The beaches are getting less crowded, though the weather is still lovely. Carly and the macaws haven’t been out to the beach in almost 2 weeks because we’ve been busy moving, so it was nice to let them get some sea breeze in their wings.
Piper came along and strolled on my shoulder, and Carly was far less attentive to other men. She even let several red-headed guys get away! Piper is already wanting to take off and fly with her when she goes, but we haven’t done very much training yet. But clearly he’s going to be an enthusiastic beach flyer! Carly did some big flights at the very beginning and end of the outing, but in between she stayed on my shoulder or did short flights most of the time. Protective of “her” baby I think.
I realized how tolerant she is of him she really is today when she made the ultimate sacrifice: she moved over and gave up the highly coveted left shoulder position when we were walking. Sometimes they both sat on the left shoulder and sometimes she let him have the whole thing. Now that’s love.
Unfortunately there may not be many photos of greys in flight at the beach for awhile — certainly not as good as the ones you’ve been seeing! Hugh and the boys are moving back to Philadelphia. So look for some new Redfront scenery in your inbox if you’re on one of the flight photos lists.
Here are a couple from today. This one reminds me of an eagle soaring.
And here she is going into a diving flip…