pretty birdie pictures

Published March 1, 2013 by emotionless brain

Photo: wow =) I wanna do something like this!.. I will let you know if it turns out good =D

Photo: Little birdies says I have to take a break....be back later:) hugs

Photo: WHAT MAKES THE EFFORT IN AVIAN WELFARE WORTHWHILE TO ME?<br />
[This picture of Joey M. was taken at Broken Wing's Tranquility Base on the evening of Wednesday February 27, 2013]</p>
<p>This is Joey M. today however, three years ago when Joey M. was received by Broken Wing he was extremely frightened and subject to night frights. In the beginning he refused to venture out of his cage, even with the cage door open.</p>
<p>After about a year at Broken Wing, Joey M. finally ventured out of his cage, but not to far. If you tried to approach him, he would frantically run back to his cage.</p>
<p>After the second year at Broken Wing, Joey M. would sit on your knee, but would not let you touch him.</p>
<p>This is Joey M. today, three years later. Love prevailed and he trusts again as this series of pictures demonstrates. Joey M. will willingly step up for me; he will let me trim his nails; and he will let me give him scratches.</p>
<p>To me, this is what makes all our efforts worthwhile. Of course the love returned by these precious creatures is an added benefit that will enrich your life.</p>
<p>Peace, Love, and if you believe as we do, God bless!</p>
<p>Greg Kevakian<br />
Broken Wing<br />
"Celebrating the life of all God's creatures!"</p>
<p>JOEY M's STORY</p>
<p>Joey M. (formally, Marti and Rickie), one of our umbrella cockatoos, lived through a very tragic experience. His prior care giver passed away and no one found them until weeks later. When discovered, Joey M. was not in very good shape requiring surgery. Thanks to the good people at the California-based Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue and the expert veterinary care performed by Fern Van Sant with For the Birds Clinic in San Jose, California, Joey M. was given another chance at life.</p>
<p>Joey M was received by Broken Wing in August of 2010 (under the name of Marti because he was found in the City of Martinez, California) and requires a special diet. In the beginning, Joey M. would exhibit night fright. I ended up moving Joey M's cage to the office with a blue night light which helped. For the first few months when you opened his cage door, he would totally freak out. Months went by and trust was eventually established. Then one day, after about two years in our care, and not saying one word that entire time, Joey M. climbed up on to the couch that I was sitting on, stepped up on my knee and said, clear as day, "Don't be scared!" Then Joey M. climbed to my chest and said, "Zoe and Joey take a nap!" and went to sleep.</p>
<p>I am convinced that Joey M's prior caregiver's last words to Joey prior to her passing was "Don't be scared!" I am also convinced that the name of the prior caregiver was Zoe and that she named her feathered companion Joey. Hence, my reason for changing the name from Marti to Joey M.</p>
<p>Today, Joey M. is a very loving feathered companion and he allows me to handle him without any problem. However, he will not allow volunteers to come near him. I am hoping that over time that will change as more trust is established.</p>
<p>What makes this picture so special is that in the beginning, Joey M. refused to venture out of his enclosure and did not say one word. He was also deftly afraid of other birds. This lasted for about a year until trust was established. Today, Joey M. ventures out on his own, going from room-to-room, talking up a storm and visiting his feathered brothers and sisters at Broken Wing. His favorite spot is sitting on top of a CD rack in the office and his favorite feathered companion at Broken Wing is Kaela, one of our moluccan cockatoos who was also deftly afraid of other birds upon her arrival.

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Photo: Macaws are beautiful, brilliantly colored members of the parrot family.</p>
<p>Many macaws have vibrant plumage. The coloring is suited to life in Central and South American rain forests, with their green canopies and colorful fruits and flowers. The birds boast large, powerful beaks that easily crack nuts and seeds, while their dry, scaly tongues have a bone inside them that makes them an effective tool for tapping into fruits.</p>
<p>Macaws also have gripping toes that they use to latch onto branches and to grab, hold, and examine items. The birds sport graceful tails that are typically very long.</p>
<p>Macaws are intelligent, social birds that often gather in flocks of 10 to 30 individuals. Their loud calls, squawks, and screams echo through the forest canopy. Macaws vocalize to communicate within the flock, mark territory, and identify one another. Some species can even mimic human speech.</p>
<p>Flocks sleep in the trees at night, and in the morning they may fly long distances to feed on fruit, nuts, insects, and snails. Some species also eat damp soil, which may help to neutralize chemicals in their fruity diet and ease their stomachs.</p>
<p>Macaws typically mate for life. They not only breed with, but also share food with their mates and enjoy mutual grooming. In breeding season, mothers incubate eggs while fathers hunt and bring food back to the nest.</p>
<p>There are 17 species of macaws, and several are endangered. These playful birds are popular pets, and many are illegally trapped for that trade. The rain forest homes of many species are also disappearing at an alarming rate.</p>
<p>Hyacinth, red-fronted, and blue-throated macaws are seriously endangered. The glaucus macaw and Spix's macaw may already be extinct in the wild.

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One comment on “pretty birdie pictures

  • Oh WOW! They are lovely pictures what lovely use of the macro setting on the camera ;)(specially love the Hyacinth Macaw) 😀

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