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Lately I've become hooked on watching the Sutton Center Bald Eagle Nest Cam, located in Oklahoma. There are two cameras on the nest, and it is really fun to see the parents bringing food, and feeding the baby! Check it out here:

http://www.suttoncenter.org/eaglecam.html

 

bald eagles

 


 
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Here is part two of my vacation post, please scroll below to read the first part! :)

These charming conures at Las Caletas just stole my heart; they seemed to love all of the attention, and posed so nicely for me!

 conure

In Mexico they are called Orange Fronted Parakeets, but are more commonly known in the USA as Half-moon Conures or Orange-fronted Conures.

 

conure pair

 I don't want to leave out Tango, the adorable and extremely active squirrel monkey! He was too quick for me to get good photos, but was fun to watch!

 

monkey

Hope you enjoyed these vacation photos!

 

Regarding my parrot jewelry, some of you noticed that I didn't list any new creations last month and were wondering what was up....well, February was a super busy month getting ready to go on my trip while keeping up with custom orders as well, so unfortunately I didn't have time to make a Bird of the Month last month - but this month's collection will be posted very shortly, and was heavily inspired by my new feathered friends in Mexico! :)


 
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Last month I went on the first real vacation I've had in years, what fun! It was 7 days of sheer bliss on a ship to the Mexican Riviera, and let me tell you, I didn't want to get off! I simply cannot even put into words how fabulous it was! It was fantastic to get away from work/computer/emails/phone and just watch the waves go by. The sunrises and sunsets were beyond spectacular! I've never been on a cruise, so it was quite an amazing experience!

 

sunset


Here I am during the "Muster Drill" when we all had to try on our life vests and learn the safety drill. I'm happy to report that I did not need to use the life vest - and we didn't hit any icebergs either. ;)

 

me

 

One of the highlights of my holiday was the time spent in Puerto Vallarta visiting with the free flighted Military Macaws and Half Moon Conures on a beautiful island paradise called "The Hideaway at Las Caletas". Maybe if I happen to become a billionaire someday I can buy the island and retire there...well, I can dream. :)

 

macaw pair 

It was thrilling to see such happy birds in a natural environment. They do go into cages at night for protection, but are free to fly around the island during day, where they have an abundance of branches to destroy, as well as typical bird toys at the main interactive area.

 

macaws


There were about 20 majestic Military Macaws at the island, and you could hear them everywhere - as those of you with macaws in your home know, they are LOUD! I enjoyed holding one and interacting a bit, he was trained to take treats out of your mouth!

 

closeup

 

My blog is out of space for this entry, so will continue with the rest of the photos in a separate post, so scroll above!


 
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My sculpting table is directly next to a window overlooking some rosebushes at level with the ground, and I enjoy watching the birds and other critters outside as I work. This was my view today, a rabbit nibbling on the rose stalks and trying to stay warm in the cold. He was less than 2 feet from me, but stayed until I moved the blind to take a photo. Such a cute little guy, had to share his photo here. The ice, snow and cold is sure getting old around here!

 

Rabbit Photo

 

 

 
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