I was in the picture taking mood this afternoon.... I currently have 8 adult parakeets in the aviary, along with 10 buttons that are 7 wks old and 'Chirpy' the house wren we raised when he fell out of the nest. Chirpy is to be released into the wilds of my backyard in the next few days.. First of all, the parakeets must be enjoying their new flight cage/relative freedom. (Cage is 4' by 8' by 7' high - built using Dennis' playhouse coop plans w/ modifications) They have already hatched their first babies in the new cage! This is a fuzzy pic, because I took from inside the house looking out my office window. I looked up today and noticed a little fuzzy head sticking up! Look closely and you'll see the baby! Mom is the adult on the perch with no breast feathers - she always plucks herself when she's sitting on eggs. AND, from inside the box...two little fuzzy butts! They will be some shade of blue. Looking in towards the perch end of the aviary: Looking from the inside/shelter area out towards the back yard.... Now, some just cute button quail pics. There are 10 of them. They hatched out 7 wks ago, so I'm hoping for my first eggs in the next week or so. I THINK I have 3 males and 7 girls - they are really cute birds and I love to watch them. They seem to all get along great - no fighting with either each other or the parakeets. The parakeets will fly down to the bottom and feed on grass seed heads, etc with the buttons quite peacefully. Enjoy!!