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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Two Parrots & A Cockatoo

I  am finally getting around to sharing a few more photos of the beautiful birds I photographed this summer. 

I will be joining in with host, Eileen at Saturday's Critters.

Thank you Eileen for managing this wonderful meme.

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you missed my Skywatch post & brief update on medical missions in Kenya, you can find it by clicking here.

Bloedel Conservatory located in Vancouver's beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park & home to the birds.
Casey, the Amazon Parrot

Kramer, the Moluccan Cockatoo

Moluccans are the largest of the cockatoo family and are extremely intelligent. I've read that Kramer loves peppermint tea, baseball hats, and is a very good dancer.  Sometimes he swings upside-down from his perch and puts on a show.  I was fortunate enough to see him put on a show when I visited though.  He was quite cooperative in posing for photos for me and only put the show on when he had an audience. Kramer has a large vocabulary and says things like "What is that?", "I' m a bird.", and "Let's party" among other things.

Rudy, African Grey Parrot

Rudy is an African Grey Parrot and is about 17 years old.  It is said that these parrots are loving and playful and bring joy and laughter into the lives of all who have the pleasure of knowing one. They are very intelligent birds and are considered to be the “Einstein’s” of the parrot world because of their incredible talking ability. African Greys are considered to be among the most intelligent of all birds, ranking alongside dolphins and chimpanzees for their ability to associate human words with meanings, shapes and colours.  While I was there Rudy was quite quiet and looked like he was trying to catch up on some sleep.  No doubt he gets tired of all the people that watch him every day

32 comments:

  1. I love these beautiful birds! It was great to talk with a parrot !!
    Gorgeous photos !!
    Happy weekend !!

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  2. Poor Rudy. Yes I guess Parrots are entitled to an "off day", just like humans.

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  3. Poor Rudy. Yes I guess Parrots are entitled to an "off day", just like humans.

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  4. Poor Rudy. Yes I guess Parrots are entitled to an "off day", just like humans.

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  5. I love all the pretty parrots. Rudy does look a little tired. Wonderful photos! Thank you for linking up and sharing you post. Have a happy weekend!

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  6. Beautiful birds and a lovely structure. Have a lovely weekend.

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  7. Great shots Penny, of course I have to say I like the African grey best :-) Have a good weekend Diane

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  8. Beautiful shots of the birds. Nice variety.

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  9. The last two birds look just like ones we have here in Australia, both can be taught to speak well.

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  10. I like seeing the Kenyan birds, so different from ones here in North America.

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  11. The conservatory is a stunning piece of geodesic architecture. I would enjoy seeing all those birds, too.

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  12. Lovely parrots. The conservatory looks like a wonderful place to visit. Happy Critter Day!

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  13. I have 3 blue & gold macaws & 2 African Grey`s , & you are right about how intelligent these birds are. The greys know phone #`s & names of friends & repeat many things I say.
    What a wonderful place that they have those birds living in! Thanks for sharing your stories of Kenya & photos, phyllis

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  14. Parrots are beautiful and intelligent birds. I love to hear them talk!

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  15. What beautiful birds! Thank you so much for sharing their sweetness and beauty with us. Hugs!

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  16. Thanks for the beautiful sharing.
    Such nice.

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  17. Beautiful birds and such a joy to look at and hear. We have them in the thousands flying everywhere here and what joy they give. God is good. xx

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  18. Those birds are just amazing, and I love the photos of your wonderful drive on your last post.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  19. Such fun bird watching...

    ~Have a lovely day!

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  20. Lovely photo's and Kramer likes peppermint tea! I wonder if other Cockatoos do?

    Thanks for sharing your lovely photo's.

    All the best Jan

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  21. What wonderful photos of the birds! It must have been fun to get so close to them and be able to see every feather.

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  22. Penny, your photos are fantastic! And I love your cover picture of the harbour. Such photos always make me homesick for my / your part of the world. Such beauty!

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  23. Look at those birds. How special looking they are! Cool, super cool!

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  24. I like parot but dare not go too near as I have been bitten before. Their beak can be very sharp :)

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  25. Hi Joyful, The African Parrots are amazing birds. Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

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  26. I love African Greys... I wanted a parrot until I found out about how social they are and how they would struggle to be alone while I was at work all day. Maybe sometime in the future, I could adopt an older one when I have more time. Beautiful pictures...beautiful birds!

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  27. Ha! Can't you just tell Kramer is the party bird and that Rudy just loves the shut eye moments in life?!
    Have a great weekend!
    Wren x

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  28. All of the birds are beautiful and highly intelligent, too! :)

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