Thursday, December 30, 2010

Kylie and Jessie's Turn

Here's a couple with Kylie and Jessie.

Kylie enjoying an almond
Jessie enjoying an almond

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Very Happy With My New Camera!

Here are some pictures I took of Lucy tonight. Now that I'm learning how to use the camera and learning a little about photography my pictures are coming out better. I got some great close ups tonight.

Monday, December 27, 2010

New Camera = More Bird Pictures

I only asked for one thing for Christmas this year and that was a new camera. I was getting really annoyed with the 5-year old point and shoot camera we had. After dropping hints for months it paid off and I got a new Fujifilm Finepix F80 EXR. As much as I would love a DSLR camera that was a little out of the budget range so I'm very happy with this camera. It can act as a simple point and shoot camera but it also has a manual mode where you can set everything yourself. That is my challenge in the new year is to learn more about photography and make as much use of this camera as possible. Oh and I also got a tripod as well.

So while the birds had time out of their cages this afternoon I was busy snapping pictures. I'm playing around with the various settings on the camera, but so far I'm pleased with the pictures. You guys be the judge.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Unfortunately, no pictures today. But I did want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year from me, Lucy, Jessie and Kylie. I look forward to a new year and getting to know Kylie even better and continuing to enjoy their companionship.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Avian Organics Order

I've been unable to resist so many posts I see on various message boards and finally broke down and ordered from Avian Organics. I just started with a small order to see how the birds like everything. So far, they've gotten the Cupid Cookies and all three birds savor every little crumb. It's a hit! Here's a picture of what I got.

I'll have some time over the holidays and will definitely be doing some birdie baking ... I haven't even taken the time for Christmas baking yet, so my husband is giving me a bit of a hard time, but its all about keeping the birdies happy! Look for updates over the holidays. And I'll get some pictures of the birds enjoying some of the goods too.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Kylie Likes Me!

I'm working from home today and had Kylie out while I was doing some work on my laptop and guess what .... she regurgitated for me. Awww ... I love you to tweetie :) Of course its not a good idea to encourage this behavior, so I backed off when she did it. But for the hour that she was out she did it every time I went over to her and gave her scratches. We're also making progress with step-ups as well. When she first came home with us, she was understandably nervous and for quite some time wouldn't step up reliably. Over the past few days, I definitely see a noticeable improvement.

It has been almost 2 months since she joined our flock and she clearly likes me over anyone else in the house ... she is still a little skittish around my husband and step-son.

I've updated with pictures. I had Kylie out again this afternoon and snapped a couple pictures.
Now that we are really starting to get to know each other she truly is a little sweetheart. She has the sweetest little demeanor and is always so happy to see her mommy! Its unbelievable how much Lucy, Jessie and Kylie bring to my life. I can't imagine life without them now.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Toy Factory - The Sequel

Before I started making toys, Lucy had playtime on the gym. Here are the pictures showing how she makes her way over to Kylie's cage. Out of cage time consists of Lucy making her way over to Kylie's cage at least a dozen times. I always put her back on top of her cage and she eventually makes her way back over to see Kylie. Lucy's fascination with Kylie has not weaned at all.

Finally got there. I cover the side of Kylie's cage because Kylie has gone after Lucy a few times. I'm always more cautious than I need to be.
Then it was toy making time. Jessie joined me on the floor and hung out on the toy box with me.

Jessie got his beak on a spare toy part and was having a good time chewing.
Looking around the toy box for anything interesting.
First 2 toys.
3rd toy
I made a few more and had Kylie on the toy box with me ... but the batteries ran out on my camera and I'm all out. Kylie was so cute that I regret not being able to get pictures of her. Oh well ... there's always next time.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Toy Factory

It looked like a toy factory earlier this afternoon. I made some new toys for my babies today.
Lucy's toy
Kylie's Toy
Kylie didn't waste any time
Jessie's toy ... hopefully he won't be afraid of this one for a few days.

Kylie - Just Because

I'm really getting frustrated with my 5 year old point and shoot camera, so I don't take pictures every time the birds are out. Christmas is coming up and I've dropped a million hints that I want a new one ... hopefully Santa comes through for me ;o)
Anyways, here are a few pictures of Kylie when she was out on Thursday night.

She's a silly little girl ... she was lightly tapping her beak against the wall in this picture.