Our parakeet Striker was generous enough to pose for a split second while I captured this shot of him with my camera phone. At the bottom of the image you can see little Ava, our newest bird, who Striker has been looking out for since she got here a few weeks ago. (5/17/2008)
Our new pets–they’re both a type of small broad-tailed parrot called budgerigars (also known as parakeets or budgies). Don’t you think they’re cool? Belle is the beautiful blue one and Striker is the sharp-looking green one.