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Hi! My name is Stormy

I am a Cockatiel from Dingmans Ferry, PA.

Storm Baby

2 years old   M

Cockatiel

He loves millet and pieces of food from the table.

He just likes to be on a perch in the cage.

Will not attempt to even get on the swing.

Mom keeps lots of different foods in our cage. We never get bored with any one type of food.

He likes his brother Sam to preen his head feathers..

Like to eat my Treats and also talking to the mirror..

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  Monday, Monday !
and another week begins ! Mom is hoping to get into her classroom today and start pushing a few desks and bookcases about. She'd really like to get things finished in there this week so that she has next week to play ! It's only a couple weeks till she goes back - day after Labor Day and then the kids come in on that Wednesday.

G'pa picks up his new car day after tomorrow, so mom and dad will get to see it on Saturday. Mom drives a Ford and has been very happy with it so far - of course she has only 50,000 miles on hers. But MY Laura has a Focus and she's got near 200,000 ! ! ! Of course it helps that her dad is a mechanic !

Have a happy Monday ! love Cookie

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08/18/2014 05:03.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Stormy
The weather near us for the most part is fairly mild. Never too many hot days in a row, not usually humid and rarely gets below freezing. Just need more rain.

Be wonderful if they bloom again as know fall/winter in the east won't see too many flowers then.

Sounds like kids there are only starting a week later than the ones here. The parronts just have to remember not to drive near any schools during the drop off/pick up times as always a jam up and too many bad parront drivers.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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08/18/2014 04:52.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
now that the weather is starting to warm up a bit all the county pools are closing due to lack of lifeguards who are all starting school in a few days. the pools will still be open on the weekends weather permitting until labor day. at least now i will be able to get outside while mom puts around in the yard.

love Boo Boo

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08/17/2014 11:02.22 PM Report This Comment  
  hey Stormy !
Today should be a bit better ! Yesterday the parronts got home later than I would have liked. G'pa went and bought a new car - he has a Chevy Malibu, but g'ma won't go anywhere with him. There have been 3 recalls just this year and nothing fixed cause the parts aren't available yet ! So he traded it in for a Subaru Forester. Hopefully, g'ma will feel more comfortable riding in that . . .

Have a happy Sunday ! love you - Cookie

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08/17/2014 05:58.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi,Stormy
Temps here continue to be around 80, but more inland is getting the 90s. Glad the flowers are looking okay after the trauma of the deer and hopefully they'll be blooming again for frost occurs.

Hopefully Sam will calm down soon. Know it is tough to clean a birdhouse being pecked at.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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08/17/2014 05:09.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Stormy
Wow, 60s for summer is very cool, but then you do have lots of trees that absorb the heat. Good you had sunshine. We continue to hover around 80. Good summer temps for us.

Gosh, the nerve of those deer eating the flowers off the plants that were only moved temporarily. One of the things that happen if live near woods, right? Hopefully the plants will recover.

Sounds like Sam'll be in lockdown a tad more if he's being too nippy? That's what happens to us and can't be over fast enough for mom.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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08/15/2014 05:20.38 AM Report This Comment  
  TGIF !
Although things like that don't matter too much during the summer . . . which, I might add sadly, is almost over :( At least the weather is perfect - day 2 of mid-70s and sunshine ! Next week mom is going to try to go to school to get her classroom set up . . . sigh

Me and mom noticed that there have been several more hummingbirds outside the last couple days . . . about time ! They must have been dining elsewhere this summer !

Today mom is going to try to get out shopping for a while - daddy's birthday is next week - I think we should get him some sugar snap peas - don't you ? Or maybe corn on the cob ?

Have a happy Friday :) love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie and Petunia - ready to win !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/15/2014 05:17.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
the womans car dropped 15 feet into the sink hole. you couldn't see it because of all the water, mud and debris. they managed to haul the car out of the hole later that night. the township says it is not their responsibility but the property owners. the store owner only rents the store so it will be paid for and repaired by the property owner and hopefully his insurance. it turns out the property owner is a neuro surgeon and he has invested heavily in rental properties.

love Boo Boo

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08/14/2014 10:16.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi,Stormy
Yeah, heard something about the polar vortex returning. Hopefully it won't be so cold as last year was for some areas. Didn't really affect our area as we aren't north enough for it to reach.

Is Sam being hormonal? Hopefully he'll calm down soon. This past year we've been terrible to each other with the constant beak battling when hormonal. Mom had to intervene more than usual though we weren't really near hurting each other.

Temps here continue to hover around 80, that is just fine with us.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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08/14/2014 04:50.02 AM Report This Comment  
  I missed you so much Stormy !
We had a great vacation ! The only problem is I SOMETIMES get carsick and I was fine on the way up Saturday, but a bit queasy on the way home today. The weather at the lake was poifect ! ! ! I got to hang out on the porch every single day but Tuesday when we had clouds and intermittent rain. Being in farm country all my veges were fresh picked . . . hear that Kiddo ? Fresh picked sugar snap peas ! Yummy in my tummy ! Mom is putting some pictures on my page so everybirdie can see MY spot ! The other night there was a rainbow out around dinner time - I do believe it was my buddy TOOTH saying good-bye - sure made me sad to hear that upon my return :( (miss you buddy - fly high and free)

We were going to stay a couple more days but the forecast was for on and off rain straight through the weekend :( And there is NOTHING to do when that happens ! So here I am ! ! ! And boy did I miss all of you !

Love from a broken hearted over Mr. Tooth - Cookie

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08/13/2014 03:45.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
.our big black gum tree leaves are starting to change color and they are starting to drop off. the land where we live in Pittsburgh is very unstable because of all the layers of shale and clay and coal and after being inundated with so much rain water a sinkhole has opened up near to where we live. a woman was leaving a retail shop on a busy road and was backing out of her parking space when her car began to rock and tilt and suddenly she start sinking down and called the store owner on her cell phone, who ran out of the store and ulled the woman out of the car window just as the car sank further down into the hold and then suddenly disappeared. we had helicopters flying above our house for hours from the local news stations filming this and reporting on it. mom also thinks the sink hole is probably an after effect from fracking activity and the frackers
haven't even gotten started with all the different well sites they have planned.

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08/12/2014 10:16.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
its been raining here for 24 hours. no meteor shower show for us to see. speaking of water... Add A Little Water To Make Your Yard Irresistible To Birds
Because many birds do not eat seeds, suet or sugar water, there is another way to draw them in from the natural cover for close-up viewing.
In various forms, water will attract the insect- and worm-eating birds that would not otherwise be drawn to your yard.

The simplest and least expensive way to provide water for birds is in a ceramic or metal birdbath mounted on a pedestal.
As long as the water is clean, and changed frequently, birds will respond. The presence of water, the third essential to bird life in a backyard habit, will attract birds that would not otherwise be seen. In spring and summer, when the neotropical species are in the North, birds such as flycatchers, wrens, robins, vireos, thrushes and even owls will readily come to water, but not to feeders.

A better solution may be to set up a birdbath with moving water that is pumped from one level to another. The sound and motion of water is a great attractant for birds and will draw them in from some distance to drink and bathe.
The ideal water area for birds is a recirculating, multi-tiered pool in which an electric pump moves the water to the uppermost level, which allows it to flow back to the lowest level, and then back again to the top. As long as there are many shallow areas, no more than a couple of inches deep, the birds will use all the levels of water as it flows from one to another. There have been times when as many as 13 American robins or 10 cedar waxwings have used such a bird bath at one time.

Water is not only essential to the survival of birds, but its presence in a backyard habitat will guarantee the attractions of a whole different spectrum of bird species

love Boo Boo.

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08/11/2014 09:47.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Stormy
No fireplace here. Think about every other house has one but people don't use 'em much. Think newer homes have the gas type. Can imagine how eggspensive it is to have enough wood to keep warm in winter. Our temps are usually very mild and rarely go below freezing. Can't imagine trying to keep warm in those single digits or (gulp!) below zero temps that we hear happened with the polar vortex eggspecially factoring in wind chill.

How funny that even the wild critters know to avoid that area of the yard. Figures they know what is there.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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08/11/2014 05:06.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
i had a busy time tonight. i took all my treasures i had hidden and put them in moms tennis shoes. i had a blue glass crystal, a shiny silver ball bearing, a tiny smooth rond river rock, a silver screw an a silver bolt. mom is happy i didn't put any crickets in there.

love Boo Boo

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08/10/2014 09:44.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Stormy
The parronts have the same issue during winter as they have a wall heater. They did purchase a portable heater but never used it. Guess they were a lil wary of using it so have two down comforters instead when it gets cold.

Hmmm, really can't think what might grow back there but if anything did know that no hooman would want to eat it!

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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08/10/2014 04:59.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
Be Sure To Catch The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Next Week
Perseid meteors are easily seen with the naked eye.
The annual Perseid meteor shower should be visible in the night sky early next week, peaking between August 10 and August 13.

A waning Gibbous Moon (the phase following a full moon) may make it harder for observers to see the shower. Despite this, astronomers suggest that you try your luck at catching some Perseids before dawn on August 11, 12 and 13. At its peak, you can see 60 to a 100 meteors in an hour from a dark place away from the lights of civilization.

If your local weather cooperates, the best night for viewing is looking to beTuesday night— really more early Wednesday morning.

The best viewing hours should be between 11 p.m. and dawn, when the constellation Perseus is above the horizon. Although the meteors appear to come from Perseus, they actually are part of a debris trail left by Comet Swift-Tuttle, which the Earth encounters every August.

To spot meteors, find a dark-sky spot away from street lights. Perseids can appear anywhere in the sky; astronomers recommend looking in whatever direction the sky is darkest for you.

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08/09/2014 10:23.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
Seen those portable a/c units but don't have one here. Would think for a smaller area they'd be ideal. The parronts won't invest in central air here since the place is small. Certainly the more inland areas of CA need the a/c since they often have temps over 90. Our area is a bit more moderate and getting those 90s+ don't usually last more than a few days before a cooldown.

Would doubt that anything would grow in that special spot where the grass clippings get tossed, heehee.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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08/09/2014 05:03.27 AM Report This Comment  
  I miss you already !
I'm going on vacation with mom and dad ! I'm sure going to miss all my friends while I'm up at the lake house - and I'll be thinking of you every day ! See you either Thursday or Friday depending on the weather !

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08/09/2014 03:19.46 AM Report This Comment  
  HI STORMY
When the Spanish explorer Don Juan Manual Ayala visited San Francisco Bay in 1775, the island we now call Alcatraz was little more than a mound of sandstone whitened by the droppings of many generations of seabirds.
For the next 200 years, human use and alteration of the island all but eliminated the birds.
But now, despite the nearly 5,000 people who visit the island daily, the birds of Alcatraz appear to be making a comeback.
The recovery started about a decade ago, when portions of the island were first closed to visitors and birds such as Brandt’s Cormorants, Pelagic Cormorants, and Pigeon Gillemots steadily increased their numbers along the rocky slopes. Since then, Western Gulls have virtually taken over the top of the island. These ground-nesting birds normally nest on inaccessible rocky sea cliffs or islands to avoid predation and other sources of nest disturbance. Once humans were forbidden from portions of Alcatraz, the birds felt comfortable enough to nest amid the rubble of former buildings.
Alcatraz has also been discovered by several species that probably didn’t nest there in the days before Europeans arrived. During the years when the island was used as a prison, tons of soil was imported from the mainland to allow the establishment of gardens and landscaping. The hardy plants that remain were allowed to grow wild and now cover significant parts of the island. A large colony of Black-crowned Night Herons has become established in the dense foliage of some of the low shrubs. Great Egrets also nest there, taking advantage of the trees that now grow on the protected east side of the island.
Most reference sources attribute the name “Alcatraz” to the Spanish word for “pelican,” which is “alcarez.” And while pelicans frequently visit the bay, it’s doubtful they ever nested on Alcatraz.
A look at the island today, particularly the west side, which is often completely covered with nesting cormorants, may reveal the true source of the name. We know that Don Juan Manual Ayala named the rock for the birds he saw there, but maybe he called it “alcatraceo,” the Spanish word for “cormorant”.
HAPPY TGIF DAY LOVE BOO BOO

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08/08/2014 11:30.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy !
TGIF ! Today will be a busy one in my house as we prepare for our annual vacation to Skaneateles up in the Finger Lakes. We originally weren't going to leave till Sunday but the weather in the middle of next week looks iffy, so we're leaving early. Her duffel is already packed and my travel cage is cleaned - daddy still has to pack and mom still has to pack MY toys !

We have a really pretty day here today to do all this packing in . . . naturally I'll spend my time supervising all of this activity !

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08/08/2014 04:58.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi,Stormy
Many people probably don't have a/c but know that many will go and hang out in the a/c malls. Most have places to sit with couches and tables. The bigger ones take hours to shop anyway.

The last couple of nights it hasn't been as cool so the parronts had to peel back a layer of covers. Even with the window open there wasn't much of a breeze making it cool. No a/c in the bedroom.

So, guess nothing is really growing in that spot your dad tossed the unwanted presents? Mom's childhood dog used the ivy patch in the farthest corner of the yard as a potty. Worked great as no one had to clean it up.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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08/08/2014 04:53.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
i am not looking forward to tomorrow. today mom had Cori and me outside on the porch and i watched as dad held Coris beak open and mom dremmeled Coris lower beak. you wouldne believe all the screams that were coming from that big green cry baby bird. tomorrow mom says she is going to trim my nails but i am much braver than Cori so i won't scream but i sure won't like it one bit.

love Boo Boo

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08/07/2014 10:15.56 PM Report This Comment  
  hi Stormy !
It cooled off nice here after about a half hour of dark and windy (but no rain !) weather yesterday afternoon . . .

Mom and dad are talking about leaving on Saturday instead of Sunday for vacation to take advantage of the weekend weather. Storms are supposed to start rolling through up there on Wednesday - which would cut my time on the screened in porch short ! So while dad is at work today, me and mom will start organizing and getting the last of the laundry done so we can pack tomorrow ! That's the nice thing about having a family vacation home (Skaneateles - one of the Finger Lakes in central NY), we can come and go without reservations :) The only bummer part is there is no tv (other than our dvd player) and no internet service - the mile long dirt road doesn't even have a name - just Firelane 16 - it's a right of way through a farmer's field ! Mom is bringing along the laptop in case she can access wifi at one of the coffee houses or the library in town. She figures as long as she's not doing any shopping, she should be safe . . .

Happy Thursday ! love Cookie

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08/07/2014 05:15.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Stormy
We got a tiny bit of rain yesterday! Know it might help the plants and hopefully places north of us got more. The rest of the day was sunny and warm.

Skinsis new place has no a/c but lots of big trees provide plenty of shade. The parronts are gonna take over an eggstra fan for 'em so it won't feel too stifling.

Good to add those grass clippings to the unwanted presents as that might help it all decompose better.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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08/07/2014 04:59.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
HAPPY HUMPDAY!



mom and dad tried giving me my breakfast meatball, boiled chicken, asini di peepi. butterball turkey breast and even a cricket. i am having nothing to do with this new nest. mom will continue to keep hanging it in my cage. she takes it out every night before i go to bed in case i get frightened and get hung up in it. who knows what can happe. no matter how much mom plans for disasters something new always occurs.

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08/06/2014 10:48.55 PM Report This Comment  
  happy humpday !
Well, me and mom got the house done yesterday. We're leaving on our vacation on Sunday and she wanted everything done before - way too difficult to come home to a dirty messy house ! Today we're pulling out my other cage that we use when vacationing . . . then just one more load of laundry on Friday - of course Saturday, daddy will do the g'parronts yard once more before we leave - then g'pa won't try to do it himself !

Have a super duper day :) love Cookie

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08/06/2014 06:02.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi,Stormy
We continue with our temps around 80, sunny and breezy. Not bad for summer so can get by using the fans instead of the a/c. Sounds like you'll be having a lil bit of summer too.

That's great that there's an empty area behind the house for your dad to put all the presents the wildlife leaves behind. Be yucky if anyone stepped in it if left in the yard.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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08/06/2014 05:19.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
mom got the raw hide strips from drs foster and smith and built the new nest for me and i don't like it and won't go anywhere near it. i am not sure about that coconut half hanging above the nest.

love Boo Boo

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08/05/2014 09:38.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Stormy
Another day of temps around 80. So much better summer than 90+ eggspecially since it continues to cool at night. Mom remembers as a kid having to take damp washclothes to bed to be cool enough to sleep. As a kid she considered sleeping on the cooler floor (no carpet) but figured it would be too hard.

Errrr, what does your dad do with all the the, um (Stormy can hear the 'tiel frothers clearing their throats) doo that is in the yard? Can imagine if fresh would be rather messy to deal with and if left to dry then might send unwanted aromas to the house. Dilemmas!

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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08/05/2014 05:48.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Good morning !
We're warming up again here - nearing 90 today with higher humidity . . . dog days of summer ! By the weekend it's supposed to cool down and little . . . and naturally, by the middle of next week when we're on vacation, the rains come back :(

Today I'm helping mom do laundry ! I'm a really good helper - I take daddy's socks (after they're washed) and put holes in them so his feet don't get too hot !

I hope you have a good day full of love ! Cookie

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08/05/2014 04:59.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
i know those wild bunnies are very sweet and don't seem to mind sharing their food. today mom forgot to check for the bunnie and took the doggie out to pee. the bunny was sitting right there and the doggie ran over to the bunny and jumped at it. the bunny hopped a few feet away and the doggie did her business and came back in the house.

it didn't rain today and we had a sunny warm day today but we couldn't go outside for some sun because the neighbor was spraying something on his house. dad even went over and asked if he was spraying for ants and all the neighbor would say was no. so mom isn't taking any chances.

love Boo Boo

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08/04/2014 10:53.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Stormy
There are quite a few wildfires on the west coast. Think many of it caused by lightning and dry conditions just means lots of stuff that can burn. It is the worst drought we've had in many years. Seems like every other year we've had a drought and even in the rainy years never seems like enough. Trees uproot and fall on houses, cars, whatever is in their way and just hope no one gets hurt when that happens.

Oh, so many other wild critters use the yard as a potty? Guess it keeps your dad busy cleaning up, heehee.

Temps dropped a bit more yesterday so it was only 80 when we had been around 90 last week. Sure nice to let the breeze and fresh air waft thru the house.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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08/04/2014 05:03.24 AM Report This Comment  
  morning Stormy
Another Monday - hopefully a nice one, although there may be thunderboomers later this afternoon. It's mom and dad's 27 anniversary so they want to go out to eat :( Leaving me behind ! It won't be too fancy cause they're not the fancy type . . . it's just that mom doesn't want to cook !

For the first time this summer we actually saw a hummingbird at the back deck feeder ! Mom was so excited - they've probably been coming and we just haven't seen them - so it was a real treat . . . for her

Have a great Monday ! love Cookie

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08/04/2014 04:29.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
wow did we have the thunderstorms this morning. it rained all night long but early this morning it really poured and the lightening was hitting right in the yard. you would hear this giant crack and see a white light and then hear sizzling sounds. we kept having power surges but we never lost our power. that cats were hiding under the bed. when dad took the doggie out to pee the little bunny was on the front porch and dad chased it into the gardens so doggie wouldn't chase it. dad asked if we could bring the little bunny inside but mom said no the little bunny is happier in the yard eating moms flowers.

love Boo Boo

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08/03/2014 10:08.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Sunday morning
and there's still some rain so I don't know if the parronts will go see g'ma and g'pa to work in the yard or not . . . may have to do the lawn up there tomorrow. Dad is off anyway since it's the parronts' anniversary ! I'm working on some beak made lace out of calculator paper as a gift ! I know they'll love it ! ! !

The other good news is that MY Laura found a condo she likes that's only 10 minutes away ! That means she'll be able to visit more often !

Hope you have a great day :) love Cookie

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08/03/2014 05:13.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Stormy
Yeah, all of CA is suffering. Some areas have always had low rainfall, but this is the worse in a long time. Yesterday mom saw in the paper about a company that will paint your brown lawn green so it isn't any eyesore. Dad has rototilled our brown lawn under so it isn't fire hazard. The lawn was behind a fence so not visible easily from the street but he wanted to redo it anyway.

Think any place that is in the mountains with lots of trees is naturally cooler and less sunny. We know you are not missing out on being humid, heehee.

Robin watching must be very much more fun than seeing a bear using the area as a potty.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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08/03/2014 04:44.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
HERE IS THE REST OF THE TIPS FOR WILD BIRD SAFETY NOW THAT SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER
6)Don't Spray: Stay Away from Pesticides..Reconsider using pesticides, since even products labeled as "safe" have negative consequences on birds. , many home and garden products include neonicotinoids, or "neonics," which have been found to be deadly to both bees and birds in even minute amounts. See this list of products to avoid from our friends at the Center for Food Safety.
7)Celebrate Good Times … without Balloons
Birds can become entangled in the long ribbons; individuals have been found hanging from trees or asphyxiated. Bird may also ingest the deflated balloon itself, which can eventually block the digestive tract and cause the animal to starve.
8)Turn the Lights OutReview your outdoor lighting for unnecessary disturbance to night-flying birds (as well as wasted energy). Bright artificial lights can disorient migrating birds and make collisions with windows, buildings, and other structures more likely. Consider putting steady burning lights on motion sensors. Or, if your outdoor lighting needs permit, consider blue and green LED lights as they are less distracting to night-migrating birds.
9)Be Bird-Friendly on the Water If you’re boating, avoid disrupting birds. Boats operated in proximity to nesting birds can cause behavioral changes, even leading to nest abandonment and failure in some cases. If you notice congregations of birds, steer clear to enable them to spend their energy on gathering food and raising their young.
10)Think of Birds When You Fish. Discard fishing line properly in trash receptacles, since entanglement in line is a common and preventable source of bird mortality. If you accidentally hook a bird, don’t cut the fishing line. Instead, net the bird, cut the barb off the hook, and push it backward to remove. Just as important, be sure to use only nonlead fishing gear. Scores of birds suffer mortal poisoning from ingesting lead weights in fishing gear.
love Boo Boo

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08/02/2014 11:03.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Stormy
Yes, a long fall would be better than a too cold winter in area where it snows or gets icy. We are more mild winter with no snow in our area. Have to go into the mountains for that.

Still around 90 for us. A/C has been on a lot as it would get hot and stuffy without. That's good you haven't needed it.

How awesome to see the mama Robin guiding and teaching the youngster as it honed flying and foraging skills. We've seen it a lil bit here and there, but after furball got that baby chick in her mouth couple years ago we hope the lessons aren't in our yard.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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08/02/2014 06:15.14 AM Report This Comment  
  hey Stormy
We've got rain today - hopefully only for the morning. The parronts are heading out to the mall for jeans for daddy . . . and a new salad spinner ! LOL !

They're waiting to go to the g'parronts till tomorrow this weekend since daddy needs to do the lawn there and he can't with the rain today.

MY Laura is looking for an apartment or condo . . . near ME ! Wouldn't that be great to have her live closer ? Her teaching job is about 45 minutes from her house - about a half hour from here, so moving a little south would make her commute shorter too. Of course not much could be shorter than mom's . . . 4 miles ! ! ! Roll out of bed and be at work !

Have a great Saturday my friend ! love Cookie

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08/02/2014 05:55.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
HAPPY TGIF DAY
now that summer is almost over i thought i would post 5 bird tips. tomorrow i will post 5 more
1)Leave Baby Birds Alone
If you find a baby bird out of its nest, don't pick it up or bring it indoors. bird parents are close by and even if we think the baby is too young the bird parents know best when to fledge their young. An exception is injured birds, which can be taken to a local wildlife rehabilitator for treatment.
2)Keep Pets Away from Birds
Free-roaming cats kill billions of birds every year, taking an especially high toll on fledglings. roaming dogs are suspected of recently wiping out a colony of threatened Least Terns in Florida. Keep your pets contained, and be especially cautious near beach-nesting birds.
3)Keep Things Fresh
Your birdbath or other water feature should be cleaned regularly and kept filled with fresh water. Hummingbird feeders need special attentionsouth in . thoroughly clean hummingbird feeders and replace the sugar water before it ferments— within three to seven days depending on the heat and sun.
4)Keep a Bird-Friendly Yard
letting some of your yard or other property go "wild," or garden with native plants. Even small wild areas act as sources of food and shelter for birds through the summer. minimize tree trimming to prevent disturbance to nesting birds. avoid mowing grass in large fields and roadsides until after July to enable ground-nesting grassland birds to safely fledge.
5)Be a Good Landlord
If you’re lucky enough to have swallows or phoebes nesting on your porch or carport, keep the nest intact. The birds will be gone soon enough, and in the meantime, they will help you out by eating hundreds of insects each day. If you have active nest boxes housing other birds, clean them out after the young have fledged. Old nesting material attracts parasites and can be a source of disease.
love Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHUEY BOTM 245908, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHUEY BOTM 245908.

08/01/2014 09:49.13 PM Report This Comment  
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