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Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/27/13

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11/27/13-Thank you so very much for the honor to be BOTD. It means so much to me and mom. THANK YOU

4/9/12 I shocked mom by showing her I'm a GIRL! Nope no egg, but sure got the point across. hahaha

HEY EVERYBIRD!! ON 1/29/12 I WILL HAVE LIVED WITH MOM FOR ONE FULL YEAR! not that she adopted me right off, but I knew I was gonna stay with her. haha
He was a foster and when Orbit died I couldn't part with him.
I'M A DRAGON AND PROUD OF IT!
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Hi! My name is Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/27/13

I am a Quaker from Mt. Pleasant, UT.

Oats, gub, gub bird

8 years old   F

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dry toast. Love the stuff and any junk food I can get out of mom

On Mom's shouler or on the perch on the desk to keep an eye on mom

Sophie! Jack Jack!

She's got the greatest hair to hide in and gives me so much love even though I pluck.

makes a "gub, gub" noise. it's so cute..

Who can resist us Quakers?.

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  HI Oatie
Thanks for congratulating me on BOTD. I did have a wonderful 2 day celebration:) Hard to come down to earth after that:) Hope you have a good evening;)
hugs,

Sunny

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!.

04/14/2014 06:12.55 PM Report This Comment  
  HI OATIE
before Cori begins her speech Boo Boo dusts her off and then wishes all the birds a wonderful day.
found mostly in the old world, the Kingfisher is a bright jewel of a bird who skims over the water in a flash of blue and orange, dicing for small fish, crayfish, frogs and insects.its eyes have oval lenses enabling it to see well in the air as well as underwater. wearing the Kingfishers feathers was believed to heighten the wearers beauty.in britton it was believed the bird could glow in the dark. it was believed that the Kingfisher was originally a dull colored bird but Noah releases the Kingfisher from his arc in order to find land. after being confined for so long the bird flew up to the sky until it took on the blue color of the heavens. then it flew so close to the sun its breast was scorched so it was forced to dive into the water below . at this point it remembered it was suppose to find land and went in search of the ark but could no longer find it since Noah had long since landed on Mt Arafat. this is why the Kingfisher continues to this day flying along rivers calling out to Noah. it was also believed that upon death the birds did not decay so their bodies were placed among clothes to preserve them. whoever owned dead Kingfisher would be granted grace and loveliness by wearing its feathers. plucking feathers from a Kingfisher and throwing them in water, then retrieving only the feathers that floated and stroking a loved one with them was considered a powerful love talismans. dead Kingfishers hung up by their beaks with a thread foretold the direction the wind would blow by which direction their breast faced.
RENEGE AFFIRM, AND TURN THEIR HALEYCON BEAKS
WITH EVERY GALE AND VARY OF THEIR MASTERS…..shakespeare
it is amazing how birds are able to survive despite man! the amazon and green Kingfishers are found from Mexico to Argentina and are stable at about 500,000 in population.
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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.

03/23/2014 03:20.55 PM Report This Comment  
  hi OATIE
today i would like to talk about the BIRD MAN OF ALCATRAZ. in 1963, Robert F Stroud, murderer of two men died after spending 54 years in solitary confinement. no man in the history of the world ever spent more time alone. were it not for his deep intelligence and love for birds, Stroud would have converted to a human vegetable, but instead became one of the worlds greatest bird pathologists. in an article in the respected Scientific American, the author states that Stroud learned more about bird diseases than any other amateur investigator. a book THE BIRDMAN OF ALCATREZ and a movie of the same name starring Burt Lncaster, made stroud's genius for curing sick birds world renowned. of course it did not gain freedom for Stroud. one of the men he killed happened to be a prison guard. Strouds book was first published in 1943 and the only major change in the treatment of birds since then has been the introduction of antibiotics such as Terramycin, aureomycin and others in the treatment of bird diseases. antibiotics require a doctors prescription and Strouds treatments do not as they are more of a homeopathic treatment but would require a compounding pharmacist to make them up since some of the ingredients might be hard to obtain today. treating a birds disease is in recognizing what the disease is and what caused it. there is still no other book in the world, in any language which can help laymen more in treating bird diseases than the book Strouds digest on the disease of birds.

HAPPY SATURDAY AND THANKYOU FOR VOTING

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.

03/22/2014 05:44.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Oatie
will you please tell the flock thanks for stopping by for my party? It is so fun being BOTD, so few responsibilities. Not like being top bird for the month. Then you're responsible for showing all us BOTDs a good time, hehehe.
good to see you again!
Polly

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03/21/2014 01:50.48 PM Report This Comment  
  HI OATIE
Named for the striking yellow tufts that grow above its eyes during breeding season, the tufted puffin is one of the most loved birds in North America.The tufted puffin’s striking breeding season coloration has earned it such names as “sea parrot” and “clown of the sea.” With its short wings that allow it to swim expertly underwater, the tufted puffin dives for prey along coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington where populations of this seabird, as well as in Japan, are in trouble, as lack of prey, climate change, fishing, oil spills, and other dangers take their toll. Tufted puffins are able to dive up to 60 meters to catch small fish like sardines, herring, and anchovy and may make as many as 360 dives per day when foraging to feed their chicks. Breeding populations of tufted puffins in California, Oregon, and Washington have declined by 85 to 90 percent in the last three decades, from more than 30,000 birds to no more than 4000 today. Most of these remaining puffins are in Washington. Oregon and California are each estimated to have breeding populations of less than 300 birds. The population in Japan is down to ten breeding pairs. Tufted puffins are still numerous in Alaska and British Columbia. But the more southern populations that are in steep decline encompass a significant portion of the species’ historic range and contain genetic diversity that is important to maintain if the species is to persist in the long-term, particularly with impacts from climate change escalating. humans are the cause of the tufted puffin’s plight. Climate change, driven by our burning of fossil fuels, is altering temperatures and circulation patterns of our oceans, disrupting the food web and making it harder for puffins to forage and to successfully reproduce. Puffins are also caught as bycatch in commercial fishing nets, drowning underwater when they cannot surface for air.
Diving for food and roosting on the surface of the water makes the tufted puffin highly vulnerable to impacts from oil spills. A single oil spill can wipe out entire breeding colonies. In fact, in 1991, the Tenyo Maru oil spill off the coast of Washington killed about 10 percent of the state’s population of tufted puffins. Similarly, the Exxon Valdez spill was responsible for the death of up to 13,000 Alaskan tufted puffins in 1989.
To compound the problem, tufted puffins generally return to the same colony each year and even if any birds were tempted to stray, breeding colonies in the contiguous United States are physically separated from other breeding colonies to the north. This has made recovery very difficult as population numbers dwindle. In recent years,

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03/20/2014 03:21.27 PM Report This Comment  
  HI OATIE
Cori and Boo Boo both do a short HAPPY HUMPDAY dance before the presentation!

people have always been fascinated by the huge migrating flocks of Cranes. it was believed that Cranes carried small birds on their backs during their migratory travels over large bodies of water. it was believed the reason the Crances did this was that they enjoyed listening to the songs of the small birds.. this belief was held by the egyptians, the bedouins and the the Crow indians.the arawak indians pf venezuela believed tobacco was brought to them by a hummingbird who stole it from triniada and rode on the back of a crane to bring it to south america. it was believed that cranes swallowed stones to keep the wind from blowing them off course during their long migratory flights. upon arrival they would expel the stones. the stones were said to hold magical powers. if one held the stone they would find gold. also the stones were said to warn of impending danger.

The Whooping Crane is named for its call, which can be heard over great distances thanks to the bird’s extra-long trachea, which coils around its breastbone twice like a French horn. Like other cranes, the Whooper is noisy; the word “crane” comes from the Anglo-Saxon "cran," which means "to cry out."
The tallest flying bird in North America, Whooping Cranes measure up to five feet tall with a seven-to eight-foot wingspan. The species also has another distinction: It is the rarest crane in the world. Several decades ago, it almost disappeared forever due to habitat loss and hunting.
Still extremely rare, Whooping Cranes are on the WatchList and protected as an endangered species. Sadly, up to one-quarter of all Whoopers are shot and killed.
Whooping Cranes are one of our country’s most majestic birds—and also one of our most endangered. Though the species once ranged throughout the Great Plains and Gulf Coast regions, the Whooping Crane population was decimated by hunting and habitat loss, and only 16 birds remained in 1941.
Today, a major captive-breeding effort has helped the population rebound to nearly 600 individuals. But these birds are still under threat. A mated pair of Whooping Cranes was recently shot at a crawfish pond in Louisiana. Sadly, both have died from their injuries. Still worse, this is not unusual: Nearly one-quarter of all Whooping Crane deaths are caused by illegal shooting.
Whooping Cranes deserve the full protection of the law.

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love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign mgr)

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.

03/19/2014 04:28.03 PM Report This Comment  
  HI OATIE
Boo Boo places an ice bag on Coris head before todays speech. they both had a little too much st paddys day celebrating yesterday.

a very common superstition was that storks deliver newborn babies. this superstition was found amend europeans and even the sioux indians. the great flocks of storks flying north from africa at the beginning os spring created an association in peoples minds with fertility. also the considerable size of the stork could easily carry a newborn human. it was also believed that the storks caring nature extended to its own parents as well and in ancient rome there was a law requiring citizens to care for their elders known as lex ciconia, or stork law. it was believed that storks lived to a ripe old age and in china, storks were believed to carry the human soul, particularly those of brave soldiers up to heaven. in greece if a woman befriended a stork it would one day return and lay a jewel at her feet in token of affection. storks were thought to be very strict with their own babies and would often peck them until they bled but then could miraculously heal them instantly with a lick of their tongue. this is why the reddish pink marks found on newborns eyelids is often referred to as stork bites. farmers in europe felt storks brought good luck and would place platforms on their roofs for storks to nest. if the storks left the farmers roof it was considered bad luck. the stork represent duty and gratitude.

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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.

03/18/2014 02:39.25 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Oatie
Thank you for coming to Joey's blog in loving memory and for making him BOTD. As most of you know, I was in Kelowna with Chicklet for her first vet visit on Jan. 30th, what was our 22nd anniversary. That evening, as we drove through the city, huge red neon letters lit up the night sky. They simply spelled, JOEY. I smiled. It was a restaurant, but it had a very special meaning to me as that was a very special day as Joey was an incredible bird. Our entire flock is still adjusting to his loss and Cleo and Poppy especially miss their beloved leader. On the bird room wall, I have a picture of him playing with one of his toys and the sweet expression on his face and the life-like quality of the photo makes it appear that he will step out of the frame at any moment. To this day, the 'tiels will sit on the top of the arch and just stare at that picture. I can just about imagine what they are thinking:) Joey had such a larger than life personality and he lived it with such love and passion. To the very end, he gave his all and wanted to be here with us for as long as he could. He had such love for all of us and that larger than life personality he had will effect us all for the rest of our lives. In a unique way, it is as if he is still here with us somehow. I think that is his legacy.

I miss him dearly. Thank you for remembering such a wonderful life!

Much love,

Joey's momma, Ellen

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!.

03/17/2014 01:11.05 PM Report This Comment  
  HI OATIE
Boo Boo and Cori have kegs of green beer and start filling up frosty mugs and handing them out to all their friends.

St. Patrick's day is a feast celebrated yearly on March 17 (except when it lands on Catholic spiritual holidays). St. Patrick, aka St. Paddy, is the patron saint of Ireland and is celebrated by wearing green, drinking green beer (usually Guiness, but sometimes substituted with Irish whiskey or Baileys Irish cream), and eating Irish food. Traditionally, those who don't wear green are pinched on St. Patrick's day.

The Three Leaves of the Shamrock Faith, Hope, and Charity
each petal on the shamrock
brings good luck your way
good health good luck and happiness
for today and everyday

never iron a four leaf clover
your don't want to press your luck

a best friend is like a four leaf clover
hard to find but lucky to have

HAPPY ST. PADDYS DAY

may your pockets be heavy but your heart be light
may good luck pursue you each morning and night

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love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign mgr)

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.

03/17/2014 10:13.58 AM Report This Comment  
  HI OATIE
Cori starts playing an irish tune on her fiddle as Boo Boo , wearing heavy boots, does some Irish step dancing before Cori begins her speech for today:

An irish saint, similar to /saint francis of assisi called /st Kevin(498-618) was said to prefer the company of animals over humans and was said to have a mystical command over them. once when he was praying during lent, a blackbird landed on his outstretched hand and laid an egg there. St Kevin then remained perfectly still until the egg had hatched- an illustration of the saints virtuous patience and gentleness.
there is a saying from the county meath in ireland "when the blackbird sings before christmas, she will cry before Candlemas" This meant if the blackbird started signing before its usual time of early to mid february a cold spell will occur before february 2, when the rite of candlemas is observed. in germany it was thought a blackbird kept caged in a house offered protection against lightning.

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Love Cori and Boo Boo (campign mgr)

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.

03/16/2014 05:41.14 PM Report This Comment  
  HI OATIE
thankyou for helping me win the honor of BOTD!

Boo Boo tosses 4 leaf clovers out to the bird e club audience before Cori begins her speech.

What is “The Ideas of March?” The Romans called March 15th “The Ides of March.” Originally, the “ideas” referred to the full moon.Ides were days of settling debts

What does “Beware the Ides of March” mean? It means, be aware of impending danger.

The saying, “Beware the Ides of March” came from William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. In the play, a soothsayer says “Beware the Ideas of March” to Julius Caesar to warn him that this was to be his assassination day.

Julius Caesar was assassinated on March 15, 44BC by Roman Senators who were concerned that he had too much power. Rome was a Republic and these Roman Senators did not want anyone to disrupt what they had built. However, after Julius Caesar’s assassination, Rome was saddened by his death. The senators were banished and the republic was never restored to its previous glory.

“Beware the Ides of March” is now a proverb, superstition and a phrase that warns of impending danger and unfortunate events.

A proverb is a saying that contains advice or accepted truth. They are passed down through generations. Common proverbs are; “Look before you leap,” “don’t count your chickens before they hatch” and “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”

A superstition is a belief that a particular thing, event or circumstance holds some kind of significance that something going to happen (bad or good) even though it’s not based on knowledge or reason. This belief can be based on fear, ignorance, trust in magic, coincidence, or a prior experience with a similar situation. Some common superstitions are; breaking a mirror can cause bad luck, finding a 4-leaf clover can bring good luck, stepping on a crack in the sidewalk can “break your mother’s back” or cause bad luck, the number 13 can bring you bad luck, and finding a string on your person means your going to get a letter.

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love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign mgr.)

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.

03/15/2014 09:54.52 AM Report This Comment  
  HI OATIE
BooBoo does a short irish jig before Coris speech.
the irish peasants attached great importance to the first verse of St John gospel and maintain that when a cock crows in the morning he is repeating verse 1-14 and if we understood the language of animals and birds we would often hear them quoting the same verses.

a flight of rooks over an army foretells defeat, if over a house or people when driving or walking , death ail follow.

if a hen crows on the roost it is a sure sign that fairies have struck it and its head must be cut off and flung on the ground or one of the family will die before the year is out.

never disturb swallows where ever they may build and neither remove or destroy their nests for they are wise birds and will mark your conduct either with punishment or favor.

if you hear a cuckoo on the right you will have luck all the year after.

it is very lucky for a hen and her chickens to stray into your house

if anyone in the house is sick and a cock crows with his head to the fire recovery is expected. if he crows with his head to the door then death be certain.

in whatever quarter you are looking when you first hear the cockoo in the season, you will be traveling in that direction before the year is over.

if a cock comes to the threshold and crows you may expect visitors

the cuttings of your hair must never be thrown where birds can find them or they will use your head to build nests and you will have headaches all the year after.

BEWARE OF SPEAKING ILL OF FAIRIES ON FRIDAY OR THEY WILL WORK EVIL ON YOU IF OFFENDED.

HAPPY TGIF DAY

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign mgr.)

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.

03/14/2014 11:52.06 AM Report This Comment  
  HI OATIE
MORE IRISH FOLKLORE:
there is no irish name for the Magpie. it is generally called Francagh, a Frenchman, though no one really knows why. many odd tales are told of this bird, rising from its quaint ways of its cunning and habits of petty larceny. it is not considered evil, though to meet one alone in the morning when going on a journey is considered a evil omen, but to meet more than one magpie beacons good fortune according to this old rhyme:
ONE FOR SORROW
TWO FOR MIRTH
THREE FOR MARRIAGE
FOUR FOR BIRTH
FIVE FOR HEAVEN
SIX FOR HELL
SEVEN's THE DEVILS his own self
EIGHT FOR A WISH
NINE FOR A KISS
TEN FOR A SURPRISE you should be careful not to miss
ELEVEN FOR HEALTH
TWELVE FOR WEALTH
THIRTEEN BEWARE its the devil himself
another similar poem is:
ONE FOR SORROW
TWO FOR JOY
THREE FOR A GIRL
FOUR FOR A BOY
FIVE FOR SILVER
SIX FOR GOLD
SEVEN FOR A SECRET NEVER TO BE TOLD
seeing three Magpies on the left hand, when on a journey is unlucky, but two on the right hand is a good omen
in scotland it was believed that the bird held a drop of the devil under its tongue

A SINGLE MAGPIE IN SPRING FOUL WEATHER WILL BRING from the birds habit of feeding together only in fine weather.
if you see a solitary Magpie you can ward off bad luck by spitting over your shoulder three times doffing your hat and saying GOOD MORNING MR MAGPIE, HOW ARE YOU THIS FINE DAY or GOOD DAY, HOW IS YOUR WIFE? in hopes the Magpies mate is hiding nearby to turn your sorrow into joy.

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love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign mgr)

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.

03/13/2014 12:57.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
an astonishing large and varied belief of folklore has grown up around birds on one hand man feels a strong connection to birds because they build nests in his garden or on the eaves of his home. on the other hand their freedom of flight to parts unknown has always fascinated man. migration was not fully understood before the 18th century.odd tales arose from these migrations which i have previously mentioned a few of. since St Paddys day is around the corner we thought for the next few days we would talk about irish folklore involving birds.
the Cuckoo was thought to turn into a Hawk before departing for its winter destinations. it is very unlucky to kill a Cockoo or break its eggs because a Cuckoo brings with it fine weather. the first time you hear a Cuckoo look down at your feet. if a hair is laying there you will live to comb your grey locks at an old age. a poem also accompanies the Cuckoo:
if a cuckoo sits on a bare throne
you may del your cow and buy corn
but if she sits on a green bough you may sell your corn and buy a cow.

it is most unlucky to kill a Robin Redbreast. the Robin is Gods own bird, sacred and holy and held in the highest esteem. it is believed the Robin plucked out a thorn piercing Christs brow on the cross and in so doing his breast was covered and dyed red in his blood.the Robin has since remained a sacred and blessed sign to preserve it from harm and make it beloved of all men.

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03/12/2014 05:03.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
You think your morning commute’s a beast? Try traversing the continent twice a year ... under your own steam.

Billions of birds do just that, migrating between warm winter climes and breeding grounds, often in the far North. And thanks to a growing human footprint, migratory birds face unprecedented threats with every journey.

At least 40 percent of all bird species are migratory. In North America more than 300 bird species migrate. Here are just a few amazing facts about the planet's migratory marvels:

High flyers — Bar-headed geese routinely traverse the Indian Himalayas, reaching altitudes of nearly 30,000 feet.
Far flyers — Arctic Terns are the globetrotting champs. Their annual round-trip transit amounts to nearly 50,000 miles per year.
Fast flyers — Great Snipes routinely maintain speeds of 60 mph or more on their 4200-mile migrations. And that’s without tailwinds.
Tireless flyers — the Bar-tailed Godwit exhibits world spanning feats of non-stop flight, able to cover 7,000 miles across the central Pacific without food or rest.
Fat flyers — feats of migration take a lot of calories, and birds often gorge themselves in preparation for the journey. Blackpoll Warblers, for instance, nearly double their body weight before embarking on their nonstop 2300-mile trip.
Navigating a Gauntlet of Death

Migrating birds face a host of natural dangers. Many die along the way. And ever-greater numbers are succumbing to unnatural dangers as well — habitat loss, tall buildings, pollution and climate change. For instance, in this country alone, window strikes are estimated to kill upwards of a billion birds every year.

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.”
Mahatma Gandhi
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03/11/2014 05:10.17 PM Report This Comment  
  HI OATIE
A FEW RANDOM BUT INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BIRDS:
1)THE SEXIEST PARROTS HAVE FLOURESCENT FEATHERS. BOTH MALES AND FEMALES ARE ATTRACTED TO THOSE THAT HAVE THE BRIGHTLY COLORED PLUMAGE, WHICH GLOWS BY ABSORBING ULTRA VIOLET LIGHT. HUMANS CANT SEE IT BUT THE PARROTS SURE DO.
MALE BLUE-TITS THAT HAVE RANDOM YELLOW FEATHERS ON THEIR BREAST TEND TO BE BETTR PROVIDERS FOR THEIR CHICKS SO FEMALES CHOOSE THEM ABOVE OTHER MALES
SISKINS THAT HAVE A LARGER BLACK PATCH ON THEIR CHEST SIGNAL STATUS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY AND ALSO SHOW THEY ARE HUNGRIER THAN OTHER SISKINS SO MORE FOOD IS SHARED WITH THEM.
2)THE KEA A DISTANT RELATIVE OF THE PARROT HAS A RUBBER FETISH AND WILL EAT THE WINSHIELD WIPERS ON CARS AND HANG ONTO THE WIPERS EVEN IF THE CAR IS MOVING WHILE THEY CHOMP AWAY.
3)HUMMINGBIRDS CONSUME THEIR ENTIRE BODY WEIGHT A DAY TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR HIGH ENERGY LEVELS
4)THE HOATZIN, A VENEZUELAN BIRD, HAS A STOMACH SIMILIAR TO A COW. ITS FOOD FERMENTS INSIDE IT PRODUCING A AROMA MUCH LIKE COW DUNG. HENCE THE NICKNAME STINKBIRD.
5)PENGUINS ARE NATURES SUPER-POOPERS: CHINSTRAP AND ADELIE PENGUINS POINT THEIR REAR ENDS OUT OF THEIR NEST AND FIRE THEIR POO INTO THE AIR WITH SUCH FORCE IT LANDS 16 INCHES AWAY
6)VULTURES FEELING THREATENED WILL VOMIT VIOLENTLY IN THE DIRECTIONS OF THEIR ATTACKERS. THIS IS DONE OUT OF FEAR AND FOR SURVIVAL BECAUSE BY LOSING PART OF THEIR BODY WEIGHT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE TO THE AIR AND ESCAPE MUCH MORE QUICKLY. THE VOMIT ITSWLF IS SO FOUL WILL ALSO DISTRACT THE PREDATOR AND POSSIBLY KILL THEM
7)BIRDS CAN GET DRUNK
IN 2005 A LARGE FLOCK OF CEDAR WAXWINGS FLEW INTO THE GLASS WINDOWS OF A BUILDING. THE 100'S OF WAXWINGS WERE INTOXICATED ON HOLLY BERRIES. THE SEYCHELLES BLUE PIGEON FEEDS ON FERMENTED INDIAN ALMONDS AND BECOME SO INEBRIATED THEY CANT FLY FOR HOURS AFTERWARDS.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND VOTES

LOVE CORI AND BOO BOO (campaign mgr.)

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03/10/2014 02:25.15 PM Report This Comment  
  HI OATIE
BOTH CORI AND BOO BOO THANK ALL THE BIRDS FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR CORIS BOTM CAMPAIGN.
BIRDS WILL BAND TOGETHER TO SING TRIUMPHANT SONGS WHEN THEY HAVE WON A TERRITORIAL BATTLE. THE BOUBOU WILL WILL PERFORM DISTINCTIVE DUETS TO SIGNAL THEIR VICTORIES.. THIS ALERTS OTHER BOUBOUS THAT THE COAST IS NOW CLEAR AND ALSO WARNS OFF OTHER POTENTIAL INVADERS.
SCIENTISTS HAVE FOUND THAT BIRDS WITH A LARGE .SONG REPERTOIRE ALSO HAVE LARGER SPLEENS, WHICH IN TURN IS LINKED TO THE QUALITY OF THE BIRDS IMMUNE SYSTEM. FEMALE BIRDS LIKE THE GREAT REED WARBLER MATING WITH THE MALES WITH THE BIGGEST SONG BOOK HAVE OFF SPRING THAT TEND TO SURVIVE LONGER
MALE CANARAIES CAN DRIVE FEMALES WILD WITH THEIR SPECTACULAR RAPID FIRE TRILLING VIBRATING NOTES 16 TIMES PER SECOND. FEMALES HEARING THIS IMMEDIATELY ADOPT THE POSTURE THAT SIGNALS THEY ARE READY FOR SEX.
THE MALE WOODPECKER DOESNT SING WELL SO INSTEAD HE USES HIS HEAD DRUMMING ON ANY SURFACE THAT RESONATES AND WILL ATTRACT MATES.
THE BLUEJAY IMMIATES THE RED TAILED HAWK PERFECTLY TO WARN OTHERS ITS AROUND
THE BURROWING OWL MAKES THE EXACT SOUND OF A RATTLESNAKE TO WARN PREDATORS AWAY FROM ITS UNDERGROUND BURROW.
THE MALE RUFFED GROUSE MOUNTS A FALLEN LOG OR LARGE ROCK AND BEATS HIS WINGS AGAINST THE AIR CREATING A DRUMMING SOUND TO ATTRACT MATES.

LOVE CORI AND BOO BOO (campaign mgr)

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03/09/2014 02:40.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
Boo Boo clears her throat and imitates perfectly the sound of the landline ringing at home. she then pushes Cori onto the stage for more on the speech about bird songs:
Owls hoot less when it rains since wet weather acts as a damper on the acoustics within woodlands and forests. Owl calls are 70 times more likely to be heard when it is dry outside.
the male Loon has a distinctive loud yodel that is a clear threat to other birds. a scientist once translated it as "come near me and i will pull all your feathers out:! Loons radically change their tunes when they move to a new home apparently to make sure they sound different than the birds already living there and it is a signal they are not to be messed ith.
Male Bronzed-Winged Jacanas live in a harem ruled by one female. all the birds start yelling when plying for her attention.
like musical instruments different shaped beaks make different shaped sounds. heavy beaks designed to crush seeds make deeper less complicated sounds than slim beaks designed to snatch insects heavy beaks can't catch the same range or trill as fast as those with smaller beaks.
the deepest voiced voiced bird is the Cassowary which is the second largest bird next to the ostrich. it uses low frequency infra-sound used by only one other land lving animal, the Elephant. its call can be pitched as low as 23 Hertz, the bottom range humans can hear.
the black-coped chickadee uses a graded system of warning cries. the :seer: sound warns of predators from Hawks and Owls and warns other birds to take cover. a full "chickadee" warns of a resting predator such as an Owl perched near by. Nuthatches and small Woodpeckers recognize this sound and join groups of Chickadees to flock together and crowd the predator until it flies away. the most serious call warns of the Pygmy Owl which Chickadees find hard to evade. their call then sounds like" chick-a-dee-dee-dee-dee" which warns the flocks to scatter.
Cori takes a bow and Boo Boo takes a towel and wraps it around Coris neck and leads her off of the stage.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign mgr.)

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 03:08.20 PM Report This Comment  
  HI OATIE
Cori has just had her bath and had her beak buffed by Boo Boo. Boo Boo feels one must always look their best when speaking to the public. Cori clears her throat and continues her speech about bird songs.
male birds sing in the morning to appear more macho and by delivering a lusty dawn chorus he sends out the message he is full of energy and raring to go. blackbirds and song thrushes can do this more than 1-1/2 hours before chaffinches and blue tits. scientists have discovered that the bigger the birds eyes the sooner in the morning it strikes up its song. their singing not only determines their territory but attracts mates and also predators like owls. with their hearing out of action while they warble they must be able to rely on heir eyes to see attacks coming. those birds with smaller eyes need extra sunlight to be sure of their safety. birds pass on songs from generation to generation. fathers pass on their repertoire of chirps and tweets to their sons and mothers give theirs to their daughters. female songbirds learn their songs at a much faster rate than the males do (who didn't know that one). a female cardinal learned her selection of music in one third the time it took her male sibling to learn the exact songs. females are attracted to the male with the largest and loudest songs so those males really have to work it.male birds that imitate other songbirds songs like the mockingbirds, the mynah and the australian
lyrebird are very attractive to the female because they feel if the male knows so much about the other birds songs it must also know where they keep their food
supplies..
tomorrow we will continue along this same vein of thought

HAPPY TGIF DAY

THANKY YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign mgr.)

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 03:48.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
before Coris speech today Boo Boo trills some musical notes for every birdie. Cori then begins:

scientists thinks birds use the same combination of notes, rhythms and pitch as we do.
when researchers slowed down recordings of birdsong from two different species of wren they were surprised to discover they were singing classical music. a white breasted wood wren produced the familiar da da da daaaaah Beethovens Fifth Syrmphony, while a canyon wren sang a trilling cascade that almost exactly echoed the opening of Chopins Revolutionary E'tude. whether or not the composers drew inspiration from the birds song is unclear, but Mozart was at least willing to give credit to his pet starling for inspiring him. when the bird sang his new Piano Concerto in G Major back to him, with the sharps changed to flats,Mozart admitted it was an improvement and incorporated the starlings changes.
Birds produce many sounds made by orchestral musical instruments. the Australian Diamond Firetail Finch sounds like a oboe. the White-bellied green Imperial Pigeon or Strawberry Finch could easily be mistaken for a flute. the Potoo sings like a bassoon. the Western Crowned Pigeon from New Guinea woos its mates with notes that could be produced by a tuba. the Nightingale may have mother natures best musical ear. it can repeat complicated pieces of music containing 60 different "phrases" its singing abilities are exceptional with a repertoire including 900 different types of melody.
tomorrow i will talk more about birds and their singing.
THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

LOVE CORI AND BOO BOO (campaign manger)

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.

03/06/2014 04:46.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
Boo Boo rubs beak gloss on Coris beak, before her speech, to make it glisten.

the goose barnacle gets it name from the long rubbery stalk that attaches this crustacean to ships, whales or pilings. to the ancients, this resemblance to the neck of a goose was more than a mere coincidence, goose barnacles were actually thought to be the embryos of barnacle geese, a small species that winters in europa. people thought they were making an educated guess since no one had ever seen a barnacle goose nest since there breeding grounds are in the far arctic and the birds black and white plumage was thought to match the light and dark plates of the barnacles
Pelicans were mistakenly believed to feed their young on their own blood and were medieval symbols of sacrifice .an emblem adopted by the christian churches in the dark ages.

Boo Boo breathes a sigh of relief that Cori got through the speech without any mishaps.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

ps: HAPPY HUMPDAY!

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03/05/2014 02:54.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
How are you today, sweetheart? My fister CuBird came to us as a frother, but did lay an egg New Year's Eve. Boy, was that a surprise for everybirdy because we thought we had a little frother. She still wouldn't have been found out eggcept she ate the egg leaving half an empty shell. Pretty funny stuff and she is my neighbor. We like to get on the bottom of our cages and run around and stare at each other. She is funny, not stuck up like my other grey fister Miranda. So when are they coming home from the Pearl? Love and winghugs, Elvis

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.

03/05/2014 10:53.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
I just wanna thank you for those peanut cookies and the float. We just love you flock and have to squawk more often! I think our moms talk to each other more! Have a greyt trip on the Pearl! Love and winghugs, Elvis

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.

03/02/2014 08:13.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oatie...
Thank you for the cookies they are yummy !!! We are having lots of rain here too...I'm so loving it...There's nothing as sweet as the sound of raindrops hitting my roof when I wake up in the morning.

Have a great evening.
Love your friend Snowflake.

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02/28/2014 07:51.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oatie...
Thank you for your daily votes...
If your not on the Pearl today come on by to watch our game today at 3pm pacific time.
Love
Snowflake.

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02/26/2014 07:53.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
JJ, and the rest of the flock, Thank you for sharing in my special day as Angel of the day. We had a party here on the bridge, and were blowing kisses to all our family and friends on earth via the Rainbow net. We love you still. Hugs and angel kisses, Divo

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02/23/2014 07:51.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oatie !
Stop by anytime you need to get away from Sophie ! Lots of space . . . and toys . . . and snacks :)

We're tired of winter here - there's so much snow it's hard to see street signs ! The icicles hanging outside the dining room are bigger than mom ! ! ! The only good part is, she's home this week on mid-winter vacation ! Don't know when the schools will make up all the days they've lost - not a full week since Christmas ! She'll be in school till August at this rate ! YIKES !

Be good ! love Cookie

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02/20/2014 02:36.00 AM Report This Comment  
  a quaker Valentine
If you won't be my Valentine
I'll scream, I'll yell, I'll bite.
I'll cry aloud, I'll start to whine
If you won't be my Valentine.
I'll frown and fret, I'll mope and pine, and
It will serve you right ---
If you won't be my Valentine
I'll scream, I'll Yell, I'll Bite!

love Cookie

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

02/14/2014 09:44.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
Poor Sophie is just hormonal, it's that time of year. She'll be okay in time, the neighbors will just have to put up with it. As for Ipo, she needs to learn to value beak and toes! Wow, she has some nerve trying for your food, or picking a fight with JJ.
I took a chunk of mom's hand last night when she dared to clean my cage and pull all the shredded papers out. She explained to me that it was necessary, but it took me so long to arrange those papers just the way I wanted them, I just got mad. After she wiped everything down she put some more of the yellow pages in my cage for me, so I was happy.
Polly can't get an appointment until March 4th, so until then she'll be on pain meds and an NSAID liquid. Mom is carrying her on the steps as much as possible, but she manages to sneak up or down occasionally. Mom doesn't want her to do any more damage to the leg. The good news is that when mom goes for the consult on March 4, if Polly is approved for surgery, they will do it right then.
This morning at the center mom cleaned after the outdoor raccoons again, then she had the RVS room. The heron seems to be doing better each time she goes there. It's such an improvement from when he came in. The staff thought he wouldn't survive the night. He had leeches in his mouth, he was dehydrated, and had that wing injury with lots of missing feathers. He looks and acts so much better now. The pigeon is also doing a little better. The ground hog is going to be the biggest boy out there this spring when he finally gets released. He should get lots of girls with the way he looks! All the bats in the RVS room are looking good, too. They sure can eat a lot.
I hope you are having a good day, and getting lots of love as well as staying warm. Hugs, Falco

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02/12/2014 10:23.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
and Ipo of course! If you haven't made it to our rented yacht sailing the Caribbean this month, what are you waiting for? It's sunny and warm here, not like it is at home!
On another note, please go to the calendar page, 190654, and read Squeaky's message! We need lots of friends to sign up for the new bird page for when BC shuts us down. Sunny, Squeaky's mom, will be glad to send you the info.
Mom stayed in all day yesterday, but in the afternoon a guy came with a shovel and got the driveway cleared. Of course, it snowed again last night, because we haven't had enough yet. (That requires a sarcasm font, but there isn't one.) Today she was able to go teach the English class, and the salon wasn't busy, so it worked out for both her students.
Polly dog is favoring her left leg, so mom made a vet appointment for this afternoon. Later she is going out to dinner with her sister, so our time outside cages will come this evening. That's okay, though, because we had all day yesterday. I hope you are staying dry and warm, come see us on the yacht! Hugs, Falco

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02/06/2014 09:58.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
Thanks for the compliment. I like that hat. It's the closest I'll get to a Valentine pic, too. It's good that Ipo is getting so much better with you, now we just have to convince Sophie to be nicer to all of you, too. It sounds like JJ is getting on well, and adjusting to his new home as well as mom.
Did you love the ads for the big game? Mom's faves were the coke ad, the doberhuahua ad, and the dog/Clydesdale ad. Hearing America the Beautiful in other languages reminded mom of just how beautiful and diverse our country is, the dober ad was just funny with that big headed dog, and the Bud ad, even though we don't drink beer, is always a good one. Still not better than the frogs, though.
Not much is going on today, we're having our neighbor here for dinner, since mom bought some ground meat, and knows he likes meat loaf. He's supplying the potatoes, but we think it's gonna be ones he bought, not ones he grew. Those are done, we think. We are in the hunkering down phase again, there's supposed to be a massive storm heading this way, dropping many more inches of snow on us, just in case we haven't had enough yet.
I hope you are having a great day, staying warm and dry and getting lots of love. Hugs, Falco

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02/04/2014 09:46.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank You!!
Hi Oatie,
Thanks for the congratulations on my BOTD win, I had a great day and even got a new toy!! Pecked your vote button....gotta fly I'm up past my perch time :)
Sissy

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02/02/2014 10:47.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
It's sure good to hear from you. I'm sorry mom was sick, then that Ipo was mean to you. Wow, that even upset Sophie, too! Poor babies, all of you. I'm glad JJ is doing all right, Peppino hasn't heard from him, so I'll let him know.
We got a note from Crystal saying Jenny and the flock will have a week long time out, then they will be back.
Mom cleaned the outdoor raccoon cages today, and boy was it cold! They are putting blankets on the cement so their little paws don't get frozen, but the blankets were stiff as boards this morning, frozen to the ground. She also cleaned the great blue heron's cage, and the RVS room, which only has one ground hog and about 6 bats. It was a fairly easy day at the center. She also sees a lot of improvement in her English students this week. They were both telling her about Tet, the New Year celebration in Vietnam. It lasts about a week, and is at the same time as Chinese New Year. They visit relatives, starting with the oldest, then visit friends. They don't just say Happy New Year, but they wish for everyone health, happiness, prosperity, and whatever else. They give each other red envelopes with money in them, too.
Mom walked the dogs when she got back, because it was so cold this morning. It was up to about 9 degrees when she took them out. Now she's home and not going anywhere for the rest of the day. Hope you are having a fine day, staying warm and cozy, and getting lots of attention. Hugs, Falco

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01/29/2014 11:52.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Humpday Oatie
More snow - mom is up extra early today - never buy a home with a front facing bedroom ! The plow woke her at about 3:30 and she just couldn't get back to sleep ! So here we are making our morning visits dropping off love and wishes for a wonderful day :) Be warm today !

Mom remembers when she lived in VA as a girl - because they don't have equipment to deal with snow, first flake and everything closed ! School, stores . . .


And if you get a chance, go try your wing at Name That Tune on page 231616 - songs to take the chill out of your bones this week !

love Cookie

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

01/29/2014 02:22.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
We haven't seen you in forever! Hope all is well with you, your mom and the flock. We miss you a lot.
We all apologize for missing what looked to be a wonderful milonga last night. Mom had every intention of having us there for the whole thing, but she didn't get home until about 9:30, so we just basically made an appearance. By the time we got back it looked like everybirdie had gone home.
Here's what happened: Mom knew it would be a late dinner because of the weather. Her son in law is a mail carrier, and he had a rough day because of the snow yesterday. He phoned about 6:15 saying they would be on their way to pick mom up shortly. By the time they got here, there was a white out! Snow everywhere, roads slick, nothing had been treated since late afternoon when the last snow stopped. They were right out in the beginning of a new and severe storm. They got to the restaurant a long time later, sliding on some of the roads and mom was hanging on in the back seat, hoping for the best. Anyway, by the time they finished dinner, the major roads had been plowed and salted, and they followed a plow/salt truck up the biggest hill to get back. It was definitely an adventure that mom does not want to repeat!
When mom got back from walking the dogs this morning, she refilled the peanut feeder for the squirrels and the bird feeders for the wild little ones.
Hopefully we can have a milonga in a warm place again next month, and we will be able to attend. We are leaving our avatars up because they remind us all that winter can't possibly last forever.
Hope you are staying warm and dry today and getting lots of love and attention. Hugs, Falco

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01/26/2014 09:22.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
Thanks for stopping by with BOTD congratulations. We want to invite you to come by and take a swim in the Castle Moat but it is frozen over. Are for interested in ice skating? Hehehe.

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01/25/2014 08:51.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oatie
Happy Saturday - more snow and bitter cold coming today ! Mom says not to worry though, a short nap this afternoon and I'm ready for my trip to Costa Rica tonight ! My sunscreen and speedo are packed and ready to go :) Can't wait for the Milonga - we've had so much cold and snow ! Just this week mom got out of school early Tuesday and had a delayed opening on Wednesday - temps reached a balmy 19 yesterday !

Come on in and we'll share the cookies and watch a loud movie with lots of explosions - we can yell KA-BOOM with it !



Have a great day ! love Cookie

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

01/25/2014 03:12.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oatie~
Thank you so much for the cookies! I love peanut butter on anything! I have a bit of it on toast nearly every morning! You are so sweet to think of me!
I am sorry to hear that Sophie was being so pesky today! I guess she doesn't like to share mom with anyone. I'm sorta like that too but since I'm an only bird it's not a big deal!
I hope the internet problem is fixed for you all soon. We are still dealing with computer problems but mom is slowly working on them. Since dad will be gone for a while it's up to her to figure out what is wrong and try to get it fixed. It's still very slow and it still crashes every once in a while! It's a pain!!
Sleep tight and sweet dreams sweetie!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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01/24/2014 08:59.48 PM Report This Comment  
  I apologize for my absence!
Mum got carried away with studying for finals in November and she completely forgot about BirdChannel. If you want to visit me, I now have an Instagram at @/SheldonTheConure. Instagram is much easier for me to be active on. Hope to hear from you soon!

-Sheldon

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01/12/2014 12:36.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
We wish you a safe, happy, and healthy 2014 for your family and flock as well as for you.
Sorry we didn't get online yesterday to blog all our friends. The only thing we did was to vote and wish Happy Hatchday. Mom was entertaining yesterday. Well, she is entertaining to us every day, but yesterday she held her annual open house for family, neighbors, and friends. Some of each came, too! We even got to meet Gus's mom and dad, and we saw Aunt Carol, Cori's and Booboo's mom again, too. So she was busy cooking, cleaning, then hosting, and finally, cleaning up. By the time she got done, she was really beat, so she didn't get us here to say another Happy New Year to everybirdie.
Today is back to normal for all of us, and it's snowing, so mom won't be going to the pool. She will spend the day with us and a good book, I suspect. Hope you are having a wonderful day and getting lots of scritchies. Hugs, Falco

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