybe not quite, but, given how he positioned himself here, it does look like he's wearing a straw hat and picking out a scarf!

56:365 - Zuri

Monday, February 24, 2014

...and it continues

The swing's destruction that is.

It was Léa's turn with the swing and she went for some of the harder pieces.

55:365 - Hey!

Stretching and looking a little indignant that I dared take a picture of it!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Pixel also wants in on some of the destruction action!

She won't be outdone by her brother! She's also showing a preference for those easy to destroy parts.

Taking care of pin feathers

You have so many pin feathers...

This should help...

There, last one!

54:365 - Piper

Really surprising that I got a picture of him in focus at all, as he generally flew right back to my shoulder the moment I put him down. I think I'm quite lucky that I got this one, as he was just about ready to jump off the atom again!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The poor beautiful swing!

Got destroyed some more!
Oh leather!

And some easy to shred thing!

I like this stuff!

Yes, can I help you?

 I'll just resume with my destruction, thank you!

Being itchy...

...forces a wink!


Really intent on preening that one feather!

53:365 - Hi!

Friday, February 21, 2014

52:365 - Plotting away...

Maybe I'll chew on the computer monitor tomorrow morning?

She looks like she's making plans in this picture...plans I won't necessarily approve of, seeing how she's in a "pushing boundaries" mood lately!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

51:365 - *yawn*

Not the sharpest picture, but I can't pass on a yawning Pixel picture!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

50:365 - Balancing act

No particular theme this week. Wasn't really in the mood to take pictures over the week-end, but knew if I didn't then, that I would be even less likely to want to during the week. I only took 55 pictures, this includes all seven of the birds, and considering how much they move and that some of these pictures are out of focus as a result (this is a usual thing), it really isn't much to play with.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

49:365 - Head shots ~ Piper

Unlike the others, I couldn't get him to pose on the atom (whether the "scary" new swing was still next to it or not). In fact, the only place he stood still long enough for me to be able to take a proper picture of him (so my shoulder doesn't count) was on the Boy's head.

That smile...

Monday, February 17, 2014

48:365 - Head shots ~ Zuri

Looking happy and somewhat excited!

Little preener

And managing to look cute!

Sunday, February 16, 2014!..

Silly looking yawns

Surprisingly, these do not feature Pixel, the Queen of yawns in this house.

Shade was having a yawning fit when I took pictures last week-end for the recent head shots series for the 365 project. I got a lot of very good and funny pictures out of it, but here is a small sampling of some of the funniest ones, at least according to me.

(Oh and don't mind the dirty looking beak; she had just eaten carrots and they tend to stain a little, for a short while.)

47:365 - Head shots ~ Petey

He did great, got quite a few funny pictures of him as well!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Random Léa pictures

Simply pictures of Léa that were taken earlier this month that I haven't posted yet. I quite like them and wanted to share them so here they are.

46:365 - Head shots ~ Joey

He was far more interested in preening and playing than posing.
I have quite a few lovely pictures of him playing - and they will show up on the blog eventually, but they don't quite work for this week's "head shots" theme. And given that all of the pictures from the other flock members do work, I didn't want to break the theme so here is Joey's "best" head shot; a little soft, but the picture does scream "Joey", and not just because it's him on it, but the look on his face is also a very "Joey" thing.

And proud of it!

I cover the birds' cages at night, both for the extra "darkness" it provides and, in the winter, because it might keep the inside of the cage warmer (we have heating, but it is generally set a little lower at night). This has always worked really well until a few weeks ago for one bird, and only one bird.


She has figured out how to remove the clips holding her cage cover up so that lately, every time we enter the bird room for the first time in the morning, we see a partially covered Léa (she apparently only removes the one clip). This morning, when I went in to get Piper, Shade and Zuri for their out of cage time, I was greeted by a very proud Léa; she was bobbing her head and moving her whole body so I was sure to see her. It was rather funny, but we'll have to figure out a better way to attach the cage cover to her cage. Maybe it'll be time to get a custom made cover; I've only been using bed sheets and clips up until this point.

Friday, February 14, 2014

45:365 - Head shots ~ Pixel

She acted a lot like her brother was was more keen to preen than to pose when I started taking pictures. This is one of a handful where she wasn't doing so.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

44:365 - Head shots ~ Shade

Looking surprised but happy!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

43:365 - Head shots ~ Léa

New week, new theme!

I'll be focusing on head shots this week for the 365 days of parrots project.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


She was busy playing with a toy and then suddenly had to peek her head "out" of the atom!

42:365 - Tri-swing week ~ Piper

And here we go,the last picture for Tri-Swing week.

My generally fearless Lovebird was afraid of stepping down onto the other swing; it was "new", the perch portion was a little large and slippery for him so we had to settle on him being on a different triangular swing. And even there, all he didn't really want to pose as much as he wanted to fly towards my shoulder.