Animals / Birds / Crows / Flowers / Roses Flowers & Birds July 25, 2021July 26, 2021 Timothy Price62 Comments I believe this is a juvenile Flycatcher. Beaker, our Gold Cap Conure who we have had for 29 years. Crow Søren, our African Gray who is 13 years old. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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Your pictures are amazing! Yes, I believe it’s a Willow Flycatcher. I’m from Oklahoma our state bird is a Scissor Tail Flycatcher!
Thanks, Eleanor. I’m happy for the confirmation. It has the flycatcher look about it. Oklahoma? You were a neighbor if you were in the panhandle.
You’re welcome 😉 Oh, really?! Well, I don’t live that far north!
The Oklahoma panhandle bumps into the northeast corner of New Mexico. It’s petty much a no man’s land from what I remember driving through on highway 54 on the way to Kansas.
Yeah, the panhandle isn’t the most exciting area that’s for sure!
“Søren, our African Gray who is 13 years old.”
You mean Søren is sørteen years old.
LOL,sorry, for German me this is funny. What do you sink about it? Do you sink I’m stupid?
Hahaha! I had thought of that, but it is funny. Thanks, Orca.
My pleasure 🌺🌸🌹
I have never seen your beautiful birds. How lovely they are. And those roses are gorgeous!
Thanks, Nancy. I’ve had various posts with both birds. They are characters. We are Beaker’s servants. He rings is bell for service. Søren likes to talk, sing and curse.
All of your images are jaw-droppingly beautiful, Timothy.
So two birds and umpteen cats… any other pets we don’t know about?
Thanks, Dale. I have a boa constrictor that’s around 9 feet long now. I do a post with her every now and then.
Jeez louise… 😉
The Boa’s name is Blue. She likes to hug and squeeze you.
I bet she does!!
Absolutely fabulous, as they say. Loved your beautiful birds and the flowers are gorgeous.
Nice collection Timothy ! I did not know about Søren 🙂 Nice guy.
Søren is beautiful. I’ve always wanted a parrot but at this point in my life I know I can’t have one. My dogs and cat would not approve. But one day!
And once again, great pictures 🙂
Oh, Tim, such amazing shots of blooms and feathered friends! Beaker and Søren are great posers… so is that crow! Happy Tuesday, my friend.
Thanks, Marina. Søren doesn’t mind the camera. Beaker doesn’t much like it. He has apprehensive looks in the photos.
He does, but he’s so sweet!
What a great mixture of both. Amazing images.
These are beautiful photos, Tim, and I enjoyed seeing Beaker again. How is Soren?
There he is, the photos hadn’t all loaded. He looks very handsome..
Thanks, Lavinia. Søren likes to pose, Beaker not so much. I fed Blue yesterday, so she’s happy, also.
This is a masterful tapestry of splendid petals and feathers, Tim. A tropical wonderland of magical flora and fauna. Thanks for the composition and marvelous balance.
Hi Bill. Thank you for the wonderful comment.
Such a set of interwoven photographs deserves every kind word directed.
I really appreciate it.
That is an incredible longevity for Beaker – had no idea they lived so long.
I’m not sure Conures normally live that long, but Beaker is ornery, and like that battery-powered bunny, he keeps on going. Søren can easily live to be 60 or older.
Hi Tim, lovely photos of flowers and birds. I don’t recall see Beaker before, beautiful colors and a wonderful surprise!
Thanks, Mia. The birds don’t get as much blog attention as the cats. Although they get a lot of our attention. Birds are demanding. I’ve done several posts with Beaker over the years, but they are far between.
Do the birds and the cats get along, or do they need to be separated?
The cats learn to ignore the birds. The kittens are very interested at first, but after getting squirted enough times for stalking beaker when he is out, they finally get it. Tristan has an African Gray that just walks around her her cats. Our birds and cats aren’t that friendly with each other. Søren yells and cusses at the cat’s.
Oh Søren! Haha! Thanks for the info, Tim.
Beautiful Timothy. Beaker is so pretty and so is Soren. She’s still a baby. My Moluccan cockatoo was 16 and soooo gorgeous but eaten by a coyote which broke my heart. He was amazing but sooooo loud!!!🙁☹️
Thanks, Cindy. That’s sad about your Cockatoo. Friends a few properties sout of us had a cockatoo that got spooked by a workman, got out and flew off. We are pretty sure a hawk got it. We have so many hawks out here, especially Cooper’s Hawks.
You’re so welcome. It was soooo sad. I had just been thinking I felt bad for him and maybe I would build a big cage in the trees or let him come and go but the vet said, he’d never make it. Damn coyote came in the Day at 11 a., and started stocking him. I should have known better. I was devastated. I looked for hours on our property and off down the trail and finally found him. I have his feathers and pull them out and pet him every so often. Sorry for your friends bird. 💖💖💖
A vibrant post! Great captures!
Amazing photos, love seeing the birds, it’s been a while!
Thanks, Tiffany. The birds don’t get a lot of blog attention.
Fun to see all of the birds, especially yours. Is ‘parrot’ the correct term for your two beauties?
Hi Maj & Sher. Yes they are both parrots.
What a great post – those roses! And how come I have not seen your sweet parrots before?
Thanks, Susan. The parrots have been in various posts. But they don’t get as much blog attention as the cats and wild birds.
Stunning flowers, Tim!
… and those birds! A 29 year old Conure? How long will it live?
The African Grey is also gorgeous. How long is its life span?
So, the cats just leave the birds alone?
Beaker is beyond is normal captivity life span of between 20 to 30 years. It’s fairly normal for them to live 20 years in captivity, rare for them to live to be 30. Søren could easily live to be 60 or older. He’ll mostly outlive Laurie and I. The cats learn to leave the birds alone. Glenda and Gwendolyn have finally quit hunting Beaker, but I don’t trust the cats with the birds.
Fabulous photos Tim! Your birds are lovely … Soren looks like he might be a bit of a character 🙂
“a bit of a character”? Both birds have an excess of personality. Thanks, Julie.
You really do have a full menagerie of creatures with Søren, Beaker, and all of the kitties!
It’s like a zoo around here. Thanks, JYP.
Wow, I didn’t know you had parrots, what amazing photographs, your parrots are so beautiful. Bambi right, no way you probably carry the spiders out side so they are free, that is what my husband does but I don’t like spiders, I just avoid them. I admire all the nature you live with so many creatures. Love ya’ll
Thanks, Joni. We’ve had Beaker for almost 30 years now. He’s still a feisty old bird.
Oh wow that is a long time. He is a beautiful bird. I was surprised to see how many birds you have. I can sit and watch birds all day long. We had a dozen wild turkeys the other day and I couldn’t believe it as they are usually hard to find if you are looking for them. They were surprisingly big. I think there is so much building going on in the small town we live in outside of Raleigh that we will continue to see more creatures. We put out seed all the time and the deer come often. We love it when we have visitors. You have your own zoo down by the Rio Grande. ❤️🤗😘