|Ring necked Turtle Doves at San Diego Zoo. |
I'm probably age 16, about 1962.
|S.D. Zoo, summer, 1964. |
Right after H.S. graduation at 18.
|Such joy. I dreamed of having an|
aviary like those at the San Diego Zoo.
|Feeding meal worms to the finches at San Diego Zoo in 1964.|
If you recognize their varieties, please let us know. Thanks!
|Blue & Gold Macaw and a Scarlet Macaw.|
|San Diego Zoo walk-thru aviary. Me with|
a Mynah bird on my arm.
|I'm feeding a Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock|
|Male Cordon Bleu and male Strawberry finch. From my|
aviary when I was a teenager.
|A budgie with Zebra finches and what we called a|
Coral beak, although I've seen them named something else.
This photo is from my aviary in the 60's when I was a teenager.
|Me, my sister, Nancy and Mom, Ellen. San Diego Zoo. |
Feeding Ring neck turtle doves.
|Perhaps my first bird, Beauty, a blue budgie.|
I'm 12 or 13 in this photo.
|San Diego Zoo walk-thru aviary. Me as a teen with a Mynah bird.|
|1967, my beautiful "Captain" budgerigar parakeet.|
|My high school senior sweater, so 1964. Feeding a male|
|My sister and I feeding the wild variety of Banty chickens|
at the San Diego Zoo. They were everywhere and often
ended up feeding some of the wild animals in captivity.
|My Lhasa Apso puppy, Eechee, in 1969. Bird in cage is|
a male singing canary. He sang so loudly that he woke
us every morning and getting a hen for him didn't help.
I traded them both for a young budgie parakeet.
|Some of my Zebra finches in a California outdoor aviary.|
I raised many varieties of finches when a teenager.
If I were going to go back and live my life over, I'd choose to be an Avian Veterinarian and try to find employment in a zoo. Smile.