Movie review – The Crow

This month’s movie is The Crow.

c1On Devil’s Night, musician Eric Draven and his fiancée are killed by a group of thugs. One year later Eric comes back to life, and with the aid of a mystical crow, takes revenge on the gang and their leader.

c2Cooper enjoyed this movie. She was happy to see the bad guys get their just deserts.

c3Cooper thinks that crows are pretty badass. Not as badass as budgies, though.

Halloween is coming!

Halloween is almost here. If you don’t have your costume yet, you better get going! Here are a few ideas to get you started.

aveanartParakeet feather mask by AveanArt.

LucinoRojasBudgie face mask by Lucino Rojas.

sexy parakeetWho wouldn’t want to be a sexy parakeet?

siplickOr you could be a little more realistic with this costume by siplick.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAColorful budgies!

skelebirdAnd don’t forget to decorate! Here’s a creepy skelebird I saw at the costume store.

Cooper’s Compadres

Meet Little Bob!lb1Little Bob is an Eclectus Parrot.

lb3Little Bob’s favorite activity? Mayhem!

lb4His favorite treat is corn on the cob.

lb5Little Bob has his own facebook page. (Do you see the green heart?)

Little Bob LOVES to listen to music and squawk along.

Alfie joins the flock

aAlfie has finally joined the flock!

acHe met Cooper first – she flew into the room he was in when I left the door open. Oops.

allcageWe moved Alfie’s cage next to the budgies’ cage. Cooper made herself right at home (someone has to destroy Alfie’s toys)! Alfie hasn’t moved into the big cage, but gets outside time with the flock. They’re still establishing a pecking order and we’re not comfortable with leaving them alone yet.

allcage2Here they all are on the big cage (which does not seem so big anymore…).

allgymHanging out on the play gym. I’ll have to work on getting a better photo of them together. They’re not very good at staying still.

asAlfie is fascinated with Sunny. Watch out Dewey!

aoAlfie and Ozzie have become buddies. They like to chase Dewey away from Sunny. Double trouble!

Cooper’s Book Report

bb1This month’s book is Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies and Jays by Candace Savage.

bb2Bird Brains examines the intelligence of the corvid family. Research on the birds (nest building, raising young, food gathering, mating and play) shows powers of abstraction, memory, and creativity that put them on par with many mammals, even higher primates.

This was nothing new to Cooper, who knows firsthand how brilliant birds can be. She enjoyed this book – particularly the amazing photos (taken by some of the world’s best wildlife photographers).