Originally Posted by laracroft
Micah pretty much ignores the windows (and there's no place for me to put a bird feeder outside, I'm in an apartment in the city) but every once in awhile he'll get in a shouting match with an Outside Bird. It's pretty adorable, he gets so indignant. If it happened more often it might get old, but I'm on a pretty busy street, so it's not a big deal.
I did a social distancing picnic with my mom and sister today (We all sat on separate blankets a good distance apart and brought our own food. I know things are starting to open up some places, but my mom is high risk and my sister is a nurse, so we're still being very careful) and saw both a cardinal and a blue jay! Mom and I had a mock-debate over whether the Outside Birds or Micah had a better deal. We agreed that Micah did, but that both would be very confused by the other's lifestyle.
That's so sweet. Maybe I can convince my partner to take me on a picnic
. Its our 4 year anniversary in August. It was my Dad and BIL's birthdays last week so I went to visit my parents. Ontario is allowing these "social bubbles" so our household (me and my partner) only go and see my parents in their house and none of us are high risk. It was really nice and we went for a nice walk (they live further out of the city) and I saw my first nuthatch! Another blue jay has shown up in the yard with the first one so I think they are a couple, which is sweet. I'm fond of the jays and cardinals. Monty is fine with the jays and I think he might be warming up to the cardinals a bit.
Anyway, since that was all unrelated to parrotlets, I have a great video of Monty saying his second favourite phrase - will post in a new thread.