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CYDNEY "THANKS FOR MAKING ME BOTD 04/21/15"

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The neighbor had a grey pair of birds and they of course mated and had 9 eggs. When hatched, I picked one of the Lutino babies out..

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Hi! My name is CYDNEY "THANKS FOR MAKING ME BOTD 04/21/15"

I am a Cockatiel from Dingmans Ferry, PA.

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15 years old   F

Cockatiel

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top of his cage and the back of the living room sofa

strangers touching him

She spoils me rotten and leaves my cage door opened almost all the time except for when I go to bed

flying on someones head when you do not pay attention to him.

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  Hi Cydney and flockily
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here on this warm, bright Sunday. I want to begin by thanking you all for sharing your past histories, in your birdographies you tell the sad and happy events that have led you to be where you at this moment in time. I ask that every parront take the time to really read each one, for within each is a wealth of information and hope for someone else who may be facing or in the future may face a similar obstacle to Companion Parrot ownership. I hate that term ownership; signifying possession because no one truly "owns' a Parrot. We are not domesticated like a companion cat or dog. It is for these reasons that so many of us end for unwanted, neglected, abused or worse. We hatch from eggs will all the instincts of our wild cousins, except the ability to be free to exercise them.
As Falco's Mom and others noted dealing with hormones has been the most difficult challenge. That factor alone shows that we differ from all other commonly kept "pets". Where dogs or cats can be sterilized thereby removing that obstacle, Parrots, except under very unique circumstances are not. That fluffy bundle of down will one day be a fully mature, hormonal-driven adult with one desire; to reproduce their kind. Frustrated Parrots can become extremely aggressive, biting and lunging at those they once adored. The need to chew can wreck havoc on furniture, wood work and other humanly valued objects.
It is a tragic fact that over 70 % of baby Parrots will live in no less then two homes. Many will live in ten or more and some will be forever bounced from place to place. Many of the largest Parrot rescues in the USA have very large populations of Macaws and larger species Cockatoos. The Iowa Parrot Rescue has no less then 60 % population of these two species. Of these most are adult males five or older. After countless conversations with different rescue owners ( all USA/Canada based and with larger rescue populations) most of these 60% are surrendered due to aggression, screaming or other hormonal behaviors.
After reading every one of your comments, it is clear that many of us on BC have had previous homes. We were either rescues or re-homes due to necessity. Sadly some, Like Sam I Am suffered the most common Parrot/Owner scenario. A once adored baby becomes a problem to be dealt with. Stuck in solitary confinement due to our own natural behaviors we develop unwanted behaviors that cause us to be "given-up."
NOW TODAY'S QUESTION--who do YOU feel is to BLAME for this problem of Parrots being rehomed so often? IS it the breeder? Where do the stores fit into this? Are they responsible for finding suitable homes? Are sellers of babies failing to educate the potential buyer thereby setting up a high potential for failure of new owners keeping their Parrot for it's lifetime? What ideas do you think might help stop this sad situation of buyers of babies giving them up? How can we start to help end this problem?

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, RUNNING FOR BOTM IN MAY.

05/03/2015 09:31.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney and flockily
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here. I am May's BOTM candidate and wish to ask for your participation in this month. I want to talk about US. The BC birdies, our flockilies and our homes, and most of all how we got to be there. Now, before you decide that isn't fun, just wait and see. There are so many BC birdies, and each of us have our very own past history. We all began somewhere, but today we live and are loved exactly where we are at this very moment. The question is "How did you end up where you are?"
This is my story which many of you already will recall. I was born in Nova Scotia, Canada in 2013. I was purchased as a birthday gift for my former owner who was turning sixteen at the time. She had exact requirements she wanted in her new friend. She wanted a girl, and it had to be a blue-Crowned Amazon. The search was on for a baby to fit these requirements and after extensive on-line hunting her Mom found me and my sister for sale from a breeder several provinces away.
At three months old I arrived in Toronto, Ontario and met my new owner and her family for the very first time. It was instant love and I moved into their home and hearts right away. I was like a little sister in this family of three.
Because I am a rescue, My new forever Momma Deb does not know all that took place beyond here, except for the information that was shared when I was surrendered to my Momma Deb. I was obviously well loved, and spoiled. I would lay for hours on my back in their hands, snuggled and kissed and I loved it. My hatchday is April 13th, so on that day we had a party, and there are photos of me with a birthday cake and hat on. Sadly on April 23 of 2014 I fell or some how broke my leg while my owners were away at work and school. When they arrived home they found me laying on the cage floor, with a clean break. I had broken my leg bone in half, and was unable to climb or stand.
I was taken to a Vet who examined my leg and confirmed it was severely injured and would require surgery to put pins in to aid in healing. Unfortunately due to communication problems and lack of finances they were unable to do this operation then, when it would have fixed my broken leg. They tried to help me, as best they could, by taping in with Vet wrap but unfortunately did more harm then they realized. In desperation I was given to my Momma Deb who promised to do everything she could to help me. My parents gave Momma Dr "Z"'s name and number, where I had gone that first evening. He agreed to see me, and do what he could. When Momma Deb removed the wraps at his advice, she knew it was not good. My leg was dying because of incorrect wrapping. Dr "Z" operated on my leg and was forced to amputate it at the hip. THANKS to all our BC friends who helped pay for this surgery I am alive and healthy today.
"HOW did you get to be in your home?

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, RUNNING FOR BOTM IN MAY.

05/01/2015 07:56.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney and flockily
Howdy partners; Mikey D once more hittin' the old Trail to California. It sure has been an adventure, dealin' with Black Bart and that band of varmints. Now we can be California Dreamin' , I HOPE!
Mr. Kiddo looks at Sam, "Let's sing Rawhide one more time but THIS time leave off that whip! I'm missing a few feathers from that thing!" Sam's eyes grow big not meaning to have caused any harm. Mr. Kiddo stops his horse as Sam rides over to join him on the trail. Sam rolls up his whip & hangs it off his saddle horn. He & Mr. Kiddo begin singing once again." Keep rollin', rollin', rollin'.." soon they are joined by all the rest of the BC Team as the ole' wagons one by one move into place to be reloaded. Sky & BB ride double into town. "No, Sky"s horse did not run out of hay!!!" Sundancer is tied at a post so BB mounts up & they head back to reload the wagons to resume the trip with the much needed supplies. As the wagons disappears from view of the town a Burro with a cactus on it rides into town & stops in front of the jail. The cactus falls off & The Bird wiggles out,folds the costume up & puts it in a travel case. The Bird saunters into the jail to check on Black Barts gang & to wait with the others till the Beakerton Security officers get there to take the gang to the big house. TB gets a mug & pours a cup of joe out of the big pot on the potbelly stove. "We sure have had a wonderful adventure and we all made it out safely and got those bad birdies back where they belong! Now to get some of that sizzling roast beast and some hot strong black coffee would be the perfect ending to the perfect day we just had." Dixie tells Little Angel as they throw the last bag back up onto their wagon.
With full bellies, they drive down the rutted dirt road. Everybirdie's spirits are light, after such a tough go in the ole' Ghost Town. As night falls Porcupine Crossing lurks on the horizon. "It's been one long day" Mikey D says out loud to Moggie as they drive their team into the open clearing by the swift moving waters. As they unhitch their teams, the riders rejoin them after their cross country gallop.
"The Agents have Bart and his birds in custody. I think that's the last we'll hear from them for a while." Cappy exclaims gulping down a mug of Lizzie's hot coffee. With the mules corralled, and the remuda quietly grazing, the tired Team relaxes by the warm fire.
Kiddo rides in to camp with the rest of the cowbirds and takes a minute to visit with Lizzie by the cook fire. "Lizzie? You can see birds at the Bridge? Is Ms Chuey looking down on us as we continue the trail ride? Does she know that Jesse and Falco have been rescued and are safe again?" Lizzie smiles softly. " She knows!" is all she says.
"We better get us some shut-eye, we'll move out before dawn." Everybirdie is glad to roll into their night rolls. The night watch rides out to keep an eye on the animals, and soon the camp is at rest.

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/30/2015 07:01.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney
Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope your mom is doing much better now. Please tell her we will keep her in our prayers ... get well soon.
I will not be on the BC on Friday or Saturday. I should be back on Sunday night. We have 2 couples staying the whole weekend and then 10 more on top of that for the derby party on Saturday.
It was a nice day today. They are saying this weekend will be much better, I hope so. I did get to sit by the patio screen and talk with some outside birds today, I enjoyed that.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/29/2015 11:16.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney
Howdy partners; Mikey D once more hittin' the old Trail to California. It sure has been an adventure, dealin' with Black Bart and that band of varmints. Now we can be California Dreamin' , I HOPE!
Mr. Kiddo looks at Sam, "Let's sing Rawhide one more time but THIS time leave off that whip! I'm missing a few feathers from that thing!" Sam's eyes grow big not meaning to have caused any harm. Mr. Kiddo stops his horse as Sam rides over to join him on the trail. Sam rolls up his whip & hangs it off his saddle horn. He & Mr. Kiddo begin singing once again." Keep rollin', rollin', rollin'.." soon they are joined by all the rest of the BC Team as the ole' wagons one by one move into place to be reloaded. Sky & BB ride double into town. "No, Sky"s horse did not run out of hay!!!" Sundancer is tied at a post so BB mounts up & they head back to reload the wagons to resume the trip with the much needed supplies. As the wagons disappears from view of the town a Burro with a cactus on it rides into town & stops in front of the jail. The cactus falls off & The Bird wiggles out,folds the costume up & puts it in a travel case. The Bird saunters into the jail to check on Black Barts gang & to wait with the others till the Beakerton Security officers get there to take the gang to the big house. TB gets a mug & pours a cup of joe out of the big pot on the potbelly stove. "We sure have had a wonderful adventure and we all made it out safely and got those bad birdies back where they belong! Now to get some of that sizzling roast beast and some hot strong black coffee would be the perfect ending to the perfect day we just had." Dixie tells Little Angel as they throw the last bag back up onto their wagon.
With full bellies, they drive down the rutted dirt road. Everybirdie's spirits are light, after such a tough go in the ole' Ghost Town. As night falls Porcupine Crossing lurks on the horizon. "It's been one long day" Mikey D says out loud to Moggie as they drive their team into the open clearing by the swift moving waters. As they unhitch their teams, the riders rejoin them after their cross country gallop.
"The Agents have Bart and his birds in custody. I think that's the last we'll hear from them for a while." Cappy exclaims gulping down a mug of Lizzie's hot coffee. With the mules corralled, and the remuda quietly grazing, the tired Team relaxes by the warm fire.
Kiddo rides in to camp with the rest of the cowbirds and takes a minute to visit with Lizzie by the cook fire. "Lizzie? You can see birds at the Bridge? Is Ms Chuey looking down on us as we continue the trail ride? Does she know that Jesse and Falco have been rescued and are safe again?" Lizzie smiles softly. " She knows!" is all she says.
"We better get us some shut-eye, we'll move out before dawn." Everybirdie is glad to roll into their night rolls. The night watch rides out to keep an eye on the animals, and soon the camp is at rest.

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/29/2015 07:06.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney
Howdy partners, Mikey D here. I sure am relieved that Black Bart is safely behind bars with his band of would-be villains, and all our friends are safe and well. With the rescue of Falco, and Jesse, we are all set to continue our way to sunny California.
"Well, all's well that ends well, and I do believe our showdown with Black Bart and his band of ne'er do wells ended just fine for us good guys." Kiddo tips his hat to the ladies and saunters over to Freckles to mount and head back to the wagons. His grand exit is marred a bit when he trips over something in the road. He bends over to pick it up and realizes he is hold the Hawk's hat! He throws it down and stomps on it a few times and then finishes mounting Freckles and waits for the rest of the team to head on out.
Sam smiles, as he watches Jesse escort Falco out of the General Store & sees Cappy taking a soggy Hawk-eye into the jail. He puts away his knife because he was ready to carve a big turkey hawk into a Thanksgiving Dinner. Or at least, de-plume the varmint! He riders over to join Kiddo as they wait for the others to get ready to head on back to camp. Kaji is so happy that things are (hopefully) done with Black Bart. "Hmmm" he says to himself. "Think I will check out that tunnel before heading back. The tunnel birds did a fabulous job on it!" With that, he heads back to the saloon, and is quickly joined by the other Tunnel Birds who take the short-cut back to their base camp.
Mikey D stops by the Jail House to check on Bart and his would-be-bad guys gang. Cappy is standin' guard with Picabo, Cookie and Pookie. "the Beakerton Agents will be here shortly to take over. We'll leave ya horses and some grub, but you should be up to us at Porcupine Crossing by night-fall." Cappy asks " is it ok to rough up the prisoners a bit? A well placed TOO bite might make them think again before getting into further trouble." Cappy chuckles. Mikey d just grins and waves good-by as he heads on out into the crowded street. He hops up onto his wagon's lazy board, and looks at the empty place Chuey had shared with him. With a tear in his eye he clicks to the team, and turns them out of town, back the way they had come. The othes follow behind, leavin' the excitement of the day behind, as their thoughts turn to the trek still ahead of them.
The smell of roastin' beef sizzling over a crackling fire could be smelt for a clear mile before the Team reached the base camp. A hot meal, strong, black coffee and everybirdie was ready to reload their cargo, makin' certain it was balanced and tied down securely. By mid-day with the sun on our backs we were movin' on down the line. Moggie joins Chuey to drive the team as they take the lead. The trip ahead was goin' to be a tough go, but they were ready for whatever might come their way!

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/28/2015 07:31.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney
Howdy friends, Mikey D here in the Wild West Ghost Town. I wish to thank everybirdie and their parronts for the kind words shared at the loss of my beloved wife-bird Queen Chuey. I miss her terribly and will forever love her, but I also know she is waiting for me to join her one day on that big cattle range in the sky. She would not want anyone to grieve for her too long, she lived each day to the fullest. Ride free my love till I see you again some day!
Hawk-eye stares wide-eyed at the Smith and Weston pointed his way, and slowly stumbles to his feet. One beady eye on Jesse,the other on the door, he cautiously walks towards the opening. At the last second he has a change of heart and makes a bolt for freedom, right into the chest of one Mr. Sky. Not to be trapped easily, he dives between Sky's legs and makes a dash for freedom.
Cappy, is getting bored guarding Black Bart, he hears all of the commotion going on outside. Not one to sit back Cappy checks to make sure the cell door it shut tight and walks outside to see if he sees anything when suddenly Hawk-eye runs smack-dab into him. Cappy grabs hold of the scruffy bandit as the two fly backwards onto the wooden sidewalk. Hawk-eye grabs for Cappy's pistol, but is too slow as Cappy rolls onto his feet so fast he sends Hawk-eye tumblin' over him into the water trough. Cappy lunges after him, pinning his prisoner in the water. "Now, come along nice-like or I'll show ya how hard a Too can bite"
Jesse stands stunned as everything unfolds. Seeing Cappy haulin' Hawk-eye along to jail, he rushes to where Miss Falco is standing smiling happily. "Oh Falco, you're safe. I was so worried they'd try to hurt you. I had to get free and save you my sweet girl" Jesse holds Falco close, thankful they are once more freed and save. Everybirdie on the street cheers when Jesse walks outside his wing around Falco protectively. " After a group-hug the Team matches the remainin' gang members into the jail house from the wagons, lockin' them away for safe keepin'
"You'll stay here. Beakerton Security officers are on their way here, to escort your sorry tail-feathers off to prison." Mikey D tells them before he turns tail and exits the Jail house. The Bird looks on from the top of the boarding house as Jesse breaks down the door of the General store to get to Falco. The Bird turns & disappears back the way he/she came. Ms BB puts away the few things she has & resumes her walk down the dusty windy trail to the ghost town. She can see birds moving in town but can not make out who they are. BB passes a cactus & it moves to walk next to her. Its The Bird in another costume. He/she tells BB about what has been going on in town, mounts her/his burro, & wanders off into the sunshine.
Sky sees BB walkin' in the distance and rides out to pick her up. "You missed all the fun Sweetheart!" he says as he reins in beside her. BB laughs and climbs up into the saddle, " do you think the horse might run outta hay

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/27/2015 10:16.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney and flockily
Howdy friends, Mikey D here. Seems we have ourselves a situation goin` on here in the Ghost Town. With Miss Falco taken hostage by Hawk-eye, and Jesse still missin' there didn't look like much more could go wrong. Well, that was until we were set to bust down that General Store door. Jesse clicks to Sundancer, urging her to move even faster as the Ole Town comes into view, " come on girl, we gotta save Falco!" As they round the bend in the trail Jesse glimpses the scene taking place out in the street. Those mangy birds who'd kept him hog-tied at the mine had beaten him here, and were now holding the BC team at gun point. He reins Sundancer in, and leaps to the ground boltin' to the shadows of the empty black-smiths shop. He peers around the corner to get a better view.
"Jesse" a whisper startles Jesse to his feet like lighten' " it's me THE BIRD" the familiar face steps into the light. "I been hiding' out here, tryin' to figure out what to do to save everybirdie."
"I gotta plan. We're gonna make a distraction. There's only two of them, and when they look to see what's happenin' the Team can take them easily." Jesse explains his plan to THE BIRD. They set off to put the idea into action.
"Bird was I a dumb bird!! I scared off all the guards horses then I gave Jesse Sundancer to get to town fast & help save Ms Falco." BB says as she walks down the hot, dusty trail. "Good thing I have my canteen full of water with me. Its going to be a long dusty walk back to town."
Kaji, Lizzie and Gus stand among the Team, when out of the corner of their eye,they see Jesse and THE BIRD on top of a nearby building, "Ugh you gulls are scruffy, icky characters, aren't ya? I guess you can't help being gulls, but couldn't ya be good gulls?" Kaji says loudly. This gives Jesse the opportunity he needs. Suddenly the street is alive with noise as gun powder filled walnut shells explode everywhere. The two villainous scoundrels wipe round to see what was goin' on. That is all it takes for the Team to move in on them.
Pearl leaps onto the wiry small one's back knockin' him to the dirt. Willie and Peppino grab the tall, rangy Gull. The crowd cheers happily as their would-be captors stand pinned in place. " OFF TO JAIL for you" Mikey D says, pointing his six-shooter in their direction. Kiddo and Hulk escort their "friends" to the jail house to deposit them safely into a cell with Black Bart and his other cronies.
Jesse thunders down the back stairs of the hotel building, his gun drawn, as he bolts across the street towards the door to the General Store. Leaping into the air, talons ready he busts through the door sendin' Hawk-eye flyin' across the room, caught unprepared by Jesse's sudden arrival. "FALCO!" he yells as he sees her smiling at him. " You, rag-mop-bird get up, move it!" He points his gun at him. Don't try anything."

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/26/2015 08:53.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney and flockily
Mikey D here, sorry I'm rather in a hurry. We're closin' in on the bird-napper who has taken Miss Falco. Havin' scanned the Ghost town building by buildin' we knew where our friend was being held. Standing together in the middle of the empty, dirt street we glimpsed a ratty hat peerin' out the window of the General Store. The 'tiel frothers, Pearl and Silver are worried about Falco. However, they know how feisty, clever and brave she is even if faced with a hawk-foe." He's the one that better be careful and not underestimate Falco just 'cause she's a hen!" they exclaim angrily.
"We need a plan, we're gonna bust in and save our friend." Mikey D says a frown on his brow.
"I Guess I showed you what for!" Falco grins and awaits her rescue. She knows her friends will be there soon to free her. The look on Hawk-eye's face tells her that he also knows they're comin' for him. He begins to pace nervously, making sure he stays well away from Falco. He won't that happen again.
Kiddo looks across the street at the store, and says "Falco is not a birdy to submit peacefully, and by the time we catch up with them I am thinkin' she will have that nasty ol' hawk tied up in knots!" This causes an loud laughter to erupt from the team as they study the situation.
Jesse smiles as he sees BB slip into the entrance of the mine. She crouches low and makes her way in the shadows to where Jesse is sittin' tied up like a Christmas gift. Pulling her knife, she quickly cuts the rope and the pair make their way out the door of the mine, and wind their way up the hillside to the boulder.
"My horse is tied yonder," BB points in the direction, " you go, I wanta wait here for our friends to return. They've bird-napped Miss Falco!"
Jesse's eyes become pinned with anger. He doesn't waste a moment to say good-bye, as he bolts towards the horse. "I must save Falco!"
Riding like the wind, Jesse urges Sundancer into a fast gallop towards the ghost Town. His mind is filled with thoughts of saving Falco from the clutches of that dirty, rotten Black Bart and his gang of misfits. Someone was gonna pay for this.
Mikey D and Sky take a dozen friends as they begin to move to burst in the front door, others go to take the back door. Inches from the door they freeze. The sound of gun fire ricochets through the town. "'DON"T YA MOVE A WING MUSCLE PARTNERS!" the growling voice of the tall gangly Gull stops everybirdie cold. " Now move away from that ther' door pronto"
"We got 'um boss, we got good" the wiry small bird says, clapping his wings happily in excitement.
Falco hears the commotion outside the door, and grins, "told ya they were goin' for me!"
"Hush now" Hawk-eye says, wavin' his wing in her direction as he presses his ear to the wall to hear better.

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/25/2015 08:27.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney and flockily
HOWDY BC partners, Mikey D here as we ponder just how we're gonna save both Miss Falco and Jesse from the talons of some nasty outlaw member of Black Bart's gang. As we spread out to search every nook and cranny of this Old Ghost Town, Miss Falco is busy dealin' a nasty blow to her bird-napper.
"Oh, I am so angry about my friend Falco being birdnapped by that nasty ol' hawk. I can't wait to get my six-shooter pointed in his direction. We'll show him we don't take kindly to our friends being bushwhacked!" Kiddo shouts as he shoulders open the door to the blacksmith's shop beside the Livery stable. He and Angel-tiel bolt inside, guns at the ready. A group of birdies follow them inside as they check every inch of the ole' buildin' " nuthin' here, let's keep goin'"
Jesse can hear his bird-napper outside as they talk softly about what was takin' place back in town. He hears Falco's name mentioned and his anger grows. He tries to call out, but the cloth tied around his beak prevents him making a sound. He sits thinking for a moment then worried for Falco,
"I MUST get free and save Falco. That nasty, foul-smellin' Hawk's gonna find out who I am" with that Jesse begins to swarm and wiggle, working to loosen his bindings. He pulls and tugs and finally feels the ropes begin to give a little slack.
" Did that hurt?" Falco asks coyly, trying hard to find a grin, " a little ol' girl couldn't hurt someone as strong as you?" she giggles out loud, then seeing Hawk-eyes look, she stops with difficulty .
"You just be settin' there and behavin' Black Bart will be along right shortly to deal with ya and your band of goodie-two-shoes"
BB sneaks out the back door of the jail to do some lookin' around for Jesse on her own. "Maybe he is not even being held in this ghost town any more! There is a old mine shaft in the hills close by" so BB mounts Sundancer & heads out to do more scouting. Riding north, she works her way up towards the mine from the back end. Tying Sundancer to a bush she grabs her riffle from the scabbard and checks her six-shooter, then carefully makes her way to a large boulder just above the mine's entrance. There, she hankers down to listen carefully as she watches two of Black Bart's gang pacin' nervously back 'n' forth.
"We better leave Jesse here and go see to gettin' Bart outta jail." a small, wiry bird tells his partner, a gangly sea gull in ragged clothes. She sees his dirty hat nod, then both head towards the north east where their horses had been hitched. BB grins, "the horses are long gone towards the south west.' She chuckles softly to herself as she inches closer to the mine's entrance.
"If I were you I'd be lettin' me go mighty fast, my friends are headin' this way right now and it ain't gonna go well for you!" Falco tells her bird-napper. He peers out the dusty window, what he sees makes him cringe.

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/24/2015 10:00.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney
V4u
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/23/2015 10:07.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney and flockily
Howdy partners, no time to be talkin' not with Black Bart heading with his gang to the ole' jail. Pearl and Silver smile " What a greyt feeling to be taking Black Bart and his cronies to lockdown (where they deserve to be) but we cowbirdies still don't have Jesse back." BB is riding out of the mountains towards the ghost town when she sees Falco being jerked into the general store. by a scruffy-lookin' Hawk. She slaps Sundancer on the shoulder and encourage her into a gallop as she winds her way towards the Ghost Town. "What foul deeds are going on now" she thinks. BB rides around town to scout things out & sees a strange horse out back of the general store. On the other side of town BB sees Boss D & the wagon crews putten Black Bart's gang in the jail house. BB enters the jails back door and tells every birdie what see saw at the general store. "It seems we have 2 birds being held hostage now"
Everybirdie turns around alarmed at the sudden sound of BB's voice. The news that Miss Falco has been bird-napped shocks everybird silent. "Oh no, not Falco! We have to rescue her from that awful hawk. I don't like hawks at all, ' Kiddo exclaims
Mikey D looks from Kiddo to Sky, then to the others searching for an answer. " We must move fast. Jesse and Falco are somewhere in town. "BART!," he growls angrily, " where ya got Jesse stashed? and NO! funny talk or you and your cronies are gotten be sorry!"
Black Bart begins to laugh, " now ain't ya all in a real bind? If' 'n ya don't set us free, you ain't findin' either Jesse or this Miss Falco either!" his eerie laughter echos in the old jail house.
"We have your gang hog-tied outside in the wagons. You make us a trade, we'll let ya have your lice-bitten hooligans back!" Sky says, an anger fillin' his eyes like a wildfire. Cappy marches Bart and his hooligans into the jail cell and locks them up, sittin' down to keep watch so there is NO jail breaks! " Ya' ll set outta here to search, find Jesse and Falco. I'll make sure our guests are all comfy-cozy."
The team bolts from the jail, spreadin' out to search for their friends, now held captive. Raffikki turns to Cookie and Pookie, " I bet Falco can hold her own!" they laugh a small worried laugh, then fly down the street to search in the livery stable.
Falco sits quietly, eying her captor. " Ya know they're gonna find me, and you'll end up gettin' your tail-feathers trimmed?" she grins straighten up under his angry glare.
" Now, no sassin' from ya missie" he yells walkin' over to within inches of her beak.
"Bad move buster" she yells, as she stomps down on his toes with her cow-girl boots, bitin' him on the wing at the same time.
"OWWWW" Hawk-eye screams, hoppin' on one foot, holdin' his wing with the other."Now, you're gonna get it, no more carryin' on!"

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/23/2015 08:36.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney & Princess
Thanks for liking my pics. Too bad I have that snow one up. We had two days of snow :( This isn't fair! Winter just seems to hang around here.
I think your hat pics are so pretty ... good luck. I never win anything but I love to be in the hat contest.
I wasn't happy to see the snow was back. It should stop by 9am tomorrow. Then we will have a partly cloudy Thursday with 34 degrees. It better get warm for May! I'm back in my footie pj's.
Happy Earth Day! Hugs ...
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/22/2015 11:09.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney!
Congratulations on being chosen as BOTD! I hope you enjoy your special day!

Susan, Boiling Springs, SC.

04/22/2015 09:48.10 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE MIKEY D PG #247164 FOR BOTM
HEY CYDNEY, IT WAS A GREAT CELEBRATION. ALWAYS GREAT TO HAVE A TIEL IN THE CASTLE. WE TIELS MUST STICK TOGETHER.

HAPPY EARTH DAY

KACEY

Come visit me, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO.

04/22/2015 09:06.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney and flockily
Hello everybirdie, Mikey D , driving like the wind towards that ole' Ghost Town and a confrontation with Black Bart the notorious robbing, murderin', cantankerous villain of the Old West. With his gang members stowed away in our wagon beds, we drive into the deserted town ready to come beak to beak with our cunning enemy.
Pearl & Silver are wondering eggactly how the tunnel birds are gonna get outta their predicament when they see Cappy wink. Looking around for some way to get out of the predicament they found themselves, the Tunnel Birds realize their time might be up, when Cappy, their leader comes up with a thought to save them all and capture Black Bart. "Well has Black Bart ever encountered a mad Cockatoo Scream?" Cappy thinks and then lets out the loudest highest pitch scream he can manage. He rushes Black Bart with Drawing Blood on his mind. Everybirdy around that Cockatoo screaming drops everything to cover their ears and wince in pain, giving the Tunnel Birds time to react as they were all wearing earplugs.
The Tunnel Birds rush Bart and his birds, grabbing their dropped firearms. Cappy glares at Black Bart, his gun pointed at the leader of the robbin' gangsters." Move i, there's an old cell over in the Sheriff's Office that has your name on it. You can stay there until Mikey D and the others decide what to do with you." Cappy points to the door with his gun barrel. Bart turns signaling his birds to follow him to the jail house. Moving as one for the door, Falco stands aside to let the group pass, then joining the others she follows along towards the jailhouse.
No one has seen Jesse yet, but once Bart and his gang were under lock they'd search for him and set him free. Falco stops as she sees Mikey D and the wagons rushing along the dusty, bumpy road, then out of no where a wing covers her eyes and beak, stopping her from screaming for help. The dark shadow drags her into the old General Store before letting her go. With gun pointing towards her, she turns to see her captor. A scruffy Hawk squints beady blacken eyes at her. His torn jacket covering dusty clothes, and the smell of him makes Falco's nose sting.
"WELL now Missie, whata we here?" the birdknapper says, " bet Mikey D and the others gonna give us what we want to save ya!"
Falco glares angrily, and straightens her clothes out, " How dare you grab me, you rotten dirt-bag"
"Now, now that ain't no way to be behavin' missie" the birdnapper taunts. " you just set right yonder, and keep quiet like, hear me?"
Mikey D pulls to a stop at the saloon, as the others stop and rush for the doors of the stores and hotel to search for hide-a ways. No one realized with all the action that Falco was missing.
"Where's Jesse?"

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/22/2015 11:25.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney
Thanks for inviting us to the castle, that was a fun party! You sure are a good hostess.
Happy Earth Day, do something nice for your mother (earth) today.
Mom had a tour with second graders today. As you might know, that's one of her least favorite ages, but this group was fantastic! They knew a little already and were eager to learn all they could about dinosaurs. Mom tells all her groups about some characteristics at the beginning of the tour, then as the tour goes on, she asks questions in front of certain dinos. Examples are big body, little head = herbivore, or teeth can regrow. This group nailed all of them! That's unusual for kids that young. Anyway mom had fun and at the end, one of the teachers told her that she's the best docent they ever had. This teacher has been doing this tour for several years now, so she really liked what she heard today.
Tomorrow is another tour day, so we'll be later getting online again. It was raining cats and dogs this morning. At least that's what mom said, but all I saw were raindrops. Polly didn't want to walk, and Daisy didn't want to stay out long, so maybe they will get a good walk later today. I hope you are having a good spring day, it feels like fall here, with temps in the mid 40s. Get lots of cuddles and scritches while you can! Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

04/22/2015 10:52.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Kiwi
Congrats on being BOTD!

Come visit me, Kiwi.

04/21/2015 08:49.07 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE MIKEY D PG #247164 FOR BOTM
THANK YOU CYDNEY FOR INVITING US TO YOUR LUNCHEON CELEBRATION. YOU LOOK AS CUTE AS OUR QUEEN BOO BOO.

I LOVE YOUR DERBY HAT. DID YOU ENTER THE CONTEST ON THE MILONGA PAGE?

KACEY

Come visit me, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO.

04/21/2015 08:41.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/21/2015 08:40.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Queen Cydney
Congratulations on botd.I hope you had a great time at the castle and in the spotlight. Have a good night.
P.S.I love your derby hat it's very pretty.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Sweetie(269943)BOTM.

04/21/2015 08:16.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
On BOTD! My sweet Lutino twin!We were so eggcited to see you in the spotlight page today as our Queen for the day!What a wonderful surprise to have you in the Castle and we wish you a greyt day with Queen BOOBOO for a day filled with fun food friends and family!We love you sweet Cydney and we miss visiting you and Princess!Please tell Princess that I said hello and I give you both lots of hugs and kisses!Loving you always and forever,Dixie and flock!Here's a vote for you too!

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

04/21/2015 07:38.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats Queen Cydney!
What an adorable picture! We love your Derby hat! Wishing you a wonderful day at the Castle with lots of treats and toys!
Loce, Picabo & Squeaky

Come visit me, Scion- RIP our Buddy Bird - Jan. 29, 2015, Budgies, Kiwi & Button, Limon & Lima, Squeaky, Picabo- Vote Mikey D! daily at 247164 & Angel Alfie (RIP).

04/21/2015 06:46.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Queen Cydney
Congratulations on BOTD! Enjoy!

Hugs,

Angel & Pepper

Come visit me, Angel - 4/16/15 BOTD & PEPPER LOVES ZIPPY.

04/21/2015 06:16.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney
congratulations on winning BOTD. hope you are having a super fun time celebrating your special honor at the birdy castle with me your queen

love Queen Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO vote Sweetie 269943 BOTM.

04/21/2015 06:13.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations!!!
Congrats on winning BOTD. Here is a vote from the team! Hope you are having a good time celebrating your special day!!

Chipper and the BC Golden State Warriors

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04/21/2015 04:46.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney
Congratulations on winning botd and enjoy it to the fullest
For the day at the castle sure goes fast for some reason!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus--Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

04/21/2015 04:40.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations!!!
Congrats on winning BOTD. It's so nice to see your picture
in the window. Hope you are enjoying your special day in the spotlight!! Leaving a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/21/2015 04:40.08 PM Report This Comment  
  My sweet Queen Cydney!
Oh sweetie! We are having so much fun with you and Queen Boo Boo at the castle today! WooooHooooo! Thank you for telling me I can take your pictures for my gallery!
Much love to the Queen of my heart,
Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffikki,PumBaa & Max at the Derby!.

04/21/2015 03:32.00 PM Report This Comment  
  congratulations Queen Cydney
You sure look lovely in your derby hat, and it looks like you are ready to place your bet!
Zippy

Come visit me, Polly; V4 Sweetie #269943 BOTM & Zippy; V4 Sweetie #269943 BOTM.

04/21/2015 01:54.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations!!
Hi Queen Cydney,

Just coming by to congratulate you on winning BOTD and to let you know that I picked up the pics of you and Princess last night, but immediately after that BC crashed. I was not able to load them on the page until today. All done now though!

Kiddo

Come visit me, THE DERBY IS COMING!!!!!.

04/21/2015 01:03.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Oh, Queen Cydney! Don't Trouble Yourself About...
....thinking we maybe offended. Not at ALL! You are absolutely correct in that the portrait seems to be a bit fuzzier. Mom had to enlarge it just a bit & when you enlarge a photo on that Pizap Photo Editing site, things tend to "fuzz" out a bit. If Mom had the wits on how to make her computer adjust the "fuzz" out of there, she would in a split second make it go!! However, we have to use the "pizap" & what they have available & with what Mom knows how to do. She's not near as good as Raffi's Mom, Mr. Taz's Mom, or Miss Kelly's Mom & we think that all of them have that Photoshop program on their computers. Oh, how my Mom would LOVE that! It can do lots of stuff Mom only DREAMS about! Heehee! No worries fair lady bird & Queen of the Day! My goodness, with the power you wield today, you could exclaim, "OFF WITH HIS HEAD!!", and it would be so! I know a few castle guards & certain Head Butler bird who'd help make that happen! Ah...but it is the reputation you get when one is a "Mad Hatter" and "Pirate" bird! It is only to be expected! Don't you worry about any of it! And if you'd like Mom to take another crack at it using a different picture, we certainly would do so. All you have to do is snap your talons together & we'd be happy to give it a whirl. You're a sweety & deserve to look the way you see yourself in a portrait. We are only here to serve, your Majesty. Sam bows smiling at Queen Cydney.

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Get Ready, Get Set For The Milonga Derby!.

04/21/2015 12:54.54 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE MIKEY D PG #247164 FOR BOTM
CONGRATS CYDNEY ON BEING OUR BOTD.

KACEY

Come visit me, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO.

04/21/2015 12:24.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
Hey Cydney, it's great to see you in the spotlight today! You look so pretty in your derby hat, I hope you are entering the contest. It's going to be a close one this year, I bet. Have a great day in the spotlight and in the castle with Queen Booboo. Hugs, Falco (and the boys, too)

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

04/21/2015 11:50.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Cydney~~
Congratulations sweetie! What a thrill it is to see your beautiful beak in that spotlight box today!!! I know you are going to have a great time at the castle!!

Your royal portrait is now hanging in the gallery on the calendar page for all to admire!!

Royal Hugs ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar,Pippo, Mei Mei-Vote 4 Sweetie 269943 & The Calendar Page~Cherries for May.

04/21/2015 11:28.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Cydney~~
Congratulations sweetie! What a thrill it is to see your beautiful beak in that spotlight box today!!! I know you are going to have a great time at the castle!!

Your royal portrait is now hanging in the gallery on the calendar page for all to admire!!

Royal Hugs ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar,Pippo, Mei Mei-Vote 4 Sweetie 269943 & The Calendar Page~Cherries for May.

04/21/2015 11:28.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney
CONGRATS on winning BOTD! I hope you are enjoying your special day.
I'll be back later ...
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/21/2015 09:33.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations on BOTD Queen Cydney
Howdy friends, Mikey d here, at Widow's Creek. It seems we've found us a peck of troubles with Black Bart and his gang of hooligans. All the cowbirds are on claw-tips waiting for the signal. When it happens they are all poised for action. Kiddo's fierceness and bravery gives them all a needed boost of courage as Badact ducks a bullet inches above his head. It was all the incentive the BC team needed, as they draw down on Black Bart's gang right there in the openin' at Widow's Creek.
With the echoing boom of Sky's double barrel shot gun, all chaos breaks loss under the saloon in that ole' Ghost Town. Cappy signals his Tunnel Birds who grab the remaining floor boards in their beaks and talons and with one mighty pull splinter them into kindling. Cookie, thinkin' like Kiddo
quotes a Dirty Harry line; " OK punk,Go ahead-Make my day!" The birds bust through the opening guns on the ready to come beak to beak with Black Bart himself, and a group of his dirty-birdie bandits.
"FREEZE!" Cappy yells as he points his gun at Bart, the others cover the remaining gang-members.
At Widow's Creek things are pretty busy. The bullets begin to fly from all directions as good birds, and gang-birds dive for cover. "The action is heatin' up!!!!!" BB is sitten tall on Sundancer's back over seein' the action at Widows Creek & the ghost town saloon. She is ready to ride to either spot to cover there if need be."This is better then cable TV." she yells as the action continues. Sky stands up and takes a fast shot at Badact and two of his cronies.
"Drop 'em, and wings up, or next shot won't miss," Sky fires so close it ruffles Badacts feathers.
"Ok, Ok, enough, it ain't worth it if Black Bart is gonna rob us of our share boyz" Badact drops his gun and throws his wings over his head.
Polly runs in and grabs his gun, as SweetPepper scoops up the other two guns from his friends standin' wings above their ratty heads. Kiddo takes careful aim at one of the other robbers, nicking his wing feathers, makin' him drop his weapon as he grabs his sore wing and begins to hoot and holler jumpin around like a rabbit. The other villains yell out " HOLD YA FIRE!" they come out from hiding places, wings up.
Mikey D calls out to his friends," grab some rope, lets tie these varmints up, we're headin' to town to make a delivery to Bart! " The team quickly secure the ropes and have the bandits hog-tied and loaded on the wagon beds, under the watchful eye of the gun-birds. They move to their teams like lightening and at a fast trot make dust as they move to the aid of their friends in the Ghost Town. BB clicks to Sundancer and moves off at a gallop, making a direct run for the action in town.
The Tunnel Birds have gotten themselves into a fix. They'd forgotten about the back door to the saloon. As they burst in and thought they had Bart covered they too were under cover; the cover of six gun barrels. " I think we got us a BIG PROBLEM!" Pearl whispers to Cappy.
see ya tomorrow,

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/21/2015 09:28.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cydney
Today is Tuesday
I'm flying by your page
to stamp U a votie
and to congratulate U
4 winning BOTD!
Have a greyt Tuesday
be a good birdie
wing's hugs
Your Pal, Oki

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Chip257319/ & Oki,/Vote BOTM Sweetie269943/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

04/21/2015 09:23.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Well, LOOK at THAT!! Sam bows To Queen...
....Cydney! It seems your new chapeau brought the attentions of the powers that be & now you are the Monarch for the Day! CONGRATULATIONS! You know, I enjoyed my time with you & your fister in creating your portraits. I see what you're reading & I find that a most informative piece of material to learn about the latest & greytest in horse racing. The article about the Milonga Downs Derby is very instructive on who's on the up & up in riders' circles. I think before long, the Milonga Downs will be surpassing the Kentucky Derby in popularity!

OH, enough talking about "work"! You look fantastic, your Majesty, and I certainly DO hope you have a glamorous & very happy day!

Sam bows to Queen Cydney then exits through the Throne Room Doors.

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Get Ready, Get Set For The Milonga Derby!.

04/21/2015 08:50.22 AM Report This Comment  
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