Archive for 'Parrots'
My volunteer work, photographing animals looking for their forever families, takes me to a place close to my heart, birds. I grew up with small ones, budgies. Then, my beloved Sam, a peach faced lovebird. He was such a sweetie. Always happy to have his human companions around! He lived to be about 16 years old! I still miss him.
Families that commit to large parrots should know that those birds can live up to 80 years! What a treat! But for those that the bird out lives their human or the human isn’t prepared to care for a large bird, it can be quite overwhelming. Luckily, the wonderful people of Parrot Hope Rescue, want to not only rehibilitate and adopt out wonderful birds but want to educate you too. These are true bird people. They can help you decide which parrot is right for your family. They have some beauties too, looking for a home. Please enjoy these images of adoptable parrots and share with your friends. Do not let these birds go unnoticed. All they want is for YOU to say, “hello!”
Wasabi / Military Macaw / Female
Bam Bam / Moluccan Cockatoo / Male
Cesar / Blue and Gold Macaw / Male
Max / Moluccan Cockatoo / Male
Bluega / Blue and Gold Macaw / Female
Zazou / Moluccan Cockatoo / Male
Kiwi / Blue and Gold Macaw / Male
Anyone who knows me well, knows there are a couple quirky things about me that I love: Pirates and Jimmy Buffett. Now shake it up to benefit a parrot rescue like Parrot Hope Rescue, and you have one FUN party event! I was so thrilled to be a part of their big fundraising night! The theme was “Pasta in Parrotdise” and everyone joined in the fun. They had all kinds of parrots, pirates, “Parrot Heads” and the rest were dressed for Key West! I LOVED IT!
This rescue is essential to Northeast Ohio, helping save the lives of exotic birds of all sizes. These birds wait for their forever homes in foster care or at Parrot Hope Rescue’s huge bird sanctuary in Mantua, Ohio. I will be out there very soon, as a matter of fact, to photograph those birds looking to be adopted!
Please enjoy this showcase of some of my favorite images from the Pasta in Parrotdise event 2012! To view the entire gallery and make purchases of your favorite pirate or parrot, point your compass to my website at www.catherinewidemire.com and choose “Clients” from the menu bar. Arrg and thank you maties!!!
a parrot walks into a bar… haha!
Me and my new favorite Pirate and her Parrot daughter!
There were pirates lurking everywhere!
Best parrot costume of the night… Shanie’s wings! Created as a result of her molting birds! What a stunning design! She looked amazing!!