Some bird Body Language.
This is the "pick me up please". he lifts a foot and squeezes it shut and open till you come close, then he wiggles it till you put it under him. he won't move till he's confident you're in the right place. Also; be horrified by how the bottom of his cage looks right now.
Once on the arm, you sort of hold it up, and then he tells you where he wants to go. he does this by walking up or down your arm toward the direction he wants to go. if you are getting warmer he bends over more and more like an arrow and points where he wants to go. he fluffs his wings out and sort of wiggles his head to see while remaining arrow like to direct you. he'll let you know if you keep resisting his demands long enough.
the walking to the end of the arm
heh, in that picture you can see where he's starting to pin-hole another scar:
And full arrow. he's maybe not as pointy as he gets or as floofy, but that's the general posture:
his desire was to go to the bathroom where my wife was getting ready. i brought him to the door and he knocked on it with his beak. it makes a sound like a human knocking. he made a little peep when she asked who was there (she knows it's him. i don't knock, i just barge in). he demanded she hold him and show him himself in the big mirror (he fucking loves looking at himself).
I need to try to get some videos of him doing some kind of shit, but when the camera comes out and i hold it steady he knows something is up and he acts weird.
also, yesterday morning i was running late. I had a dress shirt on that didn't roll up very well at the elbow, i picked him up and he pinned his eyes and bit the fuck out of the shirt and my arm through it. I tried to convince him it was okay but he wasn't having it, i had to put him back in the cage and ditch the shirt to move him to his day cage. I need to catch that sort of thing on video some time.