Cockatoo Jake in Tree Now to continue on with the “Bird Drama”from our M.A.R.S. blog of May 15th. Remember, I promised you all there would be some now and agian. Well, we still owe you an ending to that story.

Jakers, as any of you who know him, delights in spending all his time up in the mulberry tree located within the Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary visitor area. (Yes, unfortunately at this time we are still closed to visitors, but working hard on a solution to change that status). This time of the year the mulberry tree is in full foliage and can provide complete camouflage to even a (white) Cockatoo. Jakers more then takes advantage of this fact. He pretty much stays up there all day observing all that happens at our Florida Parrot Rescue M.A.R.S.. At times one is keenly aware that he is commenting or singing, but you always know that he is watching. The exception to this behavior is usually just heading down the branches for treats and water, only to quickly return to the upper parts of the tree where he continues his watchful gaze.

This day was to provide the other exception. From high up as we told you in our last blog, Jake spotted someone who he thought was quite interesting,(our prior adopter) and considering all the commotion happening below, he did come down and join in for a laugh and some playtime with this human. The noise level escalated, it was time to rein it all in. We proceeded to do just that, or so we thought.

Shortly after this, when we noticed Jake was gone, and I had done (the Lu thing), we were all looking around for him and heard laughter. It was coming from a cage. Our visitor, had mistaken Jakers for Dusty, and placed him there. What makes this even better is that Jake never allows anyone to cage him easily, to Jake this means a bath and he absolutely hates baths. So upon our discovery of the mistaken identity of the caged bird, Jakers proceeded to let out a most gleeful laugh, followed by all the rest of us doing exactly the same thing.

Never, ever, dull here at Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary. Please stay tuned for our updates and follow us on this blog and our facebook.com/marsparrots page. We so appreciate all who do so, and remember also to tell all your friends to do so and hopefulll they will hit the like our page button.


  • Gary May 23, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Can people still “foster” a bird from MARS ??? Hope to see you tomorrow, if I remember. My brain ain’t as ….. What was I going to say ???

  • LuAnn Apple May 29, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I am sorry to say there is no fostering through M.A.R.S.. We do however let our active volunteers foster birds.

  • Dot marcotulio August 1, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Lu, I. LOVE the new multiple bird picture, that one is easily worth $75.

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