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NEW Video we had made OF THE BABEIS!

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NEW Video we had made OF THE BABEIS!

Post by blueindianringneck » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:54 pm

Have pictures of our new babies! There are 5 eggs total, first baby we named "Patty" It hatched on st. patricks day. 2nd one hatched today. when should the others hatch?
New video of the babies!!!4-4-12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_H65uD0tr4






NEW PICTURES ARE AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.

here is the video of what I had to do last night:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVXy-58IhO0

this is the video of them this morning! They all alive!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv7RsWbWxnI

Newest video of the babies 3-28-12:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWHZWzQdFns


Link to egg topic and pix of parents:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14636

picture of the 1st one hatching 11pm 3-17-12. We have named it "Patty" ;)
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pictures second day 3-18-12
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Pictures today 3-19-12 this morning

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pictures tonight! 3-19-12


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Post by McmillanBirds » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:35 pm

Hi :)

Congrats on your babies!!!! :D
They are so cute!!! It makes me wish breeding season would hurry up and come here! I miss having all my babies to feed and care for but its always heartbreaking to see them go to their new homes :( I am happy when people keep me updated on how they are doing though :)
All the best for you and your new little babies :)
Keep us posted

Carmen

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Post by ellieelectrons » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:04 am

Congrats! Soooo tiny!

Ellie.

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Post by Johan S » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:59 am

You should check whether the remaining eggs are fertile by candling them. I normally leave them even if infertile, as I believe they help keep the chicks warm if/when the hen leaves the nest. The time between hatching differs depending on whether the hen started incubating early or late. If she started incubating the eggs before she completed the clutch, they normally hatch about a day or two apart. If she started incubating late, the eggs hatch closer to one another. I find the second scenario better, as the early chicks rapidly outgrow the late ones, and the late ones die very easily if not helped.

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Post by blueindianringneck » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:56 pm

3rd baby just hatched!!!
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Post by blueindianringneck » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:03 pm

McmillanBirds wrote:Hi :)

Congrats on your babies!!!! :D
They are so cute!!! It makes me wish breeding season would hurry up and come here! I miss having all my babies to feed and care for but its always heartbreaking to see them go to their new homes :( I am happy when people keep me updated on how they are doing though :)
All the best for you and your new little babies :)
Keep us posted

Carmen

Thanks!!! We just had a 3rd one hatch! When is your breeding season?!?
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ellieelectrons wrote:Congrats! Soooo tiny!

Ellie.

thanks! We just had a 3rd one hatch!!! These are our first baby birds so we're excited!

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Post by blueindianringneck » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:04 pm

Johan S wrote:You should check whether the remaining eggs are fertile by candling them. I normally leave them even if infertile, as I believe they help keep the chicks warm if/when the hen leaves the nest. The time between hatching differs depending on whether the hen started incubating early or late. If she started incubating the eggs before she completed the clutch, they normally hatch about a day or two apart. If she started incubating late, the eggs hatch closer to one another. I find the second scenario better, as the early chicks rapidly outgrow the late ones, and the late ones die very easily if not helped.
we'll keep an eye on that! Thank you!!!!! :)
3rd baby just hatched!

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Post by McmillanBirds » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:08 pm

Hi :)

Congrats on your 3rd baby!!! :D

Breeding season in South Africa is normally between September and end of November. Last year I had an early batch though, in late August. It's so exciting to go to the aviaries and see the eggs and then when they start hatching I am like a proud mom, I can't contain myself!!!! :lol:

Johan S is right though with babies hatching late. My 1 albino hen laid 6 eggs last year. When five of them hatched I thought there was no way the last 1 would hatch but it did a week and a half later after the first baby!!!! By the time I saw it though it had been squashed under the others :( I have decided in future if any of my hens have more than 5 eggs I am going to take the excess eggs away and put them with a hen who has less eggs that goes down at more or less the same time as I don't have an incubator.

All the best with the new babies. Hope some more hatch but 3 is a good number for a first clutch :)

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Post by blueindianringneck » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:39 am

This was this morning. Egg on the left has a crack in it that is hard to see:

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This is right now!!! 4th baby is hard to see, but he's in there! :)

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Post by blueindianringneck » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:40 am

McmillanBirds wrote:Hi :)

Congrats on your 3rd baby!!! :D

Breeding season in South Africa is normally between September and end of November. Last year I had an early batch though, in late August. It's so exciting to go to the aviaries and see the eggs and then when they start hatching I am like a proud mom, I can't contain myself!!!! :lol:

Johan S is right though with babies hatching late. My 1 albino hen laid 6 eggs last year. When five of them hatched I thought there was no way the last 1 would hatch but it did a week and a half later after the first baby!!!! By the time I saw it though it had been squashed under the others :( I have decided in future if any of my hens have more than 5 eggs I am going to take the excess eggs away and put them with a hen who has less eggs that goes down at more or less the same time as I don't have an incubator.

All the best with the new babies. Hope some more hatch but 3 is a good number for a first clutch :)

Carmen
I understand!

Awe, that's so sad! But at least you have a good plan for next time!

The 4th egg just hatched! Pix up!

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Post by Johan S » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:02 pm

McmillanBirds wrote:Hi :)

Congrats on your 3rd baby!!! :D

Breeding season in South Africa is normally between September and end of November. Last year I had an early batch though, in late August. It's so exciting to go to the aviaries and see the eggs and then when they start hatching I am like a proud mom, I can't contain myself!!!! :lol:

Johan S is right though with babies hatching late. My 1 albino hen laid 6 eggs last year. When five of them hatched I thought there was no way the last 1 would hatch but it did a week and a half later after the first baby!!!! By the time I saw it though it had been squashed under the others :( I have decided in future if any of my hens have more than 5 eggs I am going to take the excess eggs away and put them with a hen who has less eggs that goes down at more or less the same time as I don't have an incubator.

All the best with the new babies. Hope some more hatch but 3 is a good number for a first clutch :)

Carmen
Hi Carmen, glad to see another SA aviculturist on the board. 2 comments:

1) Our breeding season depends on the location. My dad stays in the Southern Cape area in the coastal region, and he regularly has birds starting in July already! Quite amazing, I think. He also has quite a number of pairs starting early August. Unfortunately, the land locked inlanders with the harsher winters typically start much later, towards middle/end August, as you have pointed out.

2) A solution to large clutches is to replace the eggs early on with "false eggs". You can make these eggs from clay and colour them white. Store the real eggs someplace safe at about 25 degrees Celsius. Then, once the hen has finished laying, replace the false eggs with the real eggs. This way, the incubation period starts at the same time for all the eggs and the chicks should hatch within a day or two of one another. Just be sure to get the eggs early. Alternatively, use an incubator and replace the false eggs much later, close to the time that they are expected to hatch.

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Re: 4th baby just hatched! 1 more to go! :) PICTURES UP!

Post by Molossus2 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:52 am

Things starting to get crowded in there. Nice going.
Hey Johan,
Looks as though we can start our own south African team.lol

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Post by blueindianringneck » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:24 pm

Molossus2 wrote:Things starting to get crowded in there. Nice going.
Hey Johan,
Looks as though we can start our own south African team.lol
I vote for that! lol

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Post by blueindianringneck » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:40 pm

5th egg has not hatched.. should I check to see if it is fertile?

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Re: all 5 are alive... youtube of what we had to do...

Post by blueindianringneck » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:13 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVXy-58IhO0

We checked to see if it was fertile, and the egg shell was VERY thick. Poor thing couldn't hatch! So I had to help it along...


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Post by ellieelectrons » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:20 am

Oh, that poor little guy. I'm glad you were able to rescue him. I hope he grows big and strong!

Ellie.

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Post by blueindianringneck » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:23 am

ellieelectrons wrote:Oh, that poor little guy. I'm glad you were able to rescue him. I hope he grows big and strong!

Ellie.

us too! he's SOOOO Tiny! :)

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Post by blueindianringneck » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:34 am

blueindianringneck wrote:
ellieelectrons wrote:Oh, that poor little guy. I'm glad you were able to rescue him. I hope he grows big and strong!

Ellie.

us too! he's SOOOO Tiny! :)
Again, here is the video of what I had to do last night:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVXy-58IhO0



this is the video of them this morning! They all alive!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv7RsWbWxnI

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Post by Johan S » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:48 pm

Molossus2 wrote:Things starting to get crowded in there. Nice going.
Hey Johan,
Looks as though we can start our own south African team.lol
Haha, I'm in! :lol:

@blueindianringneck: 5/5 chicks is a very good result, I'm sure you are very pleased! The youngest chick is a very small compared to the oldest. You'll need to monitor it closely over the next week. Hopeful the parents can keep up with the feeding, but if not, you'll need to assist. Good luck. This post has got me stoked for our next breeding season, to bad it is still months away.

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Post by blueindianringneck » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:54 pm

Johan S wrote:
Molossus2 wrote:Things starting to get crowded in there. Nice going.
Hey Johan,
Looks as though we can start our own south African team.lol
Haha, I'm in! :lol:

@blueindianringneck: 5/5 chicks is a very good result, I'm sure you are very pleased! The youngest chick is a very small compared to the oldest. You'll need to monitor it closely over the next week. Hopeful the parents can keep up with the feeding, but if not, you'll need to assist. Good luck. This post has got me stoked for our next breeding season, to bad it is still months away.

YES! Their growing and all being fed so far. We ck at morning, afternoon and before bed. If we see any sign of trouble we'll pull some to help her feed.

we banded the oldest 2 today.

"Patty"
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Post by blueindianringneck » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:55 pm

baby #3 just wasn't big enough

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Post by blueindianringneck » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:45 pm

Okay, epic fail. We were told to pull them to put bands on at 9-10 days old. They fell off. We'll wait a bit. :)

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Do it at 17 days

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Post by madas » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:22 am

Molossus2 wrote:Do it at 17 days
Why that? What size of bands do you use? I use bands with an inner diameter of 7 mm.
I think it to late. A good sign for the right time on banding the chicks is then they open thier eyes (small slot). Htis is around day 12-13.

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Post by Molossus2 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:55 am

Madas is right. Ring necks are rung at two weeks of age. It's been a while since I bred with ring necks so I will have to brush up on my routine. :mrgreen:

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Molossus2 wrote:Do it at 17 days

Okay! Thank you!

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madas wrote:
Molossus2 wrote:Do it at 17 days
Why that? What size of bands do you use? I use bands with an inner diameter of 7 mm.
I think it to late. A good sign for the right time on banding the chicks is then they open thier eyes (small slot). Htis is around day 12-13.

madas

From L&M bands we bought size 10. The oldest has his right eye open as of yesterday! They are getting so big!

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Molossus2 wrote:Madas is right. Ring necks are rung at two weeks of age. It's been a while since I bred with ring necks so I will have to brush up on my routine. :mrgreen:

lol okay! How old until you can pull to hand feed?

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Post by Molossus2 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:10 am

21 days are fine. This will give mom a chance to recoup. I think the problem you face is the age gap of the five. If the youngest chick is too small it may be better to pull it as the others start hogging the feed. You will pick this up thru observing the crop and it's stunting growth. If it's ok pull as advised at three weeks.

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Post by blueindianringneck » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:44 pm

Molossus2 wrote:21 days are fine. This will give mom a chance to recoup. I think the problem you face is the age gap of the five. If the youngest chick is too small it may be better to pull it as the others start hogging the feed. You will pick this up thru observing the crop and it's stunting growth. If it's ok pull as advised at three weeks.

Oldest has one eye open
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Youngest is SOOOO tiny!

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Oldest next to the youngest
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Post by ellieelectrons » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:07 pm

The youngest is very tiny... but his crop looks full... so that's good!

Ellie.

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Post by madas » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:10 am

blueindianringneck wrote: Oldest has one eye open
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That's the right time to band the chick.
btw: band size 10 says nothing. Can you measure the inner diameter of the ring?

thx.

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Post by blueindianringneck » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:12 pm

ellieelectrons wrote:The youngest is very tiny... but his crop looks full... so that's good!

Ellie.

Yes, I was concerned that he might be having problems, but each time we look he is well fed. It's just a shock seeing the size difference lol.

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madas wrote:
blueindianringneck wrote: Oldest has one eye open
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That's the right time to band the chick.
btw: band size 10 says nothing. Can you measure the inner diameter of the ring?

thx.

madas

lol I don't have anyway to measure something that small

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Post by blueindianringneck » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:23 pm

madas wrote:
blueindianringneck wrote: Oldest has one eye open
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That's the right time to band the chick.
btw: band size 10 says nothing. Can you measure the inner diameter of the ring?

thx.

madas

I don't speak German, but Google translate is my friend lol. I checked out your site. And I was wanting to know, Clover, my green male, would he be a violett grün? (Violet Green)
http://www.halsbandsittichmutationen.de ... ett_gr%FCn


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The oldest "Patty" now has both eyes open :)

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Post by blueindianringneck » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:48 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWHZWzQdFns

newest video of the babies taken today :)

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Post by madas » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:05 am

blueindianringneck wrote:
I don't speak German, but Google translate is my friend lol. I checked out your site. And I was wanting to know, Clover, my green male, would he be a violett grün? (Violet Green)
No normal green. :(

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madas wrote:
blueindianringneck wrote:
I don't speak German, but Google translate is my friend lol. I checked out your site. And I was wanting to know, Clover, my green male, would he be a violett grün? (Violet Green)
No normal green. :(

lol
oh well. Thank you! Love your genetic calculator (tho not my results lol) and your mutation page is awesome!

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blueindianringneck wrote: Love your genetic calculator (tho not my results lol) and your mutation page is awesome!
Thanks goes back. :)

Do you referring to the silverlight version of my genetic calculator? If so then please notice the small grey bar at the top of the screen. there are two buttons for loading and saving the combinations you calculate.

greetings and happy calcing.

madas

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madas wrote:
blueindianringneck wrote: Love your genetic calculator (tho not my results lol) and your mutation page is awesome!
Thanks goes back. :)

Do you referring to the silverlight version of my genetic calculator? If so then please notice the small grey bar at the top of the screen. there are two buttons for loading and saving the combinations you calculate.

greetings and happy calcing.

madas

The color is coming in now... does this look blue to you?

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also, thought this was a cute picture :) took it last week
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Post by rickyc » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:29 am

Molossus2 wrote:Madas is right. Ring necks are rung at two weeks of age. It's been a while since I bred with ring necks so I will have to brush up on my routine. :mrgreen:
i always put my rings on at 10 days old and check the next day to see if they have slipped off i would never leave it till 12 days before putting rings on just incase they wont fit you must remember not all chicks grow at the same the first one always grows a lot quicker than others so once you have rung the first bird put the other birds rings on one day after another till they are all done

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Post by blueindianringneck » Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:19 pm

rickyc wrote:
Molossus2 wrote:Madas is right. Ring necks are rung at two weeks of age. It's been a while since I bred with ring necks so I will have to brush up on my routine. :mrgreen:
i always put my rings on at 10 days old and check the next day to see if they have slipped off i would never leave it till 12 days before putting rings on just incase they wont fit you must remember not all chicks grow at the same the first one always grows a lot quicker than others so once you have rung the first bird put the other birds rings on one day after another till they are all done
OKAY! :)

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Post by McmillanBirds » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:24 pm

Hi everyone!!!

Been on holiday so haven't had a decent internet connection but your babies are looking sooo good!!!!
They have grown so quickly, they change a little bit every day and they are such little miracles. Congrats on all 5 eggs hatching :D
I ring my babies between 10-12 days depending on size as there is an age gap between babies. I also use a 7mm ring for ringnecks.

Johan, I agree with the different times for breeding in SA. I think its all weather depending. Awesome to see there are quite a few of us hanging around :) Thanks for the bit of info for the eggs, I cant afford an incubator but the idea with the clay eggs is very interesting, I am curious to try it. :)

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Post by Johan S » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:00 am

McmillanBirds wrote:Hi everyone!!!

Been on holiday so haven't had a decent internet connection but your babies are looking sooo good!!!!
They have grown so quickly, they change a little bit every day and they are such little miracles. Congrats on all 5 eggs hatching :D
I ring my babies between 10-12 days depending on size as there is an age gap between babies. I also use a 7mm ring for ringnecks.

Johan, I agree with the different times for breeding in SA. I think its all weather depending. Awesome to see there are quite a few of us hanging around :) Thanks for the bit of info for the eggs, I cant afford an incubator but the idea with the clay eggs is very interesting, I am curious to try it. :)
I've also been on holiday and offline, and agree: great to see many SA birdlovers here. There are now enough so that I'm getting confused as to who is situated where. :lol: This morning was freezing on the Highveld, so it seems as if winter is very early this year.

@blueindianringneck, thanks for the updates!

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Post by McmillanBirds » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:16 am

Awwww!!! they have gotten so nunu's!!! Definately broody for my babies now!!! :lol:
Those are really fantastic pictures you have taken :D

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Re: NEW PICTURES OF THE BABEIS!

Post by blueindianringneck » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:04 pm

McmillanBirds wrote:Awwww!!! they have gotten so nunu's!!! Definately broody for my babies now!!! :lol:
Those are really fantastic pictures you have taken :D

Thank you! check out our Facebook page in the siggy for all the photos. I've taken at least one picture every single day :)

blueindianringneck
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Re: NEW Video we had made OF THE BABEIS!

Post by blueindianringneck » Fri May 04, 2012 7:00 pm

New video we had made of the babies!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_H65uD0tr4

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ellieelectrons
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Re: NEW Video we had made OF THE BABEIS!

Post by ellieelectrons » Fri May 04, 2012 8:15 pm

Thanks for sharing... lovely to see the progression into birds!

Ellie.

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