184 thoughts on “Observers~

  1. That’s interesting, Cindy. I’ve never thought of birds being people watchers, but I suppose that is the case. These macaws do look curious – love the pictures!

    1. Not only that, the first photo made me hold my breath for a second or two: it really felt like the macaw was staring at ME! Where did you have the chance to take these spectacular photos?

      1. The interesting thing is that all sorts of animals, mostly wild, stare directly into my camera lens. I don’t use a tripod ever. I stand still with the camera lens stuck to my face on full zoom. Even wild grizzlies stare into the lens. Birds are fascinated by it. So you are totally correct, this incredible bird was staring directly at you! In that he was staring into the camera lens, which both you and I see equally. How cool is that! 🦜

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  3. Splendid! Rocking some great plumage, those little guys.


    1. Smiling…. That’s like my grandsons saying to me, “We’re cute!” (Because everyone says this to them.) Then they ask, “What is cute?” πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  4. With such rich and vibrant colors nature delights us. Never ceases to amaze me the many and varied beauties of nature. Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful experiences out in the world.

  5. A colorful bunch, plus they’re very smart. Several years ago, some green parrots had escaped their home while their people were cleaning their enclosure. The 4-5 parrots setup their own roost around a transformer in my sister’s neighborhood. The utilities department thought they could shoo away the birds. They did move, but to a bigger and better transformer a couple blocks away. The utilities department brought in the bird experts from the zoo, but the parrots outsmarted the bird experts. Since it seemed they wouldn’t be able to capture the parrots, the utilities department built them a roost. At least they wouldn’t get zapped by the transformer that was providing them with heat. The green parrots lived a couple seasons outdoors. In the meantime, a new bird specialist was hired by the zoo with a background with macaws and parrots. The new specialist said moving them was easy peasy … you have make them believe moving is their idea. They got the parrots moved to the zoo.

    1. This is so perfectly parrot! Every bird can fly circles around us obviously, but some bird species can outhink us while they are flying around us, which is pretty freaking amazing, you have to admit. Since I was a little kid the term “bird brained” meant the people who used this term were definitely not as smart as birds. I love the “bird specialist,” who thought like the parrots. It takes intelligence to do that, even though that specialist couldn’t actually fly. I love this story. Thank you for sharing it with me and be well David დ

    1. Thank you Maryann. I don’t own a captive macaw. The scarlet macaws were wild in Costa Rica. The hyacinth macaw lives cageless at a wild animal park in Southern California. Hyacinth’s are seriously endangered in the wild. I have seen and photographed many wild macaws, but have never seen a hyacinth in the wild.

      1. My pleasure, Cindy. My niece and her husband have lived in Costa Rica for about ten years. She may have on occasion photographed a macaw or two in the wild. I am the lucky one to observe your beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing. oxox

  6. Such wonderful photos of these amazingly characterful and colourful birds, and with such beautiful clarity – a joy to behold! You do seem to find some beautiful subjects for your photos Cindy.

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