This pair have been visiting since last century - truly! They live to a "grand old age" in captivity and a "fair old age" in the wild. They also mate for life - but I have noticed that they do quite a bit of flirting on the side!
These are the only two birds I have encouraged to come close, Twisty because of his deformed beak was the one my husband and I gave special treatment to, putting out a separate small dish of sweet food for him/her (still not sure which is the male!) Mate is rather more timid and takes fright quite easily.
I have never done this before, though. Holding a grape and letting them eat from my fingers. It is rather a special feeling when two wild creatures show this much trust.
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