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Hello Everyone and thank you for visiting! My name is MO and I live on Vancouver Island, BC Canada. This blog is to share with others my love of nature and homemade life like crochet, gardening, decorating, flowers, art, crafts, photos and perhaps the occasional recipe as well. Please drop by frequently and feel free to share. If you would like to send me an email, my address is murmursdfa@gmail.com

Monday, August 12, 2013


Hey, I bought birdies last week...2 Society Finches.  Hard to take a decent picture of them through the cage and because they are so active.  The dark one is Morpheus and the white one is Delilah.  Delilah might turn out to be Ralph...the pet store wasn't sure of the sex of the white & brown ones as they are too young, and I've can't tell as I've never seen finches with these particular colors. Morpheus is calm and sedate for a finch.  Delilah is all over the place.  I went out and got some new things for the cage today...some nesting material, a cuttle bone, a better water container, etc.  Morpheus just stayed in one place, cocking his head from side to side and just looked at all the new objects.  Delilah pecked the cuttle bone, pulled some string from the little container, then she checked out the new seed and the new water container and then sat in the empty little basket that needs to be filled with nesting material.  She did all this in less than 10 minutes.

Anyways, their antics are interesting and fun to watch. They have quite the vocabulary.  All kinds of chirps, warbles, beeps, tweets, whistles and cricket-type sounds.  Like I say,I've never seen these brown colored finches before. Quite a number of years ago I bred Society finches, but they were totally white with orange beaks.  I've also raised Zebra finches, canaries (the ones with weird tuffs on their heads like Beatle hair cuts), cockatiels (grey/yellow with orange cheeks) and ring-necked doves.  When we lived on an acreage I had an fair-sized aviary for all my little feathered friends.  I sold the grown up babies to local pet stores. I don't plan on doing that again, just wanted a couple of little feathered buddies in my life.   Until next time, MO

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