These are the photos that were taken on May 12th, 2008 between approximately 3:30pm - 6:30pm at the time Orange County Animal Control Officials took custody of all 31 Macaws.
This was the location that the birds were kept prior to being moved nearly a 1/4 mile from the house to a field location. We're not sure just how long the birds were housed at this location but the buildup of waste and trash gives you a good idea. These waste mounds were nearly 2 feet tall in some spots.
A pair of Scarlet Macaws. Just below them is a massive "poop pyramid". The second photo is another view of the "poop pyramid" - nearly 2 ft. wide and over 1 ft. tall. Most of the cages had to be bolt cut open by the Officers due to rusted shut doors or rusted quick links holding the doors closed. The perches were made of 2X6 lumber
"The Three Musketeers" - a close-knit threesome of Blue and Gold Macaws with significantly mishapen beaks.
At the Sanctuary
We were asked by Orange County Animal Control Officials on May 12th, 2008 to care for the 31 Macaws. This is a photo journal of their time with us.
One of the "Three Musketeers" in an outdoor aviary. This guy will go through 5-6 Bird Kabob toys (strung up soft yucca wood) in a day or two! Also pictured are the Three Musketeers beginning to grow back chest, wing and tail feathers under our care in 2 months time.