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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.
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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

10 years old   F


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
since we are still getting winter advisory warnings, more snow and temps still dropping down to the low 10s i thought i would talk about chickadees those cute little black and white balls of fluff we see flying around outside in this weather. Chickadees Are Cold Weather Machines

Though any bird that survives winter in the North amazes those of us that depend on furnaces and warm blankets, the black-capped chickadee may be the most incredible of all winter survivors. although none can compare to the emperor penguin thats for sure.

“Black-capped Chickadees have a wonderful assortment of adaptations for the winter. “Carefully hidden food items, dense winter coats, specially selected winter roost cavities, and perhaps most remarkable of all, the ability to go into nightly hypothermia, thus conserving large amounts of energy, greatly increases the chances of survival,” The ability to go into regulated hypothermia actually lowers the chickadee’s body temperature in a controlled manner, down to about 12 or 15 degrees (F.) below their normal daytime temperature of 108 degrees (F.). This remarkable adaptation allows the bird to conserve almost 25 percent of its hourly metabolic expenditure when the outside temperature is at freezing. The lower the outside temperature, the more energy conserved

“Chickadees are not the suburban wimps that some people think they are as every winter morning chickadees replace the fat they used overnight and struggle against starvation and stinging cold. even though they are tough survivors that live close to the edge of life i still find myself partial to Bue Jays as i spot their bright blue color against the white snow and hear them calling out to me every morning. at least i like to think they are calling out to me.

love BOO BOO the rare Blue Bali Mynah

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI vote HULK BOTM 149144 & BOO BOO vote HULK BOTM 149144.

03/02/2015 05:03.34 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Oatie
We have been absent of late as BC problems, Internet problems and mom says she was too BUSY. Um Yeah, riggght .... I think she was just being lazy lol. Daddy wrecked his truck on the snow and ice yesterday. He is ok but that's like wreck number 4 in the last 43 years ... Mom thinks he needs to stop that trend. Have a great day, V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

Come visit me, Captain (Cappy), Rudy, Dory & Dixie.

02/24/2015 09:53.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Oatie and Makana -
I know you're just trying to protect your sweet mama Oatie, but it's probably not a real good idea to attack anyone coming to visit ! Today was the coldest one so far ! ! So cold it hurts - but as mom said - you don't have to shovel cold ! So she did go out yesterday and get her feathers trimmed and pick up a few groceries since snow comes today - only 4-6 inches, and I know it's not much but YIKES ! More ?

Something really sad and disturbing happened here yesterday. I was just sitting with mom having a lovely head skritch and all the wild friends were outside on the patio eating, when all of a sudden a hawk flew in - right onto the patio, not 2 feet from the sliding glass door - and snatched up a blue jay ! Right from the porch ! ! ! Mom cried and hugged me tight, I squawked and daddy closed the drape . . . Although there are a lot of hawks around here, none has ever come in this close to the house ! We know that's nature's way, but we don't want to see it !

Hope to see you tonight at Milonga ! And I say hope with all capital letters ! We had some internet problems this morning and it took forever while daddy did a system restore . . . sigh. love you ! Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie says vote HULK #149144, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/21/2015 10:19.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie and Makana
How has YOUR weather been?
We actually are doing pretty well, as long as the furnace works.
We are having a warm up today. The weatherguessers think we may even get up to 30. Lots warmer than the last few days. When mom got the paper she could already tell before 7 am that it was lots warmer.
Not too much snow here, south is getting LOTS today. Sometimes we think the lakes protect us.

Come visit me, Polly; V4 Cydney, ME and Roof Top to 10K & Zippy; V4 Cydney, Polly and Roof Top to 10K.

02/21/2015 09:00.36 AM Report This Comment  
Hi Oatie and Makana,
Well, I made it! 4,000 votes with your help. Now you can help my big frother, Finnegan, if you wish. Thanks a million for both the votes and the cookies!!
Hugs and Kisses, Little Miss Lucy Blue♥

Come visit me, Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

02/19/2015 01:54.51 PM Report This Comment  
Hi Otie,
It was -10 (actual temp) this morning when Momma went to Curves! But I guess she shouldn't complain if your temps are -30!! Thanks for your votes and the cookies. Lucy shared one with me. Momma might not be able to blog this weekend because on top of having Apollo, she has to cook tomorrow for our bird club potluck that's on Sunday. Sat. evening, Apollo's Mom is probably coming over to pick him up and have a little visit. Then on Sunday, there's church. Immediately following that, we rush home, load up the car with food and birds and leave for bird club. It's a 45 min. drive, but it's worth it. Then when we get home Momma has to feed all the other birds, change the papers in their cages, tuck us all in and crash! So we'll see how it goes. But thank you in advance for your votes. :)
Love and Hugs, Finnegan♥

Come visit me, Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

02/19/2015 01:07.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oatie and Makana
Great party for Ipo yesterday ! psst . . . Oatie - you can take the lampshade off now !

Hope you guys had a good Christmas - I discovered that SantaBird is a very forgiving fellow cause I got presents despite my indiscretions ! Great huh ? Today though was the best, even though it rained mom was home all day ! She did some reading and some thank you cards, but everytime I threw a toy to engage her in play she responded just the way I wanted ! ! !

Give your sweet mom my love ! And if I don't get by again in the next couple days ? HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Come visit me, Cookie says vote HULK #149144, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

12/28/2014 03:44.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Merry Christmas Oatie and Makana !
Cookie arrives with a plate of cookies and a poem :

And who are you ?
Not an angel, no.
Nor Herod.
Perhaps you are a magi,
mapping the miracle on a chart of stars;
a shepherd trading sleep
for a chance to see a golden child
in swaddling clothes;
a Simeon
who has hoped for a lifetime to find
the one called Emmanuel, God is with us.
Or are you like Mary,
prayerfully waiting for the King of Kings
to be born in you ?

Well, He is here !
Sing ! Sing ! "O, Holy Night."
Run toward His Light !

Love to all my BC family !

Come visit me, Cookie says vote HULK #149144, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

12/24/2014 03:48.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi sister Quaker
Good to hear from you.

On the beach, we will
build a Sand Man.

Cause in Florida, we,
Don't get any snowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.


Come visit me, Screech & Roof Top.

12/18/2014 02:44.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oatie and Makana !
We're finally getting back to our routine in my house ! Today mom promised to stay home except for a quick run to the market - I have to have my sugar snap peas after all ! Then it's laundry and maybe start working on some crafts for the holidays - tomorrow is December ! Where did the time go ?

Thanks for the cookies - I just finished the last bite of pumpkin pie for breakfast and was in need of something yummy !

Dad moved my cage away from the window so it's harder to watch the outside friends . . . the windows here are old and drafty - be good and give your sweet mama a hug ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie says vote HULK #149144, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/30/2014 02:36.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning
I opened my eyes,
And what did I see?

A cute little Quaker,
That look's just like me.

Thank you. RT

Come visit me, Screech & Roof Top.

11/29/2014 02:23.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
Are your toesies recovered from all the dancing?
If your mom wants to know HOW my mom makes my collars, just let me know.
(I still HATE them)

Come visit me, Polly; V4 Cydney, ME and Roof Top to 10K & Zippy; V4 Cydney, Polly and Roof Top to 10K.

10/19/2014 09:38.27 AM Report This Comment  
Glad you and your flock had fun at the party yesterday
I am resting up for the next party!!!

Come visit me, Ms BB & Mr Sky got hitched 7-20-15!!!, TPB&G., The castle now has Cydney as our Queen, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Jules in the KB. Beach party time!!!!! & Buba, ready for the race.

10/19/2014 07:57.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie and Makana !
You two have to learn to share mom ! There's enough love in her for both of you ! We sure hope she's feeling better today !

It's Sunday - and it's getting chilly and windy here. Dad got up during the night to close windows :( So when mom got up (after sleeping in till almost 6:00 !), instead of getting right on line with her coffee like she usually does, she went out to start cleaning up the back deck. There's a freeze warning for tonight so all the plants have to be cleaned off (bugs) and dragged in before the end of the day . . .

Mom also has a little school work to get done which I'm hoping she'll let me assist with ! Math tests and compositions . . .

Have a great Sunday ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie says vote HULK #149144, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

10/19/2014 06:18.28 AM Report This Comment  
  October BOTM POST number twelve
Hello friends, Jesse here with our Saturday BOTM Adventure Post. As we turned for a final look at BC Lake, the water is once more calm, glass-like and no sign of the past violent storm remains. Even the row-boats have disappeared. "WHAT! The row-boats, their gone!" Kacey exclaims loudly as she stares in disbelief. For indeed the boats had vanished into thin air.
BB looks at Sky and Jesse, then back at the Lake, "I hope we can find the BC Castle. It is funny that it has disappeared on us. I know it is a magical place but why would it vanish on the birds who love it sooooo much???" Then looking down towards the ground she says with a sigh, "Can somebirde please remove Cookie from around my legs? Its hard to waddle this way."
" SURE HOPE WE FIND OUR WAY BACK TO THE CASTLE THEN FIND OUR FRIENDS. THIS IS ONE SCAREY TRIP.' Sweetpepper tells Kiddo with worry in her voice. Kiddo takes her wing in his, and holds her tightly. "We'll get out of here, don't you worry Sweetpepper."
Spot comes to where Sky, BB and Jesse are standing, trying to decide what to do next. Jake walks towards the group, but suddenly stops dead in his tracks. "What was that?" he asks pointing to where he had thought he saw something peaking out of the grass at him. Seeing nothing he joins the others.
Bonbon looks and sees that her picture with Parker is in the photo album Hesse has on his gallery. turning to spot and Parker she says, "Jesse put me and Parker in the profile!Hehee!!! I can't wait to show Snowflake........ Oh no! I forgot that she disappeared!" BonBon starts to cry loudly because she misses her friend!
Spot hugs her and says, "don't worry BonBon. We'll find her and all the others too!"(He sounds more confidant than he feels, but he won't let BonBon see that!)
"Hey, Panther! I have an idea! We're tiels, and fly well! let's go up as high as we can and look for them!"
"Good idea, Spot," says Panther.
Jesse says, "you guys be careful! And keep up in sight range, OK?"
"OK, let's go Panther!" Spot lifts into the air
They fly straight up and fly in a big circle looking for their friends. Finally, they land and report to Jesse. "We didn't see them, we also didn't see the castle in any direction! I think we're lost!"
Worry lines form on Jesse's handsome face again, and he says, "it must be a trick of some kind by the BC ghosts! The Castle has to be there. It's always easy to find from the Lake."
Jake and Sky stand close, talking. "I am certain I saw tiny black eyes staring at me from over there, then they disappeared." Sky looks in the direction Jake indicated. Seeing nothing he frowns. " We better go check it out, just to be sure." The two boys inch closer to where the eyes had been. Parting the grass carefully using a stick Sky found on the ground they lean over for a better looks and suddenly the air is split in two by their terrified screams........
Jesse 227428

Come visit me, Mr and Mrs Sky and BB Thrift, Little Angel, jesse & Queen Sweetie, Thank-you friends for BOTM.

10/18/2014 05:03.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
It was fun to see Makana at the castle. But I was really looking for YOU.
So how are you and Makana getting along? My mom never did get ME another quaker, she thought I was too old to be able to share.
I'm back in my collar, AGAIN. I keep begging for it to be taken off, but mom says I hurt myself, *sigh*

Come visit me, Polly; V4 Cydney, ME and Roof Top to 10K & Zippy; V4 Cydney, Polly and Roof Top to 10K.

10/18/2014 02:21.24 PM Report This Comment  
  October BOTM POST number eleven
Helloooooo, Jesse screams in fright as the row boat bounces wildly on the storm tossed lake. The waves reach high over the sides of the row-boats filling them with cold, icy water. The frightened birds yell for help, their voices lost in the crashes of thunder from above.
After what feels like an eternity, the small wooden row-boats bump roughly into the rocky shores of the BC Lake. With a deep sigh of relief everybirdie scrambles to escape from the angry waters, and wind, jumping over the edge quickly, and running for cover in the nearby brush that watches over the normally quiet Lake. Jesse crawls along the beach, counting heads, making certain everybirdie is safely ashore. With so many disappearing he doesn't plan to take any chances at all from here on. Sitting down beside SKY, BB and Jake Jesse rubs his chin as he thinks of the next thing he ought to do. HE frowns sadly, uncertainly etching his handsome face with worry lines.
"I'm not certain where we are?" Jesse says, sneaking a peak out from around the brush he and the others are hankered down behind.
"We aren't far from the Castle. In fact from every point of BC Lake we can see the Castle. We need to get our bearings." BB says with confidence.
"Ok, Jake and I will head up that small hill and get a better idea where we are." Sky says climbing to his feet, with Jake beside him. ' Be right back" he tells BB and Jesse as they head off up the hill.
"You any idea where we are?" Sky asks Jake as they climb the hillside.
"NOPE!" Jake says looking around slowly. " NEVER saw this place before"
Sky takes Apache's binoculars from his jacket pocket and scans the area. " I can't find the Castle. Actually I can't see anything I recognize."
Sky hands Jake the binoculars. HE looks along time, then " whistles softly. Nope, me either. I think if we head towards the west we will find the Castle, or at least something we will remember."
Sky and Jake climb back down to where they'd left Jesse and BB. After a moment of explanation, they decide that they better keep moving. BB agrees that the Castle should lay tot he West. Jesse once more moves down the brushes, stopping to explain the plan to each group of nervous adventurers. He stops where Falco and Boo Boo sit quietly looking rather scared. " I'll get you outta here, and we will find the others. I promise." Falco smiles softly.
"OKAY, everybirdie, let's keep moving. I am sure that if we keep heading WEST we will locate the Castle, or somewhere we will all recognize. We need to hurry, we have to find Sugar, Cori, Pepper, Gus, Snowflake and Cydney."
With much murmuring the tired, wet, scared birdies follow Jesse as he begins to walk towards the West. The group climbs a small hill, coming to rest at the top for a moment. As they reach the summit, the wind fades, the clouds part, and once more the sky shines blue, and golden with the warm sunshine.
Jesse 227428

Come visit me, Mr and Mrs Sky and BB Thrift, Little Angel, jesse & Queen Sweetie, Thank-you friends for BOTM.

10/17/2014 03:27.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oatie and Makana !
Sure hope mom is feeling better ! Did you two ever find her bug ? Give it a good nip ?

It's a really wet pouring rain kind of day here ! Nice to sleep to, but that's about it ! Mom doesn't want to go to school in it and dad is supposed to go into the city later to do a class - he's hoping it's over by then.

When mom gets home, she wants to clean my cage :( She just doesn't appreciate good art ! My new design concept is crumple up all the paper you can find and stuff it in your food and water bowls ! Clever huh ?

In the meantime, you have a great Thursday :) love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie says vote HULK #149144, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

10/16/2014 01:43.03 AM Report This Comment  
Hi Oatie,
How's Makana doing? I hope she likes you and her new home. Well, my Daddy's been home for a week now, and he's been sick over half of that time. He is very nauseous. So he spends a great deal of the time in bed. Mommy thinks it's the new medication that the doctor put him on after taking him off the IV's. He had another MRI this past Monday and has three doctors' appointments next week. This is his life...poor Daddy. All he wants to do is get better. That's what we are all hoping for.

My frother, Finnegan had a great time last weekend at the Pet Expo. He got to visit with so many people, and almost all of them wanted to hold him. Mommy entered my little fister, Dolly in two contests, a costume contest and a talent contest. She should have won both! But those judges are so predjudiced in favor of dogs. Anyway, Mommy put a little tiny pink fringe around Dolly's best collar and she looked SOOO cute it! She was the only bird entered in the costume contest, but the judges picked the two little girls and their dog and cat who belonged to the Emcee. The dog was wearing a onesie (that babies wear) and the cat was in a stroller.) Do you think that there was some favoritism shown there?? However, Dolly did place 3rd in the talent contest, after a dog that howled and a puppy that didn't do anything, but looked cute. Dolly played dead in Mommy's hand, laying on her back. Then she said "hello" to everyone a couple of times and danced! Eveyone thought that those dogs didn't stand a chance. But once again the judges' predjuice showed. I hope that my Mommy doesn't sound like a poor sport, but she wants new judges next year, ones that love birdies.
Love and Big Hugs,
Your Friend, Little Miss Lucy♥

Come visit me, Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

10/03/2014 09:42.41 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Oatie
I am rather shocked as I didn't even know that I won botd!!!! We didn't get a notice in our email from BC and mom was out all day on Sunday:( She will have to spoil me tomorrow as I am in bed now:) Something for me to enjoy...hehe. Thank you for wishing me a congrats:) Wish I had known....



Come visit me, In loving memory of my beloved Joey, Cleo, Chicklet, Poppy, Jazz & Sunny-Thank you every birdie! Wow!.

09/29/2014 08:57.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
Thanks for the intro to your new fister. Have a great Monday. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

Come visit me, Captain (Cappy), Rudy, Dory & Dixie.

09/29/2014 07:25.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
Hi, long time no blog, but now i'm back...for a while at least! What's going on on BC & what's new?
Mum just posted some pics of some of her stuff. It's just a very small selection of what she's been making. Not so many birds anymore, but she really loves to make Barbie clothes & has a whole big bag full of it. She's been to quite a few markets & her stuff is ever so popular. Tomorrow she's going to one again. It's called "our love market" & all the things on sale have to be made with love, so mum thought that's perfect for her.
Hope you're well & your family is too.
Big hug & birdie kisses,v4u
Jivu ♥

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06/13/2014 02:07.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
We are praying for fast healing for ipo and for forgiveness for Sophie. Did ipo's beak get hurt like my frother Rudy?? Either way speedy healing thoughts and love. Have a wonderful day. Please give ipo a hug from me. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

Come visit me, Captain (Cappy), Rudy, Dory & Dixie.

06/04/2014 04:45.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie,
Yes I did have a wonderful Day at the castle with the Queen Chipper.I was a wonderful experience. Thank you for your vote.

Winged Hugs Bilou

Come visit me, Bilou & Strawberry.

05/23/2014 06:39.50 PM Report This Comment  
Hi Oatie,
Good news...Daddy has actually felt a bit better the past two days. We are anxiously awaiting "our" swans' eggs to hatch and to see the little cygnets again. We've had one batch of goslings hatch and another single baby, although we haven't seen the single in a few days. We hope it's ok. What flowers are actually good to eat for us birdies? Momma hasn't planted a thing yet!
Love and hugs from Finnegan♥

Come visit me, Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

05/23/2014 03:18.02 PM Report This Comment  
You are quite a pretty Quaker...Thanks for stopping by...V4U..Today the campaign blog I will talk more about Cockatiel food and supplements....Millet sprays are very popular and easily prepared. Simply immerse one or two sprays for each pair of cockatiels, i a bowl of warm water for a day, then remove them and wash them thoroughly under running water from the tap, transferring them to a colander if necessary.The cockatiels normally accept the soaked millet greedily,eating all the kernels after a few hours, but always remove the sprays after a day, otherwise they are likely to turn moldy and can threaten the cockatiels' health.You also can feed them dry to your cockatiel.Cockatiels also benefit from a regular supply of green food.This is a valuable source of Vitamin A, which is usually deficient in seed..Suitable green foods they like is Meadow Grass, Spinach or Beet leaves, Canary seed grass and Chickweed...Cuttlefish bone, Grit and Iodine is important in their diet..Cuttlefish bone is a vital part of the diet of the adult cockatiel because its main ingredient is calcium.You may also want to provide a calcium block...Budgerigar grit is suitable for cockatiels it can provide valuable minerals, and oyster shell, in particular, dissolves quite readily in the cockatiel's digestive system, compared with relatively insoluble mineralized grit.Pet shop also sell iodine blocks that you simply fix in place in the cage.They provide the iodine required by the thyroid glands in the neck that influence the cockatiel's metabolism and overall level of activity.Seed is low in iodine.....Hope you are having a great Thursday...Birdie wings hugs to you.....Sam :o)

Come visit me, QUEEN CYDNEY "THANKS FOR MAKING ME BOTM" NEXT 10K, Sam ", Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy " & Princess "Loves Tweety".

05/22/2014 06:17.33 PM Report This Comment  
Hey Oatie,
So nice to hear from you. That's an odd thing that seems to happen now and then...I appear in the BOTD photo and fake everyone out! I don't know how that happens, but I think that the BC likes my photo. Hehe. We've had lots of company the past few weeks, first one one of my skin sisters, then my skin bro, then his girl friend. So Momma hasn't let me be on the computer...too busy. It was finally a nice day today. Daddy is little better some days, and other days, he's not. Big Hugs from Finnegan

Come visit me, Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

05/19/2014 06:41.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oatie
Wow, a package for me? I know I'll love it! Thanks so much. You know, I'm never ever scared of mom. She does look different without her glasses on, but that's okay with me. I love her anyway. She knows I do, too! Hope you are having a good spring there, Oatie. It sounds like Mom is planting away. My mom has decided to stick with flowers only from now on, since the bunnies, ground hogs, and raccoons get the veggies first. Of course, she says that, but we know she'll end up planting at least a few tomatoes, peppers, and such. It just wouldn't be summer without fresh veggies. Hope you are having a good day. I'll share the anise with Peppino, okay? Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, HULK (149144) for BOTM, Peppino, vote for HULK & Falco, vote Hulk for BOTM.

04/27/2014 08:32.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Chipper Here...
I see you came today to give me my vote!
It is so nice to meet everyone in your flock.

Hope you are having a nice weekend. Thank you for voting for me for BOTM. Leaving a vote for you too!

Your friend,

Come visit me, Chipper.

04/26/2014 03:28.06 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Oatie
No, mom is hopeful that the eggs are no more and that I will not lay again. I am molting so breeding season is over. Yeah, it is strange how the humans collect and save our feathers. Ours does the same thing. There are several little bags with our names on them and mom covets those things as soon as we drop 'em! I hope you do get to have some nice veggies from your garden:) Must be nice. Hope you have a good day:)



Come visit me, In loving memory of my beloved Joey, Cleo, Chicklet, Poppy, Jazz & Sunny-Thank you every birdie! Wow!.

04/23/2014 01:56.11 PM Report This Comment  
Hey come on lets go tour the castle then go out for a swim then if your up to it we can get a game of sand volleyball going. We are going to rock this Castle and have a great time today. There so much to see and do. So let's not waste time lets go . Voted for you. BBF king WADDLES

Ron & Dee Ann, Bellevue, NE.

04/22/2014 09:24.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank you Oatie!
I DID have a very special day at the castle. They really know how to throw an egg hunt and Easter Dinner celebration, that's for sure. Your joining in on the party by visiting my page made the day that much more memorable. Thanks for your company on my winning day.

Riza •v•

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04/21/2014 07:11.43 PM Report This Comment  
Waddles runs him hugs him and Oatie's mommy we love you all my mom sends hugs to. Ok what you got to eat this Quaker hungry tehe We are all doing Good as you see Winter ( Lutino mom ) and Stormy ( pearl pied dad) are parent for the second time. Now Coco ( cinnamon dad) and SHILOH ( pearl mom) are setting on 4 eggs to grrrr those tiels need to stop having babies. The weather here has been crazy one day its cold and raining the next its sunny and warm we got a snow STIRM a few nights ago after mom planted some flowers but they ok . Dad been trying to till the garden area but with work and weather he having a hard time. I know we will plant tomatoes, cucumbers. Peppers and maybe some peas and green beans dad said. We sure can't wait. Sounds like the flock is keeping you on your toes. So is Jack Jack new to your flock? Mom got the windows open so we all yelling letting the neighbors know we are still here. We want to wish you a Happy Easter and sending lots of hugs . BBF WADDLES VOTED FOR YOU

Ron & Dee Ann, Bellevue, NE.

04/18/2014 05:04.00 PM Report This Comment  
  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;)


Come visit me, In loving memory of my beloved Joey, Cleo, Chicklet, Poppy, Jazz & Sunny-Thank you every birdie! Wow!.

04/14/2014 06:12.55 PM Report This Comment  
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 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.
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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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.


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03/22/2014 05:44.55 PM Report This Comment  
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!

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03/21/2014 01:50.48 PM Report This Comment  
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  
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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03/19/2014 04:28.03 PM Report This Comment  
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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03/18/2014 02:39.25 PM Report This Comment  
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