Meet the new Mimies

I think the hope of Mimi returning has vanished, and my dad went to the flea market on Thursday to purchase 2 new Quaker Parrots.

Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/250sec, ISO-400, exposure bias 0, focal length 82mm, pattern metering

The two lovebirds are extremely jealous of my dad’s new pets, especially the yellow one as you can see in the above photo that s/he was very upset that I was taking a picture of the new Quaker Parrots. But you can’t tell by looking at the photo below, I think s/he likes the attention.

Aperture Priority, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/30sec, ISO-800, exposure bias 0, focal length 180mm, pattern metering

The Quaker Parrot is considered by many owners as a charming bird, but I’ve not seen its charm yet.  The first I noticed when I got there today was that they were extremely loud.  They were doing their bird talk but this breed of bird can mimic human sound so it will be interesting to see if they would speak Lao or English.  I know the first thing that they will pickup is “Hello Mimi or Mimi, Mimi”, this was the first thing that we all said to the old Mimi.

Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/200sec, ISO-400, exposure bias 0, focal length 105mm, pattern metering

The conversation in the video below was between my second sister and I in Lao language.  My sister said that they don’t look as happy as the old Mimi, and I said that they are probably not used to the new environment yet.  Then my sister said that they look like someone that’s not dressed since their beaks are not red. I said perhaps they are country folks. My sister then said sure thing, they don’t look polish like the New Yorker.

Well, it’s really not fair to compare these two newcomers to Mimi, and the New Yorker thing, Mimi was from NYC. Lets hope that my sister doesn’t go out there and put red lipstick on these two birds. 🙂

Aperture Priority, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/60sec, ISO-800, exposure bias 0, focal length 113mm, pattern metering

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    • seeharhed, noke ban nork yung bor dai sung sorn. 🙂

      I didn’t notice the lawn mowing noise in the background until I started filming and it was my dad’s neighbor cutting their grass.

  1. The new Mimies are pretty. I like their coloring, it’s very cheerful.

    And the yellow lovebird just loves to smile for your camera. 🙂

    • Cambree, the yellow lovebird loves the attention, and likes to show off also. It’s funny how each one of them have their own personality. I think the new Mimies have helped my dad to feel better, the old Mimi lived with them for a long time and it’s hard to see an empty nest.

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