Sunday, November 25, 2007

Budgie Sunday - Moult nearly over



Heres the back of Baiter's head. See those 'pins'? They are the shafts of his new head feathers. The shaft is made of a material similar to our fingernails. Once the shaft has fully emerged, the soft part of the feather will unfurl from inside the shaft. Baiter is nearly done with his spring moult.

Please vote in the poll - see the upper right hand corner of your screen - and Have a great Sunday!

12 comments:

Lavender said...

Dont forget to Vote in the poll!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic photo lavender! I'm for one - very pleased you have shown Baiter's 'pins'! He's a good looking 'old timer' even with rollers in his hair HAHA. That poll is a difficult one, but being a daily visitor, I wouldn't miss out on posts other than Budgie Sunday ;) Happy cage cleaning Lavender! Might turn the hose onto self ...

Lavender said...

Anon Hehehe He is a handsome one - AND GUESS WHAT! Ive seen him chatting up 2 ladies this week - will wonders never cease?
Thanks for voting Anon - I appreciate the feedback - hope lots will vote.....and now I hit the showers - - the budgies loved thier after aviary cleaning shower - will have to try the video of that sometime tehehehee

Erica said...

thanks for explaining the pin feathers, I haven't had much to do with budgies but have often seen this and wondered
PS..I voted for any day of the week but have to say I do like Budgie Sunday

Lavender said...

Erica Cheers! And I really appreciate your feedback and vote! Have a great sunday! :)

BetteJo said...

Yeah, I don't think those pretty budgies need to be confined to any particular day, or only one day for that matter!
The moulting explanation is really interesting for somebody like me who knows nothing about birds!

Lavender said...

BetteJo Hooray! Thats two people today who learned something new - that makes me feel great - I rather like learning stuff myself - especially if it can be done without being totally boring, LOL
Thanks BetteJo, and I appreciate your feedback and vote - Hope oure having a great saturday night! :)

Pawhealer said...

I think that he looks very pretty moult and all. I miss seeing them on Sundays...bring em back! (bald and all)

Lavender said...

Pawhealer Bald and all! LOL OK - next moult - we will be there! Please give your four legged friends a scratch behind the ears from me?! :)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

You got my vote!

ONEDIA said...

I really enjoy the lesson about the birds. As a budding birder, I am glad to learn what you have to share and to see your birds from the other side of the globe. How many budgies do you have and do you only have budgies.

We are getting ready for our Eagle days on our Lake in Late December and January and I am really having a wonderful time with the Woodpeckers . So much easier to see with no leaves.

Thanks for your photos -- Always a feast for my eyes.

O.

Lavender said...

Captain Thanks very much Captain! (((((Salutes))))

Oneida Oh Thanks Oneida, Im glad to hear that and appreciate it! I do just have budgies now, I used to keep Gouldian Finches (Gorgeous little things) but will save that story for another time. From time to time I take in other birds that need care, and they are later released. I enjoy them very much!
I have 17 budgies that are 'permanent residents' (pets) :)
I take it then that where you are the Eagles are gathering in December - oh what sight that would be - I hope you get many great sightings!! :)