I have been trying for ages to capture this sequence. I have a tree branch perch on the wall just inside the conservatory. The thing is it is just above the doorway. I know it is there so I don't get pooped on. Here is a bit of fun.
I thought it might be a good idea to update one and all with the goings on in Colin's house. I know it's been a little while since the last post, but how water sure passes under the bridge. I'm afraid there won't be many pictures this time round as although I can still point the camera it's a case of going through all the photos that I have accumulated. I will get some of the newer tenants in the hostelry. Since the last post I have taken in a lovely hen by the name of Edward. She came to stay with me in March 2015. I was told that she had started biting quite a bit. She did that alright when I first welcomed her, but over the year or more she has virtually stopped any biting. The shameful thing is she is unable to fly properly but then no-one told her that. She does keep trying I'll give her that. She will quite willingly step up from her perch in the cage and whenever she has floated to the floor. However when I try to get her to step up from the top of the cage she just opens her beak and quacks like a duck. Instead of biting she waddles off to the other side of the cage. She really is a wonderful thing. I will leave the introducing to the boys for another time. Because I want to tell you about my fourth and final tenant. Another hen called Bobby. She is like no other budgie that I have met. She came to stay with me in January of this year 2016. After all this time she has not quite warmed to me like the others. She is not vicious but she is not finger tame. She will quite willingly put one foot on my finger but not two. Now she seems to try to bite, but doesn't have the grasp with the beak. Maybe sh isn't really trying. There doesn't appear to be anything wrong. Once again I will leave the introductory part to a later date. I don't want to bore anybody. Plus it is quite difficult to read what |I have written. So ther may be a few typos in there. Bye bye for now.
Well the introduction of both hens into the flock went surprisingly well. Bobby did have to learn her place in the pecking order with regards to Edward. They do occasionally have a Mexican stand off but Bobby sensibly backs down. Bobby does put the boys in their place but is a bit more forgiving when Joey faces her off. Pairing is a strange affair all together. It seems like Whiskers is the Romeo to all the other occupants. Joey is his best buddy and always comes before anybody else, even me. Whenever I go to talk to Joey it's not long before Whiskers is there. On many occasion I have seen Whiskers making eyes at Bobby and visa versa. I did see him feeding Bobby once. If one bird wasn't enough I have seen him carrying on with Edward, only when Edward would let him. Poor Joey is just a plaything for Whiskers, although I saw him making advances towards Bobby a couple of times but guess who came between. No prizes for the correct answer. I have mentioned before how caring Whiskers is when any of the other buds finish on the floor, well I got the surprise of my life when one day I was backing out from under my computer desk on my hands and knees and came face to face with Whiskers. He did a few whistles and flew back up to the cage. What a boy he is. That's all for now.
Jan 21, 2014 17:06:12 GMTjellybean
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I am sorry to say that I missed this completely but now I have caught up I am loving it. Whiskers is such a chatterbox, I heard 'give us a kiss' and 'Whiskers' but my lot got so loud listening too I had to give up in the end. Lovely thread OP.
Fly high: Billy Boy, Harvey, JoJo, Lacey, Missy, Oscar, Pickle and Smudge. RIP: Penny, Poppy, Lola, Georgie, Bea, Morgana, Phoebe, Truffle, Hazel and Tilly.