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

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Throwback Thursday

It's been well over a week since my last post, but trying to get back into posting regularly (I feel like I'm saying this a lot...)

Anyways, time for another throwback Thursday shot and I am continuing with the wings in the air theme. This week is featuring Pixel, and this picture was taken in April 2014.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Looking mildly excited.


The Yawn

It's been a while since I last caught Pixel yawning on camera!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Monthly weigh in - January 2016

First weigh in post for 2016 and I think I will keep these going!

There is very little to say about the birds' weight this month. It appears that Shade put on a tiny bit of extra weight (2g), but since I can still feel her keel bone nicely, it is not something that worries me.

Average weight (in grams) for January 2016:
Piper - 55g
Shade - 120g
Joey - 127g
Petey - 139g
Zuri - 126g
Pixel - 123g
Léa - 320g

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* 55 120 127 139 126 123 320

*For 2016, only data from January is included. 

Monday, February 1, 2016