Thursday, December 13, 2007

I can't get over how cool this is

This rosella has suddenly become totally fearless (or maybe his addiction has conquered all fear). He even climbed up my sleeve to my shoulder yesterday, just to explore.


Bardiac said...

How are you going to leave your friends to move to a new place?????

I'm glad for you. Birds are just amazing. Small, very amazing little dinosaurs :) (only, you know, not really dinosaurs, but related and all)

StyleyGeek said...

I think of birds as little dinosaurs too :)

I'm not coping very well with the idea of leaving the birds. The new place has a covered balcony which faces a paved courtyard with no trees in it. So I suspect we won't be able to attract the birds there.

I want to wean the birds off being fed long before we move, because I don't trust the 17-year-old boys who are moving in here after us with hand-tame cockatoos. But when they sit on the balcony looking mournful all day, I just can't help myself.

Fortunately the little rosella in this photo is at university rather than at home. So I'll still have him. For as long as they let me keep my office, anyway.

Dr. Brazen Hussy said...

That is awesome.

Anastasia said...

that is the coolest. you're like the parrot whisperer.

Badaunt said...

Oh, he's gorgeous. And funny. And how wonderful that he trusts you.

I only get pigeons sitting on my hand if I hold it out like that. Not the same, AT ALL.

Anonymous said...

It's fun and warm-feeling-inducing when birds feel settled enough to do that with total strangers. (And a bit worrying, on a Darwinian note. 'Stay awake from the planet-razing bipeds, dude'.)

Here in York (northern England) the swans by the river are just the same. Except they don't exactly take it from your hand. They take your hand, eat the food, and spit your hand out afterwards. :)

- Mikeachim (