Day 334: A Big and Fluffy Bird

There is no doubt being a big bird can be a survival-of-the-fittest advantage. The ladybirds take one look at you and think “well fed!” The predators take one look at you and think “fierce and ferocious!” Being very fluffy can also have its evolutionary advantages. For ladybirds, fluffiness equals cuteness. And cuteness equals adorable eggsContinue reading “Day 334: A Big and Fluffy Bird”

Day 328: Cockatiel Plays Capture the Laptop

Having lots of flock members has its pros and its cons. On the cons side….well, “sharing” is never a favorite. On the pros side….why share when you can get whatever you want with “cuteness?” Of course, it can be fun to let your flock mates at least think they are giving you the desired itemContinue reading “Day 328: Cockatiel Plays Capture the Laptop”

Day 325: Wet Bird Couture Is Back!

It can be challenging work – juggling an empire. One minute you are engrossed in planning your newest one-avian hit play. The next minute you are called away for some top secret mission – allegedly. Each free moment is occupied in turn….from “fixer-upper” nest flipping projects for the spring ladybird season to (even more) retrainingContinue reading “Day 325: Wet Bird Couture Is Back!”

Day 322: If You Like It Put a Feather On It

As a flocking species, you can always count on a little friendly competition for the best roosting spots. This can make leaving a prime seat problematic. Often, when you return to reclaim your roost, you may find it has a new occupant! So you have to find a way to let the other flock membersContinue reading “Day 322: If You Like It Put a Feather On It”

Day 313: Pearl Cutts in The Big Bird Box

Being born covered in soft fetching feathers can definitely give you a wing up on the competition when it comes to winning coveted feature roles. But it can’t always protect you from filmmakers’ omissions and inaccuracies. For example, there may be times when you are starring in a new play and you notice the titleContinue reading “Day 313: Pearl Cutts in The Big Bird Box”

Day 310: Cockatiel Attends Crestaholics Meeting

As a manly (single, solo, suave) manbird, there is no doubt having a full-feathered crest can make you a hit with the ladybirds. But it can also make you a frequent target of the (large, featherless, crest-less) paparazzi. It comes with the territory. What the ladybirds want, the ladybirds get. And yet, dealing with allContinue reading “Day 310: Cockatiel Attends Crestaholics Meeting”

Day 301: Cockatiel Gives Cuteness Assistance

When you’ve had fluffy feathers your whole life, it is easy to forget not every being is so lucky. You are so used to the adoration, the adulation, the fainting fans, the fame – how everyone always wants to be near you just in case one of your feathers falls off and lands on them,Continue reading “Day 301: Cockatiel Gives Cuteness Assistance”

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