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I was gotten for daddy. I had several wonderful years with him but since he died then mom is my person. I still prefer a daddy no matter what mom does. I do love her though.

8-2-10--THANK YOU! THANK YOU EVERYBIRD! I AM SO THANKFUL TO ALL MY FRIENDS....OLD AND NEW. NOW MY FROTHERS HAVE NUTHIN ON ME!!!

5/13/10
My new mom had been looking for another Goffins since they had to give up Roxy. Then Lisa called and said I just came in. And since I wasn't a RAAVE bird but I never fit in with her family. My new mom jumped to it. She couldn't even wait to get me next week. I've been all through my waiting period and so I'm safe to put with the flock. I do pluck a bit (mostly over preening).
Dad changed my name from Chatters to Sophie because he said that Chatters didn't flow off his tongue. hehehe Anyway, I do love my name and will answer to it now.
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Hi! My name is Sophie O'Too *Walk THIS Way*

I am a Goffin's cockatoo from Mt. Pleasant, UT.

Chatters, Little love, Sophie O'Too, Soph

10 years old   F

Goffin's cockatoo

whatever mom eats. I liked what dad gave me better, but I guess the things mom gives me are better for me than donuts

on my playtop or door and of course on mom when I can get her to pick me up.

Kiwi and Ipo. never getting enough of mom time (even though I get a lot of it.)
Ipo flying on my back plucking feathers!


my mom drove 60 mi. just to get me and made sure I was not to afraid all the way home.
Boy did I get dad wrapped around my talons in no time. He was very trainable. hahaha Mom is a little harder.
I adored daddy. I hated sharing with Kiwi. Still hate sharing with mom.


she rings bells to get attention. much better than her using her outside voice..

DADDY IS MINE AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT!.

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  HI Sophie
Thank you so much for congratulating me and making me botd! What a surprise it was for me this morning to be in the spotlight! I have been enjoying my new toys and loving the limelight:) Hope you have a good evening;)

hugs,

Chicklet...I am done laying. Mom has me on a strict diet and hopes I never do lay again. My royal behind is all better now. The prolapse disappeared after the second egg. We did have a scary ordeal and I hope to never have that happen again! Hope you don't lay eggs either!

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

03/27/2014 07:37.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
We are so sorry it has been a month since our last blogging but the parront has been busy working 5am to 1:30pm for the last 8 weeks. She needs to save some money and also to pay home and car insurance. The A/C broke and she does not know yet how much will be the cost to repair it. The weather is getting hot here already.She also needs a new car, so many expenses.

On Monday 24February she got her first injection on the lower back, there was no much improvement after it, last Monday she got 2 more injections on her lower back, so far her lower back is not bothering her. On Monday 31 she will have another injection on the cervical area.

Also the computer is getting slow, and she does not understand windows 8 yet so she could start using her new laptop.

This is our current situation. Since she is very busy we don't know yet when we will be able to blog again.

This is all for know

See you soon
have a greyt one
be a good birdie
Wings hugs and V4U
Your Pal, Oki

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K Mikey61671/Dixie6144- 4/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTM Chipper257319/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

03/21/2014 02:19.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi sweet Sophie, from Jenny & Angel Christy
We have a beautiful day brewing out there, it will make it to the mid 50's today! Yesterday when dad got home from shipping more toy boxes and getting our supplies, we found a very nice letter from aunt Jane and Chyna! It had a sweet note and a feather from our hero, Felix the Grey, it became an instant treasure, thanks Jane & Chyna! I must get back to the Pearl, all heck is about to break loose, we are talking about mortal combat for survival! Have a great day dear friend, and give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Pirate Jenny

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

03/18/2014 10:45.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie & Flock,
Can’t believe all my friends……remembering me ~ Thank you for flying by and also thank you for making me BIRD OF THE DAY! Mom’s heart still hurts when thinking about me, but can smile and laugh at the quirky things I did. She said I was a one of a kind budgie! Leaving you a ♥ vote ~

Love,
Angel Bindi

Come visit me, Poco, Pico, Bindi - R.I.P. ♥ & Skittles - R.I.P. ♥.

03/16/2014 01:37.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
I'm so glad you're feeling better now.
Mom had 2 pre-scheduled tours today, which is unusual for a Sunday. The first group was a group of new hires at Heinz, and they were there for a sampler in natural history and art. Mom did only the natural history portion, however. They were interested and fun to take around. The second group was a birthday party of 4 year olds, kind of like herding cats and talking to goldfish. They were scheduled for an hour, but mom talked the birthday boy's mom into letting the kids' attention span decide the length of the tour. Mom's group lasted about 45 minutes.
With the time change, mom slept until nearly 8 this morning. That's surprising, because she's usually up and about by 7ish. With her friend Gene(from Munich) staying here, she had to cook breakfast too, so the dogs got a later walk, but we were fed first as usual. Mom doesn't care who stays here, we come first every time. She's now making some bean soup with ham for dinner, using up the ham they didn't consume at breakfast. It should turn out okay.
Polly is improving day to day, so we think she'll be ready for her next surgery in a month. Mom's nephew, who was in a serious car accident last week, may be released from the hospital tomorrow. Mom's daughter and son in law were t-boned by a car Friday night, but they escaped without injuries. The car is another story, but as mom says, it's a thing, insured, and replaceable.
Hope you are having a good day and getting lots of love today. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

03/09/2014 01:39.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Sophie!
So happy to hear that you had a nice day........and that you are feeling much better!
Love,
Raffikki

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

03/09/2014 12:30.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Morning Sophie O'Too, from Jen Lynn
As you all know, it is Sunday, our very favorite day of the week! This to will be a fun family day of just enjoying each other's company, and trying to relax a bit! Today's temps are supposed to reach into he mid-forties, yippee skippy, we are losing the dirty old snow! I can't stay and chat, I must get back to the Pearl and crew, I want to help keep them all safe! Give my love to all in your Sunday home, and have a nice day, see ya tomorrow...

Pirate love from Jenny & my flocksters

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

03/09/2014 10:03.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sofie!
Congratulations on being chosen as BOTD! I hope you enjoy your special day!

Susan, Boiling Springs, SC.

03/09/2014 12:11.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
I'm so glad that you had a nice time as BOTD. It's fun to have you on the Pearl too.
Oh, we won't melt up here for a long time. They say that this spring and summer will be cold. I say, time to move!
We had another cold but sunny day with no snow! I guess the outside animals are getting tired of it too. We had blue jays, squirrels, possum and a little chipmunk come to the patio door. My dad dug out a walkway thru the snow and the animals are using it … how cute is that?
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna ~ Happy Easter & Bailey ♥ RIP.

03/08/2014 10:57.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Bird of the Day Sophie!!!
So great to see you on the front page. Hope you have a great day in the castle. Hope you and mom are well. Have a great weekend...hugs, Snowy, Toby and Miss Ronnie

Come visit me, Snowy-White Hawk Coach-Go Hawks, Toby-3/12/14..Thanks for BOTD & Veronica (Miss Ronnie)-Go Kevlar Keets.

03/08/2014 08:25.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats Queen Sophie!
Wishing you a wonderful day as our queen! And that is such a lovely pink pirate hat too! Enjoy your special day!
Hugs, Picabo, Scion & Squeaky

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

03/08/2014 07:54.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats on BOTD!!!

Ronnie Lee, Charlotte, NC.

03/08/2014 05:38.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Queen Sophie
Congratulations on BOTD! We like your pirate picture a lot!

Hugs,

Angel & Pepper

Come visit me, ANGEL & PEPPER.

03/08/2014 05:24.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
Congratulations on winning botd and enjoy it to the fullest
For the day at the castle sure goes fast for some reason!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus --Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

03/08/2014 05:20.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats on BOTD,
Here is a vote for you!
Enjoy your special day!!

Chipper

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

03/08/2014 05:06.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
Did you have a nice time at the castle today??? Snowflake is a good Queen.

I am releasing you to full duity on the Pearl tomorrow. Just remember to drink lots of fluids or I will have you right back in sick bay in a bed.

Dr Ms BB

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

03/08/2014 04:58.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
so happy you are feeling better now. we have been so worried about you. congratulations on winning BOTD. hope you are having a fabulous time celebrating your special honor at the castle and on the Pirate Ship Pearl.

love Cori and Boo Boo

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

03/08/2014 03:10.20 PM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
congrats on botd

Come visit me, vern--good bye, RIP tressa RIP, amos, RIP scarlett,rose,poppy, iris- RIP Chickens, noah, malachi, silas & RIP ike RIP.

03/08/2014 02:37.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
What a pretty pirate today as our BOTD. We all hope you are enjoying the day and feeling better. The fdeck of a ship isn't the easiest place to maneuver. Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

03/08/2014 12:38.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Queen Sophie
Congrats on being our BOTD! Here's a basket of fresh fruits and veggies, and ONE donut for you to enjoy while you're in the castle with queen Snowflake! I know you two queens will have a greyt time!
Luv, Spot♥

Come visit me, Angel Bertie's Rainbow Gym: Thanks for BOTD!, Angel Bertie: Happy New Year!, Chirps: Happy New Year!!!, The Happy Couple!!! & Spot:: Vote for Chipper257319 BOTM!!!.

03/08/2014 12:19.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
Congratulations on winning BOTD!

Have a greyt one
be agood birdie
Wings hugs and V4U
Your Pal, Oki

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K Mikey61671/Dixie6144- 4/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTM Chipper257319/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

03/08/2014 11:18.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
Congratulations on your BOTD. Bye bye

Come visit me, Moocher Ducks,Thanks Everybirdie, Norman, St Francis Chapel, Say a prayer today, Phoenix Base Fliers:Home of the 2013 World Champs & Jude.

03/08/2014 08:53.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Sophie~
Congratulations! I am so happy for you!! I was just thrilled to see your beautiful beak in the spotlight box this morning!!
Your royal portrait is now hanging in the gallery on the calendar page for all to admire!!
Enjoy the day in the spotlight!
Royal Hugs ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~ Happy Easter from me and Gabbie & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

03/08/2014 08:41.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie!
Congratulations on being our Too of the Day! Are us Goffins simply awesome! I am daddy's girl, tolerate, well yeah I love mom, harass the dog and just have fun! DO you like to dance? LOve and winghugs, Cookie.

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

03/08/2014 08:36.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Sophie congrats 4 BOTD-from Jenny & Angel Christy
...we all just really love you little girl, are ya having good time on the Pearl so far! Our sleet and rain must've happened at night, it is over now and didn't amount to much of anything! It is 34 degrees already this morning! Congrats to our Chronicler on the Pearl, Ms Sophie O'Too for BOTD, she is such a sweetie! Everybody loves her a lot, I know my flock sure does! Lots to do today, so we better get at it, don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour tonight, another adjustment, bummer! Give my love to all in your weekend home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jenny Lynn

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

03/08/2014 08:17.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
CONGRATS on winning BOTD. I hope your are enjoying your special day. See you on the deck of the Pearl.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna ~ Happy Easter & Bailey ♥ RIP.

03/08/2014 07:33.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
on BOTD!Sophie! We are all sooo happy to see your sweet face in the Spotlight!We are good friends with Ipo and other members of your sweet flock! We are wishing you a great day in the castle with a day filled with friends,family,food and fun! Loving you always and forever,Dixie,Kallie and Peepers

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

03/08/2014 07:29.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Arrr...Congratulations Queen Sophie!
Capt. Sam bows to Queen Sophie. I hope you are feeling much better. Well, you MUST because look at YOU!! You look beautiful! I do hope you have a wonderful time here at the Castle! The boids & I will be by to give you a proper acknowledgement by the Pirate Pearl. Wow, I can't believe how many of our crew has become king or queen for the day on this cruise! It's never happened before! But I like it, it gives us some time to heat up the canons! Do have the best day ever! Capt. Sam bows once again & exits through the Throne Room Doors. (PS: I love the profile wording, "Walk this way" heehee)

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says HAPPY EASTER!.

03/08/2014 07:25.13 AM Report This Comment  
  By Sophie!
Congrats on being BOTD! You are a beautiful Queen! Have a great day at the castle today sweetie!
Love the picture of you and your dad. So sweet. I
Love,
Raffikki

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

03/08/2014 07:20.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi,Queen Sophie
Congratulations on BOTD. Here's a vote in celebration. Have a wonderful day at the Castle with Queen Snowflake. Wing hugs and beak kisses, Pearl and Silver.

PS: All the pirates are eggstatic that you are recovered from your illness and back to work soon.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

03/08/2014 07:08.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations Sophie !
I brought you a bag of skittles to cheer you ! We'll party on the Pearl soon as you're well !

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

03/08/2014 04:20.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
CHUEY,MIKEYD HERE,
WE'RE VERY HAPPY TO MEET YOU,SOPHIE.
WE STOPPED BY TO CONGRATULATE YOU
ON BOTD.YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY AT THE CASTEL
SEE YA

Come visit me, Mikey D, Birdie Haven Park-Fun for ALL SEASONS, Chuey, Sweetpea, thanks for BOTD friends, Zoey & Cricket & Nakita.

03/08/2014 01:33.56 AM Report This Comment  
  HI SOPHIE
WE FELT SO BAD FOR YOU WHEN WE HEARD YOU WERE SICK ON THE PIRATE SHIP PEARL. WE HOPE YOU GET WELL VERY SOON. WE ARE TRYING TO BLOG AS MANY AS WE POSSIBLY CAN BUT LAST NIGHT WHEN EVER WE WENT TO BIRDIES PAGES THERE WAS NO VOTE BUTTON. TODAY WHILE BLOGGING AGAIN WE NOTICED THAT A LOT OF OUR BLOGS WERE NEVER EVEN POSTED ON THE PAGES FROM YESTERDAY. ALL THAT WORK AND NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT.

THEN TODAY WHEN I GAVE CORI HER BATH BEFORE HER CAMPAIGN SPEECH SHE POOPED IN THE BATH WATER AND I HAD TO WASH HER ALL OVER AGAIN.

TGIF

LOVE BOO BOO

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

03/07/2014 05:02.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Dearest Sophie, get well soon, from Jenny Lynn
...on the Pearl, you are suffering from dehydration, that is serious, be well my dear friend! Here is that day again, TGIF every birdie! We are having thawing like temps for awhile, hope it last! There is a possible Wintery mix tonight and tomorrow, so dad is going to run out to the store and pick up our fresh birdie veggies, and go to the bank! He won't be gone long, so we'll be just fine! The Captain & crew of the Pearl send their love, have a great day, & give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Lots of love from Jenny

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

03/07/2014 06:24.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
Boo Boo uses a lint brush on Cori to brush off all the pieces of shredded paper stuck in Coris feathers before Cori hits the stage and begins her speech for the day.

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

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo(campaign manager

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

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

03/04/2014 01:46.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
Boo Boo holds up her wings before Cori gives her talk. she implores every birdie to please not take pictures of Cori using any type of flash because bright lights scare Cori.
The United Nations has declared today as World Wildlife Day, coinciding with the signing of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Washington, D.C. on March 3, 1973.
World Wildlife Day provides a strong opportunity for the global conservation community to speak with a unified voice and declare that there is no excuse for the indiscriminate killing, selling, or captivity of wild animals.
march 3rd. todays topic WORDS FROM BIRDS:
1) BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH: better to cherish what we have than to look longingly at things that are beyond our reach
2) LIKE WATER OFF OF A DUCKS BACK: Let everyday annoyances leave us as quickly as water slides off the well oiled feathers of a duck
3) BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER: most of the time time. even in winter when large gatherings of flocks of ducks and geese are visible most stay in groups of their own species.
4) EAGLE-EYED: self explanatory
5) EATS LIKE A BIRD: if you did you would be very obese since most birds consume up to 20 percent of their body weight daily
6) HAPPY AS A LARK: refers to the birds exuberant song flight. larks have bad days
when troubles come home to roost gong them 7) SOMETHING TO GROUSE ABOUT
8) MAD AS A LOON: loons aren't mad but their call sure sounds that way
9) SWAN SONG: a belief that the mute swan silent all its life gives out a single song just before it is about to die
10) WISE AS AN OWL: HOO are we to say they are not wise!

THANKYOU FOR YOUR DAILY VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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

03/03/2014 09:04.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
well we finally got hit with the winter storm last night. its not too bad so far and only about 3 inches. lets set our thought on spring today and think about songbirds 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 it is a common practice among songbirds to copulate with birds other than their mates, thus producing broods of nestlings with mixed parentage.

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

the Smith’s Longspur is enough to make even Hugh Hefner blush.

Small like a sparrow, the Smith’s Longspur spends its summers in Alaska and Canada and its winters in the Midwest and the South, often congregating in open fields.

In terms of range, then, it’s a lot like some other species. What sets the Smith’s Longspur apart is its astonishing libido.

At the peak of the spring mating season, the typical Smith’s Longspur copulates more than 350 times a week. The females solicit these encounters, and the males cooperate roughly half the time. Otherwise the creatures are resting and refueling.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR DAILY VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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

03/02/2014 01:21.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sophie
HEEEEELLLLLOOOOOOO
Today is the first of March and in our neck of the woods it is coming in like a lion so hopefully it will end like a lamb. I hope i can count on you for your support and vote during my campaign run this March. i will be talking about a variety of things that you will find somewhat interesting from protecting the environment to various oddities of birds and animals.
First on my campaign topic is "What is a Group of Monkeys Called?" They are called a CONGRESS and this is what is governing our country today. Hopefully you've heard about how bad fracking is, and tar sands oil is just as disastrous for our water and our climate. For every barrel of crude tar sands oil produced, three barrels of fresh water are used to extract it. Most of this water is so polluted afterward that it can only be stored in manmade ponds, where it can contaminate local waterways with chemicals like ammonia and cyanide.

The pipeline itself threatens every community it passes through, as well as the many major rivers it crosses in the United States. Building this massive piece of infrastructure could lead to devastating oil spills that would be virtually impossible to clean up, contaminating our fresh water for years to come. Tell President Obama: don't make polluted water and dirty energy your legacy!

The truth of the matter is, our country desperately needs to make the transition to renewable energy if we hope to protect our planet from climate change.

The oil industry, which has been trying to push Keystone XL through approval for years, thought this pipeline was a done deal. But strong opposition in the environmental community has made this a nationally contentious issue, and we can't let up now!

love Cori and Boo Boo(campaign manager)

ps. thankyou for your vote

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

03/01/2014 10:05.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Sophie O' Too, from Jenny
TGIF, yippee, today rather than complain about our bitter cold temps and forecast of more snow and blow, we would like to pass along how happy we all are to have been granted another beautiful day of life on our precious Earth! More tidying up for dad, while us birds go about our business of playing, looking cute, and making messes, LOL, hey that's what we do! Have a wonderful Friday, and give my love to all in your happy little home, see ya tomorrow...

Love to all, from Jenny Lynn

PS~See ya back on the Pearl...

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

02/28/2014 08:17.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pirate Sophie O'Too, from Angel Christy & Jenny
Sophie dear, sister Jenny tells me you are doing a great job as Chronicler on the Pearl, way to go girl, if ya want it done right, have a Too do it! Dad went to FB first today and then spent to much time cleaning up after us! We are just now getting to our BC friends, and time is running out! The Pirate pearl is turning out to be really fun this year! I am still not certain what Capt Sam has planned for us, but the whole crew is excited and waiting to find out! It will be something none of us will ever forget! Gotta run along my friend, give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow, or on the Pearl later...

Love from Angel Christy & Jenny Lynn

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

02/22/2014 10:45.46 AM Report This Comment  
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