Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Remembering and more birds

I dedicate this post to Michael whose sudden passing has shocked and saddened us. Michael was a great lover of life, a friend, a gifted raconteur and musician and so much more. I shared a love of photography and Nikon equipment with Michael. So I share these pictures with you in his memory.

Here are some more birds from my visit to the Bloedel Conservatory, larger birds this time.

An African Superb Starling that escaped from my last post and was flying around my desktop.

Meet Art, a blue and gold Macaw,
 feeling rather chilly he was never very far from the red heat lamps,
which explains the red glow in some of the pictures.

Here is Carmen in the middle of a bit of preening.

Casey the yellow-headed amazon parrot was a real performer. When one
of his "friends" came to feed him we learned that he loved music, especially singing.
There was a small group of children watching. We all sang "you are my sunshine"
and as Casey bobbed up and down and fanned his tail it was obvious he approved.

Gidget is a citron crested cockatoo.

Kiwi is a Eclectus Parrot.

Kramer, a Moluccan Cockatoo was a show-off and an exceptional whistler.

Interesting toes!

Lady Amherst Pheasant below was elusive but I managed these two pictures.

Malibu, a sulphur crested cockatoo.

Monty, a princess parrot.

A Roul Roul Partridge.


Ruby a Eclectus Parrot.

Rudy, a Congo African grey parrot, first showing off his red tail feathers, then his winning smile!

I think the birds have had enough, yawning below, it is time for a rest.

I have been doing some painting, I am still in the Carnival Mask theme, here is Carnival 5, a combination of a music themed mask and a violin:

Carnival 5
It is of course a watercolour.

My latest DYI project has been rebuilding my PS Whimsy Card and Print website.
New look, new prices, please have a look:\

Thanks for stopping by,
happy Whimsy Wednesday,
Until next week,


  1. beautiful exotic birds. i am sorry for the loss of your friend.

  2. Sorry for your loss of your friend. Beautiful birds.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. What a wonderful post to honor him. So many wonderful photos..


  4. It is a pity the heat lamps are red. They are beautiful birds nonetheless.

  5. Sorry about your friend.
    I love your Parrots, they are unique.

  6. The bird photos are colourful and beautiful. I'm sorry you have lost a friend.

  7. Gillian I'm so sorry that you have lost a friend...there must be a hole in your heart now,,,,


  8. Beautiful, colorful birds. So sorry for the loss of Michael!!

  9. I'm sorry for your loss. What a great way to honor him with this fantastic collection of bird shots. I also like the mask.