The Shirlmeister’s Gouldian finches are breeding up a storm – well over 50 at the moment.

I took this video yesterday (permission was granted to enter the aviary 😉 ).

They make such a sweet sound (turn up the volume).

We are hoping to move to acreage at the end of the year (so long sea change and hello tree change) and are planning to create some aviary heaven for our Gouldians. Something along the lines of a free flight aviary.

Did you know there are only about 2,500 Gouldian finches left in Australia (they are not found naturally in any other part of the world). They used to be found in Queensland but those days are gone! If they disappear from the wild completely a part of my heart will disappear along with them.

Such a glorious bird – they make my heart flutter every time I see them.

Skin Deep

God took a prized jewel
the precious gouldian finch
polishing the paint
off
a sparrow was left
the crowd
disappeared

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