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Someone was selling her in the Classified Ads and a Rose Breasted Cockatoo has always been my Dream Bird. Her Hatchday is January 1, 1998.

Thanks everybody for making me Bird of the Day today March 23, 2013. Mommy & I were just so surprised and excited. Thank You again.

Thanks Aunt Mary (Cookie's Mom) for making my beautiful "Special" pictures. Mom & I love them so much.

Missing my Casper, The Friendly Too who passed away on my Hatchday 01/01/14.

Thank You so much Everybody for making me BOTD today, March 23, 2014. Mom & I appreciate it so very much. Mom was ready to go out and thought she would check our site first and it's a good thing she did LOL. What a nice surprise for both of us!

My whole Family is Partying at the Castle with Me & Queen Snowflake!
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Hi! My name is Oz

I am a Cockatoo from PHILADELPHIA, PA.

Baby Girl

16 years old   F

Cockatoo

Cashews, Almonds, Pasta, Mashed Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes and I love Pizza,
Chez Cereal, Chicken (Mom says I'm eating my Cousin - not funny Mom)


Near Me or her Play Gym

Afraid of new things. NO big toys in my home only medium size.

She Spoils Me and well look at me don't you think I deserve it?

She says Hello while dancing and sometimes she does what I call the Stevie Wonder Dance with her head LOL.

I'm a Pretty Pink Bird.

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  Happy Friday Oz my dear, from Angel Christy
I want to wish all our friends a very Happy Good Friday as we all prepare for the most Holy Easter weekend! With friends and family gathered around us, let us not forget the reason for the Season! We will be having fabulous weather for the next few days, which will be good for all the little Easter Egg hunters! We are sending a basket full of joyful love to you and all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Weekend love from Jenny Lynn

PS~We would like to try some of Cookie's Babka bread, and TGIF to all...

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.

04/18/2014 07:19.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
How are you sweetheart? I have been a very loving too to mom. I enjoy tv time out with the parronts and dad even give me a nibble of his Klondike bar (with mom making sure I don;t get a beakful of chocolate, darn it!) Yup, we are ready for Easter. Mom made dad an Easter basket done in camo colors with camo eggs in it (Army vet he is) and he will make shrimp and tilapia on Sunday. Mom has to work today and tomorrow, darn it! But I know I will get out in the evening for scrtches. A happy and joyous Easter to you and your flock, the 2 kitties (uuuugghhh) and your very dear and sweet mamma! Love and winghugs, Doo

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.

04/18/2014 05:18.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweety..
How nice to see you again, are you ready for the Easter bunny..Mom gave us some small plastic Easter eggs today with a treat in them, it took me no time to get mine open, she's gotta do better than that..She's going to dinner tonight with the family for her oldest grandson's birthday..They're several days late in celebrating it because he had to work..
You have a wonderful evening pretty pink lady, chat with you soon. Hugs from Romey

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

04/15/2014 02:08.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Oz~
I hope you are having a great day! Absolutely nothing of interest going on in my world but I did want to come by and say hello!
We have been doing more spring cleaning this week and it's really not very exciting at all!! Mom scrubbed the sliding glass door and the screen! It's so bright and pretty and I have an excellent view of the flags out in front of the complex! It's always windy around here so they are always flapping! They have red tulips on the flags and I enjoy watching them wave in the wind!
I hope you are enjoying your day and that window cleaning is not the most exciting thing going on in your life! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

04/15/2014 11:46.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz..
I hope it's as beautiful there as it is here, Mom went to help a friend open her pool this morning, she came home to check on us then she'll go back later to watch a movie..It was her dearest friend's Dad that passed away, he was a friend to Mom, he will be missed very much..Mom got some potted flowers yesterday so she's going to put them in hanging pots, the two mutts here like to tromp in her flower bed so flowers don't do well there..I hope your having a wonderful Saturday, I'm headed outside for a while until Mom has to leave again, hugs from Romey and Rusty

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

04/12/2014 11:51.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Aww Oz, Your So Sweet..
I didn't realize you were 16 yrs old, you don't look a day over 2 or 3, heehe...Your very pretty decked out in all that pink, a perfect color for a girly bird..I'm rather plain, all white with a touch of yellow..Maybe I need to have some reverse highlights put in my feathers, what'cha think? It's gonna be a pretty day here and I plan on getting outside soon. We just had our breakfast now Mom has to clean up the remains. Maybe one day she'll figure out how to feed us without causing a big mess for her to clean up..Love ya sweety and stop by anytime..oh, and thanks for the visit..xoxo Romey+

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

04/11/2014 08:02.10 AM Report This Comment  
  THANKS FROM FINNEGAN
Hi Oz,
Thanks for helping to make me BOTD and for the Hatchday wishes. I'm a happy boy! Momma hid lots of treats in my toys for me to find. It was fun!

Love and Hugs,
King Finnegan

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan says Happy Easter everybirdie!, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Princess Lucy Blue says Happy Easter everybirdie!.

04/10/2014 07:42.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweety..
How sweet of you to stop by and visit me on my hatchday.
I'm sorry I didn't get back to you yesterday but Mom's very best friend Dad passed away yesterday also and she needed to be with the family during their time of grief, that was important to her! I do appreciate all my friends stopping by, because of that today I'm BOTD which is an extra special treat for me..Give my love to everyone and thank you so much..Rusty

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

04/10/2014 12:34.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Morning Oz my dear, from Angel Christy
It wasn't until 9:15 that we could access our pages, this is getting really old, really fast! We will do as many notes as we can before is stops again! We are headed for 63 degrees and a splash of rain, maybe a little overcast, but that is okay! The outside birds are scarfing down the seeds dad put out this morning, they are so cute, and they all seem to share well with each other! Have a nice day dear friend, and give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Angel Christy

PS~If I don't make it to all pages today, forgive us, it is not our fault...

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.

04/10/2014 09:30.55 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Oz
Just wanted to stop by and squawk hi. We're so proud of mom, she's actually getting some spring cleaning done this year, she's been cleaning out her closet and might actually get around to re doing her room...wow! Hope mom is well. Have a great day...hugs, Snowy and flock

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

04/09/2014 06:39.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you are all enjoying the day! We got up to 75 yesterday! That was a surprise.
Yesterday afternoon when mom was going to bed, she pulled her quilt down because Merlin had bunched it up. When she pulled it down she yelled Oh Merlin! I started squawking because it seemed like the right thing to do! When I moved over to look at the quilt, that cat had puked all over it! He covered it up!! It went through mom's quilt, the quilt on the bed, the bedspread and the sheets!!! Mom did not get to bed on time since she had to strip the bed and start washing the stuff! I was impressed that the little fur ball could make such a big mess! He does have a talent after all! I don't think he would want to put it on a resume but I was still impressed! Guess it's fur ball meds for him again! Good thing is was warm yesterday since the only thing on the bed was a new set of sheets! I guess living with a cat is never boring!
The store mom works at is called Fred Meyer. It's only in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. It's owned by Kroger. It carries all kinds of things like a Super Walmart only higher end things. Mom does the price changing for the Home fashion department.
I do hope your day is just perfect! Stomping out a vote and sending hugs your way!
With love ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

04/08/2014 12:24.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you are having a great day! It's very pretty here! A real spring day!
Mom was off last night and she'll be off again on Friday. She couldn't get two days off in a row this week because there is too much work. It's clearance week plus they added a special weekend ad. The store is having it's Fuschia event this weekend so there will be special sales to go along with it. It's an annual event and everyone looks forward to it. They have geranium and fuschia starts for sale and if you bring your own pot the garden staff will plant them for you. Hanging baskets are a big thing up here so by next week you will be seeing them everywhere.
I have spent the morning trying to keep Merlin away from mom! He had his outside on the balcony time and play with the ribbon time but he is trying to butt into my climb on mom time! I told him he needs to go grab a nap until I'm ready for my apple and then he can jump up on the computer desk again!
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's a spectacular day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

04/07/2014 11:18.03 AM Report This Comment  
  HI OZ
MY MOM IS JUST ACCIDENT PRONE. SHE GETS IN JUST AS MUCH TROUBLE INSDE AS OUT SHE JUST ENJOYS BEING OUTSIDE MUCH MORE.MOMS BACK IS ACTUALLY STARTING TO FEEL A LITTLE BETTER. SHE DIDNT THINK THE BACK SPASMS WOULD EVER STOP. WE HAVE HAD SOME ORETTY GOOD RAIN HERE THESE LAST FEW DAYS. WAITING TO SEE WHAT MADE IT THROUGH THE NASTY WINTER NOW.

HAPPY TGIF DAY

LOVE CORI

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

04/04/2014 10:13.27 PM Report This Comment  
  HI OZ
MOMS NOT DOING VERY WELL. THE HARDEST IS TRYING TO SLEEP AT NIGHT. THEN HER USUAL MORNING OF SNEEZING IS TAKING A TOLL. THE BATHROOM SINK BECAME CLOGGED AND HAD TO CALL A PLUMBER WHO CAME THIS MORNING. MOM HAD TO CLEAN THE BATHROOM BEFORE THE PLUMBER SAW IT. THEN SHE HAD TO CLEAN IT AFTER HE LEFT. THE PLUMBER KEPT TELLING MOM NOT TO KEEP BENDING DOWN. IT WASNT THE BENDING DOWN THAT GOT MOM BUT THE STANDING UP AFTERWARDS. ANYWAY AT LEAST ITS FIXED AND THE BATHROOM IS CLEAN. MOM JUST KEEPS TAKING TYLENOL. THE WHOE BACK THING STARTED WHEN DAD ASKED MOM TO CLEAN UP SOME LEAVES ON THE SIDE OF THE YARD ON MONDAY. MOM DID BUT THEN TRIPPED ON A LOG BURIED UNDER ALL THE LEAVES AND FLIPPED OVER THE HILLSIDE.

I WANT TO GIVE MY MOST SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR NOT GET BACK TO EVRYBIRDY SOONER. I HAVE BEEN READING MY BLOGS BUT SINCE I CANT TYPE I HAD TO WAIT FOR MOM. I AM THRILLED TO BE QUEEN. I DIDNT THINK I COULD WIN IT. OF COURSE I WON BECAUSE OF ALL MY DEAR FRIENDS SUPPORT. BOO BOO WORKED HER LITTLE TAIL FEATHERS OFF HELPING ME AND WAS ECSTATIC OVER WINNING BOTD TODAY. PADDY AND PIDDY WERE OVER JOYED TO GET TO COME TO THE CASTE WITH US AND HAVE BEEN DANCING THE DAYS AWAY. WE ARE THOROUGHLY ENJOYING OUR TIME AT THE CASTLE AND EXTEND AN OPEN INVITIATION TO EVERYBIRDY TO COME AND JOIN US ANYTIME AND STAY AS LONG AS THEY WANT. ITS ON ME. WE ARE ALSO HAVING THE BEST TIME PLAYING WITH THE DRAGON THAT LIVES IN THE CASTLE MOAT. DID YOU KNOW HE LIKES TO EAT CARMEL CORN?

LOVE CORI

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

04/03/2014 05:42.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
Yup, I was the the April Fool BOTD, hehehehe. You knwo us toos and our sense of humor! Biting butts, toes...Seriously, thank you for making my BOTD honor so very eggstra special! Love and winghugs, Doo

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.

04/02/2014 06:12.29 PM Report This Comment  
  HI OZ
THANKYOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT DURING MY MONTH OF MARCH BOTM CAMPAIGN. I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK MY LITTLE FISTER BOO BOO FOR WORKING HER LITTLE BUM OFF ORGANIZING MY SPEECHES AND KEEPING ME IN LINE
LISTED BELOW ARE SOME OF THE REFERENCES WE USED FOR MY CAMPAIGN SPEECHES. WE HOPE YOU FOUND SOMETHING INTERESTING IN MY SPEECHES
american bird conservancy
cornell lab of ornithology
national wildlife
the sierra club
audubon
books
a bird in the hand - leonard mann
the birders miscellany- scott weidensaul
the folklore of birds-laura c martin
100 birds and how they got their name-diana wells
irish cures mystic charms and superstitions-lady wilde
one for sorrow a book of old fashioned lore-chloe rhodes
flights of fancy- peter tate
why pandas do handstand-augustus brown
birds in legends fables and folklore-ernest ingersoll
wildelife folklore-laura c martin
birds in fact & legend-salter harper

all our love
Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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

03/31/2014 05:46.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz my dear, from Angel Christy
You are so pretty and say the nicest things, what a pleasure to see you on my page! What a nice weekend we had, in terms of the weather, it was the best one all year! Dad worked very hard in the garage drilling and sawing, trying to get caught up a little with our toy commitments! Cookie has Robins already, we haven't seen one yet, but they will start showing up very soon! Dad has taken his Acetaminophen and is ready to go at it again, albeit maybe slower today! Have a great Canadian day my dear friend, and give my love to all in your family, see ya tomorrow...

Much love from your Angel Christy

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.

03/31/2014 07:23.36 AM Report This Comment  
  HI OZ
Boo Boo announces before Coris speech that they woke up to a dusting of snow this morning and then she wishes all the birds a lovely day.
Many of the birds inhabiting the south american rainforest depend on old growth forests for their winter stay before migrating north in the spring. the deforestation and destruction of the rain forests are wrecking havoc on migratory birds. while in the north migratory birds might live entirely on insects upon arrival of the old growth forests they will depend entirely on fruits to sustain them. logging for timber by cutting down old growth tress plus the fragmentation of the forests by the oil and gas companies by drilling and fracking are causing an alarming decrease in bird populations. this hasn't even covered the topic of all the toxic spills that have occurred polluting fresh drinking sources and polluting the air. I’m sorry to say the latest news from Galveston Texas is not good.
The slick caused by the recent toxic spill in the Gulf of Mexico is drifting toward Chester’s Island, a critical bird habitat in Matagorda Bay. The island hosts tens of thousands of breeding waterbirds each year.This crisis is far from over.
thats why i would like to talk today about trees and their importance.
THE VALUE AMOUNT OF A TREE IS $193,250. according to Professor T.M.Dass of the university of Calcutta. One tree living 50 years will generate $31,250 worth of oxygen, provide $62,000 worth of air pollution control, control soil erosion and increase soil fertility to the tune of $31,250 recycle $37,500 worth of water and provide a home for animals worth $31,250. this of course does not include the value of the fruits or beauty derived from trees.

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

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

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

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

03/30/2014 10:14.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning beautiful Oz, from Angel Christy
Oz my dear, our precious Sunday should be a pleasant one, our temps will reach into the 60's! The past several days have been very hectic for us, a lot of personal business to take care of, but that is hopefully winding down a little! I hope your Sunday is as grand as you want it to be! Even Chyna is getting milder weather, at least for now! Have a great day, and give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Heaven,Angel hristy

PS~Sorry we had to miss the Irish Milonga last night, we heard it was really fun...

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.

03/30/2014 09:27.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
We live in a woods so many animals come around looking for handouts. We have so many kinds of animals here. But, we are not allowed to keep wild life as pets in Michigan. You have to be a license rehab place. It's still cool to see them walking around. They get so used to us that unless we have company (strangers to them), they don't pay attention.
Finally, we had 39 degrees today with sunshine! They say that Sunday will be 41 and Monday will be 45 degrees! This will be the first time we will have temps that warm! I hope it continues and gets the melt going good. Have a greyt night.
Hugs
Chyna

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

03/29/2014 10:39.30 PM Report This Comment  
  You're ready for easter
Sorry took so long. Hope you had a great day in the castle. Mom's wrist been bothering her lately so she is really behind on our notes. Hope your mom is well. All good here, we have one nice day and then it rains or is cold again. Mom is so tired of all the mud in the backyard and having to wipe the dog's paws after she goes out. 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.

03/29/2014 08:38.31 PM Report This Comment  
  HI OZ
Ravens have inspired a large body of folklore and legend which is not entirely negative. i would like to concentrate on the more positive tales . for a good laugh you can google the Raven saying Never More Never more WHACKA WHACKA WHACKA on u-tube.

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

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

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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

03/29/2014 01:12.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
We have 184 inches total so far this year. We broke the record by an inch. The window/snow pic was just taken this week. dad has removed snow from the windows 3 X's and it's back! We are suppose to warm up to upper 30's this weekend ... maybe 40!
I'm not big on those donuts. I chew them a bit but then just toss them. I prefer wood ... foot toys are good too.
The rain came for many hours last night. We woke up to ice covered snow and icy/slushy roads. But, the cool thing was, Mrs. Fox came to our patio door via my dad’s tunnel thru the snow. I wish I had been awake to see her.
Hugs
Chyna

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

03/28/2014 10:01.53 PM Report This Comment  
  HI OZ
Cori decides to do something a little different today and tells Boo Boo to take a seat with the rest of the bird audience because today she is talking about Blue Jays. Boo Boo clapped her wings with glee upon hearing this and listens intently to Cori.

noisy and fearless and found throughout the eastern united states and canada but also extending westward and sometimes spotted in western states. there are a few legends that blue jays have acquired over the years. southerners say Blue Jays were yoked to a plow by a sparrow and the mark left by the ole can still be seen on the blue jays breast.
the Cherokee indianas suggest that if find a blue jay feather, soak it in water and then gently brush a childs eye with it, the child will become an wary riser. this will not work if the feather is taken from the bird, it must be found on the ground.
indians from the hudson bay area believe the Canadian jay crowed out a warning whenever the tried to sneak up on a Eskimo camp and for this reason the indians often killed the Canada Jay
because Blue Jays do not always retrieve all of the acorns and other seeds they bury in the fall, they are friends to the forest by "planting" new seeds.
around the time automobiles became common, a Jaywalker meant a rustic bumpkin who didn't look where he was going and a "Jay" often referred to a silly person perhaps because they were considered vain about their gaudy plumage.

HAPPY TGIF DAY
THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES
love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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

03/28/2014 11:20.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
Just wanted to check in on you to see if you are all caught up with those thank you blogs, whew! With a greyt honor comes much responsibility! Love and winghugs, Doo and the Crew

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.

03/28/2014 09:07.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
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 love almonds but can't have them anymore except maybe one a month. I am on a special diet to curb egg laying.

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 07:46.59 PM Report This Comment  
  HI OZ
the 300 species of Hummingbirds feed mainly on red tubular flowers with a long beak with an even longer tongue that laps up the nectar. they also eat small insects that live near the flowers like spiders ,beetles, ants aphids and gnats. these small flying gems are anything but cowardly, unafraid of humans and battle furiously among themselves defending their territory.observing this, aztec warriors believed they would be reincarnated as hummingbirds upon death in battle. they also believed the hummingbird was one of the original creators of the universe.
in one mayan legend the great god was busy making different kinds of birds for the world. when he was finished he found a tiny pile of scraps left over and not wanting to waste anything decided to make the tiniest bird of all. after making a pair of hummingbirds he called all the birds together to celebrate. many birds brought gifts. the house finch gave red feathers for the male to make a scarf, which the male then gave 1 or 2 of these feathers to the female. the sun gave a present also and shone down on the couple making their feathers gleam and sparkle like gold and jewels. since that time hummingbirds feathers glow with an iridescence in the sun.
indians of the american south west considered hummingbirds to be bringers of rain. it was felt the little hummer had a direct connection to the god of rain and would bring much needed water to this region. water jars were decorated with paintings of hummers. Hopi and Zuni tribes include the hummingbird in their ceremonial rain dances
THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES
love Cori and Boo Boo(campaign manager)

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03/27/2014 12:30.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! I just finished some toast with peanut butter while mom ate her ruby red grapefruit. She loves that stuff but I won't even try it. It looks weird to me!
We are getting stuff ready for mom to start her workweek tonight. She'll be working 7 days straight to get back to her usual schedule. No more weekend ads scheduled for a while so she can go back to her old schedule. She figures sometime near Easter there will be more but since she and the kids are going to see Captain America 2 next Thursday she won't be able to work Thursday night anyway.
I will be supervising some cooking in a bit and I am hoping for some birdie bread today. The dog needs more meat cooked and we need to have a few meals done since everyone is working different schedules for the rest of the week. I think the birdie bread should be the first thing we do!
I hope your day is just fantastic! Stomping out a vote and sending hugs your way!
Love you ~ Sugar

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03/27/2014 10:58.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you had a really great day! I just hung out and played with toys mostly. Mom and I sorted out some drawers and got rid of some stuff that we don't use anymore. It was fun to see what was in the drawers but there wasn't anything that interested me in there!
I hope you evening is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

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03/26/2014 06:19.16 PM Report This Comment  
  HI OZ
Boo Boo does the HAPPY HUMPDAY dance before Coris speech:
the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird is the only hummingbird that breeds in the northeastern united states. one early naturalist felt the birds rapidly beating wings sounded like a bumble bee and named it the Humbird. the Ruby-Throated migrates from South America to southern canada flying non-stop , 500 miles, across the Gulf of Mexico.in the western united states the Rufous Hummingbird ranges farther north than any other hummingbird going as far as southern Alaska. the Annas Hummingbird resides in California wandering sometimes into Arizona and along the Rockies north into Canada . a popular myth was that the Hummingbirds must be hitchhiking a ride on larger birds to be able to travel such long distances.

hummingbirds have almost the highest metabolism of any warm blooded mammal and feed almost continuously often becoming torpid at night to preserve their energy. the female laying on her eggs doesn't have the luxury of lowering her metabolism at night since she must keep her 2 eggs warm. the intricately woven nest made up of spider web silk seems to protect her and her eggs from the cold.
in one Mayan legend birds who asked a tribal wiseman how to build a sturdy nest were sent to the hummingbirds for instructions.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (a very tired campaign manager)

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03/26/2014 01:43.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
We got snow overnight, but by noon it melted off the roads. That's good, but it's still cold cold cold! Hope spring gets here soon, it's well past time for winter to leave.
This morning mom cleaned the main aviary, the small flight aviary, and she took care of the foxes. It wasn't much work, but that's okay because she has to go back to the center tonight for training. It's baby mammal class! Every year all the volunteers who want to work with the babies must attend the baby bird and baby mammal classes. Then they get a stamp on their ID badge that lets staff know they are qualified to work with the babies. Already the center has admitted some baby squirrels and bunnies, so the class is timely. Mom has attended each year so she can keep fostering and working with the youngest patients.
I hope you are getting a ton of attention today. Hugs, Falco

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03/26/2014 10:14.08 AM Report This Comment  
  HI OZ
Boo Boo makes Cori gargle with cepacol before her speech today and then makes her spit it out into a little brass spittoon.

A Hummingbird rarely makes any sound other than the faint :hum of its beating wings and will make a high pitched chirping sound when angry. the reason a legend says is greed. the Hummingbirds extensible tongue allows it to reach deep into a flower to obtain nectar. according to legend the Hummingbird swallowed too much nectar at one time and lost its voice in the flower. that is why the Hummingbird dashes from bloom to bloom so swiftly- it is searching for its lost voice. another legend states that the Hummingbird hibernates instead of migrating. written in a old book of folklore "Hummingbirds live by the dew and juice of flowers. they die or sleep every year in the month of october, sitting upon a a little bough, in a warm and close place. the wake in the middle of april, after the flowers be sprung and therefore call themselves the revived birds.

perhaps one day the Hummingbird will find its lots voice in a flower and the sound will be lovely to hear.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (very tired campaign manager)

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03/25/2014 12:28.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oz!
Hey there pretty girl! You sure know how to throw a party at the castle! You were a very pretty Queen!
Ugh....our Internet was down....now it's working so we are trying to catch up !
Hope you are having a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

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03/24/2014 02:00.56 PM Report This Comment  
  HI OZ!!!
First do not know if I told you what a cute profile picture of you...You are such a beautiful Cockatoo....We certainly did have a great time at the Castle celebrating with you...You sure know how to put on a great party...Hey, here is another vote for you....Have a nice day...Many of my warm birdie wing hugs to you....Love, Princess :o)

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03/24/2014 12:57.16 PM Report This Comment  
  HI OZ
Boo Boo stands in front of the audience on this monday and gives a small introduction before Cori's campaign speech. since everybody is anxiously waiting for spring we thought we would end our campaign week talking about Hummingbirds, for when they return to the colder regions spring must be here even if it doesn't feel like it.

When the pilgrims stepped ashore in Massachusetts in 1620 the indian chiefs who greeted them wore strange, small glittering ornaments in their ears-they were stuffed hummingbirds. Cortez, the spanish conquistador was astonished when he met Montezuma in Mexico, to see that the Aztec emperor and nobles of the court were arrayed in long coats that shone brilliantly when the sun struck them. when such a cloak was presented to Cortez, he was amazed to find it made entirely of hundreds of hummingbird skins.

hummingbirds, the smallest of all birds(the Bee Hummingbird from Cuba is the size of a bumblebee) have almost been completely obliterated from the earth several times. somehow they managed to survive. in the 19th century it was fashionable to decorate ladies hats with them and millions were killed for it. in 1860 more than 500,000 hummingbird skins were auctioned in london. eventually laws were passed in the united states and london making it illegal to trade in hummingbird skins plus fashions changed so hummingbirds slowly made a recovery considering they only lay 2 small pearl sized eggs a year and are the prey of larger birds and squirrels. the destruction of their forests where they make their nests and pesticides are are now increasingly taking their toll on the tiny "jewels of the sky"

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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03/24/2014 12:16.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
It's great that you had a day of fame and had fun with it!
We're cold here, and expecting snow tomorrow again. Hope spring decides to arrive soon.
Yesterday mom had to conduct a tour at the wildlife center after the museum tour was done. (She is trying to convince other volunteers to do outreach and not be afraid to give tours at the center.) It went well even though she was late getting there. Her museum tour group was so late in arriving that it threw her off schedule. Anyway it all worked out. While she was there, one of the bats in the RVS room gave birth to twins! Mom hasn't seen the babies yet, because everyone is trying to give the new mom some space. Today mom did the RVS room, but only worked around the ground hogs, since staff took over the bats' care for now. She also did the squirrel porch, which is currently housing several possums and flying squirrels who are wintering over at the center.
Polly has her surgery date set for next Monday morning. Mom called today when she got home from the center and set it up. Hopefully once everything is done, Polly will be fine.
I hope you are having a warmer and nicer day than we are. I also hope you are getting lots of attention today. Hugs, Falco

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03/24/2014 10:24.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
Love your Easter pic. I hope to have mine up soon.
We don't like living up here at all. Dad moved us up here 23 years ago for his job. But, he said when he retired, we'd move. Mom is still waiting!!! Mom has NEVER liked winter in her whole life and this winter is killing her!!! We want out of here!!!
Today was 18 degrees with a low of -3 …. And yes it’s cold! So, this is spring … REALLY???
Well, at least I got to help mom work on derby stuff. Dad was busy looking for a vacation place for next winter … LOL!
Hugs
Chyna

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03/23/2014 11:31.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
On BOTD! Oz!We are so eggcited to see your sweet pink face on the spotlight page! We are all flying by to wish you a greyt time in the castle with Queen Snowflake and are wishing you a day filled with fun,food,friends and family,You are sooo sweet! What a pretty thing you are!
Loving you! Dixie,Kallie and Peepers

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03/23/2014 08:57.11 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE MIKEY # 61671 & DIXIE #61444 FOR 10K CLUB
CONGRATULATIONS OZ ON MAKING BOTD. I SEE THE WHOLE FLOCK IS IN THE CASTLE HELPING YOU CELEBRATE.

I LOVE YOUR EASTER PICTURE WITH THE EASTER BUNNY. HOPE HE IS BRINGING YOU LOTS OF COOL STUFF.

SWEETPEPPER & KACEY

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03/23/2014 08:53.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Queen Oz
Congrats on winning BOTD today! here's a basket with all your favorites in it! Pizza, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, checks cereal, almonds, cashews, pasta, and last but not least, your cousin's contribution to the meal, chicken legs!Hahahaha!!! I hope you enjoy these things while you're in the castle with Queen Snowflake!
Have a greyt day, girlie Q!
Luv, Spot♥

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03/23/2014 07:48.01 PM Report This Comment  
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