He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

The boys this morning!

Nice day today!
It's all about having fun with my birds!
It's got to be 90 degrees today and them lucky boys got the big aviary! And me too! I love hanging out with my boy's! They are so much fun!
You see that picture above...I shared it in a contest on Facebook. Didn't win :(. But alot of people liked it! How could they not. Goofy Gus, Gabe and Gilly!

A couple photos of today and video.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tofu and Peaches morning time

Good morning! And as always for me a very early one. These days I get up to prepare food for all the birds while it is dark outside. But enough of that. I thought I would sit down and have my breakfast "bowl of cereal" and coffee and share Tofu and Peaches and pretty much a typical morning with them.
For you guys that know Tofu and Peaches you know that Tofu is a mutilator moluccan and Peaches has had her physical problems the past two years. Both have gone to several vets and have had medication and lots of ways of keeping them from plucking and mutilation. Peaches is much, much better and healing up. Tofu is not BUT at this moment and throughout the day IF I am here I now know what keeps him from destroying himself and living out of collar. But it takes me full time. Unfortunately I can't be here full time.
Back to this morning and just sharing our morning time today. Because I just don't have the time to share everything I have been doing to keep him happy full time. And I do mean full time!
One of these days somehow, someway I have to get a recording of the soft cries that Tofu and Peaches give me when they are wanting something or very unhappy. Hungry etc....Tofu this morning as I am on my notebook working gives me the "soft cry". Meaning he wants out of his cage. Now he is out of collar and has been sleeping through the night. I am pretty sure. When he wants something he will go down on himself and swing upside down till he gets what he wants. Well before he does that I will let him out of his cage. I know what makes him happy and it is first to forage (eat), he is hungry. So a few pistachio's, almonds, and whatever else he desires he fills up. Now Peaches knows he is out and eating. She gives the "soft cry". OK Peaches come on out. She trots over to get her nuts and food and fills up. Now both are relaxed and just hanging
out in the kitchen with me. They have a preferred corner. Beaks grinding. Watching me as I prepare breakfast.
I can see the light outside. Soon all the birds will be waking up the neighborhood!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Bird's love Bird's!

It's that time of year! Hormone's are bursting with your caged parrot's and cockatoo's! Can you control it? Chili and Ronnie obviously got some desires going on in big aviary....Large area outdoors. No nestbox....

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Happy Birthday Daphne "Doodles" Ducorps!

My wonderful Daphne is 7 years old today!
I made a video sharing her life from her early years to now. I had plans for Daphne from the time I got her. To be a independent, well adjusted bird!
The first four years of her life she traveled with us many places wearing a harness, she has made bird friends that she plays with in house and aviary, tricked trained and has free flown the blue skies! 
In the video I show her playing in the bathroom, a game we play everyday. Attack the bird in the mirror. Her favorite spot is from my head. She chews on doors and gets into cupboards. She flies in the house to each and every room following me or chasing the moluccans. She also plays on her swing, a rope attached to ceiling. 

 She enjoys the house! 

She also destroys it!

She goes out to aviary everyday. I am so thankful for my aviaries! I couldn't imagine her living without. She is a handful!

When I was looking for a baby bird 7 years ago I searched! All breeds. I decided to stick with a cockatoo. I researched the "ducorps".  In my research it was said that the "ducorps" would whine for two years. It's true! Daphne whined two years! This is a video of her when we first got her. She ate very well and still does! 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Oh my gosh! My life has changed so much since I made this video. 2008?  Ronnie, Daphne, George and Phil flying in the aviary. I see on youtube it is one of my most watched videos. You know Daphne has a birthday coming up and I have been looking back in time. It is now 2014 and we have added several new birds and aviaries.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

Another year has gone by! Goodbye 2013! Welcome 2014!
It's been a crazy busy year with a lot of heartaches and wonderful adventures with the birds. Peaches has been sick and with a lot of attention, good food, exercise and sun she is doing much, much better!
George came down sick and was scared it was aspergillus. It seems to have gone away with medication and me taking him outside everyday.
Daphne had a horrible accident and recovered with Charlie closing the bathroom door with her on it. Her toe got injured. She recovered and that will never happen again!
Good news is I am very busy these days with my career and taking care of my Mom and still make sure the birds get out in the aviaries everyday! A minimal about of time compared to last year but it's been working. I make sure they get their sun at least 4 hours a day. Playtime/preen with eachother. Flight and exercise!
We made it through this year and may next year be better and my career in Real Estate pay off soon. Or we might be moving.
I would also like to announce we have a egg. One of my pairs are going to raise their baby birdie.
Welcome to the new year and may it be a Happy and Profitable one! Like me selling a house or two lol. Not my own.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


What Christmas Is All About

Christmas will always be for us
A time to reflect on Christ,
The gift God gave to all the world
Was the gift of His life

We know Christmas is not about tinsel,
Nor fancy Christmas wreaths,
Nor is it about all the decorations
That adorns our Christmas trees

And it's not about Holly or Mistletoe
Hanging from our doors,
Nor is it about the gifts that are left
By the jolly Santa Claus

Christmas is more than all of this
And the only reason why
We celebrate Christ's birth together
And the wonder of His life

So remember as you celebrate,
Just what it's all about
And invite the Lord to join with you,
Instead of leaving Him out

For He will always be the reason
We celebrate this day,
No substitute the world may offer
Can take that meaning away.
© By M.S.Lowndes ~ 2007

Thank you!