february 16th is the best day ever!

because it's my baby's birthday! miss flojo, love of my life, celebrates her hatch day today! she's six years old, and honestly, i have no idea where the time has gone. from the moment i laid eyes on her, i knew i was in love. she was three weeks old, completely bald, and had barely opened her eyes. many would say she had a face only a mother could love, and maybe it's true, but the fact is, i love her enough for a thousand people and know that i've never seen anything as beautiful as her. so, happy hatch day to my best friend, my partner in pretty much everything, and my reason for getting up each morning!

speaking of birds, chris and i went up to the blue ridge parkway today (in the blue ridge mountains) to watch the banding and release of a golden eagle. it first came into the custody of the wildlife center of virginia when someone discovered that it was stuck in a coyote foothold trap. unfortunately one toe was severely injured and needed amputation, but only after the eagle was stabilized because of anemia due to severe blood loss. after about a month of recuperating, it was released today. because golden eagles are so rare around here, there were TV and newspaper reporters there, along with a pretty sizable crowd! i took my half frame camera to hopefully get twice as many pictures (but because i'm short and there were so many people, i wasn't able to get as many as i'd hoped) so i'm going to show you those soon!

i hope you've had a good hump day!

21 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Flojo!
    How long after Flojo was born did you take her home?
    Also, it is so cool you saw an eagle released!

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  2. yay happy birthday flojo!!!!! pretty bird =] thats so cool you went to see the eagle released, must have been beautiful

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  3. ahhaa. Happy Birthday.
    Flojo is absolutely adorable!

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  4. Aww! I love posts about Flojo! Happy hatch day to her!

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  5. AH! HAPPY BIRDDAY FLOJO!!! Look how pretty she is! I love that you knew her when she was a bald little alien, I think that birds are so cute when they are featherless. Maybe it is an acquired taste, or just a special appreciation as one who loves birds... I don't know, either way, what a great day. Flojo is the best (well, you know, other than Poesy)
    And Poesy says squeeek-squak-wistle-wistle-HIIII.

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  6. she is so pretty! I miss my parrot. He lives with my mom in Arizona and I miss that guy. He's 46 this year!

    Happy birthday, Flojo!

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  7. This is so sweet. Aww! Happy birthday, Flojo!

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  8. Happy birthday, Flojo. She's such a beauty!

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  9. Eep! So sweet!
    And such a pretty colour too <3

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  10. So sweet! Happy Birthday flojo!

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  11. What a beautiful bird!!! Happy Birthday to FLOJO!!!! HIP HIP!!

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  12. beautiful, and happy birthday flojo!
    makes me want my own little bird. <3

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  13. Happy birthday Flojo!!!!
    Can't wait to see those pictures.

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  14. awww HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the cutest winged creature there ever was!!!!

    i can't wait to see your photos from the big event!

    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  15. OMG! Flojo has the same birthday as my DAD! That means she's EXTRA SUPER RAD. & yes...I SO got teary eyed reading this...maybe it's the passion in your writing...but I'm a dork! Haha! She's gorgeous, so so perfect! I love Flojo, give her a kiss for me! <3

    Also, at the hill I go walking up almost daily we have a pair of golden eagles & last year I saw them flirting in the sky!!! =)

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  17. Happy Birthday Flojo. I've always wanted my own little sun conure. For now I'll have to live vicariously through your blog. :)

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  18. Happy Birthday lady!!!!!!! sorry I am a day late - as always - anywho!

    Love the pics!

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  19. Happy Belated Birthday Flogo!

    She is so beautiful! I grew up with a Yellow Naped Amazon, and now I want a parrot in my house so bad, but since Im still finishing up college, It just wouldnt be fair to the bird...Someday though! :)

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  20. awh, i remember this day. flojo is the best bird living on planet earth, for real. despiter her crazy antics and weird hatred towards watches and cell phones, haha. she's also the cutest thing i've ever seen, for real. :]

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