We are joining Arty, Jakey, Rosy and Sunny of the LLB Gang with much thanks for hosting Nature Friday.
Hi there, I – the Schnauzer Warrior Princess – get to tell our story today. Let’s continue with our tale about the Birds in the Parrot Mountain Bird Reserve. On Tuesday we showed you pictures of brightly colored macaws and of the pesky cockatoo named Rosy, and of course a nice picture of us at the end so you didn’t go away disappointed. We have more bird pictures and stories for you, and maybe even a bonus picture of me (and maybe Lucy or someone else in the pack, too.)
Let’s start off with this Timnah Parrot.
She was a curious bird. Doen’t she look like a sweet girl? Look at that beak. I think I would make a point to be nice to her.
Next is a Solomon Parrot.
She looks rather solomn. I wonder if that’s how that species got it’s name…
Here’s some more colorful Red and Green Macaws.
I don’t know why those two on the right were in a cage. The one on the left by himself looks really friendly. When Mommy offered him her hand to see if he wanted to perch on her, he gently touched it with his beak to say no without hurting her.
These Toucans kept each other company in a big cage. I think the Toucan on the right was sticking her big beak into the other one’s business. You know, telling him what he should and shouldn’t do. Maybe they’re married.
And I think the one on the left finally told her to shut up, that what he did was none of her business! Doesn’t she look startled?
Lucy: Why would you say that, Xena?
Xena: Because I like good stories. They’re everwhere. You just have to look for them. Now get outa mine, Lucy.
Toucan Sam was there too.
Mommy and Rhonda were looking for the area where they were supposed to use the cup of nectar they had bought.
This Yellow Crested Macaw helpfully pointed the way.
Next, Mommy and her friend Rhonda went into the section where they could feed cups of nectar to the little birds. They always have adventures when they’re together, and this was no exception. It started out with one little bird feeding from the nectar.
Then a second birdie joined in, but the nectar was all gone, so they started licking the sweat off her neck and shoulder.
Before she knew it, there were four baby birds licking her sweat and perching on her head.
Mommy tried to help her, but the birds only bit at Mommy and kept licking Rhonda. People lured two of them off with cups of nectar, and Mommy had to use her hand to swipe the remaining two off. They got out of there really fast after that!
I know you want to see a picture of me before we say bye bye. But Chia asked if I would put a picture of her in since she has been sick, and, being a good sister, I said yes.
Nice pose there, Chia!
Xena Schnauzer Warrior Princess