Thursday, November 29

baldie



this is baldie. He live in the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary. This sanctuary is a neat place... i guess kind of like a 'rest area' for birds during their migration, and also just a place to 'chill-out' for the locals. anyway, we stumbled (almost literally) onto baldie in this huge aviary for several macaws, other large parrots, turkey-like things and um, quails (yeah.. i didn't get it either). anyway, all the birds are moving around, eating, squak-ing, doing their thing. As we neared the exit, baldie came swooping down, hopped down onto the ground and walked up so that he was right behind my feet! J alerted me, and i was immediately scared that he was gonna go "jurassic park" on me. He started biting at my shoe laces, so, i quickly moved away, and baldie walked over to J, biting at his shoes and making a purring sound.... it was so cute! anyway we later learned that he had been hand-raised and therefore very trusting of humans.

now, more than ever, i want to have a bird!

2 comments:

Robert said...

You should check out The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. Very interesting film...much better than the title suggests.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424565/

yuko said...

yeah... i've seen this.. it was on pbs not too long ago... such a sad story!