'Trude: Don't stick that camera in my face!
This is DirksTrude (or the cockatiel formally known as BirdTrude). I realized I don't take many pictures of him, so I took a few.
The reason there aren't many pictures of him is because he is kind of a weird little bird. He doesn't come out much because, one, he doesn't really seem to like it. He is happiest in his cage. And the other reason is because he goes flying around the room very haphazardly and tends to run into things and other birds.
His story: We got him as a mate for our other cockatiel BirdHead, who was lonely. The breeder said he was female- but he was just young and didn't have his adult feathers yet. I should have known when he started to sing. 'Trude sings constantly, he is a really happy bird. He admires BirdHead and sings to him all the time.