The new boys have been in quarantine for quite a while now, but they’ll be allowed into the larger turnout area later this week! They still won’t be allowed to mix with the girls for another month. Marcello and Merlin had their *ahem*…operations on Tuesday. All went well, the drugs they’re given are “dissociative”, which means they don’t remember what happened. But they know it was bad.
Bravado, cute stuff that he is, was already castrated, so it’s especially exciting for him to join the herd. He already cares about things other than the ladies, and really wants to meet the new baby.
Mikayla and Marsy (sorry Mom, I tried to call her Marseille for a while) are doing well. Tripoli got his first shots yesterday. All five of the baby barn swallows are *loudly* healthy.
And flying lessons for the kingbirds are going well. They still come into the barn and hang out at the nest at night, though.
I totally understand the mentality of boomerang baby birds. When the nest is this awesome, leaving is really hard!