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I was just hangin’ out at Kay’s place ( … that’s the lady doin’ the hand feeding for my breeder) doin’ my Baby Bird Thing. And Dad was cruisin’ the eBAy site lookin for a baby Blue-and-Gold Macaw for Mom. He saw the ad talkin’ about me and my clutchmate and called Mom. Turns out she was more thatn okay with comin’ to meet me, even though I’m a Harlequin, which is only half Blue-and-Gold. (The other half is Green-Wing. And there’s one o’ those in Mom and Dad’s flock already.)

So, long story short, she knew before she ever laid eyes on me that I’d be joinin’ the K Kritter Korral. Mom and Dad just need to get a construction job finished up at home before I get to go home with them. But now that she HAS laid eyes on me … and hands … Dad and I are thinkin’ that the construction crew had better get a move on. Or their gonna have Mom on their tails. (All I can say is … better THEM than ME!)

My HatchDate is February 12, 2011.

And my first day on the BirdChannel is March 14, 2011.
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Hi! My name is (õ> Riley Ann Orion

I am a Macaw from Rougemont, NC.

Ummm … I just got my REGULAR name today!

3 years old   F

Macaw

Baby bird formula (What can I say?! It’s good stuff for a growin’ fid!)

In my brooder for a while yet

When my clutch mate gets attention

Mom and Dad came lookin’ for ME! They looked for months until they found the baby that they just KNEW belongs with them.

I honestly don’t have any … YET.

You are always SomeBirdy’s dream come true!.

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  Congratulations on BOTD
Stopped bye to visit and vote. Fly bye and visit my friends
Pico

Come visit me, Elvis, Bella, Stella, Sunny, Pico, Bailey & Twitter.

02/13/2014 10:28.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Riley Ann...
Congrats on BOTD and happy belated hatchday...
Love Snowflake and flock...

Come visit me, Jedi say's Cheyenne's my wife. Happy Halloween !!!, Snowflake's married to Apache...Happy Halloween, Tweety luv's Princess...Happy Halloween !!! & Happy Halloween BC...Panther luv's Coconut.

02/13/2014 09:17.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations on BOTD
and a belated Happy Hatchday from our entire flock from Quebec Queen Riley Ann. You know some of us... the macaws, but I, TiPaul am doing all the voting and blogging tonight and it is a pleasure to make your acquaintance. you are a pretty macaw, different in color from the ones at our home but I am sure, just as loud. LOL I hope you have had a wonderful time at the castle today, and were treated like the Queen you so deserve to be treated as. With love from Quebec to you, and to your mom.

Come visit me, Leroy, Little Bit & Chloe - Thank you everybirdy!!, Gizmo - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Max, Jasper - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Micky - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, PEPPER-Thanks for BOTM!, TiPaul - Who was 8000??? Who will be vote 9000?, Floop - Thanks for BOTD!, Marley - Thanx everybirdy 4 BOTD Carrot cake 4 all, Zak - Thank you everybirdy for BOTD! & Lee-Roial RIP - Thanks for remembering me..

02/13/2014 09:07.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations Riley
Sophie and flock here wishing you a wonderful day in the castle

Come visit me, Shaggy--2010-2013, Ipo, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/27/13, Sophie O'Too, Pimer--Thanks you all, Punkin *My Dearest Little One--5/23/03 to 9/16/13* & Makana *I am honored as BOTD 10-17-14* Thank You.

02/13/2014 07:18.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Riley Ann
Congratulations on BOTD, dear girl!

Hugs,

Angel & Pepper

Come visit me, ANGEL & PEPPER - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!.

02/13/2014 06:14.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Riley Ann
CONGRATS on winning BOTD. I hope you are enjoying your special day.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

02/13/2014 05:52.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Queen Riley Ann
Congrats on winning BOTD today! Here's basket of baby formula, and nutriberries for you to enjoy while you're in the castle with Queen Tia! I know you'll have a greyt day!
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 Jesse, 227428 for BOTM!!! & Lemon Le'BonBon,.

02/13/2014 04:48.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Riley Ann
congratulations on winning BOTD. hope you are having a super fun time celebrating your special honor at the castle today.

love Cori and boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE AngelGirl BOTM 224627.

02/13/2014 04:18.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Riley Ann,
Congrats on BOTD!!
Left you a vote.

Ronnie Lee, Charlotte, NC.

02/13/2014 04:04.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Sam sneaks into the throne room, sliding....
...sideways behind the tall curtains that line the wall. He slinks closer & closer to the huge window that is right behind the Royal Throne where the lovely Queen Riley Ann sits in stately review of her subjects & well wishers. Capt. Sam knows he's taking a big risk of being captured by the Palace Guard Birds but dares all to get a gift & message to the Queen. Sam has a small wrapped gift stuffed in the inside coat pocket. Sam darts to the back of the throne & peeks around the side of the royal chair. Sam, "pppsssttt, yer Majesty! Pppsssttt!" Queen Riley Ann snaps her head so fast that her beautiful crown slips to the side & over one royal eye! "SAM! What are you doing?" Only Sam's wing can be seen & in his wing tip feathers is a small wrapped gift with a bright pink ribbon. Queen Riley Ann straightens her crown as she gladly accepts Sam's gift. Smiling she hurriedly unwraps the gift. She opens a black velvety box & finds a note & a lovely orange & white shell that dangles from a satin cord that is intended to be tied to the owners neck. She holds it up looking at the unique orange pattern on the cylinder shaped shell. As she takes out the note, she begins to read,

"Dear Queen Riley Ann,

Happy Belated Hatchday Greetings to you! I certainly hope you've had a fantastic Hatchday. I know you are missing your good Momma, but she is in good hands. I'm looking forward to you being with the crew of the Pirate Pearl. Enjoy your special day as Queen.

Sincerely,
Captain SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says Vote Jesse BOTM 227428! Boo to You!.

02/13/2014 03:39.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats on BOTD,
Here is a vote for you!
Enjoy your special day!

Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

02/13/2014 02:56.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Riley Ann
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..

02/13/2014 02:48.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats Miss Riley Ann, oops, your majesty
Polly executes an extreme curtsey and falls right on her beak. She blushes and gets up without much grace, then cracks up.

Come visit me, Polly; V4 Jesse 227428 BOTM; School time & Zippy; V4Jesse 227428 BOTM pretty leaves.

02/13/2014 01:14.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Riley Ann
Congratulations on winning BOTD!

Have agreyt one
be a good birdie
wings hugs and V4U
Your Pal, Oki

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMChuey245908/Mour- ning Gizmo.

02/13/2014 11:17.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Riley Ann!
Congrats on being BOTD! You are a pretty Queen! Hope you have a great day at the castle today!
Love,
Raffikki

Come visit me, RAFFI AND PUMBAA LOVE CYDNEY!!!!!!!!.

02/13/2014 10:22.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
Hope you love your day of fame, Riley Ann! We love seeing you in the castle, for sure. Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Congrats to Kaji!, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

02/13/2014 09:49.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Riley Ann,

Congrat's on being BOTD and a Happy Belated Hatchday to you. It's Oz, The Rose Breasted Cockatoo. I hope you have as much fun in the Castle as my Flock and I did when we were there. Here's a vote for you, cutie. Bye for now.

Love & Winghugs,
Oz (The Pink Too)

Come visit me, PARKER IN CHEYENNE & APACHE'S WEDDINGS 09/20/14, SILVER IN CHEYENNE & APACHE'S WEDDINGS ON 09/20/14, APACHE MARRIED HIS LOVE SNOWFLAKE ON 09/20/14, OZ IN CHEYENNE & APACHE'S WEDDINGS ON 09/20/14 & CHEYENNE MARRIED HER JEDI ON 09/20/14.

02/13/2014 09:19.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Riley
Happy Hatchday and congratulations on being our macaw of the day, hehehehheh! You are very beautiful! But I'm sure you were aware of that already! We are praying that your sweet mamma is out of recovery by now and is getting ready to return home to her flock. Love and winghugs, Josh and Blue, The Stark Outlaw Macaws

Come visit me, Carter-Justice For Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 8/28/14, Doo Diligence-Justice for Ozzi, Cookie-Justice For Ozzi-thank you for BOTD 7/31/14, 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 10-14-14 Justice for Ozz, Elvis Thank you for BOTD 2/16/13, Joshua Chico Justice for Ozzi, Blue-Justice for Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 9/7/14, Moggie -Justice for Ozzi, George (Gen George Hammond)RIP Gen 12/13/08, Cu-Bird -Justice for Ozzi, Nanday Security Services, LLC, Miranda -Justice for Ozzi, Captain Darling-RIP 5/19/2014 ty 4 BOTD 9/19/14 & Baldrick Thank you for BOTD 3/20/14.

02/13/2014 08:47.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations Riley Ann
V4U today. We're flying by to congratulate you for winning Bird Of The Day, and to wish you a Happy Hatchday, too. :) From.......

Come visit me, Mayo, Dandy & Marigold.

02/13/2014 07:16.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Riley Ann
Congratulations on your BOTD. Bye bye, Norman and Jude

Come visit me, The Moocher Ducks, Norman, My Hatchday is 10/23, St Francis Chapel, Say a prayer today, Phoenix Base Fliers:Home of the 2013 World Champs & Jude.

02/13/2014 07:08.20 AM 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 & RIP ike RIP.

02/13/2014 06:57.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Queen Riley Ann
Congratulations on BOTD. Here's a vote in celebration. Have a wonderful day at the Castle with DR. Queen Tia. Wing hugs and beak kisses, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

02/13/2014 06:22.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Riley Ann!
What a beautiful girl you are! Congratulations on being chosen as BOTD! I hope you enjoy your special day!

Susan, Boiling Springs, SC.

02/13/2014 02:06.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations pretty girl !
Enjoy your day today and give mom some more prayers !

Come visit me, Cookie - putting a spell on you !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/13/2014 02:02.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Miss Riley Ann!
Stopping by with this very delicious and very large Hatchday cake made just for you by the lovely Lizzie herself! Plenty big for everyone of your flockily and friends to share in celebration on your special day! And it comes with big wishes for everything you could ever want and even more! Head scritches, treats, toys, and most important...lotsa love! We are sure you are doing okay even though you are away!

Happy Hatchday!
Lotsa love from
Kaji and Lizzie

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote JESSE #227428 BOTM in OCTOBER!.

02/12/2014 07:43.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Riley Ann
Sending lots of hatch day wishes your way
On your special day. Hope you have the best one yet and many more!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

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

02/12/2014 06:57.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday
Hi Riley Ann,
I know it is tough having your hatchday when your mom is away, but just know she is in all of our prayers and will soon be home with you again. Till then have a wonderful party with your flockmates.
Kiddo

Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote for Jesse #227428 for BOTM!!!.

02/12/2014 04:34.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Riley Ann
We wish you a very HAPPY HATCHDAY today...with lots of treats!

Hugs,

Angel & Pepper

Come visit me, ANGEL & PEPPER - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!.

02/12/2014 03:11.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Riley Ann~
Sugar here to wish you the most wonderful Hatchday Ever!!
I know you are missing mom!! I know you are in her thoughts today and as soon as she is better I know there will be a huge celebrations!
Hatchday Hugs sweetie ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo ready to celebrate Halloween!!BOO & The Calendar Page~October Birthstone is the Opal.

02/12/2014 02:32.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Riley
flying by to wish you a most happy hatchday. hope you are having a blast celebrating on your speciaL DAY.

LOVE CORI AND BOO BOO

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE AngelGirl BOTM 224627.

02/12/2014 12:30.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday
Hi Riley Ann, we hope you have the best hatchday ever, filled with attention, toys and treats. Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Congrats to Kaji!, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

02/12/2014 10:00.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Riley Ann
Flying by to wish you a very HAPPY HATCHDAY and many more. Wishing you a wonderful day.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

02/12/2014 09:08.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Riley Ann
Happy 3rd Hatchday. Hope it's your best ever. Here's a vote in celebration. May you have lots of treats, toys and attention. Wing hugs and beak kisses, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

02/12/2014 06:50.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Riley Ann!
Happy Hatch Day to youuuuuuuu! Hope you have a wonderful day with lots of snuggles, toys, treats and a great big cake!
Love,
Raffikki

Come visit me, RAFFI AND PUMBAA LOVE CYDNEY!!!!!!!!.

02/12/2014 06:03.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday Riley Ann !
I know you're missing your mom so I've got a big hatchday hug for you !!

Come visit me, Cookie - putting a spell on you !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/12/2014 02:25.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Merry Merry Christmas, Riley
Here's hopin' your Christmas celebration has been as beautiful as you are. (very)

With love,
R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

12/25/2013 05:35.53 PM Report This Comment  
  *Wolf WHISTLE!!*
Lookin' GOOD there Miss Riley~Ri! You ready t'go hoot'n'holler at some baseball players? Let's go then.

RB takes hold of Riley's wingtip, tugging her towards the front door as he calls over his shoulder "Bye Gang! See ya later! And I promise t'take good care of your little sister."

The screen door bangs shut behind the two macaws as they hurry down the steps then across the lawn...

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

09/02/2013 11:30.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Alright Girlfriend, You're ON
It's a date! You and me, we're gonna go watch us a championship series game this afternoon. SschweeeT! I'll bring some spending money so you bring your appetite and we'll enjoy us some baseball fare. And if you drink anything, we'll just tell your mom what size the mug was so she can add that to your daily consumption record. And just think, vocalizing is EXPECTED at the ballpark so you can holler all you want. Everybirdie else will be.

Okay Girlie~Bird, I'm gonna skedaddle, one, 'cause there's stuff that needs watchin' at home. Dad's workin' on the front porch and makin' a dreadful bunch of racket on the walls of our rooms. When that's happenin', I can't be down on the floor out of fear that's where the wall's gonna end up when it falls in. When it gets quiet for a minute or two, I dare t'venture back down to my behind-the-door hang out but just as I get the beak sunk into another piece of wood, BANG! BANG! BANG! goes the wall and up I have t'dash, to the top of my cage. It's tiring, I'm tellin' ya. The second reason I'm gonna scram is so you can focus on that gettin' beautiful for the game. Ya look perfectly fine t'me, but if you wanna make changes, I don't wanna be the one holdin' up progress.

I'll be by, oh, let's say 1:35? Sound good t'ya?

"Sound okay t'you, Jakey~Jake? I know you're listenin' in on this here conversation...." RaneBeau looks at Riley, their gazes hold as they listen in silence to see if Jake has anything to say. Both ebb towards an outburst of laughter, the break-loose laughter on the tips of their beaks as they wait for Jake's big brother comment. "Okay, I'm outta here. See ya after a bit, there Cutie."

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

09/02/2013 09:05.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Riley
Are you up to havin' a visitor for a bit this afternoon? I hear you're doin' battle against a couple of invading armies so I thought I'd get my beak over here and see if I couldn't offer some support, maybe kick a little virus butt or somethin'. Maybe you could your PA... that's physician's assistant in this case, not public address system. I can be that too if ya need but I was thinkin' under the current under-the-weather symptoms you've got, a little doctorin' might be more useful. Now I'm not sayin' I'm a avian vet or anything although I think I can find your pulse and count how many times it happens in a minute.

*R reaches for Riley's wing and holds it firm but gently. His eyes watch the ceiling as he nods his head in small rhythmic motions in accompaniment to the counting he's doing in his heart.* "Seems good and strong, your heartbeat. It's got a bit of a flutter in there every now and then. That maybe could be an environmental factor, ya know, like white coat hypertension or something. How about your temperature. Can I put my wingtip on the top of your head for a second or two? *R lays his wingtip on Riley's head after she gives her nodded consent and feels for extra warmth one might expect to find on a bird with a war waging on the inside. Thinking maybe his wing might be extra warm because of the heat or the patient or whatever, he feels his own head then switches wings and feels Riley's again.*

"You're a little warm but then I'm feelin' it myself. Could be the summer heatwave we're enduring at the moment. How about you let me hear you take in a big breath." RB leans closer, turning his ear towards Riley's beak. He notes that her breathing seems shallow and a little bit faster than what would be thought normal. He finds himself hoping her lungs aren't compromised by this condition she's dealing with. And then he finds himself wrapping his wings around Miss Riley and holding her gently in a tender hug. Over her shoulder he softly says, "Riley, you've just got to be okay. You're something special to me, ya know, and I'm gettin' really worried about you because stuff keeps comin' up troubling news."

*R finally lets Riley loose, making sure she's well balanced on her perch.* What say, if you're up to it, I just hang here for awhile. We can talk about whatever — baseball or summer picnics or a slip-n-slide in the yard or ice cream at the county fair or sunnin' at the beach... Anything, something...

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

08/29/2013 01:44.18 PM Report This Comment  
  My Queen~
*RaneBeau offers his extended wingtip as a regal escort for his Queen. Once Riley has laid her wingtip on top, RB directs their stroll towards the balcony overlooking the lake on which sparkle a thousand bits of starlight.*

You look ravishing this evening, Ms Riley. I do so like that dress. Darn shame a cause to wear it only happens once a year. Guess that keeps it special though. The dress, not the cause although it's pretty special too, this bein' the king for a day stuff. So, you like the head hardware? *RB cocks his head this way and then that way, being sure to give Riley a good view from different angles.*

So, what are you thinkin' could be done with that snowball you've been perservin' for a coon's age and then some? This I gotta hear. And speakin' of preservin' things, I've got a couple of tickets to an amusement park that I've been holdin' onto now for like two years or so. Maybe you've grown enough t'ride the big bird rides at this point. *R steps away a little, just in case Ms Riley's quick with a playful push in response to his teasing.* You are all of two now. I bet you can ride the big coasters now!

Hey, thanks lots for visiting me on my Castle Day. Your company's made this day all the sweeter. But I'll tell you what. It was that cheek smooch that made it greyt. I couldn't maybe get another one of those, could I?

§°|°§/ R ('> King for the Day

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

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