Friday, 27 March 2015

All about the birds.

I've not been on the internet for a few days my son was down from QLD,  he found this little fellow out the front of our place the other day very quiet and a bit stiff, most likely hit by a car hope he hasn't broke anything, yesterday he just lay in he corner, no movement at all but today he is sitting up. We sat outside with him with the door open but no go he wasn't ready to leave.
This is a cat basket but it's had more birds in it, Pidge lived in it for about 2months when he first came to live with us, he had a broken wing and leg, he was found on Roberts rd by the Beer Fairy, and came home inside his shirt, he was a terrible mess now he is a very fine bird but still never flies far from home.
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So I watched the doves now this is Drumstick's food bowl.
This little bloke was enjoying her food
but along came Pidge, it's not even his food but he was protecting it for Drummy.
He makes himself twice the size and tells the little bloke who is boss

It doesn't work, they ignore him and their mates come around for a feed too, we were sitting not very far away watching the drama unfold, Pidge went back to his area and sulked for the rest of the day .
He is picking up a bit but still not coming out .




This was why my son was down him and the beer fairy put up new rails on the outdoor eating area, the rail were rotting out so had to be repaired, lot of work this being a landlord.


The dogs were inside they are so licky, not very old still pups really.
This morning we left the cage outside again with the door open and the little fellow was out the door in 5 minutes.
Of course the wild bird who stayed with us for a couple of days was named Mr or Mrs Larry Keats.   By the time son was ready to go home the little fellow was well enough  to go home too.
We released him early in the morning yesterday and he was off like a shot, flying ok and his mates were in trees nearby so he will be ok.

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  1. I'm glad the bird tale had a happy ending...he/she is beautiful!
    Jane x

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    1. Lovely colours but their voice is terrible they swalk and scream a lot.
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  2. Crikey ..... I'm glad the rainbow lorrikeet was ok. My 2 legged sister picked one up from her backyard where it appeared to have fallen out of the nest. She took it in and fed and nurtured it for months. The parents used to come every day and sit on the cage it was in. When it was bigger they released it to join Mum and Dad and family but it still comes home every day for a cuddle with my 2 legged sister. They are beautiful birds, aye?? The beer fairy and your son did a great job on the deck. It looks great.

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    1. Wow they are lucky,I really like them but they are super angry around here even the cats are a bit wary of them.
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  3. So nice to see the wild bird had some great people to take care of him.

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    1. He is back with his family now.
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  4. Hari OM
    Yes the deck is looking...all decked out!!! And bravo for your bird rescue; I love the lorikeets - though en masse they can be slightly pesky.... and bully for Pidge trying to rally off the doves... they too can become a bit of nuisance, pretty as they are.

    Fabulous work all round then! YAM xx

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    1. I pretty sure we have the same doves coming around here as they are not worried by the cats much .
      Pidge has no effect.
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  5. What kind of bird is that?? Such a beautiful bird with all of those colors! Glad he was well enough to fly off! And your new railing is wonderful! Happy night friend! Nicole xo

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    1. He is a rainbow lorikeet, they are wonderful colours but very noisy, they are often in the bottlebrush out the front of our place, we think he flying in and got clipped by a truck or car.
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  6. I really like Pidge, watching out for his family.

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    1. He is a funny old thing.
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  7. That poor bird. You must have the healing touch. I am so glad that he recovered and was able to fly away.
    Love your new railing and that Pidge is quite comical..all puffed up! xo Diana

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    1. Not me, my son I'm not silly enough to touch a lorikeet they bite he must have been quite stunned for my son to be able to pick him.
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  8. A very good result with the lorikeet. It may have just died if left unprotected. I didn't know Pidge's history. How nice that he still visits.

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    1. They do need to be protected for a day or two, within 48hours he was pretty much 100%.
      What do you mean visits he lives here full time we think he is not strong enough to live in the wild, he often stands on one leg and never flies very far away, he sleeps in a spot he picked on the back eves and has a shelf with his food on it, he goes for a big fly every morning but is home by lunch time and in bed as soon as it's dark.
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  9. My son and I enjoyed seeing the birds in your area. I am so happy to hear the beautiful bird was okay :) I agree with Diana, you must have a healing touch. Happy weekend!

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    1. They are very strong birds, but we were all glad that he was ok.
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  10. That is wonderful the wild bird was nursed to recovery and has now flown back to his flock, somewhere..

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    1. We think they are not to far away, all summer they are hanging around but gone in winter it just to cold I think.
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  11. OH! What a lovely idea. It keeps the bird relatively protected and sheltered. SO lovely, the colours. I hope you're well and ps your painting on the sidebar is LOVELY.

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    1. I don't change the sidebar much I should but never get around to it.
      They are wonderful colourful birds.
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  12. So glad the rainbow lorrikeet was ok. They are beautiful birds. Did you see the story about some meat-eating ones in Queensland? That is just plain weird. This is the link to that story - with pictures.

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    1. I read your story , that was strange and weird.
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  13. Oh my gosh, Merle, do gorgeous birds like that little fellow fly around your area? How incredible! It's like a parrot, right? Here, you'd pay a fine sum for one! Susan

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    1. Many here, some people keep them as pets but I don't keep birds in cages, we have a lot that visit.
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  14. WE ARE SO HAPPY THE PRETTY BIRD WAS ABLE TO RECEIVE SUCH TLC FROM YOU ALL WHILE HE REGAINED HIS STRENGTH. MAYBE HE WAS JUST VERY DAZED BY WHATEVER HAPPENEDN
    HUGS MADI AND MOM

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    1. We think that was most likely the problem.
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  15. .. wow.. Merle.. what a great family effort to rescue the Lorikeet ... well done !!!
    I feel sorry for Pidge being ignored by the doves.....
    I love the dogs at your son's house.. beautiful...
    Hugs .... barb xxx

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    1. Mr Larry Keets was a good as gold in a day or two, the Beer fairy named him.
      Pidge is a bully but the doves are not fooled.
      The dogs are very licky says the beer fairy a shower every day for him.
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  16. So nice to know the lorikeet recovered, I'm glad you took good care of him/her. The new rails around the eating area look really good.
    Funny to see Pidge puffing himself up to scare away the doves. They don't get scared by much when there is food available.

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  17. No they take no notice of Pidge, they consider him a big windbag.
    Merle.............

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  18. Dear Merle,

    Thank you for always leaving such kind comments on my blog! What a joy it must have been to have your son to stay for a few days.

    I enjoyed the photo's of your feathered friends. You could start a bird sanctuary ;-)!

    Have a lovely week!

    Madelief x

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    1. Not a bird sanctuary a hotel for birds we have no cages thats why the little fellow was in a cat cage.
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  19. I cannot express the deep gratitude I feel to you for the care you show these creatures! Thank you so much, my dear pal <3





    ALOHA from Honolulu
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    1. What would the world be like without birds not a very happy place we need to help when ever we can.
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  20. Hello Merle, it is so nice that you took such great care of the Lorikeet. I am so happy it survived and returned to the wild.. Cute shots of your Pidge. Have a happy week!

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  21. I certainly agree to some points that you have discussed on this post. I appreciate that you have shared some reliable tips on this review.

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