Sunday, September 23, 2007

Meet the Budgies: Greywing

Greywing is a yellow faced greywing budgie (parakeet) who hatched just last may. She hatched first, and her best mate Napoleon last, so she is Napoleon's older sister.

Her breast colour is hard to describe; sometimes she appears pale sky blue, and other times, a slate grey. Her yellow colour is also darkening from sulphur to taxicab, just like Napoleons, as they get thier full adult plumage.



Greywing loves to hang upside down and swing, which seems to fascinate Napoleon to no end. I havent seen Napoleon try it himself yet. She has just begun to explore me when I visit the aviary. She especially enjoys attacking the sleeve of an orange sweatshirt I often wear to the aviary. She either loves that colour or hates it, I cant tell which.

Have a happy day Everybudgie!

19 comments:

Lavender said...

Well folks, you know what I need to do next - go out and clean the aviary - thankfully its a nice sunny morning for the job - Hope its a lovely day where ever you are, Cheers!

Anne said...

I think your budgies need to meet Extreme Sid, the brain damaged hero of his own blog. He is a rainbow lorikeet. It takes a while to load but is a great read! Birds Rule! http://xtremesid.bigblog.com.au/index.do

Lavender said...

Hi Anne, thanks for the link, Sid is a pretty cool lorikeet! My youre right, the page is VERY SLOW, say have you met Jack? He is a very savvy Red Collared Lorikeet, dont you just love the lorikeets?! Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Greywing is so much more beautiful looking than when she just hatched Lavender! Hhahahhaaaa. I love her juvenile colour(s), shame her plumage will change. A little acrobat too ... I'm hoping 'orange' excites her, Jack does the same with Bearman's orange work shirt! I'll be back to visit Extreme Sid later :)

BetteJo said...

Oh my gosh how do you get such great close ups of these birds?
It's amazing!

Lavender said...

Anon Tehehe...yes, I liked the softer yellow better myself, was hoping she'd stay that way - oh well - So Jack likes orange as well, perhaps I should wear more orange when I visit the birds....I have a big orange straw hat, wonder if that would protect me from Baiter's affections? Hmmmmmm, might try it! :)

BetteJo Thank you! With the Budgies its easy as they know me, wish the wild birds knew me so well! LOL

Snoskred said...

Yay I'm mostly back online and back to commenting. ;)

Greywing is incredibly pretty! It is hard to believe the range of colors in budgies sometimes.. ;)

Cheers!
Snoskred
www.snoskred.org

moggie said...

hi there. am very glad i saw you over at barkwood's blog. noticed you have an interest in orchid's? i have a thing for species orchids. at the moment i have somewhere around 60 plants....mainly bulbophyllums and dendrobiums. thanks so much for sharing the beautiful blooms. if you hv the time, you can view the ones i have over at moggiesworld. take care!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Greywing sounds a great character. That's a great close up picture you have. She likes being upside down; I wonder what she thinks you are when wearing orange?

merlinprincesse said...

AHHH! Look at the cute face :)

Ces said...

That is so funny about the orange sweatshirt. They are both very lovely birds.

Lavender said...

Snoskred Thank you! Hope youre enjoying the new place now, and all the hard works behind you!

Moggie Wow, nice to meet you, lots of great photos over at your place, will be back again to view more - nice work!

Captain I wonder too! Bit large for a carrot LOL!

Merlinprincesse She is a cutie, I hope she will be one of my best buds as she gets older :)

Ces Thanks Ces! Your drawings are so amazing - love the way your render detail, so lush!

perro said...

What a pretty bird. How much does it cost to get aviary setup like yours?

Lavender said...

Hello Perro, well Im not sure where you are, so Im not sure my figures would be much help for you, sorry about that!
Your site seems all about dogs, it looks like you have alot of info there! Thank you for stopping by, Im sorry I couldnt be more helpful.

Imma (Alice) at I Was Born2Cree8 said...

Stunning!! I have 3 budgies, all that came to me free from the internet. All are beautiful, but none as much so as these two.

Lavender said...

Whoa Alice free budgies - cant beat that! They are charming companions, arent they...good on you for taking in some feathered friends!

Pips said...

This is an interesting blog. I´m here for the second time and find every day new interesting details. ;-)))

Lavender said...

Thanks Pips! :)

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