Thursday, May 9, 2013

Black-headed caiques

This is my morning companion, a black-headed caique, the little pet parrot of my "boss." She/he is a darling and all that you read about them (once you know one and want to read about them!) is true. They are born acrobats and great fun to watch as they "perform" all day long. There is nothing they won't try to climb, roll on or squeeze under. And they are, as many animals, extremely curious. In this picture she is holding a pen she scooped up when the owner wasn't looking, and is posing as a writer--appropriate for this office as we are all involved in "writing" in some way or other.