dying on saturday, buckley was rumoured to be about 30 years-old, she was a rescued bird. i had her for ten of those years and she had three chicks whilst here, so her genes carry on. she coo'd when given millet sprays.
many thanks for your very kind thoughts, they are very much appreciated.
i find myself still calling her name, she was a lovely bird, as i have already said she not only loved whole millet sprays, honey sticks were also another of her favouries. although she could be a snob and quite fussy with her food, she knew what she liked and didn't appreciate new-fangled food-stuffs. when i put a new food stick in the cage she would pretend to be asleep or disinterested, but turn your back for a second and it was gone in a heartbeat.
what's nice is she had kid's whilst in my care, so her blood-line goes on. i will remember her.