This month village life got a lot noisier. A high volume of tweets now reverberate around our garden. Not Twitter tweets, bird ones, and a mixed bag of chirps they are. Wonderful Wi has gone bird crazy and added a feathered menagerie to her collection of dogs, game birds and that squirrel.
Village Life – Bird Menagerie
A baby parrot came first. Quite a cute fella. Or sweet-looking girl. Not sure which but he/she was soon named Lucky minutes after Wilai won 20,000 baht on the Thai lottery. Lucky can’t fly yet but while grounded is having plenty of words fed its way. Bird pellets, banana and broccoli as well. Can you spot Lucky having a knees-up in the photograph?
The budgies arrived next. First two, then four more – 180 baht each. Wilai is hoping to breed them although a wider aviary may be needed to do that. I’ve since read budgies fly horizontally not vertically and a budgerigar aviary should have greater width than height. A nesting box has been added and Wilai is hoping that might bring Valentine’s Day forward a tweet or two. I still think the cage needs to be wider.
Last but certainly not least were the myna birds. Two of them. Big talkers they are too and they’ve become very popular with the locals, especially kids. Wilai’s garden som tum stall did good business after the two birds arrival.
The myna birds chirp lots of words and phrases which sound very clear. I’m not too sure all of what they are saying but greetings I understand and I’m told they also predict the next winning Thai lottery numbers. That explained the sizable interest from many of the older locals.
Myna birds, budgies and a parrot. Whatever next? Hopefully, baby budgerigars.
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