6 years ago today, at approximately 1:05 pm, Moonie came into our lives.
He dropped into our backyard just as I was preparing to leave for work. Angie was home that day and spotted a little blue bird out in the garden.
I walked outside and he quickly flew up to a nearby tree. Moments later he came back down to the ground to pick under the bird feeders.
I slowly walked up to him. He looked up at me and had a curious look like "who are you?"
His world went dark as I dropped a t-shirt over his head and quickly brought him inside.
Angie got bird-sitting duties that afternoon. HAHA! Easy enough, I put him a spare bird cage, in another room, and said to leave him be for the day.
Here we are 6 years later.
Happy Anniversary to the mouth from the south. Our kitchen has not had a quiet morning since you came to live with us. But we love you and are okay with your happy squawks and chirps.
Here's to many more Moonie!
For those curious, he is doing well since Misfit passed away. He did adore her but they were not a bonded pair. He is getting lots of extra attention and will be from now on. A few new toys are keeping him busy plus lots of outside time while the weather is nice. He enjoys being louder than any bird flying around out back.
And yes, we are aware Moonie is a girl but in the early days we thought Moonie to be a boy because of the blue cere most of the time. He remains a boy until he lays an egg which hopefully never happens.