To see a larger image of the above photo, click directly on the photo.
Note: The large signature/watermark on the image above is not on the final purchased image -- it is only on this page for copyright protection. Unauthorized use of this image is prohibited..
The Albuquerque Zoo has a display of parakeets (budgies) of all colors, which flit back and forth at great speed! I took several photos, and my favorite is these two, who took a moment for a bit of love.
“Budgerigars are popular pets around the world due to their small size, low cost, and ability to mimic human speech. The origin of the budgerigar’s name is unclear. The species was first recorded in 1805, and today is the third most popular pet in the world, after the domesticated dog and cat.” — Wikipedia