Hi folks. Cindy told me about your group. I'm here in New Jersey. I've
been to Texas, San Antonio - had relatives that lived there a few
years back. They've since moved to Wisconsin due to work. Anyway, I'll
post the introduction I used for another group that I recently
joined...since I think it is what caught Cindy's attention.
I'm a book-a-holic, a bird-a-holic and I love my boys. I have 2
teenage sons. By "boys" also includes my husband. LOL! My teenagers
are running me ragged this summer. It's been a rough one.
As a Book-A-Holic I usually read mysteries and romantic comedies but
I'm also a HUGE Harry Potter fan. I write book reviews for RedBank.com.
I had always loved watching the wild birds at my feeder and have been
assisting a local wildlife rehabilitator care for and release wild
birds for a number of years. My love of finches began August 2001
when I was given 2 goldfinches to hand feed. I loved listening to
their wonderful singing and watching their antics that I had "empty
nest syndrome" when they were released. I purchased a pair of zebra
finches and then some societies and gouldians and the obsession took
complete control. I didn't have any hookbills until I saw a bright
blue parakeet at my outside birdfeeder. Coming and going with the
wild birds. It took me a week but I finally caught him. We named him
Phantom because he was so elusive to catch. That began my love of
Recently I sold or gave away all of my finch, totalling around 40, and
kept the 1 canary, 2 normal bourkes and 2 pairs of English budgies. I
have a normal grey male, 2 cinnamon grey hens and a blue spangle male.
The normal grey and one of the cinnamon hens finally produced a
chick, after 3 unsuccessful attempts. The baby fledged a week ago. It
is cinnamon grey just like it's mom. The other hen is on eggs. Wish
her luck! We also share our home with "Trouble", a starling. We found
him last summer, with a broken leg. It took some time to heal and
winter was upon us and we became attached to him. He talks a lot,
"Hola Trouble. Hola." "Trouble Bubble" "Pretty. Pretty. Pretty Bird."
"Good Bird", "you're a good bird", and the wolf whistle. He's an
awesome addition to the feathered family we have.
We also have 3 cats, 2 bearded dragon lizards, 1 dwarf hamster and a
teacup chihuahua. I'm raising my children in the very house I grew up
in. I have a home full of animals and love. It is my favorite place
Whew, that's about it.