Wednesday, March 28, 2007

What a find!!!

Talk about your unusual finds! This was crazy!

We were spending a very nice Sunday afternoon, out in the yard just enjoying the sunshine, when we spied a very strange bird. I mentally checked all the birds that were native to Texas and couldn't think of anything that would be a match...when it *dawned* on was a parakeet!!!! Some one's pet!!!

The boys were so excited when it flew down near me and they all gathered around (with 2 neighbor boys too) to see him. I stayed really calm and quietly called to the bird while squatting down in front of him and before I knew it, he flew onto my back! My oldest son went after some sunflower seeds and held them in his hand, so the bird moved from my back to his hand and I was able to secure the bird while my neighbor found a cat carrier that we put the feathery little guy in until we had a cage.

And there you have the incredible story of *Tweety*, the yellow parakeet that came to us. (My neighbor- who grew up with birds- is keeping him. Yes, we checked w/neighbors and no one will claim him!) The boys all love him and my neighbor brings him out to the patio every afternoon so we can all visit with him. How fun!!! Talk about your nature days!

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