Daily Visits from The Munchkin

Two Parrots

The Munchkin and Parker

For more than ten years, Judy and I have been taking care of two injured birds (Parker and Big Bird) from the wild parrot flock. Since some trees near our house were cut down, visits by the wild birds have become rare. But last week we started getting daily visits from one of them, who seems to be attracted to Parker. They sit next to each other—Parker in the window sill and the wild bird (whom we call The Munchkin) on a railing on the other side of the screen. There have been two days when The Munchkin was here the entire day, leaving only briefly to eat. I was puzzled as to what was going on until I saw The Munchkin come under attack on two separate occasions by passing members of the flock. It looks like he’s been banished for violating flock rules. I’ve seen this happen in the past. Eventually the ban gets lifted, and the outcast is allowed to return. The last couple of days, The Munchkin has been around less.

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10 Responses to “Daily Visits from The Munchkin”

  1. Yasmin Hagen Says:

    Love hearing/reading such stories! Any story that involves “love” inspires me!

  2. Les Erickson Says:

    One of those “awwww” moments. Such sweetness shared between the screen. I hope the Munch keeps dropping in now & then, if it isn’t against the Flock’s Rules. TY4 sharing. ♥

  3. Sarah Says:

    What an awesome happy snap! Your bird photos are always outstanding. Love to the happy duo. 🙂

  4. tz Says:

    I can never get enough when it comes to hearing about these wonderful little guys. Judy’s photo captured the feeling, that’s for sure. We just watched your movie again this weekend- and I fell in love all over again with these little guys.

  5. Mario Anthony Iacobucci Says:

    Absolutely beautiful:)

  6. Aurelle Says:

    That look in Parker’s eye is pure bliss! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Margaret Benbow Says:

    They’re not squawking. It’s as though they’re exchanging some quiet, peaceful thought that they both need: “Be strong, my friend.”

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