Well this turned into a sad day. I had lunch with Colleen and when I returned home the Bird had died. I found him in the bottom of his cage. I guess he finally got too old. We had had him for about 17 years. So it is so quiet here tonight. He was my watch dog and would screech to the high heavens when anybody came to the door or came in the house. I will miss all of our little squabbles, his singing over my Cd's, his personality.