A New Bird Cage

This should be a happy moment for everyone, including the birds but it didn’t turn out that way.  I guess things happened for a reason, and might be to teach us a lesson that we shouldn’t be too careless but the price that we have to pay is dearly. I went by my dad’s house on Friday in hoping to take a picture of my dad’s new bird cage that he just finished building.  He has worked so hard on the decorative rooftop and ready to put it up.  When I got there, my second sister opened the door and told me that Mimi was gone, he flew away.  It was sad and shocking to hear, I didn’t even go inside right away but kept looking for Mimi in the nearby trees.  But sadly no sign of Mini.

AV, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/50sec, ISO-100, exposure bias 0, focal length 47mm, cropped, pattern metering

How did this all happen?  My sister came home from work on Friday around 4:30 pm (16:30) and my dad told her that Mimi’s feathers on his chest stick out.  My sister went over to get it fix, as she opened the cage door, Mimi flew passed her shoulder and out the garage door.  This startled my sister and dad.  Mini flew to the neighbor’s tree across the street, and my dad and sister followed with the ladder and a small bird cage. She saw Mini on top of the tree and called his name, Mimi responded back with a hello.  But when he heard the ladder clicking noise, he flew off to another tree and they couldn’t find him then.

Aperture Priority, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/800sec, ISO-200, exposure bias 0, focal length 140mm, pattern metering

My second sister has set out his cage for him in the past 2 days, but no sign of Mimi.

Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/80sec, ISO-200, exposure bias 0, focal length 35mm, pattern metering

This bird cage was meant to be for Mini and the two Lovebirds.  It didn’t work out as plan, the two Lovebirds are too aggressive and they wouldn’t let Mini eat his food.  My dad had to divide the cage for them, but I think it’s not the same as Mimi’s old bird cage. In this case, change is not always a good thing, Mini couldn’t adjust to the change very well.  I hope he is doing okay in the wilderness.

Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/8, 1/40sec, ISO-500, EB +0.3step, focal length 28mm, pattern metering

The lovebirds are very happy with their new house.

Aperture Priority, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/250sec, ISO-1250, exposure bias +0.3step, focal length 131mm, pattern metering
Aperture Priority, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/125sec, ISO-800, exposure bias +0.3step, focal length 85mm, pattern metering

My dad and second sister are very sad, I hope they will get a new Mimi.


  1. Yes! Things do happen for reasons. I’m sure Mimi will be fine on his own, if not he probably be on his way back home. Maybe, he will show up one of these days.

    • seeharhed, this was the second time that it happened but the first time she was able to get him right away. The chance of him coming back is very slim now, it’s like a missing person I guess. I think what bothers everyone is not knowing how he is doing and it’s getting cold in our area also.

  2. I feel so sad for your family. When I was missing my dog for an entire day into evening, I kept having horrible thoughts as to how it was surviving in our semi-wild hills. It’s so unsettling not knowing. I am so sorry and hope that Mini returns to your dad. What a beautiful cage he made her. Take care.

    • Thanks Geni. I think he will be okay since my dad’s neighbors leave bird seeds out for the birds all year round. It’s hard going through life not knowing, my second sister has had dreams and nightmares about Mimi almost every night. I think dogs know their way back home, my dog took off and came back the next day.

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