Monday, October 19, 2009
Cockateel - garden visitor
This lovely little bird flew in recently and sat on the jacaranda tree, showing no signs of nervousness. It quickly hopped on my finger when I held it out, transferred to D's head, nibbled his ears and specs then onto his hand.
Surprise, surprise, 3 Siamese showed great interest and we were relieved when neighbour, Gonzalo, agreed to take the bird to his friend's large outdoor aviary.
Obviously, this cockateel had been someone's pet and if we hadn't found him/her a new home, s/he wouldn't have survived for long in the wild. Personally, I don't like to see any bird caged but I guess a large aviary is the next best thing, especially with the company of canaries and budgies.
My PC got struck by lightning recently and I've had to buy a new one. Only Vista in Spanish was available so it's been a stressful time installing programs, bookmarks and contacts and hoping I've not been clicking on the wrong things. The new set-up is very fast, no Firefox crashes and my Spanish has improved daily - fluent in EspaÑol computerese.