Your E-mail:
Will your bird get a holiday gift this year?
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Nova & Her Video Shoot

By Laura Doering
Join in on Laura's fun and experiences of bird ownership, and share in her adventures as the editor of BIRD TALK, the world’s most widely read pet bird magazine, in Wayward Feathers.

Nova, a young green-winged macaw
Nova at 6 months old.

So we just attempted a video shoot with a very cute green-winged macaw, Nova.

Nova was in the office around this time last year for a photo shoot, and she beautifully captured the essence of a young macaw (she about 6 months old at the time); curious, playful and perhaps just a smidgeon of clumsy … after all, she was still learning how to navigate with that long, long tail.

Nova was a real trooper this morning. We had her trying “magic tricks” and that involved a lot of “Nova, lookey here … a pine nut under a paper cup!” and “Come on Nova, pick up a card, you can do it!” At times, she looked at us like we were all crazy as we tried to coax her around the props – why in the world wouldn’t we just hand over the nut? Silly humans.

It is now clear to me that Nova was trick training us. “The human places the nut under a cup, shuffles the cups around, talks to me on excitedly – and wait for it, wait for it – a nut delivered by hand.”

<< Read Previous Entry
<< Return To Blog Homepage

 Give us your opinion on
Nova & Her Video Shoot

Submit a Comment or
Join Club
Earn 1,000 points! What's this?

Birds USA
Buy Now
Bird Talk
Buy Now
Buy Now
Top Products
BirdChannel Home | Bird Breeders | Bird Species | Related Links | BirdChannel Editors and Contributors
                       | Birds USA |  
Disclaimer: The posts and threads recorded in our message boards do not reflect the opinions of nor are endorsed by I-5 Publishing, LLC nor any of its employees. We are not responsible for the content of these posts and threads.
Copyright ©  I-5 Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.
Our Privacy Policy has changed. Your California Privacy Right/Privacy Policy
Advertise With Us  |  SiteMap  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Community Guidelines | Bird eClub Terms
BirdChannel Newsletter Signup | Link to Us | About Us | More Great I-5 Sites
Gold Standard

*Content generated by our loyal visitors, which includes comments and club postings, is free of constraints from our editors’ red pens, and therefore not governed by I-5 Publishing, LLC’s Gold Standard Quality Content, but instead allowed to follow the free form expression necessary for quick, inspired and spontaneous communication.

Become a fan of BirdChannel on Facebook Follow BirdChannel on Twitter
Get social and connect with BirdChannel.

Hi my name's Quaker Little Dragons - Beak League Champions !

Visit the Photo Gallery to
cast your vote!
Information on over 200 critter species