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Monday, April 23, 2007

Baby And Merlin

These are Baby and Merlin , blue and gold macaws with their owner Gloria Waslyn (more photos here), who describes them as "Peace Parrots, Rainforest Ambassadors and NYC's Spokes Avians for the Mayor's Alliance of Animals promoting rescue and shelter animal adoption. ... BABY, the outgoing male, and MERLIN, his pretty mate are so well behaved that anyone can hold them. They are quiet so they do not upstage anyone, are comfortable with anything and have been on a float in a high profile and crowded Halloween parade in the Greenwich Village of NYC. They have been held by celebrities (Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono), scientists (Nobel DNA prize winner James Watson and co-mapper of the human genome, Frances Collins) and thousands of New Yorkers and people from around the world who visit the city sidewalks of NY." Gloria says the two 9 year olds "never bite, play with earrings or hair and are quite the "hams" without any diva attitude." The trio were part of one of many NYC Earth Day celebrations yesterday - the birds stole the show at this one with their brilliant blue plumage, huge size and friendly antics ...

10 comments:

John said...

Very interesting

Keropok Man said...

woo hoo..

look at the long feathered tail.
beautiful birds!

Anonymous said...

makes her look like she has turquoise wings...

Brian said...

Those birds were glued to her - in a way she does have turquoise wings.
Brian

Abraham Lincoln said...

It is a nice photograph. And the cause sounds good too.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Sally said...

What wonderful creatures. Habitat preservation is just so, so important.

Eva said...

Those birds are beautiful. Does that shop Urban Bird still exist in Tribeca? You go in there and no bird is caged.

Joe said...

Very nice photograph. As are all of them! What I am inquiring about has nothing to do with any of these photographs. Chumley's. 86 Bedford Street. Brian, do you know when or if it will ever open?

The Wellspring said...

Having just returned from the rain forest here in Ecuador, I was especially drawn to this post. Appropriate that we were celebrating Earth Day in a place that is so treasured...or sadly not... hmmm

~Lisa in Quito

Derek Weinstein said...

I just saw them at Hofstra University, she put them on my shoulders and took a picture.