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Hi! My name is Mango***I'm getting married!!***

I am a Sun Conure from San Antonio, TX.

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6 years old   F

Sun Conure

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  Chipper Here...
What a beautiful day we are having for our trip. Everybirdie is having such a good time. There is an activity planned for each night on the boat.

Last night, there was music and refreshments, just a time of fellowship for all of us to get to know one another better. Refreshments will be served all day today as well.

Tonight, we are going to see the movie Rio 2. There will be fresh popcorn and drinks for everybirdie.

**Did you know?? Ringneck doves are available in over 40 color mutations.

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Thank you for your continuous support and your votes for BOTM. Leaving a vote for you too!

Have a great day!! Remember to look in my gallery to see the pictures of our activities!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/16/2014 07:43.39 AM Report This Comment  
  We are now leaving...
for our trip. We will be traveling for the next few days!

*There were so many birdies that signed up so late that we need to take two ships. There will be two pictures shown of our ships. If you signed up and your picture is not on the first ship, look on the profile tomorrow night or Thursday. All birdies that signed up are included on this trip. I am very happy to have so many of my BC friends joining me on this adventure.

Did you know that there are over 300 species in the dove family?

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Have a great day!! Thank you for your continuous support and votes to help me become BOTM. Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

04/15/2014 01:58.31 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MANGO
MOMS NOT DOING VERY WELL. THE HARDEST IS TRYING TO SLEEP AT NIGHT. THEN HER USUAL MORNING OF SNEEZING IS TAKING A TOLL. THE BATHROOM SINK BECAME CLOGGED AND HAD TO CALL A PLUMBER WHO CAME THIS MORNING. MOM HAD TO CLEAN THE BATHROOM BEFORE THE PLUMBER SAW IT. THEN SHE HAD TO CLEAN IT AFTER HE LEFT. THE PLUMBER KEPT TELLING MOM NOT TO KEEP BENDING DOWN. IT WASNT THE BENDING DOWN THAT GOT MOM BUT THE STANDING UP AFTERWARDS. ANYWAY AT LEAST ITS FIXED AND THE BATHROOM IS CLEAN. MOM JUST KEEPS TAKING TYLENOL. THE WHOE BACK THING STARTED WHEN DAD ASKED MOM TO CLEAN UP SOME LEAVES ON THE SIDE OF THE YARD ON MONDAY. MOM DID BUT THEN TRIPPED ON A LOG BURIED UNDER ALL THE LEAVES AND FLIPPED OVER THE HILLSIDE.

I WANT TO GIVE MY MOST SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR NOT GET BACK TO EVRYBIRDY SOONER. I HAVE BEEN READING MY BLOGS BUT SINCE I CANT TYPE I HAD TO WAIT FOR MOM. I AM THRILLED TO BE QUEEN. I DIDNT THINK I COULD WIN IT. OF COURSE I WON BECAUSE OF ALL MY DEAR FRIENDS SUPPORT. BOO BOO WORKED HER LITTLE TAIL FEATHERS OFF HELPING ME AND WAS ECSTATIC OVER WINNING BOTD TODAY. PADDY AND PIDDY WERE OVER JOYED TO GET TO COME TO THE CASTE WITH US AND HAVE BEEN DANCING THE DAYS AWAY. WE ARE THOROUGHLY ENJOYING OUR TIME AT THE CASTLE AND EXTEND AN OPEN INVITIATION TO EVERYBIRDY TO COME AND JOIN US ANYTIME AND STAY AS LONG AS THEY WANT. ITS ON ME. WE ARE ALSO HAVING THE BEST TIME PLAYING WITH THE DRAGON THAT LIVES IN THE CASTLE MOAT. DID YOU KNOW HE LIKES TO EAT CARMEL CORN?

LOVE CORI

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04/03/2014 05:52.22 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MANGO
THANKYOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT DURING MY MONTH OF MARCH BOTM CAMPAIGN. I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK MY LITTLE FISTER BOO BOO FOR WORKING HER LITTLE BUM OFF ORGANIZING MY SPEECHES AND KEEPING ME IN LINE
LISTED BELOW ARE SOME OF THE REFERENCES WE USED FOR MY CAMPAIGN SPEECHES. WE HOPE YOU FOUND SOMETHING INTERESTING IN MY SPEECHES
american bird conservancy
cornell lab of ornithology
national wildlife
the sierra club
audubon
books
a bird in the hand - leonard mann
the birders miscellany- scott weidensaul
the folklore of birds-laura c martin
100 birds and how they got their name-diana wells
irish cures mystic charms and superstitions-lady wilde
one for sorrow a book of old fashioned lore-chloe rhodes
flights of fancy- peter tate
why pandas do handstand-augustus brown
birds in legends fables and folklore-ernest ingersoll
wildelife folklore-laura c martin
birds in fact & legend-salter harper

all our love
Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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03/31/2014 05:50.53 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MANGO
Boo Boo announces before Coris speech that they woke up to a dusting of snow this morning and then she wishes all the birds a lovely day.
Many of the birds inhabiting the south american rainforest depend on old growth forests for their winter stay before migrating north in the spring. the deforestation and destruction of the rain forests are wrecking havoc on migratory birds. while in the north migratory birds might live entirely on insects upon arrival of the old growth forests they will depend entirely on fruits to sustain them. logging for timber by cutting down old growth tress plus the fragmentation of the forests by the oil and gas companies by drilling and fracking are causing an alarming decrease in bird populations. this hasn't even covered the topic of all the toxic spills that have occurred polluting fresh drinking sources and polluting the air. I’m sorry to say the latest news from Galveston Texas is not good.
The slick caused by the recent toxic spill in the Gulf of Mexico is drifting toward Chester’s Island, a critical bird habitat in Matagorda Bay. The island hosts tens of thousands of breeding waterbirds each year.This crisis is far from over.
thats why i would like to talk today about trees and their importance.
THE VALUE AMOUNT OF A TREE IS $193,250. according to Professor T.M.Dass of the university of Calcutta. One tree living 50 years will generate $31,250 worth of oxygen, provide $62,000 worth of air pollution control, control soil erosion and increase soil fertility to the tune of $31,250 recycle $37,500 worth of water and provide a home for animals worth $31,250. this of course does not include the value of the fruits or beauty derived from trees.

BUT DOWN DEEP
AT THE MOLECULAR HEART OF LIFE
THE TREES AND WE
ARE ESSENTIALLY THE SAME-------Carl Sagan

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)
(Yes We Are Tree Huggers and Proud of it)

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03/30/2014 09:46.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
It's Popeye.
Yesterday the aftershocks continued all morning, to about 9am. We thought they had to stopped. Then just before 9pm they started again and hit about every 20 minutes until after 1:15am. Another sleepless night. There have been no aftershocks since then. But dad says he's still worried. Dad took packing tape and taped all the kitchen cabinets shut.
Hope your day was good.
Hugs,
Popeye

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03/30/2014 08:19.57 AM Report This Comment  
  HI MANGO
Ravens have inspired a large body of folklore and legend which is not entirely negative. i would like to concentrate on the more positive tales . for a good laugh you can google the Raven saying Never More Never more WHACKA WHACKA WHACKA on u-tube.

the vikings worshipped and revered ravens and its image was carried on all their banners and shields. since ravens had the power of human speech they were thought to fly all over the world everyday returning at night to tell of what they had seen and heard. the irish phrase"ravens knowledge" applies to anyone who appears to see and know all. in europe the raven was considered a mystical and magical bird. Alexander the Great was said to have been guided across the desert by two ravens sent from heaven. in Briton legend maintains that England will not fall as long as Ravens remain in the tower of London.

the raven was connected with the creation of the world by american indians who made people out of a rock and a leaf. the raven showed the leaf to the people and said "see this leaf" you are to be like it. when the leaf falls from the branch and rots there is nothing left. thus the raven also brought death to the world. one indian tribe believed he raven was a mythical ancestor of their tribe and performed many wonderful deeds at the beginning of the world. one such deed was determining the particular task a bird should perform, where they should live and what their color should be. for instance the American Robin was was to give pleasure to man through its beauty. all birds were told to dress differently so they could recognize each other. the Blue-Jay was told to pie its hair high and tie it with a string. the magical Raven could transform itself into whatever shape it chose and remove its feathers like a coat. as a spirit of creation he had not beginning or no end.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319, QUEEN CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319.

03/29/2014 01:07.27 PM Report This Comment  
  We are ok.
We are ok.
Last night we experienced a magnitude 5.1 earthquake centered about two miles from our house. An hours before the quake we had a 3.6 foreshock. Nobody is hurt. Just a lot of broken stuff; coffee cups, glasses and a few nic-nacs. All the birds are a little shaken up, as are my wife and me. There were aftershocks all night long so nobody got much sleep. Today we well be cleaning up the mess.
Take care.
Papa John
of the La Habra flock.

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03/29/2014 10:56.05 AM Report This Comment  
  HI MANGO
Cori decides to do something a little different today and tells Boo Boo to take a seat with the rest of the bird audience because today she is talking about Blue Jays. Boo Boo clapped her wings with glee upon hearing this and listens intently to Cori.

noisy and fearless and found throughout the eastern united states and canada but also extending westward and sometimes spotted in western states. there are a few legends that blue jays have acquired over the years. southerners say Blue Jays were yoked to a plow by a sparrow and the mark left by the ole can still be seen on the blue jays breast.
the Cherokee indianas suggest that if find a blue jay feather, soak it in water and then gently brush a childs eye with it, the child will become an wary riser. this will not work if the feather is taken from the bird, it must be found on the ground.
indians from the hudson bay area believe the Canadian jay crowed out a warning whenever the tried to sneak up on a Eskimo camp and for this reason the indians often killed the Canada Jay
because Blue Jays do not always retrieve all of the acorns and other seeds they bury in the fall, they are friends to the forest by "planting" new seeds.
around the time automobiles became common, a Jaywalker meant a rustic bumpkin who didn't look where he was going and a "Jay" often referred to a silly person perhaps because they were considered vain about their gaudy plumage.

HAPPY TGIF DAY
THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES
love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319, QUEEN CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319.

03/28/2014 11:32.30 AM Report This Comment  
  HI MANGO
the 300 species of Hummingbirds feed mainly on red tubular flowers with a long beak with an even longer tongue that laps up the nectar. they also eat small insects that live near the flowers like spiders ,beetles, ants aphids and gnats. these small flying gems are anything but cowardly, unafraid of humans and battle furiously among themselves defending their territory.observing this, aztec warriors believed they would be reincarnated as hummingbirds upon death in battle. they also believed the hummingbird was one of the original creators of the universe.
in one mayan legend the great god was busy making different kinds of birds for the world. when he was finished he found a tiny pile of scraps left over and not wanting to waste anything decided to make the tiniest bird of all. after making a pair of hummingbirds he called all the birds together to celebrate. many birds brought gifts. the house finch gave red feathers for the male to make a scarf, which the male then gave 1 or 2 of these feathers to the female. the sun gave a present also and shone down on the couple making their feathers gleam and sparkle like gold and jewels. since that time hummingbirds feathers glow with an iridescence in the sun.
indians of the american south west considered hummingbirds to be bringers of rain. it was felt the little hummer had a direct connection to the god of rain and would bring much needed water to this region. water jars were decorated with paintings of hummers. Hopi and Zuni tribes include the hummingbird in their ceremonial rain dances
THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES
love Cori and Boo Boo(campaign manager)

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319, QUEEN CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319.

03/27/2014 12:22.14 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MANGO
Boo Boo does the HAPPY HUMPDAY dance before Coris speech:
the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird is the only hummingbird that breeds in the northeastern united states. one early naturalist felt the birds rapidly beating wings sounded like a bumble bee and named it the Humbird. the Ruby-Throated migrates from South America to southern canada flying non-stop , 500 miles, across the Gulf of Mexico.in the western united states the Rufous Hummingbird ranges farther north than any other hummingbird going as far as southern Alaska. the Annas Hummingbird resides in California wandering sometimes into Arizona and along the Rockies north into Canada . a popular myth was that the Hummingbirds must be hitchhiking a ride on larger birds to be able to travel such long distances.

hummingbirds have almost the highest metabolism of any warm blooded mammal and feed almost continuously often becoming torpid at night to preserve their energy. the female laying on her eggs doesn't have the luxury of lowering her metabolism at night since she must keep her 2 eggs warm. the intricately woven nest made up of spider web silk seems to protect her and her eggs from the cold.
in one Mayan legend birds who asked a tribal wiseman how to build a sturdy nest were sent to the hummingbirds for instructions.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (a very tired campaign manager)

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319, QUEEN CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319.

03/26/2014 02:07.18 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MANGO
Boo Boo makes Cori gargle with cepacol before her speech today and then makes her spit it out into a little brass spittoon.

A Hummingbird rarely makes any sound other than the faint :hum of its beating wings and will make a high pitched chirping sound when angry. the reason a legend says is greed. the Hummingbirds extensible tongue allows it to reach deep into a flower to obtain nectar. according to legend the Hummingbird swallowed too much nectar at one time and lost its voice in the flower. that is why the Hummingbird dashes from bloom to bloom so swiftly- it is searching for its lost voice. another legend states that the Hummingbird hibernates instead of migrating. written in a old book of folklore "Hummingbirds live by the dew and juice of flowers. they die or sleep every year in the month of october, sitting upon a a little bough, in a warm and close place. the wake in the middle of april, after the flowers be sprung and therefore call themselves the revived birds.

perhaps one day the Hummingbird will find its lots voice in a flower and the sound will be lovely to hear.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (very tired campaign manager)

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319, QUEEN CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319.

03/25/2014 12:41.36 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MANGO
Boo Boo stands in front of the audience on this monday and gives a small introduction before Cori's campaign speech. since everybody is anxiously waiting for spring we thought we would end our campaign week talking about Hummingbirds, for when they return to the colder regions spring must be here even if it doesn't feel like it.

When the pilgrims stepped ashore in Massachusetts in 1620 the indian chiefs who greeted them wore strange, small glittering ornaments in their ears-they were stuffed hummingbirds. Cortez, the spanish conquistador was astonished when he met Montezuma in Mexico, to see that the Aztec emperor and nobles of the court were arrayed in long coats that shone brilliantly when the sun struck them. when such a cloak was presented to Cortez, he was amazed to find it made entirely of hundreds of hummingbird skins.

hummingbirds, the smallest of all birds(the Bee Hummingbird from Cuba is the size of a bumblebee) have almost been completely obliterated from the earth several times. somehow they managed to survive. in the 19th century it was fashionable to decorate ladies hats with them and millions were killed for it. in 1860 more than 500,000 hummingbird skins were auctioned in london. eventually laws were passed in the united states and london making it illegal to trade in hummingbird skins plus fashions changed so hummingbirds slowly made a recovery considering they only lay 2 small pearl sized eggs a year and are the prey of larger birds and squirrels. the destruction of their forests where they make their nests and pesticides are are now increasingly taking their toll on the tiny "jewels of the sky"

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319, QUEEN CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319.

03/24/2014 12:12.50 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MANGO
before Cori begins her speech Boo Boo dusts her off and then wishes all the birds a wonderful day.
found mostly in the old world, the Kingfisher is a bright jewel of a bird who skims over the water in a flash of blue and orange, dicing for small fish, crayfish, frogs and insects.its eyes have oval lenses enabling it to see well in the air as well as underwater. wearing the Kingfishers feathers was believed to heighten the wearers beauty.in britton it was believed the bird could glow in the dark. it was believed that the Kingfisher was originally a dull colored bird but Noah releases the Kingfisher from his arc in order to find land. after being confined for so long the bird flew up to the sky until it took on the blue color of the heavens. then it flew so close to the sun its breast was scorched so it was forced to dive into the water below . at this point it remembered it was suppose to find land and went in search of the ark but could no longer find it since Noah had long since landed on Mt Arafat. this is why the Kingfisher continues to this day flying along rivers calling out to Noah. it was also believed that upon death the birds did not decay so their bodies were placed among clothes to preserve them. whoever owned dead Kingfisher would be granted grace and loveliness by wearing its feathers. plucking feathers from a Kingfisher and throwing them in water, then retrieving only the feathers that floated and stroking a loved one with them was considered a powerful love talismans. dead Kingfishers hung up by their beaks with a thread foretold the direction the wind would blow by which direction their breast faced.
RENEGE AFFIRM, AND TURN THEIR HALEYCON BEAKS
WITH EVERY GALE AND VARY OF THEIR MASTERS…..shakespeare
it is amazing how birds are able to survive despite man! the amazon and green Kingfishers are found from Mexico to Argentina and are stable at about 500,000 in population.
THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319, QUEEN CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319.

03/23/2014 02:27.21 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MANGO
today i would like to talk about the BIRD MAN OF ALCATRAZ. in 1963, Robert F Stroud, murderer of two men died after spending 54 years in solitary confinement. no man in the history of the world ever spent more time alone. were it not for his deep intelligence and love for birds, Stroud would have converted to a human vegetable, but instead became one of the worlds greatest bird pathologists. in an article in the respected Scientific American, the author states that Stroud learned more about bird diseases than any other amateur investigator. a book THE BIRDMAN OF ALCATREZ and a movie of the same name starring Burt Lncaster, made stroud's genius for curing sick birds world renowned. of course it did not gain freedom for Stroud. one of the men he killed happened to be a prison guard. Strouds book was first published in 1943 and the only major change in the treatment of birds since then has been the introduction of antibiotics such as Terramycin, aureomycin and others in the treatment of bird diseases. antibiotics require a doctors prescription and Strouds treatments do not as they are more of a homeopathic treatment but would require a compounding pharmacist to make them up since some of the ingredients might be hard to obtain today. treating a birds disease is in recognizing what the disease is and what caused it. there is still no other book in the world, in any language which can help laymen more in treating bird diseases than the book Strouds digest on the disease of birds.

HAPPY SATURDAY AND THANKYOU FOR VOTING

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319, QUEEN CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319.

03/22/2014 10:55.58 AM Report This Comment  
  HI MANGO
Boo Boo wishes everybirdy a HAPPY TGIF DAY before Cori begins her speech.

The dove has always been a symbol of peace and love since earliest recorded times. the dove served as a symbol for aphridite as the symbol of love,being both affectionate (hence the term loveydovey) and sexually active. aphrodite was believed to have been hatched from a doves egg and brought ashore by fish. in syria the goddess astarte was saved from starvation in the desert by doves who fed her milk and cheese and turned her into a dove on her death. a dove was sent from the ark by Noah in christian religion to check on whether the flood waters were receding. when the dove returned with a sprig of olive branch in its beak Noah knew god had forgiven mankind. in christian religion the dove is the symbol of the holy ghost. in the middle east the dove is held as sacred when a ruler who was killed in battle hd 2 doves fly from his heart. it was also believed any bird of prey who killed a dove would drop dead. in japan doves were believed to be messengers of war rather than symbols of peace when he was saved from discovery while hiding in a tree by two doves that flew out and convinced the enemy the tree was hiding nope. in italy russia and germany it was considered sin to kill a dove. while in the channel islands it was considered unlucky to keep pet doves which would cause a difficult marriage
TIME DOTH WORK WHAT NO MAN KNOWETH
TIME DOTH US THE SUBJECT PROVE
WITH TIME STILL AFFECTION GROWETH
TO THE FAITHFUL TURTLE DOVE -chaucer with the belief that doves are eternally faithful to their mates
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03/21/2014 02:18.09 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Mango
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 02:51.16 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MANGO
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 04:00.05 PM Report This Comment  
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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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Boo Boo and Cori have kegs of green beer and start filling up frosty mugs and handing them out to all their friends.

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

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

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

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

HAPPY ST. PADDYS DAY

may your pockets be heavy but your heart be light
may good luck pursue you each morning and night
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Cori starts playing an irish tune on her fiddle as Boo Boo , wearing heavy boots, does some Irish step dancing before Cori begins her speech for today:

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

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03/16/2014 05:24.51 PM Report This Comment  
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Boo Boo tosses 4 leaf clovers out to the bird e club audience before Cori begins her speech.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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03/15/2014 10:06.32 AM Report This Comment  
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BooBoo does a short irish jig before Coris speech.
the irish peasants attached great importance to the first verse of St John gospel and maintain that when a cock crows in the morning he is repeating verse 1-14 and if we understood the language of animals and birds we would often hear them quoting the same verses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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03/14/2014 12:01.22 PM Report This Comment  
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MORE IRISH FOLKLORE:
there is no irish name for the Magpie. it is generally called Francagh, a Frenchman, though no one really knows why. many odd tales are told of this bird, rising from its quaint ways of its cunning and habits of petty larceny. it is not considered evil, though to meet one alone in the morning when going on a journey is considered a evil omen, but to meet more than one magpie beacons good fortune according to this old rhyme:
ONE FOR SORROW
TWO FOR MIRTH
THREE FOR MARRIAGE
FOUR FOR BIRTH
FIVE FOR HEAVEN
SIX FOR HELL
SEVEN's THE DEVILS his own self
EIGHT FOR A WISH
NINE FOR A KISS
TEN FOR A SURPRISE you should be careful not to miss
ELEVEN FOR HEALTH
TWELVE FOR WEALTH
THIRTEEN BEWARE its the devil himself
another similar poem is:
ONE FOR SORROW
TWO FOR JOY
THREE FOR A GIRL
FOUR FOR A BOY
FIVE FOR SILVER
SIX FOR GOLD
SEVEN FOR A SECRET NEVER TO BE TOLD
seeing three Magpies on the left hand, when on a journey is unlucky, but two on the right hand is a good omen
in scotland it was believed that the bird held a drop of the devil under its tongue

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

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03/13/2014 01:11.32 PM Report This Comment  
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an astonishing large and varied belief of folklore has grown up around birds on one hand man feels a strong connection to birds because they build nests in his garden or on the eaves of his home. on the other hand their freedom of flight to parts unknown has always fascinated man. migration was not fully understood before the 18th century.odd tales arose from these migrations which i have previously mentioned a few of. since St Paddys day is around the corner we thought for the next few days we would talk about irish folklore involving birds.
the Cuckoo was thought to turn into a Hawk before departing for its winter destinations. it is very unlucky to kill a Cockoo or break its eggs because a Cuckoo brings with it fine weather. the first time you hear a Cuckoo look down at your feet. if a hair is laying there you will live to comb your grey locks at an old age. a poem also accompanies the Cuckoo:
if a cuckoo sits on a bare throne
you may del your cow and buy corn
but if she sits on a green bough you may sell your corn and buy a cow.

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

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03/12/2014 05:04.24 PM Report This Comment  
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You think your morning commute’s a beast? Try traversing the continent twice a year ... under your own steam.

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

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

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

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

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.”
Mahatma Gandhi
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03/11/2014 04:43.45 PM Report This Comment  
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A FEW RANDOM BUT INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BIRDS:
1)THE SEXIEST PARROTS HAVE FLOURESCENT FEATHERS. BOTH MALES AND FEMALES ARE ATTRACTED TO THOSE THAT HAVE THE BRIGHTLY COLORED PLUMAGE, WHICH GLOWS BY ABSORBING ULTRA VIOLET LIGHT. HUMANS CANT SEE IT BUT THE PARROTS SURE DO.
MALE BLUE-TITS THAT HAVE RANDOM YELLOW FEATHERS ON THEIR BREAST TEND TO BE BETTR PROVIDERS FOR THEIR CHICKS SO FEMALES CHOOSE THEM ABOVE OTHER MALES
SISKINS THAT HAVE A LARGER BLACK PATCH ON THEIR CHEST SIGNAL STATUS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY AND ALSO SHOW THEY ARE HUNGRIER THAN OTHER SISKINS SO MORE FOOD IS SHARED WITH THEM.
2)THE KEA A DISTANT RELATIVE OF THE PARROT HAS A RUBBER FETISH AND WILL EAT THE WINSHIELD WIPERS ON CARS AND HANG ONTO THE WIPERS EVEN IF THE CAR IS MOVING WHILE THEY CHOMP AWAY.
3)HUMMINGBIRDS CONSUME THEIR ENTIRE BODY WEIGHT A DAY TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR HIGH ENERGY LEVELS
4)THE HOATZIN, A VENEZUELAN BIRD, HAS A STOMACH SIMILIAR TO A COW. ITS FOOD FERMENTS INSIDE IT PRODUCING A AROMA MUCH LIKE COW DUNG. HENCE THE NICKNAME STINKBIRD.
5)PENGUINS ARE NATURES SUPER-POOPERS: CHINSTRAP AND ADELIE PENGUINS POINT THEIR REAR ENDS OUT OF THEIR NEST AND FIRE THEIR POO INTO THE AIR WITH SUCH FORCE IT LANDS 16 INCHES AWAY
6)VULTURES FEELING THREATENED WILL VOMIT VIOLENTLY IN THE DIRECTIONS OF THEIR ATTACKERS. THIS IS DONE OUT OF FEAR AND FOR SURVIVAL BECAUSE BY LOSING PART OF THEIR BODY WEIGHT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE TO THE AIR AND ESCAPE MUCH MORE QUICKLY. THE VOMIT ITSWLF IS SO FOUL WILL ALSO DISTRACT THE PREDATOR AND POSSIBLY KILL THEM
7)BIRDS CAN GET DRUNK
IN 2005 A LARGE FLOCK OF CEDAR WAXWINGS FLEW INTO THE GLASS WINDOWS OF A BUILDING. THE 100'S OF WAXWINGS WERE INTOXICATED ON HOLLY BERRIES. THE SEYCHELLES BLUE PIGEON FEEDS ON FERMENTED INDIAN ALMONDS AND BECOME SO INEBRIATED THEY CANT FLY FOR HOURS AFTERWARDS.

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03/10/2014 02:52.26 PM Report This Comment  
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BOTH CORI AND BOO BOO THANK ALL THE BIRDS FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR CORIS BOTM CAMPAIGN.
BIRDS WILL BAND TOGETHER TO SING TRIUMPHANT SONGS WHEN THEY HAVE WON A TERRITORIAL BATTLE. THE BOUBOU WILL WILL PERFORM DISTINCTIVE DUETS TO SIGNAL THEIR VICTORIES.. THIS ALERTS OTHER BOUBOUS THAT THE COAST IS NOW CLEAR AND ALSO WARNS OFF OTHER POTENTIAL INVADERS.
SCIENTISTS HAVE FOUND THAT BIRDS WITH A LARGE .SONG REPERTOIRE ALSO HAVE LARGER SPLEENS, WHICH IN TURN IS LINKED TO THE QUALITY OF THE BIRDS IMMUNE SYSTEM. FEMALE BIRDS LIKE THE GREAT REED WARBLER MATING WITH THE MALES WITH THE BIGGEST SONG BOOK HAVE OFF SPRING THAT TEND TO SURVIVE LONGER
MALE CANARAIES CAN DRIVE FEMALES WILD WITH THEIR SPECTACULAR RAPID FIRE TRILLING VIBRATING NOTES 16 TIMES PER SECOND. FEMALES HEARING THIS IMMEDIATELY ADOPT THE POSTURE THAT SIGNALS THEY ARE READY FOR SEX.
THE MALE WOODPECKER DOESNT SING WELL SO INSTEAD HE USES HIS HEAD DRUMMING ON ANY SURFACE THAT RESONATES AND WILL ATTRACT MATES.
THE BLUEJAY IMMIATES THE RED TAILED HAWK PERFECTLY TO WARN OTHERS ITS AROUND
THE BURROWING OWL MAKES THE EXACT SOUND OF A RATTLESNAKE TO WARN PREDATORS AWAY FROM ITS UNDERGROUND BURROW.
THE MALE RUFFED GROUSE MOUNTS A FALLEN LOG OR LARGE ROCK AND BEATS HIS WINGS AGAINST THE AIR CREATING A DRUMMING SOUND TO ATTRACT MATES.

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03/09/2014 02:25.17 PM Report This Comment  
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Boo Boo clears her throat and imitates perfectly the sound of the landline ringing at home. she then pushes Cori onto the stage for more on the speech about bird songs:
Owls hoot less when it rains since wet weather acts as a damper on the acoustics within woodlands and forests. Owl calls are 70 times more likely to be heard when it is dry outside.
the male Loon has a distinctive loud yodel that is a clear threat to other birds. a scientist once translated it as "come near me and i will pull all your feathers out:! Loons radically change their tunes when they move to a new home apparently to make sure they sound different than the birds already living there and it is a signal they are not to be messed ith.
Male Bronzed-Winged Jacanas live in a harem ruled by one female. all the birds start yelling when plying for her attention.
like musical instruments different shaped beaks make different shaped sounds. heavy beaks designed to crush seeds make deeper less complicated sounds than slim beaks designed to snatch insects heavy beaks can't catch the same range or trill as fast as those with smaller beaks.
the deepest voiced voiced bird is the Cassowary which is the second largest bird next to the ostrich. it uses low frequency infra-sound used by only one other land lving animal, the Elephant. its call can be pitched as low as 23 Hertz, the bottom range humans can hear.
the black-coped chickadee uses a graded system of warning cries. the :seer: sound warns of predators from Hawks and Owls and warns other birds to take cover. a full "chickadee" warns of a resting predator such as an Owl perched near by. Nuthatches and small Woodpeckers recognize this sound and join groups of Chickadees to flock together and crowd the predator until it flies away. the most serious call warns of the Pygmy Owl which Chickadees find hard to evade. their call then sounds like" chick-a-dee-dee-dee-dee" which warns the flocks to scatter.
Cori takes a bow and Boo Boo takes a towel and wraps it around Coris neck and leads her off of the stage.

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03/08/2014 04:51.26 PM Report This Comment  
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before Coris speech today Boo Boo trills some musical notes for every birdie. Cori then begins:

scientists thinks birds use the same combination of notes, rhythms and pitch as we do.
when researchers slowed down recordings of birdsong from two different species of wren they were surprised to discover they were singing classical music. a white breasted wood wren produced the familiar da da da daaaaah Beethovens Fifth Syrmphony, while a canyon wren sang a trilling cascade that almost exactly echoed the opening of Chopins Revolutionary E'tude. whether or not the composers drew inspiration from the birds song is unclear, but Mozart was at least willing to give credit to his pet starling for inspiring him. when the bird sang his new Piano Concerto in G Major back to him, with the sharps changed to flats,Mozart admitted it was an improvement and incorporated the starlings changes.
Birds produce many sounds made by orchestral musical instruments. the Australian Diamond Firetail Finch sounds like a oboe. the White-bellied green Imperial Pigeon or Strawberry Finch could easily be mistaken for a flute. the Potoo sings like a bassoon. the Western Crowned Pigeon from New Guinea woos its mates with notes that could be produced by a tuba. the Nightingale may have mother natures best musical ear. it can repeat complicated pieces of music containing 60 different "phrases" its singing abilities are exceptional with a repertoire including 900 different types of melody.
tomorrow i will talk more about birds and their singing.
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03/06/2014 04:42.08 PM Report This Comment  
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Boo Boo rubs beak gloss on Coris beak, before her speech, to make it glisten.

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

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

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03/05/2014 02:19.43 PM Report This Comment  
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Boo Boo uses a lint brush on Cori to brush off all the pieces of shredded paper stuck in Coris feathers before Cori hits the stage and begins her speech for the day.

all creatures gather into groups at some point in their lives making it harder for packs of prey to attack them, collective wisdom to make better decisions, or just a social time for mating. these groups have been given non-scientific names based on mans understanding or beliefs at the time they were named. many bits of folklore were once taken as fact and have since been proven to be false.ideas like sparrows spontaneously generated from horsehair and mud or that birds hibernate en masse at the bottom of oceans and lakes. don't forget that the general belief was that the earth was flat and what other explanation could explain where large groups of migrating birds were flying off over the oceans yet always returned each spring.
even before written language birds have inspired mans folklore, superstition and even religion.they are representatives of hope and despair, good luck and bad.

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ps. we forgot to add from yesterday the sayings FREE AS A BIRD: not true as birds are prisoners of the land they fly over and the air they fly through .rules imposed by nature
BIRD BRAIN: to explain someone who is not too bright. not true as we all know how very intelligent birds are (thanks Spot for reminding us)

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03/04/2014 01:17.29 PM Report This Comment  
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Boo Boo holds up her wings before Cori gives her talk. she implores every birdie to please not take pictures of Cori using any type of flash because bright lights scare Cori.
The United Nations has declared today as World Wildlife Day, coinciding with the signing of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Washington, D.C. on March 3, 1973.
World Wildlife Day provides a strong opportunity for the global conservation community to speak with a unified voice and declare that there is no excuse for the indiscriminate killing, selling, or captivity of wild animals.
march 3rd. todays topic WORDS FROM BIRDS:
1) BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH: better to cherish what we have than to look longingly at things that are beyond our reach
2) LIKE WATER OFF OF A DUCKS BACK: Let everyday annoyances leave us as quickly as water slides off the well oiled feathers of a duck
3) BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER: most of the time time. even in winter when large gatherings of flocks of ducks and geese are visible most stay in groups of their own species.
4) EAGLE-EYED: self explanatory
5) EATS LIKE A BIRD: if you did you would be very obese since most birds consume up to 20 percent of their body weight daily
6) HAPPY AS A LARK: refers to the birds exuberant song flight. larks have bad days
when troubles come home to roost gong them 7) SOME TO GROUSE ABOUT
8) MAD AS A LOON: loons aren't mad but their call sure sounds that way
9) SWAN SONG: a belief that the mute swan silent all its life gives out a single song just before it is about to die
10) WISE AS AN OWL: HOO are we to say they are not wise!

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03/03/2014 12:26.49 PM Report This Comment  
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well we finally got hit with the winter storm last night. its not too bad so far and only about 3 inches. lets set our thought on spring today and think about songbirds The use of DNA by scientists has provided new food for thought to people who had assumed that most birds were faithful to their mates, if not for a lifetime, at least for a single breeding season.

It turns out that there is more hanky-panky going on in the back fields and woodlands of the country among birds than anyone could imagine. DNA studies of songbirds have shown it is a common practice among songbirds to copulate with birds other than their mates, thus producing broods of nestlings with mixed parentage.

Divorce is also common among birds, particularly in birds of prey. If a mated pair of hawks, for example, is not successful in producing a brood of youngsters, an avian divorce often arises and one or the other will seek another mate

the Smith’s Longspur is enough to make even Hugh Hefner blush.

Small like a sparrow, the Smith’s Longspur spends its summers in Alaska and Canada and its winters in the Midwest and the South, often congregating in open fields.

In terms of range, then, it’s a lot like some other species. What sets the Smith’s Longspur apart is its astonishing libido.

At the peak of the spring mating season, the typical Smith’s Longspur copulates more than 350 times a week. The females solicit these encounters, and the males cooperate roughly half the time. Otherwise the creatures are resting and refueling.

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03/02/2014 12:35.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
Today is the first of March and in our neck of the woods it is coming in like a lion so hopefully it will end like a lamb. although when we woke up this morning instead of the big storm predicted it was a balmy 49 degrees outside. i hope that doesn't reverse the saying and make march go out like a lion.
I hope i can count on you for your support and vote during my campaign run this March. i will be talking about a variety of things that you will find somewhat interesting from protecting the environment to various oddities of birds and animals.
First on my campaign topic is "What is a Group of Monkeys Called?" They are called a CONGRESS and this is what is governing our country today. Hopefully you've heard about how bad fracking is, and tar sands oil is just as disastrous for our water and our climate. For every barrel of crude tar sands oil produced, three barrels of fresh water are used to extract it. Most of this water is so polluted afterward that it can only be stored in manmade ponds, where it can contaminate local waterways with chemicals like ammonia and cyanide.

The pipeline itself threatens every community it passes through, as well as the many major rivers it crosses in the United States. Building this massive piece of infrastructure could lead to devastating oil spills that would be virtually impossible to clean up, contaminating our fresh water for years to come. Tell President Obama: don't make polluted water and dirty energy your legacy!

The truth of the matter is, our country desperately needs to make the transition to renewable energy if we hope to protect our planet from climate change.

The oil industry, which has been trying to push Keystone XL through approval for years, thought this pipeline was a done deal. But strong opposition in the environmental community has made this a nationally contentious issue, and we can't let up now!

love Cori and Boo Boo(campaign manager)

ps: THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTE

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319, QUEEN CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319.

03/01/2014 10:39.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
Todays featured bird is Snowflake (Little ole me).

Wow we had a fun time !!!
We had all kinds of different music and lots of concerts, such as Hard rock, Motown, country, reggae ,and much more.
We had lots of places to eat such as the hard rock café, an ice-cream parlor and lots more.

There was a make over tent, a dressing room, and a feather stylist for makeovers! And we had a musical movie !!!

My favorite concert we put on was in honor and loving memories of all our BC Angels. Every birdie picked out their own songs and sang to the highest of the high all the way up to rainbow bridge so all the BC Angels could hear us.
The funniest time is when Pearl and Silver put on a country gig. Us girls spiked the beans with J&D. The band of brothers, Panther, Raffi, Tweety, Cookie, Jedi and Spot tooted all night long. They passed out under the table. Ms.BB brought two cases of air freshener to clear out the smell, hee, hee...
Our last two days ended with a concert...The battle of the bands...The band of brothers against The KB rocker chicks.(Us girls)...
Good memories, fun and music at the kissing booth.

Thank you for your votes. Much love to you all.

Snowflake (Ms.BB)

Come visit me, Jedi say's I love my Cheyenne...Forever !!!, Snowflake in the KB...4/14 to 4/28. PG#163138..., Tweety Says...V4 MIKEY #61671 FOR 10K... & Panther says...I love Coconut forever !!!.

02/27/2014 11:40.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Mango...
Thank you for your daily votes...
Your getting married ??? Awesome !!! I think its in the air heehee. Panthers getting married to Coconut and Tweety's getting married to Princess...

Have an awesome day...
Love your friend Snowflake.

Come visit me, Jedi say's I love my Cheyenne...Forever !!!, Snowflake in the KB...4/14 to 4/28. PG#163138..., Tweety Says...V4 MIKEY #61671 FOR 10K... & Panther says...I love Coconut forever !!!.

02/26/2014 08:07.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mango
Todays featured bird is Cori.

Her Kb pit was on the beach.
We had so much fun.
We went surfing, body surfing, riding boogie boards and swimming in the ocean etc.
We also explored tide pools with little sea creature's
swimming around in them.
We even picked up a live starfish and kissed a live sea horse !!!
One day when the tides were coming in we went to the water to stand in the waves...We could feel clams coming in with the tides as they bumped on our legs.
Guess what we had for dinner ??? Clam chowder! Hee hee hee.

The best time was at night when the moon was full we watched the dolphins in the ocean play in the moonlight.
We all marveled over the beauty and mysteries of the beautiful and majestic ocean.

Cori loved spending time with her friends and exploring.
Fun, memories, and beach parties at the kissing booth.

Thank you for your votes. Much love to you all.

Snowflake (Ms.BB)

Come visit me, Jedi say's I love my Cheyenne...Forever !!!, Snowflake in the KB...4/14 to 4/28. PG#163138..., Tweety Says...V4 MIKEY #61671 FOR 10K... & Panther says...I love Coconut forever !!!.

02/25/2014 10:01.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mango
Todays featured bird is Ipo.

There was lots of activities and good food.
We watched a lot of space movies such as Lost in space, Spaceballs, and Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. We watched cartoons with Marten the Marshen and the Jetsons.

And since it was nice outside Ipo brought a telescope to look at some constellations & stars.
Cori decided to put charcoal around the viewer and all the birdies ended up with black eyes. Hee hee...
Cookie also brought water balloons and we had water balloon fights !!! Ms BB brought her big Supper Duper Supper Soaker. Then the BC fire department showed up and sprayed every birde with there fire hoses!!

Fun, love and memories at the kissing booth.
Thank you for your votes. Much love to you all.

Snowflake (Ms.BB)

Come visit me, Jedi say's I love my Cheyenne...Forever !!!, Snowflake in the KB...4/14 to 4/28. PG#163138..., Tweety Says...V4 MIKEY #61671 FOR 10K... & Panther says...I love Coconut forever !!!.

02/21/2014 02:55.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mango
Today I am featuring Tweety.

Him and his friends built an awesome sports complex at the kissing booth. There was a basket ball court, football field,
baseball field, game room, Olympic sized swimming pool, tennis court, boxing gym, etc.

We played lots of game and had serious competitions,
(The boys against the girls). We played lots of board games also. We also had a cross-country skiing contest.

We had lots of yummy health food. We ate lots of apple chips and nuts for snacks. The fresh fruit drinks were the best.

At night would play games in the game room and watch cartoon on the big screen TV. One night the boys were playing at the dart board and Tweety walked in front of it, the dart went through his tail feathers and pinned him to wall next to the dart board. Hee hee!!!
No harm done...

The funniest time is when Ms. Chirps coached the girls football team. She cut the strings off the boys football pants and tied their shoe strings together so the girls could win and we did !!! Heehee...
Tweety says his favorite thing that we did was play basketball and the boys beat the girls...And hanging out with his BC friends...
Fun, love and memories at the kissing booth...

Thank you for your votes. Much love to you all.

Snowflake (Ms.BB)

Come visit me, Jedi say's I love my Cheyenne...Forever !!!, Snowflake in the KB...4/14 to 4/28. PG#163138..., Tweety Says...V4 MIKEY #61671 FOR 10K... & Panther says...I love Coconut forever !!!.

02/20/2014 09:52.10 AM Report This Comment  
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