Sunday, July 05, 2009

Good for them, and for the birds...

But for the scale, it sounds very similar to Dan Grant's avian Elysian Fields as portrayed in Little Birdies!. It's one thing to write about it, it's quite another to put your money and time in the service of all the little abandoned feather monkeys.

Tropical plants thrive; the humidity is palpable. A waterfall trickles over multi-colored rocks.

Parrots are everywhere - macaws, conures, cockatoos and other birds in colors from white to pink to electric blue. Squawks and beating wings create a cacophony of bird sounds.

Welcome to Gretchen and Brian Baker's basement.

"We ran out of space in our old house," Brian Baker said. "We bought this one for the birds."

Read the entire article: Boise couple creates a sanctuary for tropical birds others didn't want.

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