"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take
but by the number of moments that take our breath away."

Our Birds and Our Life With Them

Peace, love, faith, hope and new beginnings. What more could I ask for?

Young birds after a day of loft flying
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A dear young girl and her appreciation of the birds' beauty and symbolism.
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A short video of a bird feeding his young

This little squeaker is quite content nestling with his parent. Generally, at this age (26 days) the babies are no longer in the nests.
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Training young birds isn't as easy as it might seem. It takes a while before they realize that the bell ringing means they better go in right away or they might not get any dinner!! Having them "hang out" on the roof and aviary is dangerous because of the predators that we have.
Young birds coming home from training in 2010. I love watching them.

It is not often that you can actually watch the hatching of a young bird, much less catch it on video. Enjoy!

Our pet pigeon, Scooter. She was such a joy to us and a very special part of our family. She even got along well with our Blue and Gold Macaw, McMurphy!
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Our young birds training and got caught in a rain storm. They seemed to actually enjoy it!