Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Pet pictures.

I hate it when Topsy does this - crawls behind the computer for a snooze. I'm always worried that she will dislodge a cord or two and (a) disconnect me or (b) electrocute herself!




Two months ago, Ken bought a pair of Gouldian Finches for his aviary collection of birds. We were told they were young, so we didn't expect them to start breeding straight away, but they did, and two babies have hatched from the five eggs that they laid. We didn't like to disturb them by peeking in the nest to see how they were going, so we didn't have any idea when they would fledge. So I was surprised to see another bird in the Gouldians' aviary today, and even more surprised when I figured it was one of the babies! Here it is with the parents on either side. The babies don't get their colours for a few months, so we won't know for a while if this one is male or female.

2 Comments:

Blogger Linens and Royals said...

Good to see you Topsy, love your beautiful eyes and I know you won't touch those exotic looking birds you live with.

Monday, 19 April, 2010  
Blogger Finding My Way said...

Wow that's a tight space. Guess it's comfy or she wouldn't do it. Lol. I love bird photo. I'll watch for updates.

Tuesday, 20 April, 2010  

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