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Hi! My name is Mayo

I am a White-Capped Pionus from Tennessee, TN.



16 years old   M

White-Capped Pionus

Banana, walnuts, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries.

On top of my play yard.



"I like it when Mommy sings to me, and when she covers my cage at night to tuck me in".

I enjoy dropping food onto our dogs head, then I laugh..

"Don't come near me unless you are my Mommy"..

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  Hi Mayo, wazzup & where have ya been, Jen Lynn
Dad worked pretty hard yesterday getting ready for the lawn man, and he is in the process of making a whole new wooden play top for Limon's new cage! It will be complete with many perches, swings, food stations, and hanging toys, much like Christy's was! It is visiting VA Nurse day for dad, but no big deal we always hope! I am wishing you all a very happy hump day, and some of our fantastic weather! Have a great day dear BC friends, and give my love to all in your hump day home, see ya all tomorrow...

Love from Jenny & my family

Update: Dad canceled the VA Nurse visit, but he is really just fine...

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm riding Jen's pig Ham Bone, in to win!, Jen Lynn~Come on BC beach party, & all Zon Guys, Limon Dallas~Thanks for BOTD, I love my new home!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, QUEEN ANGEL CHRISTY~Thanks for the honor of BOTD, Ms LaLo~I got my face painted, thanks aunt Denise & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

07/30/2014 08:31.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tennessee Mayo man, from Queen Angel Christy
This morning when our daddy finally finished the morning paper changing route and food and water dishes, he sat down and powered up this cursed machine! He was so not ready to see his beloved Angel in the BOTD spotlight, he almost lost it! He had just came back inside from his morning prayers at her grave, today will be a solemn day of celebration at our home! There are certainly more beautiful birds in the world, but none was ever more loved, sadly, there can NEVER be another Christine! We have another fabulous day here in Rock Island, give our love to all in your great home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Queen Angel Christy, Jenny Lynn, & our loving family

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm riding Jen's pig Ham Bone, in to win!, Jen Lynn~Come on BC beach party, & all Zon Guys, Limon Dallas~Thanks for BOTD, I love my new home!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, QUEEN ANGEL CHRISTY~Thanks for the honor of BOTD, Ms LaLo~I got my face painted, thanks aunt Denise & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

07/29/2014 03:20.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
Hello to all my dear BC friends, Zeena here with today's BOTM POST. Today we will take a look in brief at a touchy subject that has people lined up on both sides of the debate. It involves the breeders verses conservationists. I am not sharing this to side with either group, but as a general interest topic. These are exerts from an interview with Tony Silva a world renowned expert on Aviculture.
Interviewer; In light of all the talk about breeders, verses the conservationist groups, how can we make our legislators, the animal rights radicals, and the conservation elitists, understand that what we as private aviculturists do, is valuable and should be encouraged, not strangled with laws and regulations which in the end, will result in extinction, not preservation, of exotic birds?

Tony Silva: "We need an active, strong avicultural industry. Breeders must be allowed to breed for the pet industry, unimpeded by regulations and laws that simply do not work for us or the birds. The birds we raise for the pet industry supports the work we do with endangered species. And we have to do this, because third world countries don't care about what happens to their birds, they simply don't care. We have to look at individual species like the Spix. If it weren't for private aviculture, there would be no Spix Macaws. And the Brazilian government recognizes this! They say, 'Look, we don't care if we ever reintroduce Spix Macaws. We're just happy that authorities say we'll still have the species around, even if it's not in the jungle. '
Interviewer; Has the establishment of the CITES treaty curbed the explotation of wild Parrots

Tony Silva: I never would have thought imports would stop, because to these countries, birds are a renewable resource. In Southern Argentina a number of years ago, they were packaging up Patagonian Conures in cans and selling them to the Japanese as delicacies because nobody wanted to buy them as pets or to breed.

Look at the Tucuman Amazon. It is so rare they are difficult to locate in their habitat or aviculture. Officials in their range gave permits to shoot them because they were raiding the cornfields . Then there's the Scarlet Macaw in Surinam. It is on CITES Appendix I, but it is perfectly legal to bag up to 3 a day. The natives use them for food. Trade in birds' countries of origin will go on because these people have to survive. There is such a lack of education -- and you're going to tell them not to shoot this or that bird, or to protect this tree! And people won't believe this unless they see it. It's like the Hyacinth Macaw study. The researchers have a few lunches with bird trappers and gives their opinions as first-hand knowledge. But it's not accurate. Without captive breeding many species of Parrots the world over will cease to be in the next ten years. We need breeders to guarantee there will be any Parrots left in the end.
with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/29/2014 02:17.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
I heard that TN was hit hard from those bad storms. I hope you are ok.
Hugs
Chyna

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07/28/2014 09:32.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
Hi everybirdie, Zeena here with Monday's BOTM POST. Today we visit a beautiful song bird making a new comeback in homes around the globe. The Pekin Rokin, a song bird of extraordinary talent. I wish to thank all my many friends for their votes and stopping to leave comments on my page. I read them all.
The Red-billed Leiothrix or PEKIN ROBIN (Leiothrix lutea) is usually found in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Burma and parts of Tibet. This species is a bird of the hill forests, found in every type of jungle though it prefers pine forests with bushes. It has also been found at elevations ranging from near sea level to about 7,500 feet.

The species was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands in 1918 and spread to all the forested islands except Lanai. Its population on Oahu crashed in the 1960s and it disappeared from Kauai, but is now common and increasing on Oahu The leiothrix was released in Western Australia but it failed to become established. This species was also introduced in Great Britain but permanent establishment was unsuccessful. It was introduced to France, where it is now established in several areas.
Adults have bright red bills and a dull yellow ring around their eyes. Their backs are dull olive green, and they have a bright yellow-orange throat with a yellow chin; females are somewhat duller than males, and juveniles have black bills. It has also been introduced in various parts of the world, with small populations of escapees having existed in Japan since the 1980s. It has become a common cagebird and amongst aviculturists it goes by various names: Pekin Robin, Pekin Nightingale, Japanese Nightingale, and Japanese (Hill) Robin, the last two being misnomers as it is not native to Japan.
Pekin Robins don't fly frequently, except in open habitats. This bird is very active and an excellent singer but very secretive and difficult to see. It makes a wonderful addition to a mixed aviary with good cover provided. Housing one pair per flight.
The standard fare for Pekin Robins in captivity comprises a mix of dried insect food, fresh fruits and mealworms. they especially like fruitflies and live crickets especially in the breeding season.
Pekin Robins are difficult to find for sale but well worth the expenditure and effort to find them.
with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/28/2014 04:21.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Handsome Mr Mayo, from your new friend, Mr Limon
Thanks so much for the honor of BOTD! I am so proud to be here amongst all you fabulous BC parrots! I love all the new found attention I am getting, you know us Toos must have constant interaction with those who love us! I have a lot to learn but my daddy says I am as smart as any Too, and I'm learning very fast! I can see sweet LaLo down the hall, and Jen comes flying by like a fighter jet once in awhile! I don't talk a lot just yet, but dad said I don't have to be loved and show love, much like my sister Angel Christy was! Have a great day and give my love to all in your sweet home, Jen will be back on tomorrow, but this is my day to shine...

My love, it's new & forever, Limon TooMan & my new Dallas family

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07/28/2014 09:06.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
Hello everyone, Zeena here with today's BOTM POST. Today we head to the warm tropical Island Luzon, Philippines and visit an unusual and exotic species of Dove. The Luzon Bleeding-Heart. The Luzon Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba luzonica) is one of a number of species of ground dove in the genus Gallicolumba that are called "bleeding-hearts". They get this name from a splash of vivid red colour at the centre of their white breasts. The Luzon Bleeding-heart is the species in which this feature is most pronounced, and on first sight it is hard to believe that the bird has not recently been wounded. A reddish hue that extends down the belly furthers the illusion of blood having run down the bird's front. The Luzon Bleeding-heart was featured on a Philippine 2-peso postage stamp in 1994.


The Luzon bleeding-heart is classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List and is listed on Appendix II of CITES., since it is commonly trapped. Local people use it for meat, but its striking appearance means that there is also a market for it in the pet trade. A captive breeding project has been started in Australia, and the Philippines. Habitat conservation is a priority but it will also be necessary to bring some of the three other species of bleeding heart doves (Negros, Sulu and Mindoro) into captivity, to prevent their extinction. Recently the first captive population of Negros bleeding heart doves has been established in the Philippines.

Only two of the five species of bleeding heart doves are held in captivity in Europe at present: the Luzon and the Mindanao. The European breeding programs for these species are coordinated by Bristol Zoo Gardens. They are being managed to provide a self-sustaining captive population and to develop important care and breeding techniques for use in the Philippines.

Identifying the areas where Luzon bleeding heart doves are found and the numbers that are left is the next step needed to secure this species in the wild. Once sites have been selected with the local community, the area will be protected to ensure the survival of the species in that area.

The areas where the bleeding heart dove lives also contain many other birds unique to these islands, all of which have been threatened by deforestation. In addition, some are threatened by hunting and illegal collection for the pet trade. By highlighting the plight of the bleeding heart dove, conservationists work to save the habitat for all the species in the area.

Although extremely rare in Aviculture 2 pairs were found for sale at $5000.US per pair.

with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/27/2014 03:12.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
Wow. We have a swarm of hummingbirds this year. Mom has 4 feeders up and she has to refill them about every other day. I have been sick all day. Keep throwing up. Mom says I am breathing and pooping ok but daddy still called vet and he is going in for some meds to help my crop and tummy. Have a great day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dixie

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07/26/2014 07:05.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
we normally like to blog around 11:30pm and let night we couldn't even get on bird channel. mom stayed up til 2:30am and still no bird channel. then this morning still no bird channel. then around noon today bird channel was back. i hope everything runs smoothly for the milonga tomorrow night since we won't be having many more of them
glad to hear you are finally getting the hummingbirds even if it is only one.
today was a beautiful bright sunny day. have never seen a day in Pittsburgh were there wasn't one cloud in the sky and a high of 78. its taken me a whole week to forgive mom for trimming my nails and i did enjoy my short time outside today. i can't take the sun though and prefer being in the shade but there are still plenty of UV rays in the air for me to absorb. also the hummingbirds have finally started coming back to the feeder after a months absence. maybe they didn't like all those nesting birds on and near the front porch

love Cori

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07/25/2014 10:13.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
Those little birds are so cute. For some reason, they like my mom's hair. Silly birdies.
I had a fun day on Thursday, destroying my new toys. I was able to wish Falco a Happy Hatchday and then shortly after ...no BC! I kept trying most of the night and then gave up. Friday morning, still no BC! I say we kick that server in the tail feathers! At least the weather is partly sunny and low 70's ... not too bad. Have a greyt weekend. Oh oh ... I hear loud booms ... guess the t-storm is starting :(
Hugs
Chyna

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07/25/2014 08:23.04 PM Report This Comment  
  hey Mayo
I almost said good morning ! That's how used to our routine mom is !

We're back in business ! Mom is an early morning person - even though it's summer and she doesn't have to get ready for school, she's still up around 5:00. She has gotten so used to having her coffee with all our friends, it was a tough morning :(

So she ran some errands and did some banking . . . now we're so happy to be with you again ! Very shortly though they parronts will be off to the Italian Festival for dinner for yet another night ! Dad calls it mom's KITCHEN VACATION ! har har har !

love Cookie

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07/25/2014 04:51.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
Dandy and Marigold, too! Thanks so much for the good wishes for my hatchday, but especially for coming over to help me celebrate my special day. The cake and ice cream were luscious, weren't they? I got a new Jungle Talk Cotton Candy, new party whiskers, and my favorite movie popcorn nutriberries! Mom spoiled me all day.
Today mom cleaned in the RVS room, but didn't get it all done. She cleaned the fisher's big cage which takes up half the room, the bat's enclosure, the groundhog, and 8 of the raccoons, but had to leave 4 cages undone. Steph said they'd take care of them, though. It was a perfect pool day, too, so now mom is home to blog, and apparently in time to find BC up and running! Hope you are having another beautiful summer day today and getting lots of love and hugs. Hugs, Falco

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07/25/2014 01:01.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo,
HAVE A NICE WEEKEND!!!

It is good to be back on BC after it being down since last night. Hope you are enjoying your day!! Left you a vote.

Your friend,
Chipper

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07/25/2014 09:52.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
July 25th BOTM POST
Hello friends, Zeena the Ballerina here today with a popular, very pretty Australian species. The Bourke's Parakeet and it's mutations . These peaceful, gentle birds make awesome pets for people of all ages and have quite the following here in aviculture. With their calm personalities and soft voices they make awesome additions to any home whether it be an apartment or private dwelling.
I want to again thank each one of you for your wonderful comments and daily votes. If there is a species you would like to possibly see in one of my Posts feel free to mention them.
The Bourke's Parakeets (Neopsephotus Bourkii) are endangered in their own homeland of Southwestern and Central Australia, but are popular in aviculture. They are readily available in the United States and relatively inexpensive. Know the world over for their charming qualities.

The Bourke's parrot has recently been removed from the Neophema genus and placed in a genus of its own. Neopsephotus bourkii. Although discussion continues in this matter. The Bourkes Parakeet is listed on Appendix II of the CITES, as to be monitored and vulnerable. Our hopes is that it will never need to be moved to Appendix I.

They are the only parrot or parakeet that has no green pigmentation in its natural colour. The ‘normal parakeet’ found in its natural habitat is brown on its back area from head to tail with a pink underbelly. Wing feathers can be scalloped with a creamy white to sometimes a pale yellow. They also sport a royal blue on their shoulders, outside flight feathers and tail. A streak of the same blue crosses the top of their eyes. The male will have blue feathers just above his cere. One of the most popular mutations of Bourke’s is better know as a Rosey Bourke’s that is dark to light pink in colour. Today there are a wide selection of mutations available.

I trust you will enjoy the photos I have posted today in the gallery. These are not by-far all the available mutations being bred but gives a wonderful sampling of what is hatching in the world of Bourke's Parakeets.

with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/25/2014 09:32.05 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Mayo
100.2 and that's not on your FM radio dial. That's our current temp. Ready for my pool. RT

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07/25/2014 09:26.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mayo
Yup thats about when we see the first hummers here.Except this year it was a little later probably due to the really cold winter and cool spring.
Good to keep putting that fresh food out because you never know when they are going come.
One year mom had a little hummer that liked to visit her flowers.Have a good evening.

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07/24/2014 04:00.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Mayo...
I love humming birds. They are so fascinating !!! My mommy always brings me to the window to watch them.
Today we are having three digit temps. It's too hot. I hope my mommy doesn't melt heehee...

Love and wing hugs
Snowflake...

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07/24/2014 03:55.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
Mom went to get Gloria her first bath at the car wash yesterday, but they were closed for repairs. However the nice lady gave my mom a coupon for a free wash! So she went today right after she went up to the tire place because one of the tires had a slow leak. Turns out it was not repairable, so Mom got a new tire pro-rated since she bought it there. Too bad she hadn't opted for the hazard coverage, but she did this time and added it for the other three. If it happens again, the tire will be free no matter what.

Hopefully the new USB cable for the camera will come today. Mom really wants to post the pics she took of Gloria the car. She is so glad she got her painted. She smiles every time she looks at her. Even the tire guy was amazed at how good a 2001 car looked, so she told him about the week old paint job. He marked her papers "wet paint" so they would be extra careful with her. That made Mom smile too!

I got my sunbath at 9 this morning, because it is another hot one here. 98 or so, which I guess is better than triple digits. That is what it turned out to be yesterday, and Mom and spent the day doing our best to stay cool.

Kiddo

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07/24/2014 02:03.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
My parronts dont like the hot peppers but mom buys them fr me. When mom went to the fruit stand this week they had red beets so mom bought one. She cooked it when she came home and after it had cooled mom put it in with my bean/rice mix for my lunch. I sure did like it though mom has bought them before and did that and I ate it but this time I seemed to really enjoy it a lott more this time. Of course when my poo turned a little reddish mom and I sure knew why so wasn’t surprised either LOL. ”Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward”. Leaving a vote for you!! Hugs~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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07/24/2014 09:16.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo-noise, from Jen Lynn
Not to worry, I only take it all off for Alfie, when I can get him away from aunt Denise long enough! I wish you all a great throw back Thursday, do me a favor, look through your old book of memories and select a pic to reflect on! It is fun to remember the past, you will be amazed at how things in your life has changed, mostly for the better! We like looking at many of the birds we have rescued and re-homed, but my favorite time is to review many of my old friends and relatives (dad's son, daughter, and grand kids), some are sadly no longer with us, but life goes on as we hang on to what we once had! Have a great day dear friends, and give my love to all in your humble home, see ya tomorrow...

As always forever, Jenny & the Dallas family

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07/24/2014 08:49.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
It's cooler here today than it has been for a couple of days, only going into the mid 70s today. That's good pool weather though. Mom will spend the afternoon reading by the pool, then do some grocery shopping which is really needed at this point. (She only had 7 things to cut up into the boy's and Maxine's bowls today.) Later we will celebrate my hatchday with songs, special treats, and maybe a new toy. I hope I get my favorite popcorn nutriberries. ♫Happy Hatchday to me! ♫ Come on over for some cake and nutriberries later! Hugs, Falco

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07/24/2014 07:23.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
Thanks for the mockingbird update. Looking at mom's Audubon Field Guide, it looks like we might live at the edge of ever seeing a mockingbird.
Mom once had a close encounter with a hummer. The skins were standing on the open porch watching a light t'storm(must not have been too much wind cause the porch is only about 4' wide). Suddenly what seemed to be a GIANT insect came to look at mom's shirt(may have been her hummer shirt). She batted at it until dad said STOP that is your hummingbird. She has not seen them since. BUT she has not put out feeders again either and this year, no flowers because she couldn't take care of them until her hip heals which will probably be the end of August.
IF dad or skinbro remember, that other birds are enjoying the feeders, ground seed and waterbath.
Polly

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07/24/2014 07:20.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mayo
We mostly see a lot of sea gull's around here because we are about a half mile from Lake Erie.

Things are getting better. I only had one accident yesterday, and it was here fault, because I tried to let her know I need the paper, and as usual, she wasn't paying attention to my jumping around.

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07/24/2014 06:41.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo,
Thanks for stopping by. It is so nice to see those birds.
Hope you're having a good week!! Left you a vote. Enjoy your day!

Your friend,
Chipper

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07/24/2014 03:39.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
Pops said, if we knew then, what we know now, we would have taken much better care of ourselves when we were younger, and wouldn't all the health problems us old folks suffer from. Words of wisdom from him. RT

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07/24/2014 02:38.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Mayo !
Can you believe we're heading into the final week of July ? Where does the time go ? It feels like summer just started ! Mom will be back to school before we know it . . .

Another summer storm came overnight - isn't that just the best - not a single day has been ruined by weather ! It only rains at night :) Perfect !

Mater's are turning red ! I can't wait ! And now the farm stand down the road has fresh corn on the cob so life if pretty good right now :)

have a good day - I'm off to practice with Petunia ! love Cookie

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07/24/2014 01:42.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
Good to hear from you again. Hope all is well.
Isn't this late for the hummingbirds to finally show up? Glad they did!
We had a cool day today, just low 70's. But, that's ok cause I celebrated my 4th Hatchday! I had a great day with lots of treats, toys and tons of hugs and kisses. I'm dropping off a piece of cake for you to enjoy. Thanks for all the wonderful wishes.
Hugs
Chyna

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07/23/2014 09:37.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Mayo!
Oh, I bet it is so neat to see hummingbirds! They sure are small and move fast! Can't say that I ever saw one in birdson before. I love watching the birdies outside the window though!

Hope you are having a splendid day!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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07/23/2014 08:15.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
We haven't seen to many hummingbirds here this summer not like other years wonder where they are all hiding?
Happy hump day have a good night.

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07/23/2014 08:15.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
We saw a humming bird around one day here too but we dont have a feeder up so they dont visit often.
Today mom was making my lunch of beans/ rice mix which she adds egg, veggies all to it and what ever else she has on hand. I like hot peppers and red sweet ones too so mom puts them in it also. She always washes her hands good before and after wards cause of the hot peppers cause they do burn. Mom shut the door when I went in to eat then and ran out for the paper and mail. Mom gets her cousin/ neighbors too cause she had an operation and is recuperating . Well mom and her cousin was talking a bit and mom touched her eye and that old hot pepper was still hot so moms cousin gave her a wet paper towel to wipe it and was ok then. Good mom had washed her hands before that though. Mom has touched her lips and that happened before but the eye is lots worse LOL. ”Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward”. Leaving a vote for you!! Hugs~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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07/23/2014 06:31.14 PM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
I SURE WISH WE HAD MORE BIRDS TO WATCH. SINCE THE CONDO ASSOCIATION MADE THE COMPANY BEHING US CUT DOWN THEIR BIG BEAUTIFUL TREE, WE DO NOT HAVE AS MANY BIRDS. ALSO GET A LOT OF DUST WITH THE TREE GONE.

MISS MY BIRDIE FRIENDS OUTSIDE.

SWEETPEPPER

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07/23/2014 05:32.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
Hello everybirdie, Zeena here with today's special guests. I had a few problems getting them to settle down and then a few chewed their way out of the box, but finally I bribed them with a few Almonds. Today we pause briefly to visit a few very beautiful and interesting Cockatoo mutations. Cockatoos have been cross species bred for a number of years, giving rise to some odd and uncommon looking individuals. However, the birds we will stop to visit today are natural occurring mutations, some of which have been hatched in the wild. Ok, guys, climb down from there please, it's time to get a few photos.
Cockatoos are found in the wild in only a limited area of the world. They are found primarily in Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia, as well as surrounding areas in the South Pacific.

The cockatoo (of the family Cacatuidae) is one of the most well-known birds in the parrot family because it’s quite noisy; in fact, it’s the loudest of all the parrots. Their loudness comes from a history of having to communicate long distances with one another in dark, thick forests. Cockatoos are found in Australia and some surrounding islands, mainly in forested areas. These birds form flocks, with sometimes up to three different types of cockatoos, to feed together on berries, nuts and seeds. Most cockatoos even stay in the same flock they were raised in and often mate in long-lasting pairs.

Like all parrots, cockatoos are zygodactyl, which means they can use their feet to grasp objects, making them excellent climbers. Although parrots are often colorful, most cockatoos are actually black and white because they lack a certain texture in their feathers that reflects light. In the 1970s, many cockatoos were trapped for the pet trade and their numbers in the wild have decreased dramatically. In fact, some Indonesian cockatoos are now thought to be extinct in the wild. Others are quickly declining due to hunting, poisoning and illegal poaching. Looked upon as pests and nuisances they fight to maintain their territories with ever growing human invasion.

Cockatoos are gregarious, sensitive, demanding and classed as high-maintenance. They have a powerful beak they freely use to chew and tear woodwork and furnishing in homes if left unsupervised. Not a bird for most novices, those who have loved and been loved by one, will forever be a Cockatoo fan.

I hope you enjoy the photos of some of the wonderful mutations available today.

with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/23/2014 03:11.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
I got out for my sunbath at 9AM this morning and it is a good thing I did too. Our high today is supposed to hit triple digits. When my mom went to get her talons (OK, she calls them nails) done and stop by the library this morning there wasn't a cloud in the sky. Very pretty blue, but no shade to speak of.

So this is Wednesday, which means my mom will leave for the gym right before 4 and not be back until a little after 6. Phooey! I do get her full time after she gets home though. We will watch a little TV, and Dad is locked out (so I won't bite him). It's just mommy and me and the TV recordings. Good times!

Kiddo

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07/23/2014 01:49.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Morning Mayo pal, from Jenny & flock
Well it's a little cooler today, but most importantly much less humid! Happy hump day to you and all our friends, not a lot happening today, just more cage duty for dad, it keeps him off the streets, LOL! Dad's buddies called yesterday and there will be a Sexton Ford old timers lunch date this Friday, that is always a fun time, dad worked with most of these people for 38 years! Have a great day dear friends, and give my love to all in your sweet home, see ya tomorrow...

Forever love from Jenny & the Dallas family

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07/23/2014 06:49.07 AM Report This Comment  
  HELLO FROM LITTLE LUCY
Hi Mayo,
Thank you and your Mama for your prayers. Daddy continues to get a little bit better. Some days he has set-backs, but over all I think he's improving bit by bit. We've been very busy having house guests. My big skin sister came from Colorado for 10 days, and also Mommy's granddaughter and great-granddaughter, who will be 3 in Sept., came, too. Also my big skin frother was here for a few days. On Friday Mommy's oldest daughter will arrive with her husband for a week to celebrate Mommy's birthday. It's been lots of fun for all except Dolly, our little Goffin's. Since Dolly bites everyone except Mommy, she's had to have a lot of cage time, especially when the little one was here. Well, I have to run and let Mommy get some more vacuuming done. She never runs out of stuff to vacuum with us five birdies! Lots of Love, LIttle Miss Lucy Lou♥

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07/23/2014 06:35.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Mayo
Sorry it took so long for mom to get back to you. It's very hard for her to get on here and see my pics. I am fine here at the Rainbow Bridge many other birds welcomed me and showed me the way. I'm always looking down to see mom and make sure she ok. I know she knows I m with her in spirit I have little ways of letting her know I'm with her. The other day she found one Of my green feathers in the toy box and sat and cried asked why. It was just my time. Mom wants to thank all of you for the prayers and thoughts at this difficult time. Leaving you a vote BBF Waddles at the Rainbow Bridge .. PS YOU CAN BLOG MY FIBLING RIO He a little me a mommy boy bossy and loves to eat ;)

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07/19/2014 12:23.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Cuz~
I hope you had a wonderful day. It was a pretty nice one here. We had some computer problems but mom ran a scan and it all seems to be running okay now.
I spent the day supervising chores and playing with toys. Dad is home and he is a bit messy. There is of course tons of laundry stacked in the living room! Really kind of boring around here but that is just fine by me!
Mom did the market thing early today since dad had 2 doctor appointments. He has to squeeze them all in when he is home. I don't know when he is going to go back out on the road.
Enjoy the evening and I do hope it's perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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07/18/2014 08:03.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Here's my daily Mayo vote, from Jenny
It is Friday once again and like so many say, TGIF! We will be slowly warming up a little bit here in Western Illinois, but the cool break has sure been nice! Tomorrow we have a QCPS bird club meeting,and dad is looking forward to seeing his many bird friends! Limon is the only one that could go, his wings are clipped, and we are all fully flighted! Have a great Friday, and please give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jennifer & the Dallas flock

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm riding Jen's pig Ham Bone, in to win!, Jen Lynn~Come on BC beach party, & all Zon Guys, Limon Dallas~Thanks for BOTD, I love my new home!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, QUEEN ANGEL CHRISTY~Thanks for the honor of BOTD, Ms LaLo~I got my face painted, thanks aunt Denise & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

07/18/2014 09:28.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
Hi everybirdie. Zeena here today with another very unique and endangered bird that is fighting for survival .The Nicobar Pigeon.
The Nicobar pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica) is a pigeon found on small islands and in coastal regions from the Nicobar Islands, east through the Malay Archipelago, to the Solomons and Palau. It is the only living member of the genus Caloenas. They drink water without having to raise their heads in the process; their chicks are helpless at birth but develop at an amazing pace . What is more, they forage for fruits of plants that have evolved with them the entire time. The Nicobar is planning and planting forests as they forge and eat.


It is a large pigeon, measuring 18-22 inches in length. The head is grey, like the upper neck plumage, which turns into green and copper hackles towards the breast. The breast is grey. The tail is very short and pure white. The rest of its plumage is metallic green. The cere of the dark bill forms a small blackish knob; the strong legs and feet are dull red. The iris is dark. Females are slightly smaller and less colorful.

The Nicobar pigeon roams in flocks from island to island, sleeping on offshore islets where no predators occur and spends the day in areas with better food availability,. Its food consists of seeds, fruit and buds, and it is attracted to areas where grain is available. A gizzard stone helps to grind up hard food items. Its flight is quick. Unlike other pigeons groups fly in columns or single file, not in a loose flock. The white tail is prominent in flight when seen from behind . The young birds' lack of a white tail is a signal of their immaturity clearly visible to an adult Nicobar pigeon, it is obvious at a glance which flockmembers are neither potential mates, nor potential competitors for mates.

This species nests in dense forest on offshore islets, often in large colonies. It builds a loose stick nest in a tree. It lays one elliptical faintly blue-tinged white egg.

Nicobar pigeons are hunted in considerable numbers for food, and also for their gizzard stone which is used in jewelry. The species is also trapped for the local pet market, but as it is on CITES Appendix I, such trade is generally illegal. Internationally, captive breeding is able to supply the birds demanded by zoos, where this attractive and unusual bird is often seen. Direct exploitation of the species, including the illegal trade, might be sustainable on its own; however, its available nesting habitat is decreasing. The offshore islets which it requires are often logged for plantations, destroyed by construction ,or polluted by nearby industry. Also, increased travel introduced predators to the breeding sites, and colonies of the Nicobar pigeon may be driven to desert such locations or be destroyed outright. There is an estimated 1,000 adult birds remaining, its long-term future is increasingly being jeopardized.

with love & scritches Zeena 255116

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07/16/2014 04:37.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo-
Oooh..your daylily sounds really pretty. We have a bunch scattered around, mostly shades of yellow, but some purple, and some yellow and purple, and one orange one. Mom wants to branch out into more colors, but the ones she's tried haven't taken.....so much for fall planting, eh? Actually she thinks the resident rabbit eats them when things get tough in the winter.

Glad things worked out well for the mockingbird family. The bird babies are showing up at our feeders now...it's cute to watch them begging while their parents are trying to show them there's an easy source of food right nearby.

Hope you're enjoying a wonderful summer! Hugs.

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07/15/2014 04:10.19 PM Report This Comment  
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