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Birds :)

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All the pigeons have been out and about in the yard today πŸ™‚ Snapped a quick photo to show off all seven at once.

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I also thought I’d introduce Sydney properly. He’s my oldest and dearest pet, a nearly 9 year old corella that I’ve had since he was born. He’s like my noisy, violent, arrogant shadow. He’s very protective (he bonded really fast to me and only me and anyone else cops a rather dire need for medical attention if they try and pat him), too smart for his own bloody good and gets me in trouble with the neighbors because he swears at them when they’re loud at night. He likes it quiet, because his 2000 decibel yells carry further that way. He talks and talks and talks a lot, and he’s a fantastic icebreaker when new friends visit the house. All I have to do is point in the direction of his cage and tell visitors to say hello and wallah! They’re having a proper, seemingly meaningful conversation with a cockatoo. It blows their minds half the time!

 

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Hello Cocky!!

I hope you all have a great weekend πŸ™‚ Enjoy the weather!

My first clutch of baby pigeons are all growed up!

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I thought I’d show the two of them off now they’re not ugly little pink monster-things πŸ™‚ Here they are on top of the chooks water tank- pure breed white fantail homing pigeons!

They’re pretty close to a month old andΒ It’s crazy how fast they grow- less than two months from the time they’re laid as eggs to the time they are weaned!

Apart from my babies I also have five adult fantail pigeons. They all free fly everyday (there’s no roof on the chook pen), potter around in the gardens and have coo-ing contests while they roll around in the sand. They’re really curious little birds, too. One or two will act as lookouts for the flock all day and they’ll come fly down the yard and check us out when we’re hanging out laundry or gardening. Judging by the way these squeakers turned out they’re great parents, too.