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I have had Chico over 16 years now, found him in the local newspaper, went to see him and instantly fell in love. I had to have him..

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Hi! My name is Chico's going for the 10k! Thanks for the support!

I am a Moluccan Cockatoo from Dorchester, NE.

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Moluccan Cockatoo

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She loves me so very much, and gives me all kinds of hugs.

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  Hi Chico
A APRILS FOOLS DAY STORY- BELIEVE IT OR NOT
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
HAPPY HUMPDAY
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04/01/2015 11:53.14 AM Report This Comment  
  only a few more days . . .
the foodateers decide this would be a good bread making day !

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04/01/2015 04:02.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#9121
Looks like we might get high 40's with some sun tomorrow ... YAY! I hope it melts some snow. I was looking at the snow today, I told it to go away!!!
Tomorrow will finally be April, a little closer to beach weather.
Hugs
Chyna

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03/31/2015 09:05.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Chico!
Sunny day, around 50 today. Mom says it was great to walk outside, and to the park overlooking the lake front. Water was super blue, too! I hope she takes me down there one day when it gets warm out so I can see the water. She says she wants to do that. And you know I will love going anyplace with her.

Not much else going on here. So...Happy Toosday!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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03/31/2015 08:37.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Dad went out for the paper this morning and to mail some things in the mailbox. He saw a bunny had gotten hit on the road a little down from our drive way. He scooped it off the road with a shovel and then buried it. For two years there has been this one here along with two others about a year now for them. Mom and dad think this is the one that was here the longest and stayed under our shed and dad always feeds them. Mom and dad both felt bad . “No matter what the weather may be, I can always count on chatting with my friends on BC” Leaving a vote for you my friend~~Hugs, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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03/31/2015 06:29.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
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 11:55.06 AM Report This Comment  
  The foodateers
just have to wait for their Easter eggs to dry. While they're waiting they start eating the peeps !

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03/31/2015 04:10.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Chico!
Well, gotta say it was a sort of nice day today. Rain came this afternoon. Great day to nap, only Mom was at work. So I had to nap in my house. Perfectly okay though. Mom says she would have loved to be able to take a nap--with work winding down, there is not a lot for her to do, and she is bored. Guess it could be worse, huh? Getting paid for being bored!? Ha.

Have a great rest of the day, and will cya tomorrow!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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03/30/2015 08:27.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Today mom was washing clothes and scrubbing the floors. She was in the kitchen and I let out a little noise and went flying to her. Along the way my walnut fell to the floor but I never fly with them so mom thinks I had my beak in the crack and it stuck but when I flew it fell off. Mom hugged me and made a big fuss over it all and I was ok but you know after all that she could of at least opened it for me!! “No matter what the weather may be, I can always count on chatting with my friends on BC” Leaving a vote for you my friend~~Hugs, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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03/30/2015 06:21.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#9112
Leaving today's vote. Another snow in the morning day for me :(
Hugs
Chyna

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03/30/2015 01:10.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Chico~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's been too long since I got blogs out to every bird and I wish I had something exciting to share but it's been rather dull around here.
Dad is home for the day since he had to go to his doctor. Just the usual 6 month check up because of the cholesterol medicine he takes. You would think the cat would be all over him since he doesn't see him much but Merlin is still following mom everywhere. She is the one who feeds us so I can't blame him for sticking close by! You wouldn't want to miss a snack!
I will be having "turtle tank" cleaning duties once mom gets back from dropping Ian off at work. He wasn't suppose to work today but someone called out again! Ian picks up most of his hours that way!
I have the very important job of watching George and Gracie while mom washes the tank. They go into a little box which mom calls there summer home! I watch to make sure they don't escape! Gracie is always wanting to get out although I have no idea where she thinks she is going to go. It's a turtle thing I guess!
I hope your day is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/30/2015 12:36.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
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 11:14.20 AM Report This Comment  
  let's color eggs
today !

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03/30/2015 02:29.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#9108
Today we had more snow with freezing rain. Maybe we'll see a couple minutes of sun on Monday. I'm waiting for beach weather.
Hugs
Chyna

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03/29/2015 09:03.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Chico!
Not much happening here. It was a lovely day with Mom. Colder, with winds that gusted to 40 mph. Sounded like winter when you were near the window in Mom's bedroom. Nice and toasty inside though.

We stopped over at Mario's memorial too, but think we mixed up the times. In any case, we did get there and it was lovely.

Wing hugs from your buddy,
Kaji

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03/29/2015 08:42.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Last night was another great night at the milonga..they are all so much fun. I want to thank every birdy again for voting my girl Suzi and I for best couple for our picture together. Also want to thank Aunt Gail for making the picture of us too. Another big congratulations to all the winners too. An extra thanks to all that make our milongas so special and the hard work they put into making it a huge success. We are blessed to still have our BC but we will always be family no matter what. Love to you all xoxoxox “When I count my blessings I count my BC family” Leaving a vote with my note, hugs from Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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03/29/2015 11:24.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
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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love BOO BOO the rare Blue Bali Mynah

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03/29/2015 11:01.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Chico!
We are supposed to get sleet and snow tomorrow. UGH. It was nice but a bit chilly today. Lots of sun.

Mom is not sure what happened, and neither am I, but I bumped my head someplace, and now I have this big old patch of bald!! My feathers were on the floor, and Mom heard a noise when she was in the bathroom. I made a beeline for her, and when she saw me, no feathers! I think I beaned my noggin. Oh, are those feathers gonna drive me nuts when they grow in. My cleaned the area off, and put a bit of antibiotic on it cuz there was a red spot. She is worried about me getting a concussion, but so far I am eating and being my usual self, so I guess I am doing okay.

Your buddy,
Kaji

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03/28/2015 09:54.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#9103
We are out of the teens and back to sun with high 20's today. More snow coming on Sunday.
My parronts are cleaning the basement, why they do these un-fun things I just don't know?
I'm busy getting ready to party at the Milonga tonight ... see you there or blog you on Sunday.
Hugs
Chyna

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03/28/2015 12:00.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
I usually help mom with my blogs here to all my friends on BC. Sometimes I will sit behind her on the couch and just watch. Other times I get down by the key board and wipe my beak or get mom to hold me a bit. Well if you ever want to get the parronts confused just hit that one that says caps lock. Yep that sure messes everything up especially when they need to sign in or do the pass word on something. Then to top things off trying to log into BC is bad enough but oh boy when I hit that key sure takes lots longer but now I notice mom is checking to make sure that cap lock isn’t on when she cant get on BC. Yep I try to help as much as I can LOL. “When I count my blessings I count my BC family” Leaving a vote with my note, hugs from Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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03/28/2015 11:26.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
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 10:20.22 AM Report This Comment  
  The foodateers
start preparing for Easter . . . they're going to try their wing at some bread !

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03/28/2015 02:49.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#9099 .... cool number!

Today I went for a ride in the car with mom. I saw some sun and asked if we were going to Florida? She said no but we should be. Dad was using some smelly ant stuff in the basement so, we had to be gone most of the day.
Very sad news today for the Pitts-Hays Eagle parronts. The remaining egg cracked open but was not viable. Mom eagle is so sad and staying with the lost baby. I hope to see them again next year.
Hugs
Chyna

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03/27/2015 08:34.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Today was a laid back sort of day. I think mom was just tired from the two trips to Pittsburgh with daughter in law and the grand this past week. I did get my bath and blow dried and sure like the blow dry its the best of the whole thing. It got colder here again, Mom says March is for flying kites but the month is almost over and sure could of never flown any kite on any days in March. Hopefully next month will start to warm up some. “When I count my blessings I count my BC family” Leaving a vote with my note, hugs from Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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03/27/2015 06:02.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
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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Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & QUEEN BOO BOO.

03/27/2015 10:31.01 AM Report This Comment  
  tornado season
keeps us worrying about you guys . . .

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03/27/2015 02:12.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
This morning mom was washing clothes and the bed sheets. She was making stuff towards supper and then she wiped up the floors so that all kept us busy …well mostly mom ..I just watched. It was another Pittsburgh trip for mom and DIL with the grand and was raining here so took longer too. Dad was home so we hung out till mom got home again. “When I count my blessings I count my BC family” Leaving a vote with my note, hugs from Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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03/26/2015 05:36.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#9092
Today was an all day snow. This is a good day to hang out on the perch in my fuzzy robe and slippers. I hope we get early spring weather for us ... middle of April. Where is the sun???
Hugs
Chyna

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03/26/2015 02:17.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
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 09:28.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie and the foodateers
drag some snacks underneath their new laundry basket fort !

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03/26/2015 02:18.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#9087
Woke up this morning to freezing rain. Then it turned to snow coming down very heavy. The roads were really bad. Dad was out there plowing. Now it's going down to really cold again. My sunglasses and flip flops have been put away. I have a pot of hot chocolate ready, come join me.
Hugs
Chyna

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03/25/2015 08:14.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
On Monday and Tuesday the one grand had try outs to get on the middle school softball team. She was so excited and scared too but has wanted to play on the team since she was in grade school even, Mom kept thinking of her all day after school and hoping she would have her dream fulfilled. Finally last evening the grand called and mom was scared to ask what happened but finally the grand yelled, “I got it Gram!!”. She will still be on the travel team too she has been with for quite a few years now but will play for the school also. “When I count my blessings I count my BC family” Leaving a vote with my note, hugs from Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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03/25/2015 05:09.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Chico!
Well, it is that Wednesday again and Mom is working to get a bunch of acceptance criteria written. Ugh. So it is a fast blog today cuz she has to get the stuff done so it can be ready by tomorrow.

I was happy to see her come home early. I took a huge bath, and she told me that she thought she had a flood in here. Water everywhere. That is the best part about baths--how far can I get the water to go?

Have a great night.

Your buddy,
Kaji

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03/25/2015 04:47.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
HAPPY HUMPDAY
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.
THANKYOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR MY BOTM CAMPAIGN
love BOO BOO the rare Blue Bali Mynah

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03/25/2015 10:38.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey foodateers
what if we each get a laundry basket ?

Come visit me, Cookie - Happy Easter, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

03/25/2015 02:13.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#9080
We are waiting for the snow/ice mix to come soon .. oh joy!
Spring migration has begun in Mackinac Straits (50 miles from my birdie condo). They say it's a strong start with eight species of hawks, 113 bald eagles and 224 golden eagles. As for me, I'll stay in my condo and chew up some wood toys and eat some treats. I'll wing wave as they go by.
Hugs
Chyna

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03/24/2015 09:21.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Chico!
Cold here to day. Wind chills in the teens. The snow was gone which is great. Tomorrow we are supposed to have rain. Further north they will have freezing rain and snow. Glad we are not there! Even though it is supposed to be in the upper 40's tomorrow, Mom is wearing her winter coat. And then it is cold again the rest of the week. Go figure.

Your buddy,
Kaji

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03/24/2015 07:49.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Today mom went to the local grocery store and the beloved fruit stand . She didn’t get too much at the grocery store but sure came home with some goodies from the fruit stand. Mom hurried to put stuff away and pretty soon moms cousin came to visit a bit. When she laughs I yell loud too. Mom said it must be the pitch of her laugh. “When I count my blessings I count my BC family” Leaving a vote with my note, hugs from Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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03/24/2015 06:56.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
RULES TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN OBSERVING NESTING BIRDS
OBSERVING NESTS (PART1)
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.
i hope you are finding these facts interesting
THANKYOU FOR SUPPORTING MY BOTM CAMPAIGN (i tired)
love BOO BOO the rare Blue Bali Mynah

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

03/24/2015 10:53.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chico
mom showed me your silly video last night ! ha ha ha

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03/24/2015 02:19.53 AM Report This Comment  
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