Mikey & Mia the macaws

Mikey & Mia the macaws

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On a beautiful, sunny morning in my favourite Wimbledon park a few weeks ago I met Nimal and Claire and their wonderful pet macaw Mikey.

Mikey definitely stops you in your tracks. He’s a large, tropical parrot and not what you’d expect to see in the park at 9am.

I explained to musicians Nimal and Claire that I’d love to take photos of them with Mikey at home. They very kindly invited me round for tea a few days later and let me capture their lives at home with not only Mikey but new arrival Mia the macaw too.

The following week I joined them in the park where I watched Mikey once again enjoying a gorgeous Autumn morning flying through the trees.

Mikey and Mia are blue and gold macaws and can live for over 50 years old. As well as being super bright birds they are also YouTube stars! Their bond with Nimal and Claire is beautiful to see.

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All images © Katie Collins for Empics

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