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Parrots are cool. They are also one hell of a lot of work.

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May 2010

Letters From Maisy #14

Maisy had settled into a routine and just to mix it up a little, I gave her a bath. She needed one with all of our ramming around outside and I had the time, so I went ahead and gave... Continue Reading →

Is it “Crazy” To Have a Crow?

Say "Hello" to Yvonne! And that is "Crazy," her female Hooded Crow (Corvus Cornix). Yvonne lives in Locarno, Switzerland, and she found Crazy lying in a heap on the ground in the Spring of 2009. Crazy had a "Scissor Beak," (a... Continue Reading →

Letters From Maisy #13

Occasionally, Beverly went out of town for the weekend and she would leave Maisy with me. At first, Maisy was a little confused because she hadn't really slept here overnight before. This resulted in Maisy not quite being able to... Continue Reading →

Midwest Bird Expo: A Smashing Success!

I attended the Midwest Bird Expo this past weekend at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, Illinois this past weekend. Jason Crean and his Crew did an amazing job organizing the vendor floor, the speakers, the educational exhibits and... Continue Reading →

Come Say “Hi” at the Midwest Bird Expo!

Click on this image to see the schedule of events and to order an access pass: I love going to shindigs like this. But sometimes my schedule simply prohibits it. Between the Blog, my column and feature writing at BIRD... Continue Reading →

“Letters From Maisy” #12

Maisy had her routine: She would run to my door, greet Mattie and then trot all over the house to make sure everything was there. Then she would stand in the middle of the living room and stare at me... Continue Reading →

Letters From Maisy #11

Maisy and Mattie really began getting along. Mattie would be out on the front porch leisurely wagging her tail and waiting for us when I went down to get Maisy. I would let Maisy go at the elevator and she... Continue Reading →

Letter From Maisy #10

Now this was a fresh day in hell for me. I woke up looking like I had a softball stuck under my chin. I had already had the mumps as a child so I knew it wasn't that. I don't... Continue Reading →

Letters From Maisy #9

Maisy was around when I got the news that I had gotten the column in "BIRD TALK" Magazine. I think we danced. At the time BT didn't know if it was going to be monthly or every other month, but... Continue Reading →

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