Featured in the I Love Birds group 24th April 2009

My neighbour came running on a wet very windy day to say a baby Galah had fallen from the sky … this is he.

The parents were flying round frantically with a crow sitting nearby on a tree stump. He would not have survived. I took him in & fed him parrot baby mix, got him warm & dry :D

Thank you for looking.


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  • Phil Threlfall
    Phil Threlfallover 6 years ago

    Lovely work tainia

  • Thanks Phil, he looks like he’s smiling :-)

    – Tainia Finlay

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 6 years ago

    Very well done Tainia. Could have done with your services one day last year when a Carnaby Cockatoo was clearly distressed in our garden. After a lot of phoning around we managed to get a lady from the Carnaby Cockatoo Preservation Society to drive all the way up from Perth, capture the bird and take him down to the zoo, where the veterinary care is second to none. When and if the bird recovered it would be brought all the way back up here and released, when it’s family would very soon find it. For two days after it had been taken away there were two adult cockies quietly sitting in our banksia tree just waiting…… Peter

  • MEV Photographs
    MEV Photographsover 6 years ago

    Great work…love the details on this parrot!!

  • Rickyd
    Rickydover 6 years ago

    great capture,what did you do with it after?

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayover 6 years ago

    Thanks Rickyd – A lady in town wanted him as a companion bird, he is now named ‘Buzz’ and is adorable & very very tame! Over here approx only 10 out of 200 young galahs survive their first few months, he is one of the lucky ones!

  • missrachel1
    missrachel1over 6 years ago

    Awwww! This is just gorgeous! What a lovely story!

  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldover 6 years ago

    I hope he survived – these are hard to hand raise!!! What a cute face!!

  • He is well & thriving & having a lovely life! Thanks Barb

    – Tainia Finlay

  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldover 6 years ago

    Fantastic to hear this tainia, we have rescued two babies this year, one died (poor little thing) and the other we took to the local vet, who passed him on to a wildlife carer. We have not heard if he survived …. their mortality rate is high, as you say, but it’s nice to give them a helping hand ……

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 6 years ago

    This is so beautiful!

  • Kimberly Palmer
    Kimberly Palmerover 6 years ago

    What a cutie pie… I had the greatest luck to hold one, pet one, kiss one, and fall in love with one. I wanted to buy her, but we already have one parrot. She was the sweetest parrot (we call them rose-breasted cockatoo’s here) that I ever met. She has since been adopted to a family.

    I love your story, and I’m glad this Galah is now safe and sound, with a loving family. You have a wonderful heart, for rescuing this cockatoo.

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