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My daughter wanted a cockatiel while she was still living at home. He chose me to bond with...when my daughter moved out, she gave him (along with Pepper, her other cockatiel) to me..

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Hi! My name is ANGEL

I am a Cockatiel from Racine, WI.

"Crowboy"

17 years old   M

Cockatiel

millet, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, cornbread, potatoes

my shoulder; perched next to me

He loves to be with me...all the time. He greets every morning with joy...chatters & bobs, says "angelbird" over and over.

"Everything!"

crowing, eats out of my other cockatiels food bowl every chance he gets, will only let me scratch his head.

Birds for all...all for Birds.

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  Congratulations Angel !
What an exciting day - in the castle with Queen Cori ! ! Big time partying going on !

Come visit me, Cookie - Sing for Spring, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

04/16/2014 01:25.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Angel and Pepper!
Holy moley, I bet you were as cold as we were this morning! At least there was no snow, but sure do hope that you are not any place near any flooding! Could have thought that we were getting to spring....but winter still seems to be acting up.

Your buddy,
Kaji

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote CHIPPER #257319 BOTM in APRIL.

04/15/2014 08:13.21 PM Report This Comment  
  We are now leaving...
for our trip. We will be traveling for the next few days!

*There were so many birdies that signed up so late that we need to take two ships. There will be two pictures shown of our ships. If you signed up and your picture is not on the first ship, look on the profile tomorrow night or Thursday. All birdies that signed up are included on this trip. I am very happy to have so many of my BC friends joining me on this adventure.

Did you know that there are over 300 species in the dove family?

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Have a great day!! Thank you for your continuous support and votes to help me become BOTM. Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/15/2014 02:06.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Angel~
I hope you are having a great day! Absolutely nothing of interest going on in my world but I did want to come by and say hello!
We have been doing more spring cleaning this week and it's really not very exciting at all!! Mom scrubbed the sliding glass door and the screen! It's so bright and pretty and I have an excellent view of the flags out in front of the complex! It's always windy around here so they are always flapping! They have red tulips on the flags and I enjoy watching them wave in the wind!
I hope you are enjoying your day and that window cleaning is not the most exciting thing going on in your life! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~ Happy Easter Every Bird! & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

04/15/2014 11:14.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel and Pepper
Oh how good it is to see you again!You just made my day so much brighter!Mom is keeping me confined to my cage until she thinks I'm strong enough to have some time out with her!I get to snuggle with her at night though when she is done with the housework and during the day she'll take me out to my acrylic cage so I can watch the wild birds and action on the street in the tv room so I can sit in the sunshine that comes in that window!
Mom and I just can't thank you enough for all the prayers you are sending my way!We all love you sooo sooo much for caring about me and always being there for me!Mom is such a wreck between my gout twisted toes and my seizures! You just don't know how much you mean to me and all of us!Thank you sooo much for always being here for me!
Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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

04/14/2014 07:19.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Lifespan of a Diamond Dove
The lifespan of the diamond dove is different in captivity than if living in the wild.

In captivity, the diamond dove usually lives about 12-15 years. With proper care, they can even live into their 20's.

In the wild, however, diamond doves only live 3-5 years.

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Thank you for supporting my campaign and voting for me for BOTM. Have a great day!! Leaving a vote for you!

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We will be meeting tomorrow to leave for our trip and we should be on our way by Wednesday.

Here are a list of BC friends that signed up for the trip. If your name is on the list and you cannot make it or if you signed up and your name is not on the list, please contact me today! Thank you!

Kiddo
SweetPepper
Cydney/Sam/Stormy/Princess/Baby Girl
Coconut??
Raffikki
Gus
Kacey
Cookie
Pearl/Silver
Falco/Peppino/Willie
Spot
Zippy/Polly???
Sky??
Peepers/Dixie/Kallie

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/14/2014 11:01.11 AM Report This Comment  
  HI ANGEL
THANKYOU FOR LIKING MY QUEEN FOR THE MONTH PORTRAIT. AUNT DENISE DID IT AND WE ARE ALL VERY HAPPY WITH HOW IT TURNED OUT. I THINK YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL TOO. I AM GLAD YOU ARE WITH ME AT THE CASTLE. BOO BOO IS SLEEPING SO WE CAN ENJOY EACH OTHER WITH NO DISTRACTIONS

LETS RIDE MY RACE HORSE UNDER THE LIGHT OF THE MOON TONIGHT AND THEN STROLL IN THE GARDENS. SPRING IS FINALLY STARTING TO COME AND THE AIR IS HEAVILY PERFUMED WITH ALL THE FRAGRANT BLOOMS. THEY SIT TOGETHER ON A BENCH IN THE CASTLE GARDEN AND TENDERLY KIISS

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.

04/13/2014 10:10.51 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Angel and Pepper!
Oh boy! Another day to celebrate! What a nice surprise it is to be BOTD! Thanks for the anniversary wishes and now the congratulations on BOTD! I am going to enjoy today to the fullest too! Hope you all have a great day!

hugs,

Sunny...Love your pic!

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!.

04/13/2014 02:59.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Vocalization
Doves are relatively quiet birds. They make a variety of soft, low-pinched cooing sounds. Their cooing, however, may be persistent and repetitive. Many people find the cooing very pleasant.

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*We will be leaving for our trip this week! Looking forward to spending this time with my BC friends!

It is a beautiful day here! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!! Thank you so much for your continuous support and votes for me to become BOTM. Leaving a vote for you! Enjoy your day!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/13/2014 10:39.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel
Thanks for helping at the KB storm shelter. Tomorrow morning will be the grand oppening. Then its PARTY TIME at the booth. Come join us then.

This evening it is BBQ time. Good food & good friends! What more could a bird ask for???

Ms BB

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

04/12/2014 02:30.39 PM Report This Comment  
  (Ö> Hmmmm ... A B'n'G with Ham on 'Tiel Sammich
Sounds good t' me! *Jake sqooshes himself in between the two 'tiels wearing a big **GRiN**

Good t' see yous twos ANGEL & PEPPER! I been missin' y'uns! Glad yas could make it for the final touches on th' Shelter. Yous Guys see stuff from a diff'rent pers-per-ec-tive than us bigger guys. We need all pointers o' view on this projec'!

Come visit me, (Ö> Jake's in th' Kissin' Booth!!! #163138 & ..

04/12/2014 12:26.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel and Pepper!
Thank you so much for coming by to congratulate me on winning Bird of the Day today! Mommy and I were so surprised to see me in the BOTD box today! (:
Hugs, Princess Peatree ♥

Come visit me, Dobby, Angel Devynn (RIP), Princess Peatree - Thank you for BOTD!!! (:, Bellatrix, Jester Bean, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP) & Pretty Bird Paintings.

04/11/2014 10:51.02 PM Report This Comment  
  A Healthy Diet (Continued)
PROTEIN

In addition to fruits and vegetables, you need to include protein in your dove's diet.

Insects are a good source of protein, although they are not necessary for your dove. You can either give them live insects or dried ones.

Another good source of protein are chopped hard-boiled eggs. This is important for breeding doves that are raising chicks. Crushed egg shells mixed in with the egg will provide calcium with the protein. Note: Eggs must be cooked thoroughly. Your bird can become sick from partially or uncooked eggs.

You can also give your dove tiny bits of thoroughly cooked meat or bits of cheese. However, this should be given only rarely and as a special treat.

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Have a good weekend!!! Thank you for all your support and votes that you have given me for BOTM. Enjoy your day!! Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/11/2014 10:44.49 AM Report This Comment  
  THANKS FROM FINNEGAN
Hi Angel and Pepper,
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, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Princess Lucy Blue.

04/10/2014 08:10.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Thank You Angel & Pepper..
Thank you for stopping by, I had a greyt day, I was outside most of the day with Romey in the Aviary, Romey squaks at the hawks and I try to talk their ears off, I'm kinda chatty..Love to you both, Rusty

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

04/10/2014 07:06.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks Angel and Pepper
for my lovely hatch day wishes a few days ago! You are both very kind to stop by and visit me! I did have a nice day and partly becos of your nice surprise visit! I had some treats and got a lot of scritch time with my mom. My new thing is to sit on her lap to get my scritches! And I like a full body scritch but mostly around my head and neck. A year ago, I wouldn't even let mom touch my beak or head. I have been missing out! But I'm making up for it now. Hehehe!
What are you two doing for Easter? We have two full weeks of fun here at the beach. They are eggspecting over 100,000 people at the beaches here. We are hoping the internet holds up! hehehe!
Thanks again for the wonderful wishes on my special day. I hope you have a nice weekend!
Love, Squeaky

Come visit me, Scion, Budgies, Kiwi & Button, Limon & Lima, Squeaky: Vote Chipper BOTM 257319, Picabo & Angel Alfie (RIP).

04/10/2014 05:32.30 PM Report This Comment  
  A Healthy Diet
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Although all common pet doves are in the seed-eaters group, there are additional foods that can be a part their diet.

Seed-eating doves cannot tolerate large amounts of high-water-content foods. However, a daily treat of fresh food is fine for most doves.

Fruits and vegetables are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. When choosing produce, (one's that are safe for birds) bright colors are the healthiest choice. Example: sweet potatoes are more nutritious than white potatoes, red peppers have more vitamins than green peppers, and red grapes are higher in antioxidants than green grapes. Dark leafy green vegetables are also nutritious.

Some of the most favorite foods of the dove include:
shredded greens, grated carrots, finely chopped broccoli florets, diced apple, berries, fresh corn and peas. Your dove may not like all these foods, but as you experiment with differents ones, you will find that they may be some of their favorites.

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Have a great day! Thank you for voting for me to be BOTM. Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/10/2014 11:42.19 AM Report This Comment  
  HI ANGEL
THANKS FOR REMINDING ME ABOUT THE RIDING MY HORSE. I HAD BETTER START GETTING HIM IN SHAPE. SPRING IS FINALLY IN THE AIR AND EVERYTHING HERE AT THE CASTLE IS ALREADY IN FULL BLOOM. CORI TAKES ANGELS WING AND THEY STROLL THROUGH THE CASTLE GARDENS WHILE THE BIRDS ARE SINGING, THE BEES ARE BUSSING AND BUTTERFLYS ARE EVRYWHERE. THEY STOPPED AND INHALE THE LOVELY FRAGRANCES FROM THE BEAUTIFUL BLOOMING FLOWERS AND CORI SLOWLY TURNS AND WRAPS HER WINGS AROUND ANGEL AND GIVES HIM THE MOST LOVING LINGERING KISS SHE CAN. I HAVE MISSED BEING WITH YOU SO MUCH SHE TELLS HIM.

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.

04/09/2014 11:36.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel, Hi Pepper.
Thanks for the hatchday greetings. We all had a big party with dad.
Hugs,
Blue and Jewel

Come visit me, ANGEL SUNNY, ALEX, SAWYER, RIO & SKYE, POPEYE, SAFFRON (SASSY), THE PRETTY ROSE FLOWER SHOP *Thank you friends*, PEARL, EMERALD (Emmie) Thank you friends for BOTD., ANGEL LUCKY, BLUE & JEWEL *More new baby pictures*, CALICO waves "hello"., THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, SELF SERVE FLOWER PAGE, CAMELLIA & BOURKE, ANGEL CHILLI, GINGER & LOLA.

04/09/2014 08:02.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
SETTING UP YOUR DOVE'S CAGE

Doves, like other pet birds, need a variety of perches to keep their feet exercised and comfortable. However, they do spend much of their time on the bottom of the cage, as I had mentioned in yesterday's blog. You can remove the wire tray at the bottom of the cage so your dove can walk comfortably. Besides your dove walking on the bottom and pecking for food, they spend a lot of time sitting at the bottom as well.

Doves also enjoy sitting in a nest. You will need to purchase a canary nest or you can make one of your own.

You will not need to purchase anything for your dove to play with. Doves do not play with toys or on a playgym.

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Happy Humpday! Hope you are having a great week!!
Thank you again for voting for me to be your next BOTM.
As always, leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/09/2014 07:43.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
PURCHASING A CAGE

When purchasing a cage for a single or pair of ringneck or diamond doves, the measurements of the cage should be at least 24 inches in length, 16 inches wide and 18-24 inches in height.

Unlike parrots, doves do not climb, so the length of the cage is more important than the height.

However, doves do need to room to flap their wings and fly. They also spend a lot of time walking around on the bottom of the cage, so the bigger the cage, the better.

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It's a beautiful day here! Hope you're having a good day too. Thank you for your votes and support for my BOTM campaign. Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/08/2014 03:10.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Angel~
I hope you are all enjoying the day! We got up to 75 yesterday! That was a surprise.
I have apple everyday. I like gala and red delicious the best. They have some fancy apples this year that they only sell for a limited time. One of them is called Lady Alice and mom got one for me to try. I haven't had it yet since I'm still working on my gala.
Yesterday afternoon when mom was going to bed, she pulled her quilt down because Merlin had bunched it up. When she pulled it down she yelled Oh Merlin! I started squawking because it seemed like the right thing to do! When I moved over to look at the quilt, that cat had puked all over it! He covered it up!! It went through mom's quilt, the quilt on the bed, the bedspread and the sheets!!! Mom did not get to bed on time since she had to strip the bed and start washing the stuff! I was impressed that the little fur ball could make such a big mess! He does have a talent after all! I don't think he would want to put it on a resume but I was still impressed! Guess it's fur ball meds for him again! Good thing is was warm yesterday since the only thing on the bed was a new set of sheets! I guess living with a cat is never boring!
I do hope your day is just perfect! Stomping out a vote and sending hugs your way!
With love ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~ Happy Easter Every Bird! & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

04/08/2014 11:12.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel and Pepper,
That's great that you are learning about doves.
So glad that we are friends!

Thank you for your votes too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/07/2014 02:12.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
DETERMINING THE GENDER OF THE IMMATURE DOVE

If you decide to purchase a pair of young doves, you may want to buy a male and female.
The only way to determine the gender of the immature dove would be to submit a blood sample for DNA analysis or have your vet examine them endoscopically.

The DNA sexing is simple and noninvasive. It is performed from a drop of blood from a clipped toenail or emerging blood feather.

Some pet stores can have this done for you or your vet can perform the test. You may want to have this done if you are interested in breeding your doves in the future.

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Hope your week is off to a good start! Thank you again for your support and votes to help me become your next BOTM. Leaving a vote for you! Enjoy your day!!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/07/2014 12:41.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Angel~
I hope you are having a great day too! I'm having my apple and it's very good! I just love apples. Mom is still trying to get me to eat broccoli but that's just not going to happen!hahahahahaha I have a feeling that mom is sneaking it into my mash!! The nerve of that woman!!!
You enjoy your day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~ Happy Easter Every Bird! & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

04/07/2014 10:43.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Doves As Pets
INTRODUCTION

Doves are gentle birds that are hardy. They are quiet birds, have a peaceful nature, and don't require as much complicated care as other species of birds. This makes them a good pet for the beginner.
Diamond doves are even good pets for young children as long as an adult supervises the care.
Since doves are quiet birds, they are good to keep in apartments where you may not be able to keep a noisy parrot.

Doves can be kept as single pets or in pairs but they do better in pairs. If you keep a single dove be prepared to give it lots of attention and interaction.

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HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GREAT WEEKEND!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT AND VOTES FOR BOTM. LEAVING A VOTE FOR YOU TOO!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/06/2014 03:32.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Introduction to Doves (Conclusion)
Doves are divided into two groups: seed-eaters and fruit-eaters. Fruit-eaters are difficult birds to maintain in captivity and are not suitable as pets. All common pet doves are in the seed-eating group. (However, doves need food, in addition to their seeds, that I will mention at a later time in a blog on diets.) The most common pet doves are the diamond dove and the ringneck dove.

This week I have introduced doves and gave you information, which included their family, their origin,
and even how diamond doves acquired their name. I hope you found this information interesting as well as educational.

Next week, I will provide information on the care of doves as pets.

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND VOTES TO HELP ME BECOME YOUR NEXT BOTM. LEAVING A VOTE FOR YOU!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/05/2014 03:25.51 PM Report This Comment  
  OH ANGEL
FORGET ABOUT KISSING MY WINGTIPS. COME HERE AND GOVE ME A BIG HUG AND KISS. I HAVE BEEN SO BUSY I HAVE MISSSED TALKING AND BEING WITH YOU. CORI AND ANGEL LOUNGeS ON THE ROAYL CUSHIONS IN THE ROYAL MOVIE SCREENING ROOM AND GET TO WATCH THE NEW MOVIE RIO 2 BEFORE IT HITS THE BIG SCREENS. BOO BOO DOESNT HAVE TIME TO WATCH THE MOVIE WITH THEM BECAUSE SHE IS TOO BUSY TRYING ON HATS AND DRESSES FOR THE DERBY MILONGA.

MY MOM IS JUST ACCIDENT PRONE. SHE GETS IN JUST AS MUCH TROUBLE INSDE AS OUT SHE JUST ENJOYS BEING OUTSIDE MUCH MORE.MOMS BACK IS ACTUALLY STARTING TO FEEL A LITTLE BETTER. SHE DIDNT THINK THE BACK SPASMS WOULD EVER STOP. WE HAVE HAD SOME ORETTY GOOD RAIN HERE THESE LAST FEW DAYS. WAITING TO SEE WHAT MADE IT THROUGH THE NASTY WINTER NOW.

HAPPY TGIF DAY

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.

04/04/2014 10:19.16 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.

04/04/2014 03:14.24 PM Report This Comment  
  HI ANGEL
HI FALCO
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. I DIDNT THINK I COULD WIN IT. OF COURSE I WON BECAUSE OF ALL MY DEAR FIREND 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.

LOVE CORI

PS. OF COURSE YOU HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE RIGHT BY MY SIDE WHILE I AM IN THE CASTLE. I AM SORRY I DID NOT HAVE TIME TO BLOG TO YOU VERY MUCH DURING MY CAMPAIGN. I WANT YOU WITH ME EVERYDAY I AM AT THE CASTLE. OUR WHOLE FLOCK IS HERE.

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 05:08.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Introduction to Doves (Continued)
BEAKS

Doves have a narrow beak that is slightly curved at the tip. Unlike most birds, doves drink by sucking up water through their beak like a straw, without tilting their head back to swallow. The base of their beak is relatively soft and hardens toward the tip.


LEGS

Their legs are relatively short and clearly scaled. They have strong feet and nails. Their toes are anisodactyl, which means that three toes are pointed forward and one backward.

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Hope you're enjoying your week!
Thank you for your support and votes for BOTM.
Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

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04/03/2014 11:25.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Introduction to Doves
HOW THE DIAMOND DOVES ACQUIRED THEIR NAME

The diamond dove has approximately 17 color mutations.
Their normal coloration is brownish gray to gray with an abdomen that is a creamy white color.
Adults have coral-colored eye rings, an olive brown beak, and flesh colored feet and legs.
They have specks on their feathers that looks like they were sprinkled with diamond dust. This is how diamond doves got their name.


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Have a great day!! Thank you for voting for me to be BOTM. I appreciate your support. Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,
Chipper

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04/02/2014 08:28.59 AM Report This Comment  
  What Are Doves?
Doves are small pigeons, although there are differences between them. Pigeons are larger and stockier whereas doves are smaller and sleeker. However, there are exceptions to this rule.
Both doves and pigeons are muscular with short necks and heads on stout bodies. Their long wings are powered by flight muscles, which can make up to approximately 40% of their body weight.
The diamond dove, which only grows about 6 to 8 inches and weighs approximately an ounce, is the smallest dove.

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Hope you are having a good day!
Thank you for your support and votes.
Leaving a vote for you too.

Your friend,
Chipper

Congratulations to Cori for winning BOTM for April.

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/01/2014 12:42.44 PM Report This Comment  
  HI ANGEL
THANKYOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT DURING MY MONTH OF MARCH BOTM CAMPAIGN. I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK MY LITTLE FISTER BOO BOO FOR WORKING HER LITTLE BUM OFF ORGANIZING MY SPEECHES AND KEEPING ME IN LINE
LISTED BELOW ARE SOME OF THE REFERENCES WE USED FOR MY CAMPAIGN SPEECHES. WE HOPE YOU FOUND SOMETHING INTERESTING IN MY SPEECHES
american bird conservancy
cornell lab of ornithology
national wildlife
the sierra club
audubon
books
a bird in the hand - leonard mann
the birders miscellany- scott weidensaul
the folklore of birds-laura c martin
100 birds and how they got their name-diana wells
irish cures mystic charms and superstitions-lady wilde
one for sorrow a book of old fashioned lore-chloe rhodes
flights of fancy- peter tate
why pandas do handstand-augustus brown
birds in legends fables and folklore-ernest ingersoll
wildelife folklore-laura c martin
birds in fact & legend-salter harper

all our 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.

03/31/2014 05:21.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel and Pepper
How have you little guys been? That was soooo sweet of you to stop by and wish me a happy hatchday! Please take some cake home with you! Love and winghugs, Doo PS Moggie sends his warmest regards!

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.

03/31/2014 04:35.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Vote Chipper for BOTM,
For those of you who don't know me, my name is Chipper and I am a diamond dove. I will be running in April for the BOTM in May. Since we are not your typical parrot-type pet, I will be sharing with you each day, in a brief blog, some interesting facts on doves.

Your votes are appreciated. Thanking you in advance for your support and leaving a vote too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

03/31/2014 08:20.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Angel and Pepper !
It's still raining here this morning - started around noon on Friday ! At least the flowers will be happy and the worms will be forced up so the robins will have something more to eat !

This is state testing week at school - mom will surely need lots of extra quaker lovin' ! But don't worry, I'm up to the job ! !

Have a great day ! Be good :) love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - Sing for Spring, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

03/31/2014 02:20.46 AM Report This Comment  
  HI ANGEL
Boo Boo announces before Coris speech that they woke up to a dusting of snow this morning and then she wishes all the birds a lovely day.
Many of the birds inhabiting the south american rainforest depend on old growth forests for their winter stay before migrating north in the spring. the deforestation and destruction of the rain forests are wrecking havoc on migratory birds. while in the north migratory birds might live entirely on insects upon arrival of the old growth forests they will depend entirely on fruits to sustain them. logging for timber by cutting down old growth tress plus the fragmentation of the forests by the oil and gas companies by drilling and fracking are causing an alarming decrease in bird populations. this hasn't even covered the topic of all the toxic spills that have occurred polluting fresh drinking sources and polluting the air. I’m sorry to say the latest news from Galveston Texas is not good.
The slick caused by the recent toxic spill in the Gulf of Mexico is drifting toward Chester’s Island, a critical bird habitat in Matagorda Bay. The island hosts tens of thousands of breeding waterbirds each year.This crisis is far from over.
thats why i would like to talk today about trees and their importance.
THE VALUE AMOUNT OF A TREE IS $193,250. according to Professor T.M.Dass of the university of Calcutta. One tree living 50 years will generate $31,250 worth of oxygen, provide $62,000 worth of air pollution control, control soil erosion and increase soil fertility to the tune of $31,250 recycle $37,500 worth of water and provide a home for animals worth $31,250. this of course does not include the value of the fruits or beauty derived from trees.

BUT DOWN DEEP
AT THE MOLECULAR HEART OF LIFE
THE TREES AND WE
ARE ESSENTIALLY THE SAME-------Carl Sagan

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)
(Yes We Are Tree Huggers and Proud of it)

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.

03/30/2014 10:19.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Angel and Pepper !
What an bittersweet day yesterday was ! I want to thank everybirdie who stopped by the castle to help celebrate my BOTD :) You are what make BC so special. It's something I'll always treasure - by the time I'm eligible again, our beloved BC will be but a memory . . .

And to top it all off, a wonderfully good time last night at the Spring Milonga - many thanks to Kiddo and Taz and SamIAm for all the work they did ! Love all you guys ! Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - Sing for Spring, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

03/30/2014 06:08.25 AM Report This Comment  
  HI ANGEL
Ravens have inspired a large body of folklore and legend which is not entirely negative. i would like to concentrate on the more positive tales . for a good laugh you can google the Raven saying Never More Never more WHACKA WHACKA WHACKA on u-tube.

the vikings worshipped and revered ravens and its image was carried on all their banners and shields. since ravens had the power of human speech they were thought to fly all over the world everyday returning at night to tell of what they had seen and heard. the irish phrase"ravens knowledge" applies to anyone who appears to see and know all. in europe the raven was considered a mystical and magical bird. Alexander the Great was said to have been guided across the desert by two ravens sent from heaven. in Briton legend maintains that England will not fall as long as Ravens remain in the tower of London.

the raven was connected with the creation of the world by american indians who made people out of a rock and a leaf. the raven showed the leaf to the people and said "see this leaf" you are to be like it. when the leaf falls from the branch and rots there is nothing left. thus the raven also brought death to the world. one indian tribe believed he raven was a mythical ancestor of their tribe and performed many wonderful deeds at the beginning of the world. one such deed was determining the particular task a bird should perform, where they should live and what their color should be. for instance the American Robin was was to give pleasure to man through its beauty. all birds were told to dress differently so they could recognize each other. the Blue-Jay was told to pie its hair high and tie it with a string. the magical Raven could transform itself into whatever shape it chose and remove its feathers like a coat. as a spirit of creation he had not beginning or no end.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR 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.

03/29/2014 01:25.09 PM Report This Comment  
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