"Tweety Bird", an orange-cheeked cockatiel,
came to live with me in 1982.
little guy was found wet, cold and too young to fly in some ivy where I work at
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He had evidently fallen from his nest (which
couldn't be located), and had no way to get back "home". For two
weeks he became my houseguest . There, he was fed and cared for until he gained
his strength and flying skills, whereupon he was released to the wild. In this
photo he is trying to determine if this digital intruder is friend or foe.
Here, the juvenile hummingbird stretches for an
"artificial nectar" feeding.
Calisthenics to build muscles...
but showing off for the camera is a blast!
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