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Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Other Birds in my Life

One of my hobbies is breeding Indian Ringnecks, Cockatiels, Quail and few other birds such as Budiges to name a few. I originally started my interest in breeding birds in about 1974 when I was living in Banyule Road, Viewbank.

I brought my first budgie from a guy who lived in the neighbourhood and few of you may know who he is, his name was Gary Davies....... which started a life long friendship but that's another story. The bird was a white Fellow budgie. I was introduced to Gary by a neighbour of his; again you may know him: David Durie, a mate that I went to school with.

The breeding of Budiges started a great competition between Gary, David and myself. Gary had alot of influecence from his grandfather who was a very experienced breeder.

Before long we joined a bird club which was the United Budgerigar & Cage Bird Society, which used to meet every Tusday night at an Ivanhoe Church. We learnt some of the finer things of breeding birds, and before long we found ourselves showing birds in the Novice selection. This hobby continued for about five years when cars, girls, and bowling on a Friday night at Northcote changed our priorities on life.

My Interest in birds again started in 1997, when I was living in Darwin.
I bought a standard Grey Cockatiel from a Pet Shop. The Family named it Priscilla because when Cockatiels are young they all have female plumage and are very hard to distinguish between male & female. Priscilla turn out to be male, and the name stuck. He still lives in my large avairy to this day. He has produced a number of offspring.

This is Priscilla on the left on a Breeding Box.
I currently have 45 Cockatiels and 7 Indian Ringnecks in my two avairies and enjoy breeding and selling and buying birds. So if any of you are interested in Breeding or having birds as a pet please let me know.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Blue Girls

Here are my two Darling Daugthers with The Carlton Football Club Coach Mr Dennis Pagan. Although The Blues are currently having a few ups and downs lately, maybe a few downs more than they can stand, Rebecca (left) and Tiffany (Right) have never stop barracking and cheering every week, and even if it meant picking Carlton in their Footy Tips, they have been True Blue to the end. Keep it up girls your luck will change maybe in 2007. Go them Blues................. maybe Dad has a bit to do with it.

My New Car

It's a BA 2005 XR6 Falcon my pride and joy.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Drinks Please