Monthly Archives: June 2017
Cooper’s Day Off
It’s Father’s Day!
Congratulations and Best Wishes to newlyweds Solera (my niece) and Alex!
Cake Art by Bec.
The Perfect Job
Feathers, feathers and more feathers.
The Birds of Mura Mura Aviary at the Pairi Daiza Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Belgium.
The large outdoor aviary of Mura Mura is a faithful reproduction of the natural environment of the budgerigar.
In the arid and sub-arid regions of Australia, budgies travel together in groups of up to 4,000 birds. Wandering swarms follow the rain as the desert briefly blooms. Grass germinates very quickly to be able to grow new seeds and the grass seeds and fleeting water puddles are exactly what these birds are looking for. Seeing them in flight in the upper areas of the aviary is a truly exotic experience. The birds of the wild variety are all green, and the blue, white, and yellow variants are obtained through mutation during breeding in captivity. Export from Australia is strictly forbidden, but reproduction in captivity is very easy, and as a result the supply surpasses demand. More than 200 bird species inhabit the exterior and interior of the birdhouse. Pink cockatoos, king parrots, cockatiels and more all share the habitat of our parakeets. – from the Pairi Daiza website