Tag Archives: Birds

Sad Update

I’m sorry to say the bird didn’t survive. The people at the rehabilitation center think he was hit by a car. Thanks to everyone for good wishes and positive comments.  

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An Unplanned Day

I know, I know. There has been a deathly silence in this little corner of cyberspace. My drafts folder is littered with half-written posts. No major changes – life just keeps happening while I make other plans. And my energy … Continue reading

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Feeling Chirpy

The cockatiel has been on antibiotics for eight days and doesn’t look quite so much like a reject feather duster. I wanted to get a video of his showstopper version of Jan Pierewiet, and discovered he is shy. Bring up … Continue reading

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A Cantankerous Cockatiel

The other day I went to take the cockatiel’s cage down to feed him and he had a go at biting my thumb. Now that’s not like him at all. He’s not used to being handled, but we have evolved … Continue reading

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Wild Bells

I was remembering a poem today. ‘Ring out, Wild Bells’ by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, although it is actually called ‘In Memoriam’. The link to the full poem is here It’s about ringing in the new year, although it covers quite a … Continue reading

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Still Here…

We are still soldiering on. My husband has an appointment with a neurologist on Monday – we will see what she has to say. To add to the excitement, the specialist is in Johannesburg. I don’t know my way around … Continue reading

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Life, and Other Happenings

I submitted a manuscript in May for a competition. The blog post is here, for anyone who wants. The results came out a while ago, and I didn’t make the short list. I’m not sorry I tried, and I think … Continue reading

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Laughing Birds

We’ve been living in the same house for nearly 30 years. Recently a pair of Hadedas began nesting in the oak tree in our front garden. For those who have never had the dubious pleasure of meeting one, they are … Continue reading

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All In The De-Tail…

As I’ve mentioned before, my husband owns racing pigeons. He doesn’t race them at the moment, but there they are, eating us out of house and home. As a side effect of this eating business, the local wild bird population … Continue reading

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Racing Pigeons

Beer and Strippers (it’s not what you think)  Before anyone gets too excited, I’m talking about pigeon racing. A beer is just a way to pass the time while waiting for the birds to come home, something the average pigeon … Continue reading

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