For me, my parents have told my that I always had a fascination with birds; from a very early age I would draw them whenever pencils and paper were on hand. However, it was a baby Galah that had fallen from its nest hollow in a local park that really set me on my avicultural journey. I took it home and it quickly became part of the family; I was around 5 at the time and named it Galahry. I loved that bird and was soon asking to get more; from that point on each birthday and Christmas would involve a wish list of birds, aviaries and bird books. And so, my avicultural journey was well underway. Fast forward 34 years or so and my passion for aviculture is still as strong as ever! I’d love to hear how your avicultural journey began? Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of Galahry, but I snapped this pic in my yard last year; Galahs will always be special to me.