We don’t always get the budgies’ photo right on the first shot*. Here are some pics that didn’t make the cut.
* Due to the photographer and through no fault of the models, of course.
This month’s movie is The Life of Birds.
The Life of Birds is a 10 episode BBC documentary presented by the wonderful David Attenborough. The series travels the globe and explores the many facets of bird life. Flight, gathering food, communication, mating and rearing offspring and survival are just some of the topics discussed in this informative and entertaining series. Cooper was not allowed to watch the somewhat disturbing “Meat Eaters” episode in case it would give her nightmares.
Cooper absolutely loved this series. She was thrilled when they focused on the budgerigar and it’s fluorescent cheek patches and feet.
And this budgie quoted Hamlet. Cooper was disappointed though, that the budgies only appeared in only 45 seconds of this ten hour series. Especially because budgies are so fascinating. Perhaps one day there will be a BBC series on the life of budgies…
Spock lives in Norway with Else.
My little man is a spangled yellow and green budgie. He likes music and seems to love jazz, especially if sung by a mellow voiced woman. He also likes manly rumbling voices, explosions on the TV and grapes. So far he seems the quiet type, a little shy but cuddly and playful when he is comfortable.
Spock seems to love things he can lift and wrestle with. He’s a bit funny about one of his swings though. I’ve put a long stick up in my roof as a perch for him, and a swing dangling near it. He won’t sit on the swing but he loves pushing it back and forth.
He’s very skeptical about new foods, but if I cut fruit or vegetables into teeny tiny pieces he will try some.. if I hand feed him at least.
Here’s a video of Spock in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZXb30f0pbE