Monday, May 16, 2011

"Hello" "Pretty Bird"

above and below African Gray Parrot. This one has a very large vocaulary.
Judy and I laughed hysterically at every word, and he laughed back at us, sound just like we did. I think we spent about 20 minutes making him say Pretty Bird, Hello, Meow like a cat and bark like a dog and laugh like a hynea.


this colorful Macaw plopped on the ground and started to leave the compound, I herded the parrot, being careful of my toes and his beak, while Judy went for help.

this one did not say anything, but preened every feather in his beautiful tail



20 comments:

Lynne said...

Aw... Love the last one. :)

From the Kitchen said...

Those African Grays are really smart. Smarter than most people. Of course, I'm not referring to you or me in this instance.

Great photos!

Best,
Bonnie

George said...

These are wonderful pictures of the parrots and macaw. I wish I could have been there while you and Judy entertained the African Gray. I'll bet he enjoyed your visit.

Remington said...

I have never seen any of those in Zone 3 either....

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

The teal and gold is my favorite. So striking.

Mama-Bug said...

What gorgeous beauties they are! I bet you had a wonderful time talking to the grey; quite entertainers they are.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

You know that I am impressed by the feathers showing on the birds :) I always did want a talking bird but???

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous pictures of those beautiful birds, Sandra.... I would have loved to have heard the 'talking' one!!!!! You all did have a great time, didn't you?
Hugs,
Betsy

Chatty Crone said...

The 4th picture down - what an awesome colored bird - whew.

Sounds like you had a good time making that bird talk to you.

And then wrangling one back in.

Glad you had a nice time and love the pics as usual.

Snapper II said...

I like all the photos, but this last one is so detailed.

DawnTreader said...

The last one looks a little like a parrot a friend of mine had, long time ago. By that I mean it was green -LOL-

S. Etole said...

What colorful birds ... you've captured them well.

Ann said...

Those are some gorgeous birds. I can imagine how much fun it must have been to sit and chat with that pretty bird

Regina said...

One of my sister's (cough) had an African grey..up top. It got loose though and didn't come back. It talked a lot! She had another previous- only not raised from baby.. but it gave her a nasty bite on her finger turning her nail black. According to her, eggs made it aggressive? Wonder if he only preferred them sunny side up (lol). Well, this is a nice series..I love their colors and expressions!!

srp said...

A doc I worked with had a parrot... and they had a huge antebellum home and a housekeeper that came everyday. His wife was lazy and would yell for ....."Brenda" all the time. The bird's name was Mathau.... and he started yelling in the wife's voice.... "Brenda... Brenda!" and the poor lady didn't know if it was the bird or the wife.

Stacey Dawn said...

Beautiful birds - what a fun place...

Can just hear it now, "Pretty Bird!!" ;o)

KleinsteMotte said...

Just saw an African grey parrot at my dentist. He brought it from home now and then. It was the first time I ever saw one up close and he was a talker.
Every one of your pictures looks so professional. Great stuff.

SquirrelQueen said...

They are all so pretty, I am fascinated by parrots. I think the Macaw is my favorite, he saw his chance and decided to make a break for it! Too funny.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i love all of them! really hard to pick a fave.

can't stop looking at them!!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

...and so neat photos, gorgeous focus, too!!