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We have 2 green cheeks and were at the vet with one of them. We were so excited to see this adorable lorikeet in a cage there. We were fussing over him and a worker asked if we were interested in adopting him because his owner was ill and could no longer care for him. We were ecstatic! We contacted the owner and she was pleased to find a family who would love and care for him. So here he is.. ;)

Mom uploaded a Video of me playing in my birdie room yesterday and posted it on here. Check me out. I am so cute! look up mango playing in the playing section of the videos.. Cya later.. hugs xxxx Mango 3/22/10
Mom also put up another video that is the cutest video ever! Look me up .. Mango playing in his tree. ;)

Thank you for voting me bird of the day on 4/20. I had the greatest time ever because of all of you!
Everybirdie on the BC is so special to me..I love you all! Hugs Mango

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Hi! My name is * Mango*

I am a Rainbow Lory from Boynton Beach, FL.

Punkit,cutes , poops ,sweetie, baby and chicken, chicken potpie and chicken dumpling too..

6 years old   M

Rainbow Lory

Any fruit or fruit juice, nectar..Grapes and pumpkin bread are the best!

On my mom and dad or im trying to Jump on the dogs back. Or I sometimes sneak over by the fish tank when no one's looking to stir things up! I also have my own tree outside on our screened patio!

Mom or Dad touching MY stuff!
And..eating in front of this bird is rudeeee and I will letcha know!!!

Mom and Dad give me lots of love , kisses and attention and they dont get mad at me when I poop EVERY where because of my special diet. ;)

talking into the paper towel rolls and laughing..I whistle and Im always talking to Myself while splish splashing in my bath tub! I laugh and say hey baby, Hi birdy and Hi Peete hi peete..Peete and Paulie also taught me how to say bad bad bad! hmmmm.. Wonder where they got that from?
My new words areeee.. .squeeze the beak!gimmee kiss gimmee kiss! And peek-a-boo!
My new words this week areeee are..take a bath! Go ahead mango take a bath..
I don't wanna sound braggy butttt.. I also say.. stop it ..stop that.and.. Wheres daddy ..hi daddy. Hi Hi hi Mango.Birdie birdie birdie birdie birdie!
Would you concider ticking like a bomb that sounds like its about to explode a quirky habit? heehee...
I make the noise of the phone ringing. I also say..Hi mango and go to bed go ahead common mango go to bed . hi daddy,wheres daddy! I imitate my squeeky food doors too..that means..give me food!! I say hello when the phone rings..I sneeze when someone sneezes..
I have also mastered my dog barking skills! I am even better then the Dog at it!! ;)
My newest word is... shut up sheena shut up!
hi birdie, birdie birdie birdie birdie birdie!

mine mine mine!!! Back away from the toys buddy !!!!

Go PHOENIX BASE FLYERS!!Lets kick some tail feather!!!

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  Happy Hatchday!
Hey Mango, did we miss your party yesterday? We miss you here, and we want to wish you a belated Happy Hatchday. We hope you got lots of attention, toys, and treats for your special day! Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Tweety for BOTM, Peppino, vote Tweety & Falco, vote Tweety for BOTM.

11/27/2015 10:18.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Oh Mango
Miss you too buddy.Thanks for stopping by . I'm doing good and hope you are too. Have a good night.

Wanna feel better & relieve tension? Munch on some popcorn, an apple, some carrots, or another crunchy snack. Eating crunchy foods stimulates nerves, which then signal the brain to release a rush of feel good chemicals. The crunching also reduces tension held in your jaw.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Tweety (245629) For BOTM.

09/19/2015 08:43.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
Good to see you buddy and thanks for the vote.September was a open month for botm so I thought I would take a shot at running for it.Im doing fun tips for the humans.Have a good afternoon.
Make a baked potato without turning on the oven.Use your crock-pot!Stab the spuds with a fork so they won't explode.Stand them on end and lean them against the inner wall of the pot and set it on low.

Your potatoes will be cooked in 5-6 hours

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09/05/2015 03:18.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
Long time no squawk. I haven't been to the video page on BC in ages. Have you posted any new ones. I always enjoy your vids the most.

Well, believe it or not I not only got a sunbath today, but I climbed in to my outside carrier all on my own. Of course, Mom immediately jumped up and closed the lid while I was in the middle of changing my mind, but we made it outside. It is pretty cloudy here, so not a lot of sun. However Mom is sure it was still enough to do my feathers some good. And Mom fed Ms Gardenia Tree while we were out there. I have to admit I rather enjoy watching her dig around in the dirt.

And then we shared a butternut squash ravioli lunch. This is one of my favorites, and Mom said it was the last one in the freezer but she will restock very soon.

And finally I would like to apologize for not posting the list of Elders on the Milonga Page yet. I am waiting for Panther's mom to get home from her pre-op appointment. I will get it up just as soon as I can. I do know a few, so I will list those.


Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote Tweety #245629 for BOTM!!.

07/23/2015 01:16.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Mango
Happy Humpday !!!

I had a change of dates for The Gathering of Elders PowWow...It will be on the milonga page on Saturday July 25th...Indian time heehee !!! I'll let you know what time when we get it set up.

Anyone who knows an elder or if you are an elder please go to the milonga page and leave the elders name and page number.

Also if any of you would like to adopt an elder or more please go to the milonga page and leave your name and page number and who you would like to adopt.

Because of lack of time I'm going to take you through a quick truth about the Custer and the 7th calvary battle. The blogs are kind of short but true.These are true accounts passed down from generation to generation of elders in my tribe and elders in my family who was actually there. NOT HISTORY BOOKS !!!

Eyewitness accounts of The battle of little BigHorn...

When the 7th calvary made their way to Native American land they came with one intent. Genecide ,wipe us out !!!
They would wait for the warriors to leave camp and go on hunting parties. Then Attack !!!

The Women,children and elders would always stay behind and wait.
Once they were left alone Custer and his army of killers would raid our camps with no warriors there to defend the women,children and elders.

Custer had no mercy on my tribe and family. Custer and the 7th calvary would rape and kill the women and torture them and the elders by skinning them alive and make lamp shades and tents from their skin.They would throw babies and children in the fire alive and laugh as they screamed in agony and they had the nerve to laugh at them while they went through this torture dying.

My great,great,great grandfather had told my family and tribe on how they could smell burning flesh for miles and miles away. By the time the warriors would come back home from their hunting parties the whole camp would be burned down to the ground and everyone was dead.

For many generations Custer was called a hero. Do you call that a hero ???

This is a heartfelt series I'm sharing with you and my mommy stops to cry while typing thses blogs for me as she remembers the truth that has been told to her and tribal and family members for generations.

When Custer and his army of cowards won a war it was called a victory. When any of the Native Americans won the war it was called a slaughter.

All this would lead to the Battle of Little Bighorn...

To be continued tomorrow...

Thank you for your heartfelt votes and listening to the voices of our elders...

Love Panther

Come visit me, Jedi says Happy turkey day !!!, Snowflake says Happy turkey day eat till you drop., VOTE FOR ME TWEETY FOR BOTM !!! & Panther says help me get to 10K....

07/22/2015 11:29.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Mango
Happy Tuesday !!!

We had a total of three blackouts...I hope that's all over with...We enjoyed the rain so much. It's clean and fresh and SO-CAL needed it !!!

Today I'm going to talk to you about the Gathering of elders...

Almost all Native American tribes love their elders...
On my rez we have a special day for our elders called the Gathering of elders. We do this once a year to honor and appreciate our elders.
On this special day we shower our elders with gifts,food and lot's of love.

Our elders are like diamonds to us and without them our traditional ways and culture would be gone forever. They tell us everything that happened generations ago so we can pass it on and it never get's lost.

If our tribe has an elder with no family we take them in and they spend the rest of their life with the family that takes them in.
We make sure they are happy,well cared for and loved.
We never send our elders to a retirement home as in some cultures they do that.

We never disrespect an elder and we never talk back. They deserve great respect and love and honor. We love them all !!!

Tomorrow I will be posting names of BC elders on my page.

Please adopt an elder and give me your name and their name. You will be able to hang out with them on The Gathering of elders day that will be on Friday the 24TH...

You may adopt a total of four elders per flock or bird and the same elder can also be adopted by different flocks...This is in no way a competition. It's all about our elders and the love we have for them.
If any of you know an elder or are an elder please give me the name so I can put you on my page tomorrow.
You must be 15 years old and up. We are going by bird years not hooman years heehee !!!

After all it's their day !!! Let's make it a special celebration for them !!!

Thank you for your votes

I will try to get their pictures posted in my gallery !!!

Come visit me, Jedi says Happy turkey day !!!, Snowflake says Happy turkey day eat till you drop., VOTE FOR ME TWEETY FOR BOTM !!! & Panther says help me get to 10K....

07/21/2015 11:23.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
Thanks for making my BOTD extra special. Mom was surprised to see that I had won. Truly sweet, best friends I've had for so many years! Love Bobbi

Come visit me, Clyde, Tiki, Buddy, r.i.p. 8/20/08 & Bobbi.

07/21/2015 05:53.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Mango!
Oh, yeah. When the heat and dewpoint and humidity collide, Mom says it is the best inside. Saps the energy right out of her! And me, I just follow her wherever she goes when I am out on my playgym. I get lots of exercise, for sure!!

Tonight Mom took some stuff over by her old boss's, and she took me along with. That was cool. I got to meet her old boss, and her son who will be 5 this year, her husband, Ira the cat, and Klaus the dog, and one of their friends. I had a so much fun watching everyone, making Ira jealous (everyone was paying attention to me, and not to him, so he meowed his head off!) It was lots of fun, and of course I got to ride in the car, which is always wonderful. Nicole (former boss) said that her son Charlie will be talking about me coming over for a very long time. I had the time of my life! And I did not fight Mom getting in the carrier, either.

Wing hugs from your buddy,

Come visit me, Kaji ~VOTE TWEETY #245629 FOR BOTM During Nov.!.

07/20/2015 09:22.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Mango!
Well, we are hot and humid here, so guess we have summer! Bummer is if it is too hot out, I don't get to go to the Farmer's Market with Mom. We are supposed to be 92, and the heat index is going to be over 100. Silly weather! Oh, yeah. And rain and storms.

Other than that, Mom and I had a greyt day here today. She did not budge out of the house, so I had some pretty good Mom time. Nothing better. Especially when she gives me head, cheek and neck scritches. Guess who is getting new feathers in that area? Hehe. She is so trained to help get that keratin off, and it feels sooo good!

Wing hugs from your buddy,

Come visit me, Kaji ~VOTE TWEETY #245629 FOR BOTM During Nov.!.

07/17/2015 09:58.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Mango
Happy TGIF !!! Trick marriage continued...

As Kiddo rides into the herd of wild mustangs he fly's like the wind !!!

Kiddo whispers in his war pony's ear and his war pony knows where to take him.
Kiddo can see his target getting closer and he jumps on a pure white wild mustang...And brings him back to his camp. Kiddo gives the wild mustang something to eat and some water...

After that Kiddo prays and leaves an offering to Mah-Hey-Yoh...
He asks Mah-Hey-Yoh for a vision...
As Kiddo relaxes his tired body he falls asleep. He's riding again with the wild Mustangs.

He see's a young white wild mustang in his dreams. The young mustang say's to Kiddo you have my father but to make your circle complete you must come and rescue Me,My mother,and my sister...
The young mustang shows Kiddo in his dream the crow camp...They are in the corral and the Crow Tribe wants to eat them !!!

Kiddo wakes up from his vision. Tired and weak from lack of food Kiddo's love for Sweet Pepper is so strong that he heads for the crow camp.

Kiddo ties the wild mustang to a hidden tree and leaves the wild mustang with his war pony...He gives them plenty of food and water and he speaks softly to them and tells them to stay where they are...

Kiddo smudges himself with Lightning struck cedar and prays for victory...

Kiddo walks alone into the forbidding Crow Camp where his enemies the crow walk...

Trick Marriage to be continued tomorrow...

Thank you for your votes
Love Panther

What does Kiddo do when he walks in the Crow camp ???

Come visit me, Jedi says Happy turkey day !!!, Snowflake says Happy turkey day eat till you drop., VOTE FOR ME TWEETY FOR BOTM !!! & Panther says help me get to 10K....

07/17/2015 10:57.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Mango
Thank you so much for your vote. My name is Panther and I'm looking forward to have you as my friend...

Hello everyone !!! I have to make this blog short cause my mommy has to go some pre lab work done for her next shoulder surgery...

Trick marriage continued...

Kiddo wakes up with the sun...He prays and makes his offerings to the four directions...After that he pray's to Mah-Hey-Yoh to watch over Sweet Pepper and to keep her safe...

Kiddo jumps on his war pony and looks for what he laid eyes on the day before...
All the time he's thinking about his love Sweet Pepper and the day he will make her his wife...
Kiddo see's the herd of wild mustang their hooves sound like Thunder and he and his war pony joins them...

Mean while at home Kacey and Jenny confront their sister Sweet Pepper. They speak to her in woman's language and tell her the warrior Kiddo that you grew up with is on a quest. We don't know why...

Sweet Pepper looks at her sisters and asks is Kiddo going to be all right ??? Jenny say's why are you asking sister ??? Kacey say's I think she loves him but won't say. Kacey blushes and tells her sisters to keep a sisters secret...
Nobody can know this it's not proper for a woman to be forward with a warrior... She say's yes I do love Kiddo !!!
But he has not tried to court me so we can be married...Kacey and Jenny tell Sweet Pepper say it's Kiddos loss if he dose not make you his wife.
You are a very strong warrior woman and very beautiful at that!
Always remember we are from our mothers and our grandmothers warrior society.
We are Red Shield Warriors !!!

Trick marriages to be continued tomorrow...
Thank you for your votes.
Love Panther...

Stick around for Sky and BB's wedding on Monday...

Come visit me, Jedi says Happy turkey day !!!, Snowflake says Happy turkey day eat till you drop., VOTE FOR ME TWEETY FOR BOTM !!! & Panther says help me get to 10K....

07/16/2015 11:41.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Mango!
Sure is greyt to hear from ya! What's happening with you?

I have been enjoying having Mom around since she got laid off from her job (okay, the contract ended and nothing new came along) since the middle of April. Mom filled out her application for early retirement, but has not submitted it yet. She has not been successful getting a job, and she actually is thinking that since she has been off, she really doesn't want to work full time anymore. She has been taking her friend Kim out every week to do things--Kim is disabled, and has to use a walker to get around. So they have gone shopping, and to the movies, and to her doctor appointment. Mom has really liked doing that. And she would like to do more at Grandpa's. Right now it is has been looking for jobs, but if she does the retirement thing...she would be able to do more, whether he needs it or not. And she knows he might just love it.

Other than that, we are just enjoying the time together here. Had bad storms roll thru tonight--more on the way, the forecasters are saying. Wish they would chase the humidity away!

Wing hugs coming your way!
Your buddy,

Come visit me, Kaji ~VOTE TWEETY #245629 FOR BOTM During Nov.!.

07/13/2015 08:10.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are going out of the states again, and heading to Dublin, Ireland. Instead of flying or taking a plane, Ms BB is letting us use her Star Trek Enterprise shuttle, she said it is a lot faster and we will all fit! Let’s go!” They all get in the shuttle, and soon after, arrive in Ireland. Their first stop is the National Museum of Ireland. At the museum, they look at Folklife collections, Antiquities collections, and other neat things. Next they head to the National Gallery of Ireland. There they see lots of pretty and interesting paintings and sculptures. Next they head to Phoenix Park, there is lots to do in see there. They visit Aras an Uachtaráin, which is the official residence of the President of Ireland. They see the Phoenix Monument, which has a large Phoenix on the top, and also the Wellington Monument. They also see the Papal Cross. They stop at a tea room, before going to the Dublin Zoo. At the zoo, they see Bats, African Hunting Dogs, Gold Lion Tamarins, and many other beautiful animals. Mango asks if they can go say hi to the Lories there, so they visit them. After the zoo, they stroll through the People’s Garden. When they are done in Phoenix park, they decide to take a Historical Highlights Walking Tour. They see Dublin’s top sights on their 2.5-hour tour. Their guide walks them by famous landmarks, such as Trinity College and Dublin Castle and relics of the city’s Viking past. They stroll around colorful Temple Bar, and encounter hidden cobbled alleyways and graceful Georgian mansions. As they walk, their guide shares interesting facts and stories about the places they see. After the tour, they eat dinner, and then check into the Sandymount Hotel. – Thanks for voting for me! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Angel Bella ~ 2011 - October 30th 2015, Paris, Jester Bean, Honey Belle, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/16/2015 10:43.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are headed to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. We are going to be going to Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country, and I think we are going to have a lot of fun! Let’s head on over to Splash Country!” They arrive at the water park, and once inside, Jester asks them what they want to do first. Hulk and Cappy say that they should do a water slide, so they head over to Mountain Scream. At the top, they choose the quadruple-drop slide to go down, one by one, they all slide down. The slide was super fun! Next they head to the Big Bear Plunge, a white water rafting adventure ride. They load into large rafts in groups of 5. Jester shares his tube with Jolie, Norman, Kiddo, and Panther. They have tons of fun on the raft ride! After, Tango suggests that they go and do the Downbound Float Trip. So they head over to do that, and all sit in tubes and float down the river. It is very fun and relaxing. Next they head over to RiverRush, which is a water coaster. They load into long tubes in groups of 4, and ride the water coaster. They have lots of fun! After a few more slides, and a trip to the Cascades, they dry off, and head over to Dollywood. Once they arrive, they decide to go on the Shooting Star Drop Tower. They load on the ride, and then it slowly goes up, and then drops back down! Next, they go on the Sky Rider and Mystery Mine. After, Queen Sweetie asks if they can go see the Smokey Mountain String Band. They go see the show, and really enjoy the music! After the show, Picabo asks if they can go on the Tennessee Tornado. Jester is all for it, so they head over to the coaster. It is thrilling; they go down a 128-foot drop at 70mph! Next they go on the Wonder Wheel, and enjoy the view from the top. They do plenty more rides; they go on Thunderhead, the Village Carousel, Lemon Twist, and Dizzy Disk. They also see shows! They see Kingdom Heirs, Heartsong, and the Dreamland Drive-In. They have tons of fun! After, they eat dinner at the Backstage Restaurant, and then head to the DreamMore Resort. They play some card games and talk about their fun day before heading to bed. – Thanks so much for voting! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Angel Bella ~ 2011 - October 30th 2015, Paris, Jester Bean, Honey Belle, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/15/2015 10:07.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango!
“Hi, it's Jester! I am running for Bird of the Month and would really appreciate it if you could support me with a vote! (: We are going on vacation all month long, and we would love for you to join us! Today we are going to head over to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We are going to visit Independence Hall first, let’s go!” Jester and his friends arrive at Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was debated and adopted. They take a tour, and learn all about the history that happened in that building. Next, they head over to the Liberty Bell Center. They enter the building, and go through a series of exhibit rooms discussing the construction of the bell, its place as witness to the birth of the United States, and how it grew into a symbol against slavery and eventually all civil rights causes. They then watch a short video summarizing the Liberty Bell’s place in American history. They then go and see the bell. It is all very exciting! Next, they go to a cheesesteak shop, for delicious Philly Cheesesteaks. They chat while they eat lunch, and talk about what they’ve seen so far. When they are done eating lunch, they head over to the Philadelphia Zoo. They walk through the zoo, and see lots of animals. Kallie and Dixie really like the Sloth Bear, and Sugar is fascinated with the White Bellied Spider Monkeys. When they are done at the zoo, they head over to The Franklin Institute Museum. There is a lot to do and see there! They construct and test their own mars rovers, visit the Franklin Memorial, explore a giant heart, and do some other things. They have lots of fun! When they are finished, they head over to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. They see lots of great artwork there, and find all the different paintings interesting. After they are done there, they head to a hotel for the night. – Thanks for voting for me! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Angel Bella ~ 2011 - October 30th 2015, Paris, Jester Bean, Honey Belle, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/08/2015 11:18.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Mango!
LIzzie is stopping over at Paulie and Greens pages with the Hatchday cakes. Shared days are cool--double the LIzzie cakes!!

It was nice out today but cool. Got to 60. Mom has a phone interview with a bank here on Monday. The bad part is she might have to go up to Green Bay periodically. She hopes it is not a whole lot, cuz she is not excited about that at all. Me either, especially if it is longer than a day. So she will have the phone interview and see what happens.

Then she was getting my breakfast ready, and the new microwave was acting weird. The door would not lock. She got it to lock finally, so I got nice warm veggies for breakfast. But after that, it would not lock. So she put in a ticket for it, as it is only a little over two months old. And then called to find out what happened next. Apparently they will have a repair person come out to fix it. She was wowed by that. The bad news? It will take two weeks. So she found a backup one for reasonable, and picked it up today. I had to have my supper not warmed up, as she fed me before she got the back up one. This one doesn't have a mirror on the front, and is smaller, but it works and at least Mom and I have something that will warm up things. Oh yeah, and make popcorn.

Hope you had a great Friday!

Wing hugs to ya!
Your buddy,

Come visit me, Kaji ~VOTE TWEETY #245629 FOR BOTM During Nov.!.

05/01/2015 09:34.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Mango!
Yeah, Grandma had to do that with our last pup, Maxie, when he needed medicine. He was so good with it, too. He was one of a kind, that little guy. Both he and Grandma are gone now...but Mom suspects that they are up there in Heaven with my Auntie Judy, and are having a great time! We miss them.

Mom had her interview with the law office on Wednesday--in person type interview. She is not sure how it went, as some of the things that they were looking for are not Mom's best skills. She can do them, but they were not part of her normal tasks. Anyway, she had good vibes about it afterward, but she knows that she probably did not meet their requirements. And it is okay. She is gonna look for awhile, and if she doesn't get anything, then she will likely put in for early retirement. She turns 62 next month, and she doesn't want to take any old job. She wants one that will be good for her. It sucks when you get old!

Other than that, I love having Mom home with me. Though I have been a Guess having Mom here makes my hormones go crazy! She calls me silly bird. Don't know why, either!

Wing hugs coming your way, and your Mom's and Sheena's!

Your buddy,

Come visit me, Kaji ~VOTE TWEETY #245629 FOR BOTM During Nov.!.

04/25/2015 06:59.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
Every day, animals are put into critical danger when their natural habitats are jeopardized by human activity. Together, we can protect the one earth we all rely on.

I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.
Each blade of grass,
Each honey tree,
Each bit of mud,
And stick and stone
Is blood and muscle,
Skin and bone.

And just as I
Need every bit
Of me to make
My body fit,
So Earth needs
Grass and stone and tree
And things that grow here

That’s why we
Celebrate this day.
That’s why across
The world we say:
As long as life,
As dear, as free,
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me. ?
love Queen Boo Boo

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04/22/2015 12:03.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Mango!
Has your Mom tried to put the pills in some stuff like liver sausage or butter? That worked good with our dogs. Unless they spit the pill out, of course. Poor Sheena.

Mom's contract came to end on Friday. So now she is unemployed again. UGH for her, but great for me. She will try to get unemployment but that is probably gonna be reduced as she gets a little pension from one of her old jobs. Go figure. She is not sure she will get another contract job--took 6 months the last time, and now she has to figure out what to do. Who would have thought all this stuff would go on?

Great to hear from ya! Send my wing hugs and beaky kisses to your flockily and to your Mom! Good thoughts and prayers for Sheena, too.

Your buddy,

Come visit me, Kaji ~VOTE TWEETY #245629 FOR BOTM During Nov.!.

04/12/2015 08:19.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods
There is a rapture on the lonely shore
There is society, where none intrudes
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal. -


love Queen Boo Boo

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04/05/2015 06:18.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
in trying to encompass my blogs for my campaign i have come up with this-----
the greatest thing you can do to reduce carbon emissions and combat global warming is to stop eating meat and go veggie. if the desire for meat is to overwhelming try roadkill. it is very plentiful and found along all roadways and doesn't cause horrific suffering at slaughterhouses. also remember to save your poop for future heat and fuel resources. also all CEO's of Exxon, Shell, BP,etc, Monsanto & Dupont are aliens from another planet intent on destroying earth as we now know it, by their fracking, constant oil spills, pipelines, non-stop plastic containers, chemicals and complete contamination of our drinking and water supplies.. they are very prolific and their offspring are Keurig K-Cups which live on a floating waste pile of plastic, in the Pacific Ocean, which is twice the size of Texas. if the K-Cups were lined up they would encompass the earth 10Xs. Alex from the LaHabra Flock asked about killer Bees. Killer Bees were introduced into Brazil in the mid 1950's by a scientist trying to breed a bee pollinator that was better suited to tropical places. the killer bees do pollinate but they also tried to kill all the native honeybees. Monsanto and Dupont gleefully said they would help by developing a poison so toxic it not only kills all the bees but the trees and plants as well. since this was hurting the Mexican drug cartels profits they have banned the poison in Mexico. to this day the US government is still spraying in south and central america in the 1980s a few killer bees hitched a ride on a Brazilian oil freighter and landed in Southern California where once again the conquering bees tried to wipe out the native bees. a few bees managed to mate with some of the native queen bees producing offspring that aren't as warrior like as the killers but not sweet like a honey bee but they are still pollinating so leave them alone. the month of April is hug a tree month so if you can't plant a tree go hug one and keep developers from chopping more down for shopping malls
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04/01/2015 10:47.49 AM Report This Comment  
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Birds can be helpful to each other in many ways. The most familiar form of cooperation is when an owl or hawk appears in the neighborhood, causing every songbird within a quarter of a mile to sound alarm calls and even dive at the predator. Perhaps the most interesting form of help is when young birds of the first brood of the year help their parents raise the second brood of the year. There have been many reports of juvenile eastern bluebirds carrying food to the nesting houses containing their parents’ second brood.American crows and Florida scrub-jays demonstrate some of the same cooperative behavior, when sexually immature one-year-olds help their parents gather nesting material, protect the territory, and carry food for the next generation.Cooperation occurs among acorn woodpeckers of the Far West, when groups of up to 10 birds live together, year-round, jointly defending the communal territory, gathering food, and together incubating eggs and feeding the nestlings of each pair in the group.

Sometimes birds of different species lay eggs in the same nest. This has happened among American robins and northern cardinals. The two species take turns incubating eggs, sometimes sitting side-by-side, and jointly feed the young when they hatch.There are also adoptions. For example, a male Carolina wren started feeding an incubating female house wren. When the eggs hatched, the male Carolina continued by feeding the babies, causing both of the true parents to desert, leaving the rearing of their young to the foster father.

This is my last day of my campaign and I want to thank all of you for your help in making my campaign a success. it has been so much fun visiting with each of you every day. i apologize for not being able to answer all your comments individually but i did read every one and enjoyed them very much. i love you all so much.
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03/31/2015 12:08.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
this is a continuation of birds intelligence from blog on 3-27. we messed up on the order.
Examples of bird intelligence include…
Carrion crows in Japan that deliberately place nuts in roadways, wait for cars to crush the nuts then retrieve the nut meats, all while coordinating around traffic lights to keep safe.
Woodpecker finches in the Galapagos Islands that trim sticks to the proper length for use as tools to forage for insects.
Green herons and other heron species that use bread fed to ducks or picnic leftovers as bait to attract fish for their hunting.
Blue tits in the 1920s that learned which color of milk caps on delivered milk had the most cream (whole milk) and pierced those caps to drink the cream.
Western scrub-jays that hold funerals for dead birds by making loud noises and avoiding the corpse, behavior that may be warning other birds of fatal threats.
Northern mockingbirds that recognize individuals who may be a threat to their nests and will attack only those individuals rather than attacking all passersby indiscriminately.
Aplomado falcons that hunt cooperatively in pairs and thereby increase their hunting success by a large margin through this teamwork.
Jays that cache hundreds of seeds and nuts in fall and manage to retrieve the majority of them over the course of the winter, exhibiting great recall for their hiding places.
Other well known examples of bird intelligence that could be attributed to instinct but still show at least some higher mental capability include:
Amazing nest architecture with intricate construction
Returning to the same ranges, even the same nests, for many years
Ability to navigate migration safely despite changing landmarks
Play behaviors, including taunting cats or playing with objects for entertainment
Recognizing who refills feeders and interacting with that person
Curiosity when responding to pishing or investigating new stimuli
Showing emotions through courtship, caring for nestlings, etc.
Some Are Smart, Some Are Stupid
Like any animal, not all birds are equally intelligent. Ornithologists generally agree that corvids (jays, ravens, crows, rooks, jackdaws, etc.) and parrots are among the smartest bird species and that social, gregarious birds often exhibit more intelligent behavior than solitary species. Still, every backyard birder has seen that one "stupid" bird at their feeders who just can't figure anything out, while another bird of the same species seems to be an Einstein in comparison. Watching birds and witnessing their intelligent behavior can be a joy for backyard birders, and learning more about bird intelligence in quantifiable ways is sure to keep ornithologists busy for decades to come.
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03/30/2015 11:35.03 AM Report This Comment  
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The Purpose of Play
All play that wild birds may use helps them develop necessary survival skills. Even adult birds may continue to play and refine their abilities, though not necessarily with the same frequency as juvenile birds play.
Manipulation play helps birds get more coordinated to build nests, capture prey or extract food from different sources. This type of play keeps bills and talons in good condition and builds up the necessary muscle strength and dexterity for intricate actions.
Investigation play teaches young birds about the world they inhabit, including edible and inedible foods and what objects are safe to touch. As birds investigate more, they refine their ability to cache objects and develop their senses.
Chasing play strengthens wing muscles and helps young birds develop greater agility in the air, or for terrestrial birds, strengthens their legs and helps them be more agile when running. This also helps carnivorous birds develop sharper hunting skills.
Taunting play sharpens a bird's reflexes and increases their agility. It also helps them learn to anticipate prey reactions or how to avoid predators, and will be useful for mobbing behaviors or defending their territory.
Balancing play strengthens foot and leg muscles and helps birds learn how to use their wings to counterbalance air currents or disruptions. Balancing can also be useful for different types of foraging or courtship displays.
Curiosity play teaches birds more about their world, expanding their knowledge of both threats and benefits and helping them react to the unexpected. Curious birds can be more adaptable and will be more successful when encountering changes in their habitat.
Mimicry behavior teaches young birds how to act like adults of their species and learn essential skills such as proper sounds and songs or how to use their unique bills or other physical attributes to the best effect.
While different play behaviors all have a purpose in helping birds survive, some birds do seem to play just for the sheer joy and fun of the activity. As with many types of bird behaviors, the exact purpose of all play is not yet understood, even by dedicated ornithologists, but birders can still enjoy watching the playful behavior of birds. Every time they see their feathered friends engage in another game, they learn just a bit more about birds even as the playing birds are learning more about their world.
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03/29/2015 11:21.58 AM Report This Comment  
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Birds That Play
All birds engage in playful behaviors, and more intelligent bird species need greater amounts of the mental stimulation that comes from play as they develop. Bird species that can seem especially playful include…Jays, crows, rooks, ravens, magpies and other corvids,Parrots, parakeets, macaws and Keas,Tits, chickadees, nuthatches and small finches,Gulls, terns and related species.
Many social and adaptable birds also play, as do young birds of nearly all species as they socialize with their siblings in the nest. The extent of play and how much play each bird species carries into maturity varies, and different birds engage in different types of play to help them develop a range of skills.
Types of Bird Play
There are many different behaviors birds engage in that could appear to be play. The most common playful actions include…
Manipulation: Using the bill or talons to drop, toss, bend, tear, rip or otherwise manipulate objects, even objects without any food value.
Investigation: Seeking out unique objects or trying a wide range of different foods, continually noting new objects and poking or prodding them.
Chasing: Following one another in short or acrobatic flights, or chasing other objects such as insects or fluttering leaves.
Taunting: Teasing or deliberately harassing one another or other creatures, such as teasing a domestic cat or instigating fights.
Balancing: Swinging, swaying or dangling on wires or weak branches, possibly releasing and reattempting different acrobatic actions.
Curiosity: Responding to pishing or other unique noises, such as being attracted by ringtones, mechanical noises or music.
Mimicry: Imitating an adult's behavior, including physical actions such as foraging or preening as well as songs and sounds.
Not all playful birds will engage in the same behaviors, but they often try different actions and activities as they are learning new skills and refining their abilities. Play may be only between birds of the same species, while some types of play, particularly chasing or taunting, may be between birds of different species.
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03/28/2015 10:56.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Mango!
Doing okay here. Trying to convince Mom to retire early--and I think I am getting someplace with that idea. I mean, how can you possibly want to work when you have your irresistible feather kid wanting you to stay home???

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03/27/2015 08:44.01 PM Report This Comment  
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Hope to see you this weekend!

Well, it is pretty darned hot here. They were calling for a high of 89 today, but it is 90 out there right now. Looks like they missed it again. Mom took me out for my sunbath as soon as she got home from zumba a few minutes after noon, and it was so warm she sat in the shade and put my outdoor carrier in partial shade. So I still got my sun, but it wasn't nearly as hot as in the full sun.

Mom is in another battle over insurance and medical bill, only this time it is the hospital's fault and Anthem Blue Cross has been struggling with them since Mom's surgery last August! She spoke to a very nice young lady a few minutes ago, and they finally received the records (125 pages!) of the procedure they have been requesting since the whole thing started. Hopefully this time it will be resolved.

Meanwhile I am perched on my mom's knee dictating my blogs. Since she is wearing shorts, she is hoping I will not have an accident. She had better hope I don't get adventurous and climb all over her like I did during yesterday's blogging...Whoops! Here I go!!


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03/27/2015 03:13.48 PM Report This Comment  
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Birds do a lot of activities that may seem smart, but how much of their behavior is instinct instead of intelligence? Ornithologists are continually studying birds and learning new information about their brains, how they think and why they behave why they do.

Deciding just how smart birds are depends on how intelligence is defined. Birds exhibit a wide range of intelligent behaviors, including good memories, extensive communication, planning for the future and remembering the past. Some birds can solve problems, and others have been observed playing – both activities that indicate more than just basic instinct. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines intelligence as:The ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations or the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment.
Do birds do this? Scientific studies indicate that yes, birds do learn, and every backyard birder knows birds are capable of adapting to new environments and conditions. Quantitative measurement of bird intelligence is difficult because birds cannot take intelligence tests or attend classes to be measured with their peers. Observations and studies of birds are revealing that birds may be far more intelligent than initially believed.
Bird Brain Structure
Brain size and structure is not an automatic gauge of intelligence, but it can be a clue. Birds may be small, but they have a proportionally large brain compared to their overall body and head sizes – in fact, bird's brains are similarly proportioned to primates. Studies of birds' brain anatomy also suggests that while the structure is different than that of mammals' brains, birds may have a higher degree of connectivity between the sections of their brains, which could indicate more intelligence and faster reasoning than previously believed.
Evidence of Bird Intelligence
The best indication of how smart birds are is direct observations of birds acting intelligently. While some observations have been made under scientifically controlled circumstances and through laboratory experiments, other observations have come from casual birders who notice their favorite birds behaving in peculiar ways, ways that seem planned and premeditated.
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03/27/2015 09:41.26 AM Report This Comment  
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Bald Eagles are nesting on all three of Pittsburgh's major rivers! Who knew the day would never come when Pittsburghers would be cheering for the Eagles…Bald Eagles, that is!

It has probably been more than 250 years since Bald Eagles last nested along Pittsburgh’s three rivers. In the 18th century, suitable nesting habitat in the form of mature tall trees was stripped from the hillsides flanking the rivers to meet the lumber and fuel demands of a rapidly growing human population in the area; second, industrialization beginning in the 19th century led to extensive unregulated pollution of the rivers, which decimated fish populations that eagles feed on; third, beginning in the mid-20th century eagles (and many other birds) showed signs of succumbing to the unintended side effects of widespread use of the pesticide DDT (developed for use in World War II) which eventually caused chronic nesting failure for the species. As recently as the mid-1980s, there were just a few remaining nesting Bald Eagles pairs anywhere in Pennsylvania, all of these in the northwest corner of the state.
One nest, located on the Monongahela River in the community of Hays is the most famous because a web camas been set up to view the nest. millions of people are viewing the nesting activity. Last year this pair successfully raised three eagle babies. this year they only layed 2 eggs. one of the eggs had a crack in it and the mom tried to keep it together but when the dad eagle came to sit on the egg he saw the crack and threw the egg out of the nest. during a recent snowstorm the mom eagle was totally covered in snow while incubating the single egg
The Bald Eagle,has made a tremendous comeback throughout its range in the lower 48 states. Its recovery is due to enforcement of federal laws protecting it from persecution, the banning of DDT, which bio-accumulated in eagles and other piscivorous (fish-eating) birds, eventually causing complete reproductive failure through the thinning of their egg shells to the point that eggs simply broke when parent birds tried to incubate them; passage in the same year of the federal Clean Water Act, and, direct recovery measures taken by our Game Commission, which brought nestling Bald Eagles from healthy populations to hacking sitese when the state’s breeding population was down to just a few nesting pairs. Similar efforts by game agencies in surrounding states also have contributed to the rapid increase in the number of nesting Bald Eagles in Pennsylvania. By 2000, there were about 50 known nesting pairs of eagles in the state; as of 2012, more than 200 nesting locations are known for Bald Eagle in Pennsylvania, including nests in almost every county!
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03/26/2015 09:47.46 AM Report This Comment  
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OBSERVING NESTS (PART2) from yesterday

7)Search carefully: It is critically important that we avoid damaging nest sites. Nests that have yet to be discovered are particularly vulnerable. When searching for nests, move slowly through dense foliage, being careful not to dislodge any nests. The nests of ground-nesting birds, such as Killdeer, Ovenbirds, Bobolinks, and many waterbirds, are difficult to see, so tread lightly and be cautious around potential ground-nest sites.
8)Be wary of nest predators: Avoid leaving tracks that can direct predators to nests. Nest predators are everywhere—on the ground, in vegetation, and in the air—and many are smart enough to watch you, so be careful that predators such as cats are not following you! Also try to not damage or trample vegetation that could expose nests.
9)Minimize disturbance at the nest: It is important not to startle a bird as you approach the nest; this may cause it to accidentally knock out eggs or young when it flies off. Before approaching the nest, try to see if a parent is sitting on it. Whenever possible, wait a few minutes to see if the bird leaves on its own. If they do, this is the ideal time to check the nest. If a sitting bird does not leave on its own, do not force it off the nest. In this case, you will need to come back later. Remember to keep each visit brief.
10)Never handle birds or eggs in the nest: Eggs can be easily cracked or small nestlings injured, and there is no reason to touch these fragile younglings, despite how cute they may look. Small nestlings are remarkably helpless and may not be able to crawl back into the nest cup if displaced, even inside of a nest box. Children observing nests should always be under the supervision of an adult.
11)Don’t leave a dead-end trail: If you plan on visiting the nest frequently, try to take a different route away from the nest site than the route you took to reach it. Walking to the nest and back along the same path leaves a dead-end trail that can lead predators directly to the nest.
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03/25/2015 10:20.31 AM Report This Comment  
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1)Nest visits shouldn’t last much longer than 1 minute: Please exercise extreme caution and responsibility when searching for nests to ensure the safety of birds, nests, and nest contents; observations of nests should never jeopardize the well-being of birds!
2)Don’t check in the early morning: Most birds lay their eggs in the morning, so plan on visiting nests in the afternoon. Also, most adults will temporarily leave the nest when you are near, and eggs and young nestlings can become cold quickly if left alone in the morning.
3)Avoid nests during the first few days of incubation: If necessary, observe nests from a distance and approach only when the female leaves the nest.
4)Do not approach nests when young are close to fledging: When the young are disturbed during this stage, they may leave the nest prematurely. Young that fledge prematurely usually do not stay in the nest despite attempts to put them back, and their survival rates away from or outside the nest are low. So when young birds are fully feathered and very alert, only observe the nest from a distance.
5)Avoid nests during bad weather: If it is cold, damp, or rainy, postpone checking nests until another day. Checking nests during this time can be very stressful for birds.
6)Don’t check nests at or after dusk: Females may be returning to the nest for the night, and be alarmed by your presence. The exception to this would be owls, which typically leave the nest at dusk.
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03/24/2015 11:28.33 AM Report This Comment  
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It seems that birds may not be as faithful to their mates as we’ve been led to think.The use of DNA by scientists has provided new food for thought to people who had assumed that most birds were faithful to their mates, if not for a lifetime, at least for a single breeding season.

It turns out that there is more hanky-panky going on in the back fields and woodlands of the country among birds than anyone could imagine. DNA studies of songbirds have shown that among any four baby birds in a single nest, it is typical that only an average of two are the creation of the parent birds that are raising them. The other two nestling have either a different father or mother, or both. In other words, it is a common practice among songbirds to copulate with birds other than their mates, thus producing broods of nestlings with mixed parentage.

Not Every Partnership Lasts The Season
Divorce is also common among birds, particularly in birds of prey. If a mated pair of hawks, for example, is not successful in producing a brood of youngsters, an avian divorce often arises and one or the other will seek another mate.

Some birds that are faithful to their mates.Although there are a few exceptions, parrots are monogamous breeders which nest in cavities and hold no territories other than their nesting sites.The pair bonds of the parrots and cockatoos are strong and a pair remains close even during the non-breeding season, even if they join larger flocks. Eagles, some Owls Geese, Swans and some seabirds are uncommonly faithful, often for life. Indeed, true love does seem to exist in the bird world, though it is hard to find.

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03/23/2015 02:56.03 PM Report This Comment  
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‘Cavity-nesting birds’ like different boxes to nest in, depending on their size. You can build nestboxes for birds as different as owls, bluebirds, certain ducks, kestrels, and other species! Another great citizen science project at the Lab of Ornithology, NestWatch, works very closely with nesting birds, and has fantastic tips and learning aids about nestboxes, among other things. Here are some helpful links from the NestWatch program regarding nestboxes:

Nestbox plans: Be sure to check out the sections on protecting from predators and dealing with invasive competitors.

Features of a good nestbox: If you do decide to use kits instead of building boxes yourselves, please make sure that they are good for birds. You’ll want to make sure they have proper ventilation, no perches by the entrance hole (they often help predators access the nest), a sloped roof, drainage holes, thick walls, and a tight-fitting roof that does not permit water to enter the box.

TOMORROW more on watching nesting birds


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03/22/2015 11:18.08 AM Report This Comment  
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The plants in your neighborhood can be a big help to nesting birds! Grasses and weeds might be used to build the nest, and having varied habitat in your yard or local park is really important for birds to be able to nest and reproduce successfully, since some birds like to build in bushes, some in small trees, some near the water, some on the ground, some in tall trees, and so on.
Many plants and flowers provide fruit that birds use to feed themselves and their babies. Cedar Waxwings, for example, nest much later in the summer than other birds because they like to eat fruit, and it is more likely that fruit will be ripe later in summer.

All birds need water, both to drink and to keep themselves clean. If you put a birdbath, or even a small shallow container of water, out in your yard, you will probably attract birds! Keep it clean and provide some small stones for them to perch on so they don’t get into deep water.
When female birds are laying eggs, they need more calcium to create strong shells that will protect their young. What’s the best source of calcium? Broken-up eggshells from the eggs in your refrigerator work just fine! After rinsing any yolk residue out of the shells, crush them in a tray and see if the birds come pick them up and carry them away. Some birds use clay or grit to obtain their calcium from their natural environment. Birds also like to collect feathers to line their nests, so you can start a collection of feathers you’ve found outdoors and put them all out one day to watch them get carried away for re-use!
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03/21/2015 11:38.06 AM Report This Comment  
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How clever your mom was to get her hands on that video. Insurance companies suck!

Well, the entries for the Milonga Irish Contest closed yesterday, and we have a lot of really greyt pics in the Milonga Page gallery. Twenty-six entries altogether, so there are plenty to vote for. And voting begins tomorrow, Saturday the 21st. Each flock gets one vote in each category. I will announce the categories tonight on the Calendar Page and the Milonga Page. So don't forget; that's not one vote per bird, but one vote per flock. However the flock gets to vote in each and every category every day from now to midnight EDT on the 26th. So you won't want to miss voting a single day!

I had a nice sunbath as soon as Mom got home from the gym, even before her shower since it was pretty darned warm out there: 85 degrees! Mom roasted, but we still managed to hang out for a half hour.

Then we shared one of my mom's lo cal frozen lunches: mac and cheese that she stirs cottage cheese into to bring up the protein count. Now I love pasta, and cheese and cottage cheese, so you can bet I was all over that stuff!

And now I am sitting contentedly on Mom's knee dictating my blogs. The plumbers won't be back until tomorrow, since they are waiting for a part to come in, so I have Mom all to myself. Works for me!


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03/20/2015 03:23.59 PM Report This Comment  
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FIRST DAY OF SPRING: its snowing at our house
A sure signs that spring is on the way is the return of the migratory birds. : One morning, the bushes and trees around you are suddenly filled with singing birds that were not there just the day before. They have arrived during the night, following a combination of celestial (by the stars) and magnetic cues that are part of their genetic heritage.
These birds may have flown thousands of miles to reach your yard, after spending the North American winter in Mexico, Central America, or South America, where the days remain warm and food is plentiful during our cold season.Many of the birds we consider "our birds," in north america, actually spend less than half of their lives here. They move north as the snow melts and raise young on the plentiful supplies of insects that are abundant only during the long warm days of our late spring and summer. At the end of the breeding season, usually in late summer or fall, they move south again, most of them following only their instincts to reach the traditional "winter" home of their species.

The spring migration, for each species is a specific, optimal time when the birds need to arrive in their breeding areas. The strongest males arrive first and stake out the prime territories, often in the same location where they nested the previous year. When females arrive, they select the males that occupy the best habitats for raising young. The pair must then construct a nest, incubate eggs, and raise their brood in the short period before it is time to start the journey back to the wintering range.

In the last 20 years, many species are arriving earlier, and a significant number of species are also shifting farther to the north. Why? Scientists now believe that climate change caused by the buildup of greenhouse gases is disrupting the timing of migration and sending some species farther north in search of insects.
There has been an alarming decline in the populations of many migratory bird species. This is a result of several converging factors. Species that depend on unbroken forests in their North American breeding range are suffering because of forest fragmentation. The same species face additional threats south of the U.S. border, where logging and slash-and-burn agriculture are rapidly destroying thousands of acres of their habitats each day. Much research has focused on the lives these birds lead during their stay to the south , how they interact with nonmigratory resident species and how the habitat changes taking place in southern forests might affect the migrants.
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03/20/2015 11:47.10 AM Report This Comment  
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What Can We Do to Save the Bees?
1) Garden Organically – Honeybees are very susceptible to pesticides and insecticides. In your own yard, choose organic means of pest control rather than toxic chemicals. Use companion planting techniques and disease-resistant seed varieties to reduce the need to spray more potent compounds in your garden or landscape.
2) Avoid Neonicotonoids that treat the seed before it’s planted. They essentially render the entire plant that grows out of that seed toxic to whatever insect feeds on it. Do not buy seeds treated with neonics, or plants that have been cultivated from them and encourage the garden centers not even to carry them.
3) Avoid Insecticidal Dusts – When bees collect pollen or nectar from a plant dusted with insecticide, they carry the insecticide back to the hive, where it can cause serious bee kills within the hive for many months. If you must apply insecticides, do so in the late evening or very early morning when fewer bees will be foraging, and when it is not windy.
4) Support Local Beekeepers who are on the front lines of keeping honey bees alive. Support their efforts to reduce pesticide spraying. The drift from the spray can infiltrate their beehives and kill off the bees.
5) Provide Water – Bees need lots of fresh, clean, unpolluted water to help them make their honey. Is there room in your yard or patio to add a small pond with a fountain or water filter to keep the water moving while providing lots to drink for the bees?
6) Urge the U.S. EPA to Test Pesticides That Could Be Causing Bees to Die Off
7) Plant A Variety of Blooming Plants – that bloom at different times of the spring summer and fall to provide a steady source of pollen. Native plants like purple coneflower (Echinacea) and Chokecherry can be ideal.
8) Encourage your neighbors to care for trees, flowers and bushes organically. Identify fields that your city or town can leave unmowed so that bees and other insects can feed on the pollen and nectar that will be available from weeds left to grow wild. Testify about the importance of protecting bees at your local city council or town hall meetings.
9) Buy Honey From Local Beekeepers –! You can find it online, at farmers markets and in natural and whole foods stores.
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03/19/2015 11:00.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
Honeybees do more than make honey. 100 crop species which provide 90% of food worldwide are bee-pollinated. Almost every food you eat exists because bees pollinated the plant they came from. Honeybees populations are dying out in alarming numbers. Since 2006, 10 million beehives, worth an estimated $2 billion, have been lost .Scientists and beekeepers have several theories about why honeybees are dying off.
1) Bees live in colonies, with one queen and many drones and worker bees. During winter, the queen lays eggs within each cell inside a honeycomb. Fertilized eggs hatch into females that become the worker bees. Their job is to forage for food and take care of the colony. Unfertilized eggs become drones or honey bee males. For any colony to survive, the queen must lay fertilized eggs and those eggs must become worker bees. There is only one queen per colony. She mates once, but it counts when she does, as normally she collects more than 5 million sperm, enough so she can fertilize eggs throughout her life. When a queen can no longer lay eggs, new queens become responsible for mating and laying honey bee eggs. One theory behind the collapse of honeybee colonies is that the queen is not getting enough sperm from the male bee that she mates with. Another theory is that the queen is dying earlier than usual, which means she has less time to fertilize eggs. fewer fertilized eggs give rise to fewer worker bees that can help maintain the bee colony. If the queen dies out and is not replaced by a new queen, the hive will die out.
2) Many bee hives have been found to be infected by a tiny parasite called a varroa mite are wreaking havoc on bee colonies. The mites suck fluid from bees’ bodies, making the bees weak and compromising their immune systems. The mites also pass along viruses that can paralyze the bees. It is hard to kill off the mites without harming the bees
3)–, bees need food and water to survive. In their case, food comes from the pollen they collect from a variety of fruits, vegetables, and trees. They also need unpolluted water sources. Urban sprawl and industrial development are taking the place of fields that used to provide the plant variety that kept bees thriving. regions suffering from drought, annual flowers aren’t blooming and perennials aren’t producing as much nectar.
4)Neonicotonoids – is a systemic pesticide. It’s not sprayed on plants. Instead, seeds are treated with the chemical. As the plant grows, the pesticide infuses its plant tissue. If a bee nibbles on a plant grown from neonic-treated seed, it could be lethal.TOMORROW: HOW WE CAN HELP THE BEES
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03/18/2015 11:11.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
if you wear, eat or drink anything green you will have good luck. anyone not wearing green must be pinched

four leaf clovers are lucky because they protect from witchcraft. if you cross poison ivy with a four leaf clover you will have a rash of good luck.

A bird stumbles up to the only other patron in a bar and asks if he could buy him a drink.
"Why of course," comes the reply.
The first bird asks: "Where are you from?"
"I'm from Ireland," replies the second bird.
The first bird responds: "You don't say, I'm from Ireland too! Let's have another round to Ireland."
"Of Course," replies the second bird.
Curious, the first bird then asks: "Where in Ireland are you from?"
"Dublin," comes the reply.
"I can't believe it," says the first bird.
"I'm from Dublin too! Let's have another drink to Dublin."
"Of course," replies the second .
Curiosity again strikes and the first bird asks:
"What school did you go to?"
"Saint Mary's," replies the second bird.
"I graduated in '62."
"This is unbelievable!" the first bird says.
"I went to Saint Mary's and I graduated in '62, too!"
About that time in comes one of the regulars and sits down at the bar. and asks "whats up"
"Nothing much," replies the bartender. "The O'Birdy twins are drunk again."

love BOO BOO the rare Blue Bali Mynah

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03/17/2015 08:52.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
The Prairie Chicken is one of americas best dancers and their courtship performance is the sort nature documentaries love to feature.

Prairie chickens are native birds of North America. There are two kinds of prairie chicken, and both are chunky, brown, chicken-like prairie natives. The Greater Prairie-Chicken is the larger of the two varieties and has a broader range, encompassing eleven Midwestern and Plains states. Greater Prairie-Chickens prefer tallgrass prairies, Lesser Prairie-Chickens choose a shortgrass prairie habitat. Once rather widespread, Lesser Prairie-Chickens now exist only in northern Texas, western Oklahoma, southwestern Kansas, and southeastern Colorado.the Greater and Lesser have suffered catastrophic decline due to loss of habitat.

Prairie chickens are called arena birds because of the males tendencyto pick out a special area, or arena, in which to display for interested females. The male prairie chickens arrive at their arenas just before sunrise. The arenas, also called leks, look no different to humans than the rest of the prairie — that is, until a female or two glides or struts onto the scene, and the males start trying to impress.Bending forward and raising their tail feathers and the special dark feathers near their heads, the male prairie chickens then inflate the air sacs along their throats (orange in the Greater and pink or purplish in the Lesser). From these sacs the birds let out great booming calls, which resonate across the early morning prairie lands. “Ooo-loo-loo, ohh-loo-loo” echoes from all around as the suitors serenade females. Sounds is similar to an amplified sound of blowing across the top of an empty bottle. To top off the performance, the anxious males rapidly stamp the ground as they call, thus creating a strange song-and-dance routine.
It’s quite a site and puts most other courting rituals,to shame.
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03/16/2015 05:24.32 PM Report This Comment  
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