Wednesday, December 14, 2016


It could be one of two birds - Pixel or Shade. The former was the first to do so repetitively on camera, but soon enough I had two birds doing it. Recently though, I could only capture the one doing so.

And who is it?


Sunday, December 11, 2016


He really likes going for dark and narrow spaces, more so than any of the other birds.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Happy Hatchday Léa!

The cheeky Léa 5 today.

Happy Hatchday Léa!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Happy Hatchday Zuri!

The curious Zuri turns 9 today.

Happy Hatchday Zuri!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Happy Hatchday Shade!

The lovely Shade turns 10 today. (Yes, another bird reaches two digits.)

Happy Hatchday Shade!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Happy Hatchday Joey!

The little clown turns 11 today!

Happy Hatchday Joey!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Happy Hatchday Piper!

The little guy turns 11 today.

Happy Hatchday Piper!

Sunday, March 6, 2016


Aren't I sweet?

The look of innocence is sometimes deceiving.

Monthly weigh in - February 2016

A little late, but here is the monthly weigh in post for February.

Note much to note, the birds were fairly consistent weight wise.

Average weight (in grams) for February 2016:
Piper - 56g
Shade - 118g
Joey - 127g
Petey - 140g
Zuri - 126g
Pixel - 121g
Léa - 317g

Updated table - average weights for each bird per year:

Year Piper Shade Joey Petey Zuri Pixel Léa
2009 54 111 124 128 112  - -
2010 56 115 126 131 124 115  -
2011 59 117 127 131 130 121 303
2012 57 116 128 132 128 120 307
2013 57 116 127 136 128 120 313
2014 57 117 128 139 130 121 316
2015 56 118 127 140 127 122 318
2016* 55 119 127 139 126 122 319

*For 2016, only data from January and February is included.  

Sunday, February 28, 2016


These wings must look their best!

Wings are the go-to item for both Meyer's if they feel like preening while I take pictures.

An usual perching spot

For Piper in any case. Wouldn't be surprised to find Zuri there.

Maybe if I look interested in something down there....

...she'll look down too and put he camera away?

I really wouldn't be surprised if that thought went through her head at some point, but she does look genuinely interested in something, although I doubt there was anything of note on the ground at the time.


He gets really invested when he plays with certain items.

Something has got Pixel's attention

Friday, February 26, 2016


Go for green!

Preening birds

Zuri preening his wing, and Shade preening her foot in the back.

I want to get down

So what do I do? Take a picture, then help him, because it appears he forgot he was a bird and could fly off the thing.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Throwback Thursday

And we are continuing with pictures of birds with wings up, as part of Throwback Thursday. This is one of Léa before she even turned one, taken in January 2012. I do believe I may have other more recent pictures of her with her wings up that showcase a bit more colour on her wings, but I'd have to really search.

It's still funny to look back at pictures of her when she was losing the coral on her head (baby feathers) before anything else grew in.

This will probably be it for wings up in the air - as the ones I have for Petey and Piper, unless I manage to find ones I can't remember having taken, were posted recently in TBT entries about my favourite pictures of the birds.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016



He knows how to pose.


I think this is one of her favourite spots on the atom - the smaller triangle formed by some of the "branches".


Monday, February 22, 2016


The toy, not Zuri. I quite like this picture.