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Hi! My name is Stormy VOTE PEPPER(#40673)BOTM

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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  BC Lakers summer basketball camp starts tomorrow !
When ? July 21 - August 4
open 24/7 !

Where ? Laker Stadium page 263176

Welcome all comeback players and new recruits ! Get in shape for the upcoming season !

See you there - Coach Tweety and Captain Cookie

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

07/20/2014 07:52.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Oh Stormy
tell your dear mom that we're so sorry for her loss . . .

After all the rain, yesterday late afternoon the sunshine finally returned ! And it cooled down too - in the high 50's overnight ! In time for dad to do a London broil on the grill - with corn on the cob ! ! YUMMY in my tummy !

Today mom has lots of errands to do - one of the window fans died :( Daddy likes the "white" noise they make - says it helps him sleep, mom just likes that it brings fresh air in. The a/c stays off unless absolutely necessary - like when mom's cooking.

Meanwhile, I worked on my heap till my Laura came and cleared just about everything out that mom brought home ! Then she played with me till my night-night time :)

Have a great Thursday :) love Cookie

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

07/17/2014 02:54.23 AM Report This Comment  
  BC Lakers summer basketball camp !
July 21 - August 4

24/7

Welcome all comeback players and new recruits ! Get in shape for the upcoming season !

See you there - Coach Tweety and Captain Cookie

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

07/16/2014 03:34.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
today when mom turned on the bathroom faucet the water was only trickling and all the other faucets in the house were working normally . mom was afraid of another broken pipe so dad called the plumber who for $85 unscrewed the filter from the faucet, cleaned it off and screwed it back on. it took him 5 minutes. no broken pipes and no leaks.

it then stopped raining so mom thought a good time to pull weeds while the ground is wet. outside she went and was working away and noticed the little bunny that lives in the yard was standing right beside her eating the weeds. mom said hello little bunny and he twitched his nose and continued eating. he was only about 2 feet from mom.
then a yellow jacket came out of nowhere and stung mom on the arm. mom screamed and the little bunny ran away. the bee got mom good because its 7 hours later and her arm is still stinging like crazy and all swollen up. its also been raining every since.

love Boo Boo

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07/14/2014 10:49.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
DONT FORGET TO WATCH THE SUPERMOON TONIGHT!

The moon that rises tonight (Saturday) is what has come to be called a “supermoon” — because it’s both only hours from being perfectly full and hours from one of the year’s closest approaches to Earth. This combination makes the moon appear bigger and somewhat brighter than usual, even for a full moon. And because the moon always looks larger as it rises, moonrise Saturday night may show off a moon that appears about as big, bright and round as the moon can get. As the moon rises in the southeast at Saturday evening (at 8:30 or so on the East Coast) it will move west across the dark heavens through the night and early morning before setting in the southwest on Sunday morning.

love Boo Boo

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07/12/2014 06:28.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
mom alway gives me a few rice kris pies to munch on when i am outside on the porch. while mom was reading the paper she noticed i was eating something very large so she went over to check to see what i had and here i had caught this giant moth. i ate the wings and all. then mom worried if it might have insecticide on it from the idiot neighbor.

love Boo Boo

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07/10/2014 10:41.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
Did you know that it’s not against the law to slaughter dogs and cats for human consumption in Pennsylvania? While instances of this happening are rare, we know you’ll agree that there needs to be a law on the books to prosecute anyone who kills dogs and cats for food.

Thankfully, a bill to do just that is making its way through the General Assembly. H.B. 1750 was passed by the House unanimously in November, and then it went to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which made the bill even better for animals by adding language to ban live pigeon shoots—barbaric, unsporting events where dazed pigeons are launched from boxes to be shot as target practice or for prizes.then small children are sent out to retrieve the still living but injured pigeon and instructed to pull their heads off. The Senate is expected to vote on this amended bill in the next few days, and then it will go back to the House to approve the newly added pigeon shoot ban.

We’ve been fighting for years to ban pigeon shoots, and we now have a golden opportunity to get it done, but we must act immediately. Please help us put a stop to both of these forms of cruelty by urging your state senator and representative to vote YES on H.B. 1750.

Please visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center to quickly contact your state senator and representative in Harrisburg.

Thank you, Pennsylvania, for speaking up against horrific animal cruelty.

Take Action Now »

love Boo Boo

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06/29/2014 04:10.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Stormy
Yup, having too many treats in one day just doesn't work. Getting something new everyday is wonderful.

It was awesome for Panther to be our 20K vote, rising up from his hospital cage and all. So relieved he appears to be on the mend and hopefully he's back in his regular birdhouse soon.

Supposed to heat up around here in the next day or two. We hope it doesn't get too high here.

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

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

06/28/2014 05:13.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey there Stormy !
Well, it's Saturday and that means lock down while the parronts go to take care of all the yard work at the g'parronts. It's a nice day to be out working though, so I don't think they'll be too tired when they get home. I'll entertain myself with my toys and maybe take a nap so I'm ready ! I've also got the immense job of security . . . keeping an eye on all the wildlife out my back door !

If you haven't been over to play Name that Tune - go give a wing at it ! Page 231616 !

Have a great Saturday :) love Cookie

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

06/28/2014 05:11.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
HAPPY TGIF DAY
mom worked all day outing the garden and was very tired and when she came in the house she tripped going down the steps and twisted her knee and can barley walk now.
HAPPY TGIF DAY
mom had bought Cori this dog toy that looks like two tires welded together with a jingly bell inside. in order to get Cori to stop licking her mom started shaking the toy and Cori grabbed it out of moms hand and started to violently shake it up and down and all around and then she just let go and it went flying across the room and knocked moms big glass of v8 splash over and the juice dripped all over me the bed the nightstand the lamp and the carpet. after mom hobbled around cleaning everything up it was nighty night time for us

Love Boo Boo

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06/27/2014 09:57.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
did mom go anyway interesting, fun or exotic. we live vicariously through others adventures.

it was a rainy day at our house today. mom didn't do much of anything. i do like to watch mom clean. i find it very entertaining for some reason. especially when mom drags out the step ladder and climbs clear up in the air to dust the beams. it always makes mom sneeze.

HAPPY HUMPDAY

love Boo Boo

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06/25/2014 10:26.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Stormy
We had our hatchday on the 23rd and have been getting treats over the course of the week. Millet, ak mak, egg, green beans, a lot of our favorite things.

Panther gave us our 20K vote, very eggciting to reach that number.

Too bad that most dads and skinsibs just won't take our dictation, heehee.

Temps are hovering in the 70s-80s range so quite nice for summer. We usually have a nice breeze and not humid.

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

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

06/25/2014 05:14.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy !
No more humpdays in this house till September ! ! Only Cookiedays :) Well, sort of - today mom's car has to go in for servicing - some silly recall thingy . . . so after she and daddy drop it off, she'll take g'pa's car for the day so she can run what she calls "errands" - hopefully they include FOOD ! I know she still has to write out some thank-you's to students too -

She and the niece were going to take Landon to the Bronx Zoo (Wed. are donation days) but the forecast doesn't look so good so maybe next week . . .

You have a good day - love you ! Cookie

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

06/25/2014 04:25.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
now that summer is here many of us will be encountering (lightening bugs)fireflies in our yards and gardens.
fireflies receive a lot of attention when summer arrives. And there’s a lot more going on than many of us realize…Their remarkable green and yellow flashing lights have a hypnotic effect on people. Children in particular are drawn to fireflies. But the same throbbing glow that attracts youngsters often leads male fireflies to their deaths.In warm-weather months, especially where open meadows and forests coexist, the adult male fireflies of most species set out on mating flights in the evening hours. The females, meanwhile, await their mates in the foliage, blinking seductively. The task for each male is to find an unmated female of its own species.

It’s critical that the female be unmated because in many firefly species the females change through internal chemistry into man-eaters once they successfully mate. Thereafter they use their blinks to attract meals. Some females even imitate the idiosyncratic blinking patterns of other species in an effort to attract as many unsuspecting males as possible.

in pennsylvania a firefly festival will be held on june 28th in Kellettville to celebrate the 15 species of fireflies that live in the area. one rare species is the synchronous which all light at the same time.after the all day festivities tour guides will be taking groups into the old growth forests , after dark, to watch the light display that sparkles with the different varieties of fireflies lighting up the night sky. there are 1,000 different species of fireflies in the world.
love Boo Boo

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06/23/2014 10:26.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
forward to all your friends...
This is true, and also applies to cell phones!)
PASS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW
if you receive a telephone call from an individual identifying
himself as an AT&T Service Technician (could also be Telus) who is conducting a test on the telephone lines.and to complete the test you should touch nine (9), zero (0), the pound sign (#), and then hang up. PLEASE REFUSE. by pushing 90#, you give the requesting individual full access to your telephone line,which enables them to place long distance calls billed to your home phonenumber. this scam has been originating from many local jails/prisons. DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE...
After checking with Verizon they also said it was true, so do not dial 90# for anyone !!!!!
PLEASE HIT THAT FORWARD BUTTON AND PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!

love Boo Boo

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06/19/2014 10:01.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Stormy
We don't really interact with the uncle, but furball will. He's had lots of dogs so is used to 'em.

Back to the mid 80s for us yesterday, but not bad with the nice breeze and none of that heavy humidity that makes it feel even warmer. Know that is tough to deal with for many and if a/c fails or one doesn't have a/c then even worse.

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

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

06/19/2014 05:51.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Stormy !
Today was, is, mom's class picnic - only thing is it's POURING RAIN ! Oh no ! All I can do is keep my wings crossed that it stops by 10:00 when they're supposed to go out - otherwise it's an indoor picnic with 29 ten year olds ! YIKES ! To coin a phrase from Dr. Seuss and The Grinch - "the one thing he hates is the noise. oh the noise, noise, noise, noise" !

Meanwhile I'll be home playing and napping happily as I wait for her to return home for some quaker therapy ! Hope you have a good day ! love Cookie

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

06/19/2014 01:51.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Stormy
That's good you are getting some warm temps despite it being humid. Glad we don't get humid around here too much. Guess if we did we might get more rain.

Not much going on around here. Our uncle (dad's skinbro) will be coming to stay with us a lil while. He got a job closer to us than to where he lives and we do have an eggstra bed.

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

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

06/18/2014 05:40.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Stormy !
Well, the a/c is finally on this summer ! Yesterday was really the first day we needed it - and again today ! Luckily, the nights are still cool enough that once a room is cooled down, mom can turn it off and get through the rest of the night - mom turned it on in her classroom yesterday too !

Last night I had a really soaking bath - the kind that wets me and everything around me ! It felt good and then I had a great chat with dad ! Did you see the front BC article on us quakers ? FIVE reasons that we make good friends ? Jeepers, there must be a bazillion and five ! ! !!

Stay cool and have a happy humpday ! love Cookie

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

06/18/2014 01:45.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
mom tried to plant fox glove but she didnt have much luck growing it.

,we have ben expecting some heavy rain for the last few days. lists of thunder and lightening but no rain. tonight you can see all the stars in the sky but the sky is lighting up with these brilliant flashes of light but no lightening streaks and no thunder and no rain. it has hit 90 the last few days and so this must be heat lightening.

love Boo Boo

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06/17/2014 10:16.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Stormy
Glad to hear your dad had a wonderful father's day. The parronts went out on Sat since mom works Sundays. They got him the commemorative glass from the restaurant as they do one every year. Dad has a lil collection now but did miss a couple of years, guess the parronts didn't go those times. Mom got dad a new bicycle helmet. He says it fits fine and tried it out already.

Yeah, cars are soooo eggspensive and they say it starts losing value the minute you take it home. Hopefully mom's car works for a few years to come without any other major issues.

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

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

06/17/2014 04:59.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Tuesday !
As you all know, Tuesday's are my mom's humpdays, and today is the LAST one this year ! We are getting very excited about the summer vacation now that it's within days :) I even showed her how entertaining I can be last night by being silly and carrying my bell ball around and into my cage - this way she won't want to leave - she'll be afraid of what cleverness she may miss !

Daddy got his tire fixed so I guess I'll be on my own today :( At least they always leave the tv on Disney Jr. for me . . .

Have a wonderful Tuesday and if you get a chance go give a wing to Name That Tune on page 231616 ! We're celebrating dad all week long over there ! love Cookie

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

06/17/2014 01:51.36 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Stormy
thanks for liking my picture

mom was working out side today and finally found what has ben eating her plants. she thought it was the bunnies or deer because they are all over the place but today a ground hog was happily munching on some of moms hosts. when it finally noticed mom it ran away. mom found its burrow which is on the very edge of the property and as long as it doesn't do much damage it will be allowed to stay.

love Boo Boo

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06/16/2014 10:36.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
HAPPY FATHERS DAY
SOME GREAT BIRD DADS
Great Horned Owl
Great horned owl dads are the stereotypical breadwinners in their families. After finding the perfect home with their mates, male great horned owls take on the role of provider by hunting enough to feed himself and his mate, who is bigger than he is, before taking on the added responsibility of hunting for their young when they hatch.
Rhea
As members of a polygamous species, male rheas have a lot of partners, but when it comes to child-rearing these dads pull their weight and then some. Males can have up to a dozen or so female partners who all lay eggs in a nest he builds before they leave. Males then take on the role of incubating and guarding what can be more than 50 eggs for close to two months before taking on the role of a single parent after they hatch. Males have also been known to adopt orphaned chicks who have been separated from their brood.
Emperor Penguin
After females lay a single precious egg, Emperor penguin dads take over the responsibility of incubating it by balancing it precariously on their feet and keeping it warm under their feathers in the frigid Antarctic weather while mothers go off to feed. Dads can go for about two months without eating until the egg hatches, at which point he will feed it before mother’s return to give them a break from baby-duty.
Spotted Sandpiper
It doesn’t happen every time, but sandpipers have been found to reverse roles where female sandpipers establish and defend territory, while taking on multiple male partners. After luring a male to mate with and laying her eggs, she takes off to find another mate. Dad meanwhile stays to incubate the eggs and becomes the primary caregiver for the young for the first few weeks of their lives.

love Boo Boo

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06/15/2014 10:12.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Stormy
Hmmmm, heard that many birds are being squawked doing blogs at night, but we haven't had much problem in the mornings. Think we've seen one in the last couple weeks.

The car is back and was rather costly. In the lower 4 digits, yikes! Sure glad she'd saved a tiny bit so isn't that bad but sure can't save for our non eggistant rainy days. You and others have too much rain, we have none and just wish it would all even out and all areas would be in better shape.

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

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

06/14/2014 05:53.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
i wanted yo wish you a Happy TGIF day and hope your Friday the 13th went off with out any bad things happening. mom went to the deli today and her ticket number was 13. her change at the gas station was $13. and her bill at the drug store was $13. Spooky huh?

the american redstarts that have their nest right by the front porch were quite angry yesterday when mom put me outside for a bit before the big rain storms hit. i guess he felt i was very threatening to is nest full of young uns .the male sat in the honeysuckle bush and screamed at me. i turned my back on him and took a bath.

love Boo Boo

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06/13/2014 10:15.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Stormy
Think that was the only time mom ever used a rental car. Hers got towed yesterday so today it'll be diagnosed and repaired. Hopefully not too costly.

Weather continues to stay mild. Hopefully won't see 90s again until summer though we can do without it even then. Hopefully you get the sunny w/e.

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

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

06/12/2014 05:51.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Stormy !
It's finally Thursday - and only one more of those too before mom is home with me for the summer. Of course she has to go out tonight :( It's the 8th grade graduation and since she coaches the drama club she'll hand out the two awards to the kids. It's fun for her to see them grow up !

Another day of rain :( At least daddy is staying home today. One of the g'parronts a/c's isn't working so he's going to go look at it and then probably go buy a new one !

Have a great day :) Love you ! Cookie

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

06/12/2014 01:46.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
well going to the new birdie village was a wash out for mom. when it asked for a photo mom decided to do a new photo and of course she couldn't get anything to work properly nor could she find a photo she like or a theme either.

on a good note we saw our first lightening bug. it didn't light up and then with tornado warnings and heavy downpours hope the lightening bug found a dry place to stay

love Boo Boo

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06/11/2014 10:47.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Stormy
The place where they parronts got the car fixed made it easy to do the rent a car. The person came and got 'em and they got the car and since it was so close to the repair place was easy to drop the rental off after picking up mom's car when it was ready.

That is good to have the portable a/c just in case. Lots of trees do help keep things cool. Temps did drop back down to a more normal spring, whew!

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

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

06/11/2014 05:37.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Stormy !
Happy Humpday ! After today, there's only one more to get through till mom's vacation ! HOORAY ! Last night around night-night I got really quiet sitting on my cantilever bridge - I was going to try to sleep there ! Of course though, mom figured this out and put me to perch in my cage ! Then daddy came home to say his good nights to me and I was able to finally go off to sleepy land.

Looks like muggy, but drizzly days coming till Friday when the real rain starts - as long as the weekend is nice, that's OK. Have a great day - love Cookie

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

06/11/2014 02:05.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
well we are getting squawked tonight. squawk sqauwk go away

a scientisit in Wyoming has developed a robotic sage grouse named Pepa that is able to interact with other sage grouse. it is incredibly realistic looking except for the big rubber wheels it has for feet. Pepas job is to determine the ambient(back ground noise) impacts on sage grouse these areas are incredibly quiet at 16 decimals (lower than a whisper) until the males start their mating calls. of all the males calling only one or two ever get successful with the lady birds. this years winner was named Dick who managed to mate with 60 females.They looked at questions about whether or not disturbances such as oil and gas wells and passing cars affect sage grouse mating behavior and found that sage grouse males do avoid leks with human-caused noise.
As humans increasingly populate remote areas and develop energy, our noise impact isn’t something that most of us think about. Yet studies in Wyoming have documented noise impacts on songbirds and now sage grouse.
When our trucks whirr by, a bird’s call to woo his mate just isn’t as loud as it would otherwise be, so they move somewhere else. Fragmentation isn’t just about a physical disturbance footprint, but a sound footprint, as well.
this is not an unsolvable problem. it seems like an entirely solvable problem—with engineering solutions like mufflers or insulation or simply making shift changes for the oil and gas company workers so they are not driving their loud trucks by the leks at 6-8am during peak mating time but rather 10am after the males are done with their calling.

love Boo Boo

ps i would like to meet Dick lol

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06/10/2014 11:28.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Stormy
That time mom hadn't planned on getting a rental, but it wasn't gonna cost eggstra so she did it so as to not inconvenience dad by using his car.

It would be nice not to use a/c during the summer as runs the electric bill up. However, can't do without it if temps are hot and mom would melt otherwise.

Another hot one yesterday. The night before didn't cool off much. Hopefully this hot spell won't last much longer as today is forecast to be cooler.

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

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

06/10/2014 05:35.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Stormy !
Hopefully the rain is over, oh, I know, the gardens like it and me and mom love to watch the outdoor birds splashing and bathing, but boy is is dark and dreary ! Plus, mom does not think June is a good time for indoor recess for the kids ! YIKES ! They are getting louder and more excited with every minute that goes by - good thing she has me to come home to :)

Have a great day my friend ! love Cookie

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06/10/2014 02:13.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy WARNING A SUPER LONG BLOG
According to a new study, scientists estimate that between 600,000 and 800,000 coastal seabirds died because of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, a number far greater than any previous estimate. Understanding the ripple effect of 800,000 coastal birds dying in the Gulf of Mexico is critical to the recovery of this special place. These findings come from a study to be released this summer in Marine Ecology Progress Series, which was recently reported in the New York Times.

This new estimate for bird deaths in the Gulf is unprecedented for an oil disaster. For context, the estimate of dead birds following the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill was around 300,000.
In response to the study results, BP has released statements refuting the methodology and objectivity of the authors. Many of the studies that BP cites as counter arguments have not been shared with the public, and as far as we know, have not been peer reviewed. BP’s veil of confidentiality prevents the public from understanding their methodology and results. This is an obvious double standard, and we must ask ourselves: who has more to gain from discrediting these findings and underestimating bird mortality than BP?
In order to increase transparency and have an accurate discussion about how to best estimate bird mortality or other impacts, it is necessary for all of the data and methods be on the table. This is critical information that managers and scientists need in order to know the full extent of the injury. And BP is blocking this information because they’re in the middle of a legal battle over the oil disaster.

The bird death study comes at a time when BP is refusing to pay for key science critical to fully understanding the effects of the disaster on natural resources. This science is part of a series of ongoing studies under the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) that BP previously funded. The fact that they are refusing to pay for this science at a time when some NRDA studies are underway, is telling. It is imperative that BP fund ongoing and future NRDA studies. These studies, required by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, are designed to assess the extent of injury to natural resources and the subsequent restoration needed to compensate for that injury. Trustee agencies carry out NRDA studies, but the responsible party—in this case BP—is required to pay for them.

As the authors of the new study indicate, it is very likely that even this new examination of bird deaths underestimates the true number of birds killed by the disaster. For example, birds living in the coastal marshes or past 40 kilometers from shore (what scientists call offshore pelagic birds) are not included in the total. The range of impacts estimated in this new study contributes to our evolving understanding of what should be done to restore injured bird populations.
love Boo Boo

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06/09/2014 10:37.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
A couple years back someone hit mom's car while both were backing out in a parking lot. Mom stopped immediately but the other lady just started to to leave. Dad yelled and she stopped and got the eggchange of info. Not a lot of damage, but still took a couple of days for the repair. Mom got a rental, but made sure to get the same type so it would be similar to drive.

Hot here yesterday. Temps reach 90. After mom got home from work she stayed inside in the a/c. Made sandwiches for dinner as didn't want to stand in front of a hot stove.

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

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06/09/2014 04:54.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey buddy . . .
It's a rainy day Monday here - what a way to start the week ! Believe it or not, dad had to get up during the night and close the window - it was actually getting chilly ! So the parronts had a good night's sleep - me too ! Soon it'll be breakfast time and then playtime . . . I've been working on my fortress of heap again - that's when I take all my foot toys and hide them in a big heap under the ladder of my playgym :)

11 days till mom's all mine ! Happy days . . . love Cookie

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06/09/2014 01:53.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
the oil spill in the gulf has killed over 800,000 birds. it also affected the hummingbirds whose migrating route goes right over the impacted area. then a few years ago we had hurricane Katrina that also killed many of the migrating birds. mom read once that most birds caught in those winds are killed.

love Boo Boo

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06/08/2014 11:29.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Stormy
sorry i haven't blogged for a few days. mom has a nasty middle ear infection and sinus infection. she is on antibiotics and should be back to normal soon or as normal as mom can be.

mom finally figured out what kind of bird has been nesting in the one bird house outside the dining room window. its an American redstart which is a type of warbler. the male is mostly black with a orange tummy but the female has the same markings as a sparrow which is what mom thought it was. anyway they have a pretty little song and mom is glad all the sparrows didnt chase them away. then there is a finch nest in the hanging basket on the porch. sparrows in the house above the garage door and house wrens in 2 other houses near by. there is quite a lot of activity when you sit on the porch plus lots of hummingbirds coming to the feeder this year. for the last couple years we have hardly had any.

love Boo Boo

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06/07/2014 10:39.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Stormy
Our dad visited his regular doc and has everything scheduled for his recheck.

The parronts have considered going to only one vehicle but never did it. Dad always says he could use his bicycle (he loves to ride) but often the truck comes in handy so they keep it.

The car repair won't be until next week, yikes! Hopefully it won't take long after it is actually in the shop and won't cost too much...

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

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06/07/2014 05:36.17 AM Report This Comment  
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