My  Outdoor Pets

 
 I have a lot of bird friends from the outside now along with
other unexpected animals like squirrels and chimunks.
 
   
   I feed the birds all the time, but I wait every year to see if I will be blessed
again with Oriels, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and even Indigo Buntings.
 


     
  Some of the birds that I have been blessed with seeing.


  Orioles  
They appeared this year just like the last four years or so.
This year there were more of them than usual.
This year I had six where usually there was only three.

 

 
This particular day it was very foggy outside.  I
think they were arguing about whose turn it was.
     

 

I've taken so many pictures that I'm having a problem deciding which ones to put in here.

 

 
Such beautiful color the Orioles have.
 



Rose-breasted Grosbeaks


I always thought this one was the mom.  
I didn't see any babies this year



 
Female Grosbeak, female cardinal
and I think a white crowned sparrow
on the right.


 
Most of the time I saw them together.

 

 

  More to come...!  

 

 

Unfortunately, all my birds have now passed on.


 2010  Update

Over the last couple of years, I have lost two more of my birds.  As much as I loved having them, I will not be replacing them anymore.  I still have Toby and still enjoy his company.  He's changed a bit since the lose of the other two, but that's OK too.

 

My pets are Cockatiels and I had three.  A Latino, a Cinnamon and a Gray.  I have since lost two because of a respiratory infection, but I went out and got another one to replace him as soon as I could.  The males are the whistlers, and I missed that a lot.  I am back to whistling a lot again, even from another room.

 

 

 

This is one of the last pictures I have of my three birds before the one on the left passed away. He was a male and a little over 5 years old.  I missed his whistling so much that I now have gotten me another Toby.

 

 

 

This is one of the last pictures I have of my three birds before the one on the left passed away. He was a male and a little over 5 years old.  I missed his whistling so much that I now have gotten me another Toby.

 

 

Toby II

This one is called a gray.  He is 2 years old, very tame and we get along just great together.  My other birds were babies when I got them, but because the other two are older, I just didn't think a baby would be a good match for them.

 

 

 

Uh, oh!  This is one of their first encounters together.

 

 

 

Two of them are really ignoring each other,
but Sunny in the middle doesn't care one way or the other.

 

KoKo

Here is KoKo.  A strange name? 
I named her after a cat from one of Lillian Jackson Braun's books.
I take my birds along with me sometimes and
they really enjoy it, too, and so do the kids.

 

 

Toby

Different house, different chandelier.
This picture shows Toby's true color a lot better.

 

 

Koko's outside watching me and the kids playing with a Frisbee.

 

 

 


Sunny

 

I guess I have a problem with my birdies' names,
because after I lost my first bird Sunny,
after seven years I  had to get another one,
and of course I called her Sunny also.





Now here are some of my birdies' other friends.
 

Carson and Toby

 

Now this is just so sweet.  Along with my birds,
I have a fondness for the children also.

 

Just couldn't make up my mind which picture was cuter.

 

The guys I am showing here are brothers,
and they take turns with my birds. 
They also have a guinea pig named Fluffy and a dog named Rocky.

 

Taylor and Toby

 

Jordan and Sunny

Just watching a little TV together so they might just as well be comfortable.

 

 

Now here are some children.

 


Gracie

 

 
 

 

Gracie's sister Kaitlyn.


Boy, I just love doing this and so did they.