I found this in Penny's journal last night.
Can't have pets here, so I've taken to feeding birds. Taking an interest in bird watching and learning more about them. Most popular visitors here: grackles. WTH? Black birds with blue or purple iridescent heads. Some consider them pest birds, I personally like them, don't bother me at all. I also have a few pigeons, crows, sparrows, and today I saw a Redwinged Blackbird. I haven't seen one of those in a while.
So... even though I have been saving this entry for when I get better with adding graphics to my journal, at the rate I am going that may be never. I thought I would post these photos now, for Penny.
As you may or not be able to read in those awful little photo boxes...
In our back yard, we have a wide array of wild life. You can sit and watch the beautiful birds feast and bathe. Living in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State><st1:place>Florida</st1:place></st1:State> we are very lucky to have a climate where many tropical birds can survive. Many pets have escaped their captivity and set up house here. We call them Acquired Exotics. We have huge numbers of Quaker Keets that live close by and build amazing nests on the electric poles. Nanday Conures, Ruby headed Conure, Cockatiels, Parakeets are among our regular visitors. A couple of years ago we noticed a single Peach Faced Love Bird flittering around with the Quakers that he lives with.
This delightful little guy was quite amusing but still it was a little sad to think of one little love bird all alone. Soon we were happy to find that our Love Bird, found love. Their were 2 little LoveBirds in our back yard. And you know what happens when you have 2 little Love Birds. Yep the pictures above speak for themselves.
This is quite a thrill for me. For 15 years I raised many different types of tropical birds. I had a pet shop in <st1:State><st1:place>Louisiana</st1:place></st1:State>. 5 years ago when Brad and I divorced was the last time I had a pet of any kind with the exception of fish. To have these beautiful creatures
living so close by without the confines of captivity is a gift indeed and one more thing I am grateful for on this amazing journey that I call life.
*** Coy ***