When we left off last time, the parakeets seemed ambivalent about the millet spray packaged for bigger parrots–they were mostly just flying around then. However as we see in this episode (shot the next day) Sparty, Belle and eventually Dodger decide that they will gladly snack on that treat now.
This video is only a little over a minute but it includes Jessica at Lakewood Park, a bird bathing in a puddle on the road, a finch evading the rain on the window’s edge, and then parakeets Belle, Sparty and Dodger–including slow motion flying.
A new video podcast from pacificpelican.us is here, after a months-long hiatus. It’s a little more than two minutes and features Jessica, me, the birds, and some Indians fans and more including us talking in a restaurant. The soundtrack is taken from Jessica and my new album, Neener 1. If you want more videos with our songs in it, check out the “Cactus Juice” podcast and the “Mountain Range” music video. For more videos, check the video tag on the djm cloud blog.
We cap off season 4 with a podcast that starts with Jessica and me, along with ducks, in a couple parks in Columbus; then we check in on parakeets Belle and Sparty as they perch on their repurposed CD rack and tweet; as the video moves on we see Jessica walking around Central Park with Les, and then we see some denizens of New York either ignoring the camera–or reacting to it. Also stars a messy dog and some bold pigeons.
(Watch the preview video for this podcast).
Jessica and I enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon in Maui, and in between exploring Haleakala and swimming at Big Beach, we visited an amazing store in Lahaina which has beautiful parrots (and pot-bellied piglets!). Jessica had fun interacting with the three sun conures, one of which was super-friendly, one of which was bity and one of which was somewhere in the middle.
Jessica and I go out in Lakewood, the music about moonshine plays, and the dancing begins! Belle and Sparty the parakeets fly around the house. Then we take a trip across the river to the Coventry area of the east side, after seeing massed seagulls in a steel lands rail yard. And before we’re done, we stop by the Tremont Farmer’s Market ‘Treemart’ in Cleveland’s Lincoln Park.
The video opens with a brief discussion of geese and Ava the parakeet. Then a trip from Lakewood through a wintry Cleveland continues: from a lady looking for a party in Gordon Square to Jessica walking in the snow in Rocky River to a freezing festival on Columbus Street to a drive through snowed-out neighborhoods on the east side.
Some of the music in this episode is original material, which you can download–you can see a list of the audio files on this page.
The first part of this short 44th edition of the podcast features a bike ride on Christmas along Lake Erie by Jessica and me wherein we discover a rainbow over Cleveland. Then the clips at the end are from a couple days later when we drove out to Pennsylvania to visit some family who are loyal members of the Steeler Nation.
When we travel and take our parakeets, the birds can get very chirpy and talkative–or very quiet. But when they’re settled into the normal rhythms of home, they often break out into beautiful song. This short clip captures just a glimpse of their pretty phrasing and pleasing tone.
You can see more about our birds at the parakeets blog.