Giving Tuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday. Cooper decided she wanted to use the money she has made from her Redbubble shop to donate treats and toys to her local bird rescue, Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary.

If you want to help out Free Flight you can make donations here.
They also have an Amazon Wish List here.

Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday!

Cooper is donating all her profits from her Redbubble sales thus far, to the Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary (our local bird rescue). The money will go to their Avian Veterinary Care Fund for their birds with special needs. She is also going to purchase toys from their Amazon wishlist for her feathered Freeflight friends.
Cooper sends gratitude and love to everyone who has taken part in #GivingTuesday.

Painting with Parrots

Last night we went to a Painting with Parrots event (a benefit for Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary). We had a great time drinking, painting and hanging with the birds.

My blank canvas (and some sangria).The painting we all copied was inspired by Circe (above).

Midori stole the show and kept everyone entertained with her chattering, singing and phone impressions.Lapis came along to provide some inspiration.

Here is Harry with his painting. I wonder what Circe thinks?

Brunch with the Birds

Yesterday we went to the Free Flight Exotic Sanctuary Brunch with the Birds.



Midori (who is sponsored by Cooper’s friends, Kelle and John).

A pair of party crashers…

*I can never remember which Macaw is which. Maybe this year I’ll get them straight.
Here’s a little clip of Baby Bird (who is sponsored by Cooper’s friend, Jan) in action.

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.

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!

Brunch with the Birds

Yesterday we went to Free Flight’s Brunch with the Birds. It was a beautiful day. It was good to visit with the birds and the people who work and volunteer at the sanctuary.

Midori is always picture perfect.

Baby Bird wants OUT. She did come out for some head scritches, she has a head full of pinnies.

Timmy is such a sweet fellow.

Little Echo.

Beautiful Blizzard.

Free Flight

We visited the birds at the Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary today. They were having a holiday toy workshop where you could make toys for the birds.

TimmytimmyLunalunaBraidy (with pinnies)braidyRedredOzzieozzie Midori (sponsored by Kelle and John) playing peek-a-boo.midoriBlizzardblizzardEcho is new to Free Flight.echoNot sure who this is – Casper maybe? They have so many cockatoos.ctooThere are also a few African Greys.greyAnd macaws.bmac*These were taken with Harry’s cell phone. Can’t wait until the camera is back from the shop!

Here are Ozzie and Midori in action. Midori was singing, but was shy when the camera was on.



Giving Tuesday

givetuesIt’s Giving Tuesday! Today is a great day to help others through the gift of your time, donations, goods or voice. One of Cooper’s favorite organizations is the Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary (where we found Sido). She also likes our local animal shelter (where we found Ozzie and Alfie).

If you’d like to learn more about Giving Tuesday, you can do so here.