Thursday, November 29, 2007

Junkyard Bird

Last weekend we drove down the 605 Freeway in search of a down & dirty nitty gritty urban area for Bill to photograph and to later possibly paint. I think we exited on Valley Boulevard and parked in a Big K-Mart lot to unload our bikes and hit the road. We went through City of Industry, Puente Hills & Walnut just to mention a few.

The day was grey and so was the areas we biked through & that's fine with me but most of the bike ride itself was pretty uneventful. That was until we were headed back to the car down Valley Blvd. when we heard a familiar squawk and I might add a very, very loud squawk. We pulled over to discover a Red Macaw in the parking lot of some sort of auto repair business. The Macaw cried out for attention and seemed entertained for the few moments we spent with him. It was getting dark out so a lot of the photos didn’t turn out.

This Macaw was well protected by his junkyard dog buddy in the bottom photo who I nicknamed Cujo!

11 comments:

MrManuel said...

The Macaw knew you were a bird lover and decided to talk to you..

Slick said...

Dang, I don't know too many people who would risk messing with that bird if they have to deal with that dawg.

Mean lookin'

Sandy said...

Come down the 210 to Rancho Cucamonga, exit....the ...

and you'll end up near my backyard. That's pretty junky and Bill could photograph it...LOL...

Years ago (although it's been torn down), my four boys "tagged" their played with lots of nice art, haha...It was during the time a mountain lion was near our yard and that darn playhouse ended up on the news...I didn't come out of the house for days I was so embarrased.

so come on down...

sandy

Lavender said...

Did you want to take him home as badly as I do? (I hope thats not his only cage!!) Gosh I love them, thanks for risking life and limb to get the shot Sharon!

Anonymous said...

He is a beauty! Beautiful birds!!! HA you posted a junk yard and I a garbage bin ;)

K_tigress said...

It makes perfect sense. The parrot is the brains of the operation and the dog the brawns. Both make an excellent team of guarding they're masters property.
The parrot has his noisy beak and the dog has his viscous bite.
No one is going to mess with these dynamic duo. ;)

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't a Macaw bite harder than a dog? A Lorikeet can! HAHA

LisaBinDaCity said...

Yikes that dog is wayyyy scary!

moggie said...

bet they both work pretty well as a team! wonder if the bird's squawk is worse than the dog's bite...

Grump Les Tiltskin said...

Down and dirty, alright. Looks like the back blocks of Manilla:-)

Cujo looks eerie - like some hellhound out of a Robert Johnston song.

Sonja said...

I hope that macaw gets some attention and out of the cage time from his owner. I hate to see birds alone like this!