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Tyburn
11-26-2012, 01:54 PM
soooo rather then starting different threads for different birds...you can come here to view all the latests on the PHOB

I shall begin by telling you of issues with the finches

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9nw2fVhKqc

...and the newest to the flock...Bonnie The Budgie :w00t:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-SYewwrETc

Bonnie
11-26-2012, 04:03 PM
Bonnie the Budgie...I like it! :laugh: I think she's beautiful, Dave. :)

Tyburn
11-26-2012, 05:58 PM
Bonnie the Budgie...I like it! :laugh: I think she's beautiful, Dave. :)

:laugh: She has settled in just perfectly too :w00t:

Tyburn
12-03-2012, 06:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJbxZrvVEaQ

Toby is singing indoors...he hates being in the cage, and he hates the fact his foot hurts so much...I so hope it doesnt get to the point of amputation :sad:

Tyburn
12-16-2012, 10:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D06PQxtMREM

A feast for the Budgies....Jens Jr, Lil Boom, and Bonnie the Budgie all tuck into some nosh :w00t:

Tyburn
12-24-2012, 12:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6xKg1gF9iA

Jamie is bark stripping :)

Tyburn
01-11-2013, 10:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkoOlMEvVEc

Jens Junior is under pin feather observations :laugh:

Tyburn
01-20-2013, 01:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGSIMx_Isy0

Tyburn
02-23-2013, 06:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmwS4BeI4uY

My new Budgie...first purchase of this year :w00t:

flo
02-23-2013, 08:23 PM
He's beautiful, Dave, I'm glad the other members of the flock seem to be accepting him!

Tyburn
03-04-2013, 06:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnHWXOOh4kg

A shed load...I call them "The Second Wave" because they arrived exactly a year after I opened the Aviary...I went all the way to the Stafford Spring Bird Show...the largest in the country...and I spent all my bonus :ashamed:

I got two Java Sparrows, Two Lovebirds, Two Owl Finches, Two Diamond Dove, Two Japanese Quail, and a Red Factor Canary :laugh:

rearnakedchoke
03-04-2013, 09:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnHWXOOh4kg

A shed load...I call them "The Second Wave" because they arrived exactly a year after I opened the Aviary...I went all the way to the Stafford Spring Bird Show...the largest in the country...and I spent all my bonus :ashamed:

I got two Java Sparrows, Two Lovebirds, Two Owl Finches, Two Diamond Dove, Two Japanese Quail, and a Red Factor Canary :laugh:

you should get two turtle doves and a partridge ...... in a pear tree ..



ok .. that was lame .. :laugh::laugh::laugh:
:unsure::unsure-1:

Neezar
03-04-2013, 09:39 PM
:laugh:

Neezar
03-04-2013, 09:39 PM
One of the Java Sparrows' is named Denise.

Tyburn
03-05-2013, 12:18 AM
One of the Java Sparrows' is named Denise.

:ashamed: after YOU of course :laugh:

flo
03-05-2013, 07:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnHWXOOh4kg

A shed load...I call them "The Second Wave" because they arrived exactly a year after I opened the Aviary...I went all the way to the Stafford Spring Bird Show...the largest in the country...and I spent all my bonus :ashamed:

I got two Java Sparrows, Two Lovebirds, Two Owl Finches, Two Diamond Dove, Two Japanese Quail, and a Red Factor Canary :laugh:

That's awesome, sounds like one of my plant buying sprees! You must be on cloud 9, Dave. :)

One of the Java Sparrows' is named Denise.

:happydancing:

Tyburn
03-05-2013, 02:19 PM
That's awesome, sounds like one of my plant buying sprees! You must be on cloud 9, Dave. :)



:happydancing:

:laugh: I AM!! I spent all my bonus and then some :laugh: I am NOT usually a big spender it has to be said...the odd 20 or 30 here and there....but my Sisters when they went out on a night would spend that much on drinks.

Well...Inclusive of Travel and refreshment for the day...I probably spent between 250-300 :ashamed: I am pleased to say 188 was my Anual Bonus...which is probably about the amount I spent on the birds....and I didnt enter my Savings this month...thats a further 80....so...I dont feel I spent beyond my means....but...I've NEVER spent so much in one go on material belongings before...the last time I spent this much would be on my Extended Weekends away...like Blackpool in 2010 or Lincoln in 2011....or possibly the Trip to UFC 120 in London if you include the tickets to the events.

This time...I went nowhere...I just bought Birds :laugh:

flo
03-05-2013, 07:24 PM
:laugh: I AM!! I spent all my bonus and then some :laugh: I am NOT usually a big spender it has to be said...the odd 20 or 30 here and there....but my Sisters when they went out on a night would spend that much on drinks.

Well...Inclusive of Travel and refreshment for the day...I probably spent between 250-300 :ashamed: I am pleased to say 188 was my Anual Bonus...which is probably about the amount I spent on the birds....and I didnt enter my Savings this month...thats a further 80....so...I dont feel I spent beyond my means....but...I've NEVER spent so much in one go on material belongings before...the last time I spent this much would be on my Extended Weekends away...like Blackpool in 2010 or Lincoln in 2011....or possibly the Trip to UFC 120 in London if you include the tickets to the events.

This time...I went nowhere...I just bought Birds :laugh:

Good for you! I think it's good for the soul to splurge on yourself every once in a while. :happydancing:

Tyburn
03-05-2013, 08:24 PM
Good for you! I think it's good for the soul to splurge on yourself every once in a while. :happydancing:

Its my Birthday on Sunday...so I've shrugged it off as my Birthday Treat Trip :laugh:

Here are some photographs for those who dont want to bother with the video :laugh:

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/9357/sam3234z.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/822/sam3234z.jpg/)

Ezekiel my Lovebird, is a White headed Blue Love bird...its rather uncomon colouring, and whilst that would usually make him more precious...in this instance, if you aint got a peach faced love bird, noone cares, so he was cheaper...I only saw one pair of peach faced, and they had already been bought...noone wants to sell peachfaced lovebirds because they are in such demand :laugh:

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/9747/sam3251n.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/822/sam3251n.jpg/)

Jeremiah is also a White headed Blue, but as you can see...in reality, he's almost completely white. The problem with Lovebirds is that out of almost all the Parakeets...Love Birds are the hardest to sex. The only way to tell is to either be present when the eggs are laid, or to do DNA testing.. Who knows if they are male and female, male and male, or female and female? I dont really care :laugh:

http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/2633/sam3237.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/547/sam3237.jpg/)


Sergio my Male Owl Finch, they have another name, but the Owl finch tag stuck because they litterally make owl noises...its got to be heard to be believed :laugh:

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/8986/sam3247h.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/715/sam3247h.jpg/)


Suzzie is my Female Owl Finch...its funny because Owl Finches are not that common and every time I arrived at a stall which sold them, this stupid old guy...the same one, was always already there and buying them all :angry: so finally when there were two stalls next to each other I knew I had to buy the ones that were on the stall he didnt go to...or never get them...I ended up then paying slightly more for the pair then the going rate as the guy went for the cheaper of the two stalls :rolleyes:

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3439/sam3244.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/834/sam3244.jpg/)


Louis...aka "The King" is a red factor canary. I bought him because he was to cheap to be real. He's got issues. Firstly, he had spacial awareness issues, in human terms, he's clumsy and a bit thick. He's the only bird yet to learn to go into the shed when its dark. Secondly his feet are in bad condition, I am unsure if he has mites or if the skin is just badly discoloured. Thirdly...He was a Male that couldnt sing. He had one simple trill phrase which was monotone and sounded like a tin whistle...NOT KIDDING...but...after two days...my other Canaries have taught him to sing...I've never seen anything like it, one canary stands one side and sings a phrase, the other canary stands the other side and sings a slight variation of the same phrase starting just prior to the firsts ceasation, and the ping pong back and forth, then they move closer, and get really close, and Jojo even breaks down the phrases and tries to get Louis to repeat after him, getting close shows The King how to position the beak and stuff...its fascinating

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/3945/sam3290g.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/593/sam3290g.jpg/)


My current section leader at work is called Ali Watson-Sparrow...so I HAD to get a Java and call it Ali Sparrow :laugh: If you look closly at his foot you will see he has a deformed toe that points up and not down.

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/8956/sam3264.JPG (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/199/sam3264.JPG/)

Denise the Java Sparrow is the same, but without the bum foot. Of course...I might have got the genders mixed up....coz I've seen Denise Sing...but havent seen Ali Sing yet...never mind though :laugh:

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/648/sam3292m.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/688/sam3292m.jpg/)

I've called this Diamond Dove...Love :ashamed:

http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/8448/sam3284.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/580/sam3284.jpg/)


Not to be confused with Peace, who has a red head :laugh: Diamond Doves are a bit like anemic Quail, in that neither of these Birds actually DO anything. Quail spend their entire live bouncing on the ground...and Daimond Doves simply sit and coo :laugh:

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/6792/sam3268.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/19/sam3268.jpg/)

Tiffany the Quail


http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/1543/sam3254.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/856/sam3254.jpg/)


Dhiego The Quail...now he was born disabled. One of his eyes has been fully formed, and even blinks UNDERNIETH a layer of skin that has feathers growing out of it. I think he can see through the semi transparent layer of skin, just, not as well. You might say he's partially sighted in one eye :laugh:

Neezar
03-06-2013, 04:21 AM
Dave, did you buy all the misfits? :unsure-1:


lol

I mean, what did you do? Go in and say "Got any messed up birdies that I can get cheap?"

Tyburn
03-07-2013, 12:34 PM
Dave, did you buy all the misfits? :unsure-1:


lol

I mean, what did you do? Go in and say "Got any messed up birdies that I can get cheap?"

:laugh: No...alot of it was luck of the draw

When I went to get the Java Sparrows there was a cage holding about twenty of them, I got the ones that the vendor could get out first....it was at random...pretty much the same with the Quail.

These remember are surplus stock for breeders...which means they are considered not of the quality the Breeder wants to keep for either breeding on, or, in most cases, probably for training to be show birds.

The only misfit I deliberately bought was the Canary :ashamed:

Tyburn
03-08-2013, 07:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYUJYVlYnb8

My Cherubs tuck into some fruity nom :w00t:

Tyburn
03-23-2013, 06:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl5ppao1lc4

Sergio and Suzzie :w00t:

Tyburn
03-24-2013, 09:46 PM
Snowed in at the Aviary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gicfiiHhlgY

Singing Java Sparrows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5GavJK1gI4

Tyburn
04-04-2013, 09:10 PM
Expose on The King, Louis my Red Factor Canary who has learned to sing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOQQm-yxD0s

Tyburn
04-07-2013, 08:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJNLrHX1LCM

Spring lockdown :laugh:

Tyburn
04-14-2013, 04:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjwPMkZRbmE

Mating Dance Ritual (the Bow Coo) of the Diamond Dove :laugh:

Tyburn
04-25-2013, 08:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX0k93co9R0

Jojo the Canary has learned to mimic the call of Dheigo and Tiffany Quail!

Tyburn
05-03-2013, 07:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW8x3zaBkqw (Owl Finches)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlrQnUKGisg (Diamond Doves and Quail)

Tyburn
05-04-2013, 04:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia-tDCJ6ZNs (Canaries and Zebra Finches)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjxoXxH1KEQ (Budgies and Java Sparrows)

Tyburn
05-06-2013, 05:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB_I5zFuzy8 (diamond doves...sorta sitting on one another :laugh: )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w4iP2rGXhg (the memorial video for my lovebirds, who have been rehoused to an aviary in leeds at last :sad: )

Tyburn
05-06-2013, 08:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emH5r6Z8X7U

Zebra finch chicks belonging to Flo and Lamas, and Beverly and Erik :)

Tyburn
05-08-2013, 08:32 PM
Chicks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zxZ_YKvsrs

Tyburn
05-12-2013, 01:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2o5qRtKIok

more of the lil chick

Tyburn
05-16-2013, 09:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqQz12EBXRI

Baby Bentley at 15 days old!

Tyburn
06-22-2013, 04:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTMZrcIv1W0

an update on the next batch of babies from Flo and Lamas :laugh:

Tyburn
06-28-2013, 08:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HHwRGaa7mk

Two Daughters of Flo and Lamas have fledged :happydancing:

Tyburn
07-20-2013, 03:12 PM
The House of Martin has opened. This is Binky, the sole survivor of a decimated clutch!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGPQ2Fvz9_E

Tyburn
08-07-2013, 02:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyAln4DVmlI

The Children of Flo and Lamas are all grown up now, I have called them Brinsa, Samuel, and Enoch...the latter is going to market, coz I wanna keep Binkey from Beryls Clutch.

Tyburn
08-09-2013, 10:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn9xIzG_l9I

Beverly and Eriks clutch is on the rise :ashamed:

Tyburn
08-12-2013, 10:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRq6KNUP2ME

Special Video showing Beverly and Erik trying to teach their two chicks how to fly. this is the fledging process in action

Tyburn
08-26-2013, 03:07 AM
I name two of Beryl and Eriks Chicks, Maggie and Damacio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsxQFN6XMKA

Tyburn
10-31-2013, 12:12 AM
Lil Boom, the Lutino Budgie, died this afternoon at the Avian Vets, of Kidney Failure

Here is his memorial video

:sad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTZhR0tOyxE

Neezar
10-31-2013, 01:16 PM
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/5c/57/c5/5c57c527b6aba4f7bbf7930b0f4e3ea7.jpg

Neezar
10-31-2013, 01:20 PM
https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-prn1/c0.74.180.180/s160x160/32569_116599498383203_3447189_a.jpg

http://www.lipstickandcake.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/279504720593275849_xjJre7wy_c.jpg

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/34/f8/57/34f8578ce2e34d164678f5ef4f844fdc.jpg

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/7f/60/06/7f60066da2e40267fe68defb69570d5c.jpg

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs29/f/2008/060/f/a/I_Hate_Birds_by_Chaos_Master.jpg

Neezar
10-31-2013, 01:20 PM
:unsure-1: Oh, I just noticed that your post was about one of your birds dying. :unsure-1:

Sorry.

Neezar
10-31-2013, 01:24 PM
http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e9/aa/95/e9aa953f73ca51f10f1195ecdc9d83ed.jpg




http://www.gotravel24.com/files/media/Animals/Birds/Puffin_hatersGonnaHate.jpg

Tyburn
10-31-2013, 06:52 PM
:unsure-1: Oh, I just noticed that your post was about one of your birds dying. :unsure-1:

Sorry.

:laugh:

VCURamFan
10-31-2013, 06:58 PM
:unsure-1: Oh, I just noticed that your post was about one of your birds dying. :unsure-1:

Sorry.
http://images.sodahead.com/polls/000238890/polls_NO_CLASS_0924_600418_poll_xlarge.jpeg

:stirthepot:

Tyburn
10-31-2013, 07:16 PM
http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e9/aa/95/e9aa953f73ca51f10f1195ecdc9d83ed.jpg



I have two female Zebra Finches that look like her...one called Bonnie, died, but not before being the mother of an empire

Here is her Memorial video also

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ma5Mihcawqk

The other is very much alive, she is called Beverly, and she is Mother of the Contingent, her clan include three breeding pairs, and gave birth to more then fifteen offspring this year...some of whom I kept, many of whom died sadly...but that is the way of it. They breed so much because the vast majority do not make it...its what you come to recognise when you own an aviary.

The loss of a Budgie is always hard...but...I bought a new one today, its the first Blue Budgie ive owned since the loss of Jens The Budgie...who, as my first, is irreplaceable...and whose loss weight far more heavy then the loss of any other bird. (though Pettis the Zebra Finch, my first ever loss holds a special burden also)

Here is Jens The Budgies Memorial video, there are two versions coz some of the songs used for the original were banned from youtube in the US...but the video content is the same.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXEA_sV7vyo (Commonwealth Version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83wPwXt1muA (US Version)

and this is Pettis Memorial Video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEsqB7j0XIE

Neezar
10-31-2013, 08:12 PM
http://images.sodahead.com/polls/000238890/polls_NO_CLASS_0924_600418_poll_xlarge.jpeg

:stirthepot:


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qPJ5ATaOzlk/Tu1mYobaR2I/AAAAAAAABhg/7b95WIkCsFs/s1600/shutyourpiehole.jpg

Tyburn
11-04-2013, 12:12 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uE6CpiYv8g

Lil Booms replacement has arrived :)

Tyburn
12-15-2013, 10:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NjejXV0GA0

Ulysses is so desperate to get out of the issolation cage...he's litterally opening doors! :blink::laugh:

Tyburn
01-11-2014, 02:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRcHDOWU4Gs

Its my Diamond Doves...they are recovering from a bad moult :unsure-1:

Tyburn
01-26-2014, 07:11 PM
The weather turned bad yesterday...and the wrong kind of rain mixed with the wrong kind of wind...and my Quail got wet...so I had to take drastic measures :laugh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MICr5BvgWqw

Tyburn
02-02-2014, 11:34 AM
Caring for my Birds - Part One - at Day and Night

Dave shows his birds at Day and Night and then explains why its important to have a good cleaning rota for the Aviary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEe4QTtAIOc

Tyburn
02-09-2014, 05:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAi-b9Xyne8

Caring for my Birds - Part Two - Bird Rooms, Liberations and Lockdowns.

Tyburn
02-15-2014, 05:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTwg5OjlNIY

My new baby red factor canary :laugh:

Tyburn
02-17-2014, 02:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_s5PoE4rvc

Its the penultimate part of

Caring for my birds - Part three - The flights and aviary maintenance

Tyburn
02-24-2014, 07:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuu8xmUhZJ0

The concluding part

Caring for my birds - part four - utensils and extra nutritional treats

Tyburn
03-14-2014, 08:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R46CnhS_Rgo

The bird room has been transformed for the finch breeding season!

Bonnie
03-14-2014, 09:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R46CnhS_Rgo

The bird room has been transformed for the finch breeding season!

Something for everyone, ranging from your high rent Trump Towers, mid-range Holiday Inn and then the slums. :laugh:

How do you clean out the avery and do you have to be careful about inhaling airborne bird droppings (like when around dried mouse droppings)?

Who will care for your birds while you're in Rome?

Tyburn
03-15-2014, 10:06 AM
Something for everyone, ranging from your high rent Trump Towers, mid-range Holiday Inn and then the slums. :laugh:

How do you clean out the avery and do you have to be careful about inhaling airborne bird droppings (like when around dried mouse droppings)?

Who will care for your birds while you're in Rome?

If you scroll back up the page, the "Caring for my birds" videos should answer your questions on how/when the Avairy is cleaned.

When I am in Rome, noone will be around...I'm leaving them with tonnes of water and seed...and hoping they all make it...its only four days :unsure-1:

Bonnie
03-15-2014, 04:18 PM
If you scroll back up the page, the "Caring for my birds" videos should answer your questions on how/when the Avairy is cleaned.

When I am in Rome, noone will be around...I'm leaving them with tonnes of water and seed...and hoping they all make it...its only four days :unsure-1:

Yes, I was just looking back and noticed you had posted "maintenance" of the Aviary a few pages back. I've missed quite a few updates this past year, I'll check them out.

Denise had me laughing, Ben too! :laugh: I love that my namesake was "mother of an empire"! :happy: :laugh:

Tyburn
03-15-2014, 06:58 PM
Yes, I was just looking back and noticed you had posted "maintenance" of the Aviary a few pages back. I've missed quite a few updates this past year, I'll check them out.

Denise had me laughing, Ben too! :laugh: I love that my namesake was "mother of an empire"! :happy: :laugh:

The House of Pettis was the most prolific of all the Zebbies breeding pairs.

None remain now, but Bonnies Kids dominated the Granville Flock for two years :ashamed:

Tyburn
04-05-2014, 09:33 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G34VRo0p9yI what happened to one of my silver waxbills

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDGwom6j0fY see inside the nests of the zebra finches and the live chick from Beryl!

Tyburn
04-15-2014, 11:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqOT_880hLY

Baby birds!! :ashamed:

Tyburn
04-21-2014, 11:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUUek4XB9NY my birds were not forgotten this easter...they got some treats aswell :happydancing:

Tyburn
05-05-2014, 11:25 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xop6KeXrWq0

Beverly and Lamas have a chick that looks like it will probably reach maturity :happydancing:

Tyburn
05-25-2014, 04:57 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7Qd4zaTLMc

Baby birds update :laugh:

Tyburn
06-13-2014, 08:36 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gHEIT8C0X8

A lil catch up :laugh: