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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.

Video 1: Zorro's Early Days, Video 2: Zorro Protesting, and today's new Video 3: Zorro Singing.

Reader Comments (11)

greatly awesome !
LOL can't put it in words i guess :P

July 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaitham

Nice mashalla, his color really changed

July 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAli Alquraini


July 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterUm Yousef

some amazing shots ... i like the 3rd and 4th shots a lot ... looks like he has a character ... but am not a bird as a pet kinda person :)

July 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterq8travelbud

Mashalla Mashalla! What an adorable bird!
Shawagoony el videos! Looks like a very loyal and fun curious bird!

Beautiful colors!

July 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

Mashalaah , beautiful bird and beautiful shots as well

July 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternoon

Amazing shots Mashallah :)

August 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmu

mashllah mashallah :)

August 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTaZmaNiA

wow! hes beautiful! Are finches easy to tame?

August 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMathai

I got my first silver java not 5 days ago so naturally seeing Zorro here made my day :)
Amazing photos as always...

August 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPascal H.

Wonderful story. I think you picked the perfect name. I wonder if he is as feisty as his namesake. As always you have done a superb job capturing your subject. Fantastic pictures!

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermyphotoscout

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