Thanks Debbie and Connie,
Debbie, that remarkable Chip sounds a lot like Cocoa, the amazing and intelligent budgie my family had when I was around 6 years old.
Connie, I would love to go to Australia and among others see huge flocks of budgies and cockatiels in action.
A little background about this article. So far I have written about 25 articles for the Birds site and except for one or two articles I have exclusively over written Bird Jigsaw Puzzle articles as I really do not consider them articles and they had received less than 10 "hits' per month- there are still over 100 of those puzzles left on the site-many not for long!.
Yet, there was an existing article about Wild Budgies that I desperately wanted to replace as it was extremely minimalistic in the information that it covered and birds in the wild and their relationship to their relatives in captivity is a major interest/focus of mine. So, even though it was receiving around 300 views per month even though it was written many years ago, I priortized to replace it with a more comprehensive one so that when people access it, it would hopefully be of interest/help to them. I even edited my WRITING ABOUT BIRDS WITH INTEGRITY article (that so far is laying a real egg!)to reflect my reasons for replacing an article like that.
This might be a little off the wall but I kind of view budgies like amethyst in that they are beautiful and interesting yet they do not get the respect that they deserve because they are so "common" and not rare (something can be cheap yet still be of extremely high value). So, hopefully, the article has shown how special, precious and resilient they really are.
Edited by Les-Mexico/Birds (08/03/12 06:22 PM)
Les Shulman Ex-Mex/AthAg/Birds Ed.