My wife and I have a parrot, and he’s nuts, which is to say that he’s a perfect fit for us. I had friends with birds when I was a kid, but they were skittish around strangers, so I never really understood how cool they are. My wife got a new macro lens for Christmas and has been testing the resilience of bird’s eyes to camera flashes ever since. This isn’t one of the super-close-up shots, but it is one of my favorites.
He’s also been learning to sing lately (if you can call it that). I wander around the house with him on my shoulder humming random bits of whatever pops into my head, and half the time I don’t remember the words, so I just ‘doop doop be-doop’ to the tune. Bert seems to have caught on. Check out the video. I don’t have a clue what he’s singing, but I doubt he does either.