Have you ever known of a parakeet that comes when you call it? Monte and I think it’s a pretty cool trick. Working from home today, I left Keeto in the kitchen on his perch in the window. My office is all the way on the other side of the house down a hall with several doors off of it. After a while I called Keeto… and aimed the camera at the door. It wasn’t too long that I heard him flapping down the hall and caught a few pics of him coming into my office… landing on my hand a couple seconds later.
The pictures aren’t too good. He repeated the trick a few times and I used a couple of different shutter speeds. This was the best sequence I captured.
It’s a bird… no, it’s a plane… no, it IS a bird. Pretty bird!
I didn’t get a chance to sort through my photos from the trip yet, so, today you get another Keeto shot
Doray and Tom bird-sat for us while we were out of town. We got home too late to get him last night. So, as soon as my last meeting was over today, i buzzed over there to pick him up. He’s such a sweet bird. Thank you Uncle Tom & Aunt Doray !
We estimate that this week he is about 6 months old. His cere is most definitely blue now. He’s wrapping up his first molt. His flight feathers have grown in enough for him to get some lift. And his eyes are changing a bit… no longer solid black, but have a little ring gray around the outside.