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Friday, June 22, 2012 I am Bird of the Day!
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - BOTD!



My mom's good friend had several cockatoos and when they laid an egg and I hatched, they gave me to my mom and dad. Even the vet said I was the ugliest bird she'd ever seen since my bird mom plucked me when I was 3 months old! But see, the Ugly Duckling story is really true!!! hehehe
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Hi! My name is Picabo

I am an Umbrella Cockatoo from Chuburna Puerto, Intl.

BooBoo, Big Guy, Picabooie

8 years old   M

Umbrella Cockatoo

peanuts; chicken, nutriberries

the jungle gym over his cage; anyplace with his dad

getting left in his cage

they play with me and laugh with me and know when to cuddle me

screams & flaps wings while riding on the door of another parrot's cage; opens cage to let out his girlfriend Alfie; tells a long story in Picabo language and then laughs and laughs!.

I work for peanuts!.

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  Hey Picabo!
Wow! You look like a handsome dude in your Derby picture!
Thanks for liking my Easter picture with Pumbaa!
My mom has had pet bunnies throughout the years. That's sad about the bunnies at the fair.
That is so cute about the kittens thinking their mom is........your dad! That must be so much fun to watch. Are you going to keep all of the kittens ?
Buddy I would love to go fishing over Easter weekend! Count me in!
Much love,
Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

04/14/2014 06:49.21 PM Report This Comment  
  (Ö> C'mon an' have a big ol' plateful, Picabo!
Yer whole Mexicali Contingent've more'n put in yer time on this project an' earned way more'n a plate full o' bekfrast, M' Featheriends! I'm real glad ya're gonna r'member it as fun too!

But don't fergit t' keep comin' t' give th' Pretty Li'l Miss Snowflace yer support whilst she's here in th' Booth fer th' next two weeks. An' now, there ain't no eggscuses that th' weather can keep ya from makin' it. HA!

Thanks fer all yer help, Gang!

AaaaaAA!! I luvs ya! <Ö)

Come visit me, (Ö> Charles Riley Jake ~ AaaaaAA! & ..

04/14/2014 10:18.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello sweet Picabo buddy from Angel Christy & Jen
We are pretty much going to stay in today and play catch-up, it is a little chillier today, if 37 to 40 degrees can be called chilly! We had several tornados touch down in some nearby towns, but no reports of injury or death, thankfully! Enjoy the start to your week, make it count, as my dad always says! Give my love to all in your home, have a great day, see ya tomorrow...

Much love from your old team mate, Angel Christy & Jenny Lynn

PS~W love the Yucatan flock & family...

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm at the Derby track as Jenny's valet.., Jockey Jenny~Time to get serious about the Derby!!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Heavenly prayers to the Derby people, Ms LaLo~Ready for Spring & the Derby, love my hat! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

04/14/2014 09:21.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning my sweet Picabo, from Angel Christy
Here it is again, TGIF everybody, I hope yours will be a good one for you! We were finally able to log on to the BC, but it is slower than molasses in January, more joy! We will have a nice warm Spring weekend with some rain on the way, we need it! Just the usual going on here today, some cleaning, make more toys, and some outside garage and yard work, not very exciting, but that's our life! Have a great day and give my love to all in your home, and all your favorite creatures, see ya tomorrow...

Love ya much, your Angel Christy

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm at the Derby track as Jenny's valet.., Jockey Jenny~Time to get serious about the Derby!!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Heavenly prayers to the Derby people, Ms LaLo~Ready for Spring & the Derby, love my hat! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

04/11/2014 06:10.50 AM Report This Comment  
  THANKS FROM FINNEGAN
Hey Picabo,
Thanks for helping to make me BOTD and for the Hatchday wishes. I'm a happy boy! Momma hid lots of treats in my toys for me to find. It was fun!
Love and Hugs,
King Finnegan

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan says Happy Easter everybirdie!, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Princess Lucy Blue says Happy Easter everybirdie!.

04/10/2014 08:11.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo...
How sweet of you to stop by and visit me on my hatchday.
I'm sorry I didn't get back to you yesterday but Mom's very best friend Dad passed away yesterday also and she needed to be with the family during their time of grief, that was important to her! I do appreciate all my friends stopping by, because of that today I'm BOTD which is an extra special treat for me..Give my love to everyone and thank you so much..Rusty

Romey said to tell you 'Hello'

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

04/10/2014 12:51.38 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Picabo!
Sounds like you had a lot of fun! Mom posted some new pics of my coconut toy that I got for my hatch day as well as the custom built one she ordered! She also made me a new play gym and will get some pics posted later! hope you are having a good evening;) I have been doing well. I am molting now so am itchy.

hugs,

Chicklet

Come visit me, In loving memory of my beloved Joey, Cleo, Chicklet What a surprise! Thanks everybirdie!, Poppy- Goodbye Joey my love, Jazz & Sunny- Thanks for BOTD everybirdie!.

04/08/2014 08:30.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Morning Picabo, from Angel Christy
Hi big buddy, can you believe it wasn't before 9:15 until the BC finally decided to open for us, that was decent of them! It is not exactly like we were at a loss for something to do, at our home there is always something that needs attention! We did a lot of FB notes earlier, and now some BC notes, then on to the rest of our day! Please give my love to all in your fabulous happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Heaven, Angel Christine

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm at the Derby track as Jenny's valet.., Jockey Jenny~Time to get serious about the Derby!!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Heavenly prayers to the Derby people, Ms LaLo~Ready for Spring & the Derby, love my hat! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

04/07/2014 09:28.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo
Long time no squawk, buddy! DId you at least get to see my fister Cookie at the Milonga? We had to have Dixie;s flock pick up because mom was still not up to things around here. Mom has been sick for a while and now is recovering from the eye surgery. The doc doesn;t want her around bird poop with that corneal transplant, so she wears goggles to do our room service. Last night I finally got out to cuddle with her and get my pin feathers rendered, sigh...was a wonderful time. Before I ramble on like so senile old too, I wann thank you for making my hatchday so special and then honoring me as BOTD! LOve and winghugs, Doo

Come visit me, Carter-Thank you for BOTD 8/29/11,12+13!, Doo Diligence Thank you BOTD 4/1/14, Cookie Thank you for Making me BOTD 7/31/11,12+13, Charlie-Thank you for making me BOTD 10-29-13, Tricky D- RIP 12/12/12-Thank you BOTD 12/12/13, Teal'c-Thank you for BOTD 10-14-13, Elvis Thank you for BOTD 2/16/13, Joshua Chico Thank you for BOTD 3/6/14, Blue-Thank you for BOTD 5/19/2013, Moggie Thank you for BOTD 7-1-13!, George (Gen George Hammond)RIP Gen 12/13/08, Cu-Bird Happy New Year-I laid an egg 12/31/13!, Nanday Security Services, LLC, Miranda Thank you for BOTD 5/13/2013, Captain Darling-Thank you for BOTD 9/18/2013 & Baldrick Thank you for BOTD 3/20/14.

04/05/2014 03:54.20 PM Report This Comment  
  The Diamond Dove's Origin,
The diamond dove is native to Australia. They exist near water but where it is lightly or semi-dry, which is in Central, West, and Northern Australia. They are occasionally seen in Southern Australia in parks and gardens in the Centre(the sparsely inhabited central region of Australia) where it is very dry.

As part of my BOTM campaign, I will be taking a trip to my native country to see some of the tourist attractions. If any of my BC friends would like to join me for this adventure, please let me know in your blog. This will take place toward the end of the month after I have finished giving you my information on doves.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND VOTES TO HELP ME BECOME YOUR NEXT BOTM.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/04/2014 02:33.13 PM Report This Comment  
  HI PICABO AND FLOCK
MOMS NOT DOING VERY WELL. THE HARDEST IS TRYING TO SLEEP AT NIGHT. THEN HER USUAL MORNING OF SNEEZING IS TAKING A TOLL. THE BATHROOM SINK BECAME CLOGGED AND HAD TO CALL A PLUMBER WHO CAME THIS MORNING. MOM HAD TO CLEAN THE BATHROOM BEFORE THE PLUMBER SAW IT. THEN SHE HAD TO CLEAN IT AFTER HE LEFT. THE PLUMBER KEPT TELLING MOM NOT TO KEEP BENDING DOWN. IT WASNT THE BENDING DOWN THAT GOT MOM BUT THE STANDING UP AFTERWARDS. ANYWAY AT LEAST ITS FIXED AND THE BATHROOM IS CLEAN. MOM JUST KEEPS TAKING TYLENOL. THE WHOE BACK THING STARTED WHEN DAD ASKED MOM TO CLEAN UP SOME LEAVES ON THE SIDE OF THE YARD ON MONDAY. MOM DID BUT THEN TRIPPED ON A LOG BURIED UNDER ALL THE LEAVES AND FLIPPED OVER THE HILLSIDE.

I WANT TO GIVE MY MOST SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR NOT GET BACK TO EVRYBIRDY SOONER. I HAVE BEEN READING MY BLOGS BUT SINCE I CANT TYPE I HAD TO WAIT FOR MOM. I AM THRILLED TO BE QUEEN.CAN YOU BELIEVE I BECAME QUEEN ON APRIL FOOLD DAY! WHO ELSE BUT ME, RIGHT? I DIDNT THINK I COULD WIN IT. OF COURSE I WON BECAUSE OF ALL MY DEAR FRIENDS SUPPORT. BOO BOO WORKED HER LITTLE TAIL FEATHERS OFF HELPING ME AND WAS ECSTATIC OVER WINNING BOTD TODAY. PADDY AND PIDDY WERE OVER JOYED TO GET TO COME TO THE CASTE WITH US AND HAVE BEEN DANCING THE DAYS AWAY. WE ARE THOROUGHLY ENJOYING OUR TIME AT THE CASTLE AND EXTEND AN OPEN INVITIATION TO EVERYBIRDY TO COME AND JOIN US ANYTIME AND STAY AS LONG AS THEY WANT. ITS ON ME. WE ARE ALSO HAVING THE BEST TIME PLAYING WITH THE DRAGON THAT LIVES IN THE CASTLE MOAT. DID YOU KNOW HE LIKES TO EAT CARMEL CORN?

LOVE CORI

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319, QUEEN CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319.

04/03/2014 06:02.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo
Sorry it has taken me soooooo long to come by to thank you for the Hatchday wishes. I hope you and the flock had some cake and snacks while you were there visiting?
Just in case I brought you some berry-nut balls and fruity-pellet crunch bars to try. I helped Momma Deb bake them today!
love
Zeena

Come visit me, Rally and Lacie, Poncho, Thank you friends for BOTD, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, SASSY,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, AMANDO, SKY, I'm getting married soon, Lupe', I will see you again!, LITTLE ANGEL,, broken wings, broken promises, Casey, keepin' the main sail set on the Pearl, Jesse,, flynn, Angel Girl, Sarah little bird, Zeke, thank you friends for BOTD & ZEENA,.

04/03/2014 05:18.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Picabo
Thanks for liking our spring pic. Think it helps feel like spring for those birds with lingering cold and snow.

Hopefully that lone 'tiel found a good home but sounds like you are really full with critters already. (However, what's one more?)

At least the lil guest bird went to the RB without fear and had the good food and love at the end.

There's been lots of quakes around here, just no biggish ones recently. Mom knows many of our night frights were due to small earthquakes. We'd fall off our perches and after mom checks we're okay we go back to sleep. Know that some birds get really freaked out and can't return to sleep but not us.

It is good to already have a plan in place in case you need to evacuate for a hurricane. At least that usually has some warnings since it would take awhile to transport your menagerie.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver - Happy Easter Everybirdie.

04/03/2014 05:52.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Buddy
Sounds like you were having a fun morning until your mom had to come and stop the fun.We both have to practice on how to be quiet when we are doing something naughty.
Better luck next time. Have you got your boat out yet? I can't wait to go fishing. Have a good night.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Chipper (257319) BOTM.

04/01/2014 07:08.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Picabo
We are not in Southern CA where the quakes were but rather just a bit south of SF. So if you hear of a quake in that area (or silicon valley as we are also known as) then that would affect us. We were relieved that the LaHabra flock came thru fine but know they were all on edge for a couple of days with lack of sleep and all the after shocks.

Sounds like you had a grand 'ol time being left out while your dad was riding and your mom sleeping. Oh, and a guest bird was out too? Heehee, no eggstra sleep for your mom. It is difficult to be quiet when chewing stuff.

We had rain yesterday. Supposed to get more later in the week so hope that helps our numbers get over the halfway point in totals for the season.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver - Happy Easter Everybirdie.

04/01/2014 04:40.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo
Jake is in the KB now. Eva is making him a picture to post. Besides its hard to get him out of the food tent!!!!

Just plain Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. & her Derby hat, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

03/31/2014 03:04.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Morning darling Picabo from Jenny & Angel Christy
What a nice weekend we had, in terms of the weather, it was the best one all year! Dad worked very hard in the garage drilling and sawing, trying to get caught up a little with our toy commitments! Cookie has Robins already, we haven't seen one yet, but they will start showing up very soon! Dad has taken his Acetaminophen and is ready to go at it again, albeit maybe slower today! Have a great day my dear friends, and give my love to your mom, all in your family, see ya tomorrow...

Much love from Jenny Lynn & your pal, Angel Christy

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm at the Derby track as Jenny's valet.., Jockey Jenny~Time to get serious about the Derby!!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Heavenly prayers to the Derby people, Ms LaLo~Ready for Spring & the Derby, love my hat! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

03/31/2014 06:42.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Picabo
Thanks for the congrats on yesterday's BOTD. (And persevering to get to our page.) Such an honor and a surprise to see us in the spotlight. We had an awesome day at the Castle with our fellow 'tiels Queen Snowflake and her sweetie Apache.

The milonga was soooo much fun. We missed seeing you and others who couldn't attend. Sure irksome when puter issues get in the way of our birdie adventures.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver - Happy Easter Everybirdie.

03/31/2014 05:20.34 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Picabo!
Thank you so much for congratulating me and making me botd! What a surprise it was for me this morning to be in the spotlight! I have been enjoying my new toys and loving the limelight:) Hope you have a good evening;)

hugs,

Chicklet

Come visit me, In loving memory of my beloved Joey, Cleo, Chicklet What a surprise! Thanks everybirdie!, Poppy- Goodbye Joey my love, Jazz & Sunny- Thanks for BOTD everybirdie!.

03/27/2014 07:38.21 PM Report This Comment  
  I forgot to add Dad still has Buba.

General Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. & her Derby hat, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

03/25/2014 04:41.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo
Today is Navy day at the KB. Chyna just told me you Mama was a Commander on a Navy ship.

Could you get her to stop by with a short story about the ship she comanded? Tomorrow is Air Force day at the booth.

General Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. & her Derby hat, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

03/25/2014 04:34.39 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Picabo!
Thanks so much for the hatchday wishes:) I did have a nice day and mom had a special toy made just for me for my hatchday. If you are on Facebook, go to Thingsforwings and check it out as it is on her facebook page! We have not gotten it in the mail yet. I also got a huge coconut husk toy and I have been chewing a bit on it. I did get a small bit of birdy bread too and it sure was good:) As for our trip to Kelowna, everything went well, the roads were great and I have a clean bill of health;) It is just maintenance on my diet now. I can have a wee bit of millet for training too! Mom had to laugh when she went to get me in the morning from the vets....there was a note on my kennel that said, "I bite". Mom was surprised and asked the ladies and they said that I would bite them. hehehehehe. All is fair in love and war:) I said, "I love you!' for the first 45 mins of the way home too! LOL! I was so glad to be outta there! I am glad to be home now too:) One of mom's friends gave me some hoodies for my hatchday so I am training to wear them. I think that will take a while...LOL! HOpe you have a good evening;)

hugs,

Chicklet...Thanks for the almonds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Come visit me, In loving memory of my beloved Joey, Cleo, Chicklet What a surprise! Thanks everybirdie!, Poppy- Goodbye Joey my love, Jazz & Sunny- Thanks for BOTD everybirdie!.

03/24/2014 06:46.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo
Thanks. Could I ask a favor?
Zippy knows how to captain the yacht, Lizzie. Could you please get her out of my feathers by asking to go fishing on the castle lake? O, don't forget to take marshmallows. Those are for the monsters that live in the lake. They are friendly, but mischievous.
queen for a day, Polly

Come visit me, Polly; Thank you ! V4 Chipper #257319 BOTM & Zippy; V4 Chipper #257319BOTM.

03/21/2014 09:51.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna ~ Derby Girl & Bailey ♥ RIP.

03/20/2014 11:13.36 PM Report This Comment  
  HI PICABO
Cori and Boo Boo both do a short HAPPY HUMPDAY dance before the presentation!

people have always been fascinated by the huge migrating flocks of Cranes. it was believed that Cranes carried small birds on their backs during their migratory travels over large bodies of water. it was believed the reason the Crances did this was that they enjoyed listening to the songs of the small birds.. this belief was held by the egyptians, the bedouins and the the Crow indians.the arawak indians pf venezuela believed tobacco was brought to them by a hummingbird who stole it from triniada and rode on the back of a crane to bring it to south america. it was believed that cranes swallowed stones to keep the wind from blowing them off course during their long migratory flights. upon arrival they would expel the stones. the stones were said to hold magical powers. if one held the stone they would find gold. also the stones were said to warn of impending danger.

The Whooping Crane is named for its call, which can be heard over great distances thanks to the bird’s extra-long trachea, which coils around its breastbone twice like a French horn. Like other cranes, the Whooper is noisy; the word “crane” comes from the Anglo-Saxon "cran," which means "to cry out."
The tallest flying bird in North America, Whooping Cranes measure up to five feet tall with a seven-to eight-foot wingspan. The species also has another distinction: It is the rarest crane in the world. Several decades ago, it almost disappeared forever due to habitat loss and hunting.
Still extremely rare, Whooping Cranes are on the WatchList and protected as an endangered species. Sadly, up to one-quarter of all Whoopers are shot and killed.
Whooping Cranes are one of our country’s most majestic birds—and also one of our most endangered. Though the species once ranged throughout the Great Plains and Gulf Coast regions, the Whooping Crane population was decimated by hunting and habitat loss, and only 16 birds remained in 1941.
Today, a major captive-breeding effort has helped the population rebound to nearly 600 individuals. But these birds are still under threat. A mated pair of Whooping Cranes was recently shot at a crawfish pond in Louisiana. Sadly, both have died from their injuries. Still worse, this is not unusual: Nearly one-quarter of all Whooping Crane deaths are caused by illegal shooting.
Whooping Cranes deserve the full protection of the law.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign mgr)

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319, QUEEN CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319.

03/19/2014 03:38.36 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Picabo!
Thank you for coming to Joey's blog in loving memory and for making him BOTD. As most of you know, I was in Kelowna with Chicklet for her first vet visit on Jan. 30th, what was our 22nd anniversary. That evening, as we drove through the city, huge red neon letters lit up the night sky. They simply spelled, JOEY. I smiled. It was a restaurant, but it had a very special meaning to me as that was a very special day as Joey was an incredible bird. Our entire flock is still adjusting to his loss and Cleo and Poppy especially miss their beloved leader. On the bird room wall, I have a picture of him playing with one of his toys and the sweet expression on his face and the life-like quality of the photo makes it appear that he will step out of the frame at any moment. To this day, the 'tiels will sit on the top of the arch and just stare at that picture. I can just about imagine what they are thinking:) Joey had such a larger than life personality and he lived it with such love and passion. To the very end, he gave his all and wanted to be here with us for as long as he could. He had such love for all of us and that larger than life personality he had will effect us all for the rest of our lives. In a unique way, it is as if he is still here with us somehow. I think that is his legacy.

I miss him dearly. Thank you for remembering such a wonderful life!

Much love,

Joey's momma, Ellen

Come visit me, In loving memory of my beloved Joey, Cleo, Chicklet What a surprise! Thanks everybirdie!, Poppy- Goodbye Joey my love, Jazz & Sunny- Thanks for BOTD everybirdie!.

03/17/2014 12:54.33 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Picabo!
Thank you so much for the prayers and support for me while I was having such scary issues with egg laying:) It is so much appreciated! Sorry mom has not blogged for me for so long but I told her that she had better get caught up here. I am doing very well on my diet but I do miss my treats:( Mom says soon I will be able to have a little bit of millet so I am looking forward to that. I am keeping busy with some of my toys. I am so glad that I am done that awful Baytril! I did give mom a bit of a time with that....hehehehehehe. We go back on the 21st to Kelowna for my last Lupron shot and a follow up. I am not looking forward to going to the vet's again either. I love the trip though as I enjoy travelling and seeing the sites:) Thanks for being such a good friend:)

Hugs,

Chicklet and momma too:)

Come visit me, In loving memory of my beloved Joey, Cleo, Chicklet What a surprise! Thanks everybirdie!, Poppy- Goodbye Joey my love, Jazz & Sunny- Thanks for BOTD everybirdie!.

03/17/2014 10:21.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo!
We are (belatedly, as usual) thanking everybirdie for stopping by the Name That Tune page, so wanted to thank you for your visit last month! We do hope you and your flock are well. Our dad has been sick and in the hospital a couple times lately so our typist has her hands full with him.

Annie sends her love to Scion. She is fostering Butterball's babies (again!) since Butterball is too lazy to raise them herself!

Your friends,
Rico & Paulie from Name That Tune

Come visit me, Pepper & Jamaica, Butterball, Apollo, Annie, NAME THAT TUNE - Congrats Sugar!, Chardonnay, Rico & Paulie - the Ninja Budgies, Buddy Beak, Sally - In Loving Memory & Valentine.

03/17/2014 01:27.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Pirate Picabo, nice shooting from Jenny Lynn
Thanks to our fearless crew, and the crack shot shooting of our Gunnery crews! Every crew member stepped up to the plate and did their share to ward off and defeat the surprise attackers! Good-bye nasty old Mr Winter, almost, I don't want to be to premature in that assessment, but I'm close! Happy Tuesday every birdie, I hope yours will be a good one! For us, it is more of the same, a few notes, cleaning, feeding, and loving life, jeepers, I sound like a broken record! Above freezing temps again, with a rain/snow mix tonight and tomorrow, not much of either, so no big deal! Give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jenny Lynn

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm at the Derby track as Jenny's valet.., Jockey Jenny~Time to get serious about the Derby!!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Heavenly prayers to the Derby people, Ms LaLo~Ready for Spring & the Derby, love my hat! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

03/11/2014 10:11.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo
Buba will be staying till his Dad can find a good place for him & his 7 yeard old girl. My Dad has made some calls about furiture and stuff. Other people are helping out also.

Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. & her Derby hat, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

03/09/2014 03:59.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo from Angel Christy & Jenny Lynn
As you all know, it is Sunday, our very favorite day of the week! This to will be a fun family day of just enjoying each other's company, and trying to relax a bit! Today's temps are supposed to reach into he mid-forties, yippee skippy, we are losing the dirty old snow! I can't stay and chat, I must get back to the Pearl and crew, I want to help keep them all safe! Give my love to all in your Sunday home, and have a nice day, see ya tomorrow...

Pirate love from Jenny & Angel Christy

PS~We love all of you Yucatanners...

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm at the Derby track as Jenny's valet.., Jockey Jenny~Time to get serious about the Derby!!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Heavenly prayers to the Derby people, Ms LaLo~Ready for Spring & the Derby, love my hat! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

03/09/2014 10:16.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Picobo!
It was nice to be SEEN all over the BC yesterday!! Total surprise, finding myself as the King of the BC. I do love a day of royal treatment here at home. he hee. Thanks for coming by to celebrate with me. Appreciate that.

A <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie, Remembering Mo.

03/08/2014 10:13.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo & Flock ~
Thank you so much for the hatchday wishes! I had a really fun and special day ~ After breakfast, mom gave me my presents which happen to be two really cool toys! Then last night mom gave me a chicken wing (a favorite) and some birdie bread ~ Poco & I ate our chicken wings together.

Hope you have a fun day and weekend! Leaving you a big thank vote ~

Love,
Pico

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03/07/2014 07:00.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo
before Coris speech today Boo Boo trills some musical notes for every birdie. Cori then begins:

scientists thinks birds use the same combination of notes, rhythms and pitch as we do.
when researchers slowed down recordings of birdsong from two different species of wren they were surprised to discover they were singing classical music. a white breasted wood wren produced the familiar da da da daaaaah Beethovens Fifth Syrmphony, while a canyon wren sang a trilling cascade that almost exactly echoed the opening of Chopins Revolutionary E'tude. whether or not the composers drew inspiration from the birds song is unclear, but Mozart was at least willing to give credit to his pet starling for inspiring him. when the bird sang his new Piano Concerto in G Major back to him, with the sharps changed to flats,Mozart admitted it was an improvement and incorporated the starlings changes.
Birds produce many sounds made by orchestral musical instruments. the Australian Diamond Firetail Finch sounds like a oboe. the White-bellied green Imperial Pigeon or Strawberry Finch could easily be mistaken for a flute. the Potoo sings like a bassoon. the Western Crowned Pigeon from New Guinea woos its mates with notes that could be produced by a tuba. the Nightingale may have mother natures best musical ear. it can repeat complicated pieces of music containing 60 different "phrases" its singing abilities are exceptional with a repertoire including 900 different types of melody.
tomorrow i will talk more about birds and their singing.
THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

LOVE CORI AND BOO BOO (campaign manger)

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319, QUEEN CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319.

03/06/2014 04:48.00 PM Report This Comment  
  HI PICABO
Boo Boo rubs beak gloss on Coris beak, before her speech, to make it glisten.

the goose barnacle gets it name from the long rubbery stalk that attaches this crustacean to ships, whales or pilings. to the ancients, this resemblance to the neck of a goose was more than a mere coincidence, goose barnacles were actually thought to be the embryos of barnacle geese, a small species that winters in europa. people thought they were making an educated guess since no one had ever seen a barnacle goose nest since there breeding grounds are in the far arctic and the birds black and white plumage was thought to match the light and dark plates of the barnacles
Pelicans were mistakenly believed to feed their young on their own blood and were medieval symbols of sacrifice .an emblem adopted by the christian churches in the dark ages.

Boo Boo breathes a sigh of relief that Cori got through the speech without any mishaps.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

ps: HAPPY HUMPDAY!

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319, QUEEN CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319.

03/05/2014 04:31.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo
Boo Boo uses a lint brush on Cori to brush off all the pieces of shredded paper stuck in Coris feathers before Cori hits the stage and begins her speech for the day.

all creatures gather into groups at some point in their lives making it harder for packs of prey to attack them, collective wisdom to make better decisions, or just a social time for mating. these groups have been given non-scientific names based on mans understanding or beliefs at the time they were named. many bits of folklore were once taken as fact and have since been proven to be false.ideas like sparrows spontaneously generated from horsehair and mud or that birds hibernate en masse at the bottom of oceans and lakes. don't forget that the general belief was that the earth was flat and what other explanation could explain where large groups of migrating birds were flying off over the oceans yet always returned each spring.
even before written language birds have inspired mans folklore, superstition and even religion.they are representatives of hope and despair, good luck and bad.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo(campaign manager

ps. we forgot to add from yesterday the sayings FREE AS A BIRD: not true as birds are prisoners of the land they fly over and the air they fly through .rules imposed by nature
BIRD BRAIN: to explain someone who is not too bright. not true as we all know how very intelligent birds are (thanks Spot for reminding us)

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03/04/2014 12:58.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo
Boo Boo holds up her wings before Cori gives her talk. she implores every birdie to please not take pictures of Cori using any type of flash because bright lights scare Cori.
The United Nations has declared today as World Wildlife Day, coinciding with the signing of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Washington, D.C. on March 3, 1973.
World Wildlife Day provides a strong opportunity for the global conservation community to speak with a unified voice and declare that there is no excuse for the indiscriminate killing, selling, or captivity of wild animals.
march 3rd. todays topic WORDS FROM BIRDS:
1) BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH: better to cherish what we have than to look longingly at things that are beyond our reach
2) LIKE WATER OFF OF A DUCKS BACK: Let everyday annoyances leave us as quickly as water slides off the well oiled feathers of a duck
3) BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER: most of the time time. even in winter when large gatherings of flocks of ducks and geese are visible most stay in groups of their own species.
4) EAGLE-EYED: self explanatory
5) EATS LIKE A BIRD: if you did you would be very obese since most birds consume up to 20 percent of their body weight daily
6) HAPPY AS A LARK: refers to the birds exuberant song flight. larks have bad days
when troubles come home to roost gong them 7) SOMETHING TO GROUSE ABOUT
8) MAD AS A LOON: loons aren't mad but their call sure sounds that way
9) SWAN SONG: a belief that the mute swan silent all its life gives out a single song just before it is about to die
10) WISE AS AN OWL: HOO are we to say they are not wise!

THANKYOU FOR YOUR DAILY VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319, QUEEN CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319.

03/03/2014 09:15.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo sweetie!
How are u sweetie? Well, it looks like luck is on our side today! Our county was supposed to get 10 plus inches of snow from late Saturday night thru Monday 1pm, but it's been down graded to 3-6 inches...tho it's snowing pretty good right now! Luckily, it looks like the g-kids will have a 2 he delay instead of A cancellation...all snow days have been used & any more missed days must be made up at end of school year.
Today, we will finish the Parrot's Bill of Rights.

A PARROT'S BILL OF RIGHTS (Pt 2)
7. PLEASE DON'T PUNISH ME.
Just as I don't always understand ur peculiarities, u may not understand mine. I don't TRY to get in trouble - remember...a house is NOT the jungle. If I DO screw up, don't yell at me & NEVER hit me! I have very sensitive ears & I may never trust u again if u strike me. Hands are sometimes scary things to us. (Why in the world would u not be zygodactylous like us?) Even more importantly, we don't learn by punishment. We are gentle creatures who only strike back to protect ourselves; we learn through patience & love.
8. SPEAK MY "LANGUAGE".
I know u get upset with me when I knock over my water bowl, throw food, scream or pluck my feathers. I don't do these to annoy u - I am probably trying to tell u something (perhaps that I am hurting, lonely, or sad). Learn to speak MY (body) language. Remember that I, alone of all creatures on this planet, learn to speak yours!
9. SEE ME AS AN INDIVIDUAL.
I am a unique & feeling being. No two of us are alike. Please don't be disappointed in me if I don't talk like u wanted, or can't do the tricks that ur friend's parrot can do. But if u pay close attention to me (& I always empathize with u, whether u know it or not), I will show u a unique being who will give u so much more than talking & playing. Give me a chance to show u who I am; I think you'll find the effort worth it. And remember - I am NOT an ornament; I DO NOT enhance ANY living room decor. And I am NOT a status symbol - if u use me as such, I might nip at your turned-up nose!
10. SHARE YOUR LOVE WITH ME.
Above all, PLEASE remember that u are my Special Person. I put all my trust & faith in u. We parrots are used to being monogamous (no bar-hopping for us!) So please don't go away for long periods or give me away. That would be a sadness from which I may never recover.
If that seems to be asking a lot, remember - u could have learned about my needs BEFORE bringing me home. Even having a baby or taking a new job isn't a fair reason - you made a commitment to me FIRST! And if u think that u must leave me because u might die, provide for me forever after u leave. I may live to a ripe old age but I can't provide for myself. Remember I'm in a small cage amongst people who are NOT of my blood.
AWE SHUCKS! Blog too long & cut off! Will finish last part tomorrow & continue with first aid - poisoning & toxicity. See u tomorrow sweetie!
Love & a vote
Tia

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03/02/2014 03:04.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo sweetie!
How are u sweetie? Congrats to my BBFF Snowflake for winning BOTM! She will be an amazing queen!

A PARROT'S BILL OF RIGHTS. by Stewart A. Metz, M.D.
1. GET TO KNOW ABOUT PARROTS BEFORE U BRING ME HOME.
I am NOT a domesticated pet like a dog or cat. I still have the spirit of the jungle in me. I have special needs, which u may find it hard to fill. Please don't learn these too late for my well-being. And please don't acquire one of my cousins wild from the jungle...it will jeopardize his survival & well-being, & that won't be a party for u either!
2. GIVE ME THE LARGEST HOME POSSIBLE.
I am used to flying through rainforests or savannahs. I have given up this great gift for ur pleasure. At the very least, give me enough room to flap my wings & exercise. And o need toys for my amusement & wood to chew...otherwise, I might confuse ur home with the forest & its trees.
3. GIVE ME A NUTRITIOUS DIET.
I need a wide variety of fresh & nutritious foods, even if they take time to prepare. I cannot survive on seed alone. Take time to learn what mynneeds are.
4. LET ME HAVE A "SOCIAL LIFE".
I am a gregarious flock animal...but I am NOT one of u. I need lots of socialization to learn how to act with u, & with my siblings. I also need to have adequate quality time with u every day - no matter what it schedule or other needs are. I am a living, feeling creature. Above all, I need to be able to have complete trust in u, & count on ur predictability in looking after me - EVERY DAY.
5. LET ME BE CLEAN.
I may like to drop food or even throw it, but I need meticulous cleanliness to be healthy. My skin itches without frequent showers, the barbs of my feathers won't seal if they become oily & worst of all, I may become ill if my food & water is not always sanitary.
6. I NEED MY OWN DOCTOR.
U may not understand my physiology & therefore u may not recognize it early on when I get sick. And it may be too late when u do, because I hide my illnesses (remember what I said about my being an animal of the jungle, where there are lots of predictors). And I need an avian vet - a specialisy (no HMOs for me please). If u can't afford one, perhaps u shouldn't have taken me home.
I will send u the 2nd part tomorrow. Have a great day sweetie!
Love & a vote
Tia

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03/01/2014 11:06.56 AM Report This Comment  
  P.S.
Thank you for the compliments on the pictures! We love yours too! Can't wait for mom to try making the pictures everyone else does for their profiles!

Love,
Kahlua

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03/01/2014 10:29.26 AM Report This Comment  
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