Basil will frequently sleep while we hang out in the living room. This is just fascinating to me as none of my birds will sleep in front of me. Daphne did towards the end of her life, but not when she was younger. This may seem hard to believe, but I have never seen any of my birds sleep. They must do so. Maybe they have to stay on the lookout as they're afraid we're going to get them? But then why would Basil feel comfortable doing so?
Even when I've gone downstairs in the middle of the night and peeked in on them, they must hear me coming down and they're up!Brian is quite possibly the cutest guy ever. He's been with us over a month now, and every day I am so happy to have him in my life. He was preening Thomas's hair:And then moved on to his beard stubble. He is so gentle when he does this; it's amazing. Rocky had to come up to see what was going on. He is not bird-aggressive at all, so was fine once he realized that Brian would preen Thomas, leaving all of Thomas's attention for Rocky.
To me, she looks like she really wants to sleep, but instead she just fluffs up a bit (in the stream of the humidifier). This is the closest I have come to seeing any of my birds sleep -- perched, standing still, not getting into trouble.
Weekend recap on the owls:
Friday morning, Thomas and I heard (but did not see) a great-horned owl, getting our owl weekend off to an early start! Friday evening, we joined a naturalist for a presentation on owls and then a short hike to look for owls. We saw and heard a screech owl! Saturday, we went out to look for short-eared owls, but they apparently had left the area. Still, it was a successful owl weekend!