Michael A. Stecker


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James Foster's birds

Baby Cockatiels video

Recently a scientific consensus has emerged which holds that birds are a group of theropod dinosaurs that evolved during the Mesozoic Era. A close relationship between birds and dinosaurs was first proposed in the nineteenth century after the discovery of the primitive bird Archaeopteryx

Artist's conception of Mahakala omnogovae
Remains of a petite dinosaur reveal that some of the ancestors of birds had already shrunk in size before flight evolved.



James's five Cockatiels



Yellow Crest cockatiel (deceased).  Unfortunately, the bird was attacked by a critter and was decapitated.



Mother cockatiel atop James Foster's 13-inch Cassegrain telescope


James Foster and friend


The only graduate of "UCLA Veterinary School"