Ms. Merlin likes that she has a house finally. We moved in a few months ago and it has been a long winter but the Parrots For Peace have been going to many local events including a recent Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration in Woodstock and a Sierra Club member presentation at Boughton Place in Highland. Both were with Mr. Baby, and his children, Peace-nik (10), and Ara (6) without Ms. Merlin. Merlin preferred to stay home on MLK day despite my coaxing to come along with her eager family. I always respect their wishes and when it was clear that she did not choose to accompany the rest of her family I didn’t press the issue. She was preparing to lay an egg. By the time of the Sierra Club event she was happily keeping her egg warm and appreciated that
the family was off to do their environmental ambassadorial work of meeting friends. I do not know whether or not it will actually result in a hatching as the internal house temperature is about 75 degrees (but she keeps the egg warm with her belly feathers surrounding it as she rotates it several times an hour and vocalizes operatically to the egg to give it sound stimulation). Generally the hatching would be in about 30 days so I’ll keep you posted. I am wishing Ms. Merlin very good luck on her decision to add a new member to our family. I take this as a great sign that she is delighted to know that we are at the first step of getting a foundation launched for Parrots For Peace to have a reliable forever habitat for them at their home in Ruby, NY. We’ll be doing peace communications programs starting in a short while.