Zorro is a silver java finch who was born in Kuwait January this year. You may remember my post about the zebra finches. Well, this little boy also comes from my brother-in-law. He kindly looked after him in the critical first couple of weeks – after the egg hatched; something only an experienced breeder should attempt. I picked him up one evening in February, and he’s been at our house ever since. When we first got him he was one colour. I explained to the kids that he would soon develop his permenant colour, which would include a ‘mask’ near his eyes. We were thinking of names at this point, and my wife came up with Zorro… The perfect name! No-one argued.
We took care of him from the very early days and he’s now a happy member of the family. Summer time is tough on pets. Everyone is away and the house is quiet. Before my trip to France, I spent time giving Zorro some attention – in exchange for some photos. It wasn’t easy, keeping him on one hand and shooting with the other. I kept loosing the focus. The cable release helped, and Zorro was so well behaved he got a bath as a treat.
His song fills the house in the morning, and he makes us laugh when he flies around after lunch. He’s even been out in the garden (not in a cage) when the weather was better. I’m not so sure I’ll be that brave in the autumn. He seems to like flying a little more now – and since he hasn’t been out for a while he might get a fright and loose his bearings. If you like birds, you’ll probably want to see more about him. Zorro is also on YouTube. He currently has three videos and they’re linked below.