Cooper’s Book Report

This month’s book is Roy and the Budgie by Roderick Hunt.

Roy’s budgie, Joey, flies out the window. Oops. Roy goes into the woods to look for Joey. Roy doesn’t find his budgie, but he does find an ostrich. Luckily, Roy runs into a zookeeper, who is holding a very familiar budgie. The two trade birds and everyone lives happily ever after.

This is a very short book meant for beginning readers. Cooper thought it was a cute story. She would have liked less ostrich and more budgie, but she was glad that Joey and the ostrich both found their way home. Especially since she saw that Joey had some millet hanging in his cage.

Which bird is right for you?

Are you thinking of adopting a bird?
MyBird (with Birdhism) has a little quiz you can take to let you know which bird is right for you. www.myrightbird.com

After you get your results, there is information on how to care for your new bird and even links to rescues where you can adopt.

So take the quiz and let Cooper know which type of bird is right for you!

Heroes

September 10, 2017
While checking I-95 this morning for stranded motorists, Cpl. Laff of Post 23-Brunswick stopped with a vehicle near mile post 10 in Camden County. The vehicle had been left unattended for approximately twelve hours. Inside the vehicle was a bird cage with five parakeets. Animal control was unable to respond and take possession of the birds. Cpl. Laff, being an avid animal lover, made the command decision to remove the birds from the vehicle and relocate them to Post 23. A tip of the Trooper hat to Cpl. Laff, Post 23’s Pet Detective!
– From the Georgia Department of Public Safety facebook page

Obi is 68!

Yesterday we went to a fundraiser for Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary. The fundraiser was a 68th birthday party for Obi (an Umbrella Cockatoo). 

The birds celebrated with treats. And there were treats for the humans, too.

Here we are with Timmy (an Eclectus we sponsor) and Braidy, my new love.

Here is Braidy in all his pinny glory.

And here are some of the other wonderful birds we visited with.

Midori wants up.

Jesse wants scritches.

Ahhhhh….
Harry was happy to help out.

There’s a cockatoo in there somewhere…

There are birds available at Free Flight to adopt or sponsor.

We now sponsor Ozzie, too. Who could resist this little cutie?

Everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to Obie. He and the other cockatoos seemed excited by the singing – all the crests went up. Here is the birthday boy with a yummy walnut.

Happy birthday Obie!