Knoxville Daily Photo will post one photo per day taken from the Knoxville/Knox County, Tennessee area. Knoxville is the city of my birth, the place where I work, and the largest city near our hometown. It's a wonderful community in which to raise our family. It's really a beautiful place . . . . at least I think so.

I am not a professional photographer; I call myself a point & shoot photographer. I have had a genuine love for and interest in photography since childhood. My camera is a Nikon Coolpix S600 ~ which I love for many reasons that I won't list here. Sometimes I use my old camera which is a Nikon Coolpix 5900.

Photography is something that I enjoy immensely. My photographs & albums are treasured above all other material things I own. The memories that are captured and preserved through my camera are so precious.

I am glad that I have discovered City Daily Photo and started a photo blog. It's an honor to share my little corner of the world with those who find themselves here. Enjoy looking around my blog, and welcome to all who visit.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Miss Robbie

Having two parakeets as pets, we have to make frequent trips to a store in Knoxville called Strictly Feathers to buy seed and millet. This store is a noisy place with the sounds of parrots, parakeets, finches, and all sorts of other birds singing and talking all at once. You never know just what words you might hear upon entering this wonderful place. I once heard a bird say "Help, Help....Let me out!" in the most pleading of voices.

On a recent visit to buy parakeet seed, this beautiful bird was sitting behind the counter. This is a Rose-breasted Cockatoo or Galah Cockatoo named Miss Robbie.


JM said...

Beautiful bird! Glad he's not in a cage.

Tanya said...

Like JM said :)

Anonymous said...

It used to be that exotic birds in pet stores were taken out of their native environment by poachers or by poor villagers who could steal the nestlings and sell them to buyers who fed the markets around the world with exotic birds. Customs still reveals hundreds if birds sewn into garments to try and get them through customs. I don't know how it is today. Maybe you know?

Another problem with pet stores are the puppy and kitty mills that turn out inbred animals that are sold through the stores and that sure encourages the puppy mills to continue having one bitch bred until she dies.

I remember how it used to be all across America and I hope those practices have changed by now. You would know better than I would since I have no reason to go to a pet store.

Leedra said...

Miss Robbie is pretty. Probably knows it too!

Boise Diva said...

I just recently learned about the galah from Kris at The birds are common and wild there.

Knoxville Girl said...

wow, she's a star - knows how to pose! I had an ornery little parakeet that lived for 13 years - but I liked him a lot.

marley said...

What a beautiful colour. Great photo.

Jim said...

I would love to have a bird like that, but I dont think I am a bird person. Very nice looking though.

JT said...

Unique colors. Great shot.

Denise said...

Now that sounds like a fun place to visit. Thanks for sharing this beautiful bird with us. I have never seen anything like him before. Another great photo.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Galahs are a lovely bird. We are lucky enough to see them flying free in large flocks here in Australia. I have a pic in my blog taken over the road from my home. You can see it here
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"With gratitude and great pleasure I would like to pass the award to these photography bloggers:

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