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ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15

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I was born here.

Today, SUNDAY APRIL 26th 2015, I left Earth for the Rainbow Bridge.
I know MIKEY D will miss me as will my Mom Deb and Momma Deb of the Sky Flock.
I was diagnosed with a congenital calcium absorption problem that caused me to lay soft-shelled eggs regardless to how much calcium I was given. I only laid two clutches of eggs in my life, but wanted to lay another one, and sadly was unable to lay an egg.
I will see all of you again, and until that day HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU!
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Hi! My name is ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15

I am a Cockatiel from Napanee, ON.

4 years old   F


sunflower seeds, dried fruit slices, and Pretty Bird pellets

On the play gym, on Momma's shoulder, top of every other birds cage and on my favorite, "MY SKATE BOARD"

she hates too much petting and handling

She gives me tons of attention, and pulls me on my SKATE BOARD. OH YEAH, I can skate board too!

she loves to nibble on my ear lobe.

Do what you like, within reason.
Life is too short to miss the opportunities .

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  angel Chuey
04/26/2016 11:56.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Angel Queen Chuey!
Stopping by with a vote in your memory and honor...know that you are missed here....

Wing hugs from your buddies,
Kaji and LIzzie

Come visit me, Kaji ~ So glad we had this time together.

04/26/2016 10:22.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Thinking of you today, Angel Chuey!
We still think of you often and there is always a place in our hearts that you fill!
With love, Squeaky & flock

Come visit me, Bud, Modelo, Patito, Malt & Pilsner, Squeaky- I will miss my BC friends! Love to all!, Kiwi & Button & Ivy, Scion (RIP)- Love Forever, Limon & Lima, Angel Alfie (RIP), Domingo & Picabo-Fond Memories of Fishing with Friends.

04/26/2016 06:01.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Angel Chuey
we are stopping by with a memorial vote for you and to let you know that you will always be loved and missed.
Love,Dixie and Peepers

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

04/26/2016 05:18.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Angel Chuey
Remembering you with a memorial vote...Hugs,Gus.

Come visit me, ~~Gus~~ & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

04/26/2016 04:53.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel
04/26/2016 10:49.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Thinking of you today
You were one of my first friends on Bird-Channel.
So strange to have you gone.

Hope you prepare a wonderful place for us when he come to join you

*Hugs* and Love from Flitzer and Dad

~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

04/26/2016 08:29.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Angel Chuey
04/26/2016 05:20.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Wednesday Flitzer
Hi from Flitzer.
Dad spent most of Tuesday helping Uncle Geno with his White German Shepherd, "Lucy".
Lucy had a growth on her leg and needed surgery.
Lucy hates the vet and (being a big dog) can be hard to handle in these situations.
Although the surgery went well, Lucy had a hard time coming out of the anesthesia.
We got her in Geno's truck, but she wouldn't come out - even into her home or yard.
It took a long time of patience and attention - we finally got her (reluctantly) out of the truck.
Have a great day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

08/12/2015 04:40.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Memorial vote Chuey
We keep your memory.

Come visit me, Polly; Summertime! & Zippy; WOW, Thank You Friends for this honor!.

05/22/2015 09:41.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Our Condolences
go out to you Mikey D and to your heartsick family over the loss of Chuey!We all so know and feel your pain as we just lost our sweet tiel Mario just few weeks ago.The pain is still fresh in our hearts and though in time they say the pain will lessen Angel Chuey will be greatly missed,she was a good friend and we were just getting to know her.She will always be in our thoughts and hearts,but know that she is happy and whole on the Bridge flying free with our frother tiel Mario and all our other Angel family there!Love always,Dixie and flock and Mom Rose too

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

04/28/2015 07:06.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Angel Chuey
Our hearts are heavy with sorrow at your flight to Rainbow Bridge. I know you are healthy and beautiful and restored to a magnificent state and that makes all of our hearts a little lighter. You have your work cut out for you keeping watch over our frother angel conures up there. And I know my frother from another mother Mario Adler will be a greyt help to you in making our conure frothers behave. Our big winghugs and love to your mamma and flock, Moggie

Come visit me, Carter-Justice For Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 8/28/15, Doo Diligence-Justice for Ozzi TY 4 BOTD!, Kookie-Bird -Justice For Ozzi-ty 4 BOTD 8/2/2016, Charlie-Justice 4 Ozzy-TY for BOTD 10/29/15, Tricky D- RIP 12/12/12-Thank you BOTD 12/12/15, Teal'c-Thank you for BOTD 10-14-15 Justice for Ozz, Elvis Thank you for BOTD 2/22/15, Joshua Chico Justice for Ozzi, Blue-Justice for Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 1/29/16, Moggie -Justice for Ozzi TY 4 BOTD 7/31/16, George (Gen George Hammond)RIP Gen 12/13/08, Cu-Bird -Thank You BOTD 6/28/16-Justice for Ozzi, Nanday Security Services, LLC, Miranda -Justice for Ozzi-ty 4 botd 5/13/16, Captain Darling-RIP 5/19/2014 ty 4 BOTD 9/19/15 & Baldrick Thank you for BOTD 3/20/14.

04/28/2015 04:08.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear Chuey
We are stopping in and our hearts are heavy to learn that you have crossed over the rainbow bridge. Fly free and please say hello to Zazu for us. We know that you will be watching over everyone.
~Buddy & the flock

Come visit me, SUSAN, sooo Sweet!, ROCKET....rocking the house!!, Zazu R.I.P. - Waiting at Rainbow Bridge <3, OOdles, The "finchey" bunch., PEDRO...the destroyer!! Thank U 4 BOD! & ~~BUDDY ~~Thank you for BOTD! :-).

04/27/2015 06:33.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Angel Chuey
So sad that you had to leave us, and I know it is hard on your poor mom and Mikey D to continue with his campaign for BOTM in this time of sorrow. I am sure you are watching over them and the rest of your flock from the Bridge, and that you will wait patiently for your beloved Mikey D to come and join you someday.

Love and wing hugs,

Come visit me, Kiddo loves SweetPepper!.

04/27/2015 01:44.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Angel Chuey
We are so sad to hear that you have flown to the Rainbow Bridge. We will remember you always for the wonderful adventure we went on with you for your BOTM campaign. You are loved and missed.


Angel, Pepper & mama, Sandy


04/27/2015 10:23.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Angel Chuey
04/27/2015 07:18.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel Chuey
04/27/2015 07:00.18 AM Report This Comment  
Dear Momma Deb,
We are so very sad to hear of the passing of your sweet baby Angel Chuey. You have our heartfelt sympathy.
Sending Love and Big Hugs,
Little Miss Lucy and Finnegan

Come visit me, Finnegan - 5K...YIPPEE!! THANK YOU FRIENDS!, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue - FAREWELL TO MY BELOVED FRIENDS.

04/27/2015 06:18.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel Chuey,

So sorry to hear that you passed. My Mommy knows how your Mommy is feeling. She's lost "3" Budgies and "3" Cockatiels over the years. Her one Cockatiel, Sydney was egg bound and she didn't make it to the Vet's in time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your Mom, Deb, Family and Flock. Here's a vote for you, Angel.

Mom, Debbie, Oz, Cheyenne, Parker, Apache & Silver


04/27/2015 05:57.08 AM Report This Comment  
Earth has lost a lovely little bird.

My condolences to your Mama and family in this sad time.


Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

04/27/2015 04:29.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear Angel Chuey
Just flying in with a vote in your honor and memory. Such a shock to hear of your flight to the Rainbow Bridge and know your mom and the flock will miss you terribly. Fly high and free! Eggstra wing hugs and beak kisses, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/27/2015 04:11.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear Angel Miss Chuey...
We are so sad to hear you flew to the Bridge...Mom says it has to be heartbreaking to want to be a mama and lay those eggs, and not be able to do it without endangering your own life...Our heartfelt prayers to your Momma Deb and to Mikey...and your entire flock.

Wing hugs,
Kaji, Lizzie and Mom DJ

Come visit me, Kaji ~ So glad we had this time together.

04/26/2015 09:46.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Our Condolences
04/26/2015 07:12.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Love from Flitzer and Dad
We were sad to hear you flew to Rainbow Bridge today. You will be greatly missed here on earth.

Dad and I loved getting to know you.

Blessings to all whose lives you touched. We will see you when we join you on the other side.

Flitzer and Dad

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

04/26/2015 07:03.51 PM Report This Comment  
  My Condolences
I am so sorry to hear the sad news about Chuey.
Please accept my condolences.

With deepest sympathy,

Come visit me, ***Chipper***.

04/26/2015 06:40.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Angel Chuey!
We are all so sad to hear that you flew to the RB today! You will be greatly missed yet remain in our hearts forever. It was a real pleasure knowing you here and we will see you in the future! You add one more bright star in the sky tonite. Fly free!
Love, Squeaky & Picabo
And Deat Mikey D - and your flock and family- our love and condolences are with you all t this sad time. Big hugs and kisses to all.

Come visit me, Bud, Modelo, Patito, Malt & Pilsner, Squeaky- I will miss my BC friends! Love to all!, Kiwi & Button & Ivy, Scion (RIP)- Love Forever, Limon & Lima, Angel Alfie (RIP), Domingo & Picabo-Fond Memories of Fishing with Friends.

04/26/2015 06:36.37 PM Report This Comment  
  angel Chuey
04/26/2015 05:43.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel Chuey
we were so saddened to hear that you have crossed over to the rainbow bridge. you will greatly missed but loved forever in our hearts. our deepest condolences.

love Cori and Queen Boo Boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

04/26/2015 04:54.48 PM Report This Comment  
  My Darling Wife-Bird Angel Chuey
It is with a broken heart I must say good-bye for now but I will see you again one day. Your BC friends will remember you for the great adventure in the wild west on the Cattle Drive you took us all on last August.

I love you forever my darling wife-bird, fly free till I ride on home to Heaven's shores someday!


Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/26/2015 01:25.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chuey
Every day, animals are put into critical danger when their natural habitats are jeopardized by human activity. Together, we can protect the one earth we all rely on.

I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.
Each blade of grass,
Each honey tree,
Each bit of mud,
And stick and stone
Is blood and muscle,
Skin and bone.

And just as I
Need every bit
Of me to make
My body fit,
So Earth needs
Grass and stone and tree
And things that grow here

That’s why we
Celebrate this day.
That’s why across
The world we say:
As long as life,
As dear, as free,
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me. ?
love Queen Boo Boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

04/22/2015 12:00.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chuey!
04/12/2015 10:45.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chuey
Remwmber my April Fools day letter stating all chemical company CEOs are aliens intent on destroying the earth as we now know it?
Right before Our Eyes
It would be unbelievable. If it weren’t true.
Just 15 days after the World Health Organization said that glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, is a probable human carcinogen, our friends at the EPA signed off on additional uses of a new herbicide containing glyphosate. Dow’s Enlist Duo, concocted from a deadly mix of 2,4-D and glyphosate, can now be used in nine additional states. That makes 16 states whose citizens will be directly exposed to more glyphosate (with a dash of 2,4-D, a chemical used to make Agent Orange).

Dow rejoiced at the news. And immediately said it would seek approval of the product in even more states.

This is what we’re up against. Corporations willing to poison everything in sight

love Queen Boo Boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

04/11/2015 04:02.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chuey
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods
There is a rapture on the lonely shore
There is society, where none intrudes
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal. -


love Queen Boo Boo & Cori

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

04/05/2015 06:27.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chuey
in trying to encompass my blogs for my campaign i have come up with this-----
the greatest thing you can do to reduce carbon emissions and combat global warming is to stop eating meat and go veggie. if the desire for meat is to overwhelming try roadkill. it is very plentiful and found along all roadways and doesn't cause horrific suffering at slaughterhouses. also remember to save your poop for future heat and fuel resources. also all CEO's of Exxon, Shell, BP,etc, Monsanto & Dupont are aliens from another planet intent on destroying earth as we now know it, by their fracking, constant oil spills, pipelines, non-stop plastic containers, chemicals and complete contamination of our drinking and water supplies.. they are very prolific and their offspring are Keurig K-Cups which live on a floating waste pile of plastic, in the Pacific Ocean, which is twice the size of Texas. if the K-Cups were lined up they would encompass the earth 10Xs. Alex from the LaHabra Flock asked about killer Bees. Killer Bees were introduced into Brazil in the mid 1950's by a scientist trying to breed a bee pollinator that was better suited to tropical places. the killer bees do pollinate but they also tried to kill all the native honeybees. Monsanto and Dupont gleefully said they would help by developing a poison so toxic it not only kills all the bees but the trees and plants as well. since this was hurting the Mexican drug cartels profits they have banned the poison in Mexico. to this day the US government is still spraying in south and central america in the 1980s a few killer bees hitched a ride on a Brazilian oil freighter and landed in Southern California where once again the conquering bees tried to wipe out the native bees. a few bees managed to mate with some of the native queen bees producing offspring that aren't as warrior like as the killers but not sweet like a honey bee but they are still pollinating so leave them alone. the month of April is hug a tree month so if you can't plant a tree go hug one and keep developers from chopping more down for shopping malls
love Queen Boo Boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

04/01/2015 10:53.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chuey
Birds can be helpful to each other in many ways. The most familiar form of cooperation is when an owl or hawk appears in the neighborhood, causing every songbird within a quarter of a mile to sound alarm calls and even dive at the predator. Perhaps the most interesting form of help is when young birds of the first brood of the year help their parents raise the second brood of the year. There have been many reports of juvenile eastern bluebirds carrying food to the nesting houses containing their parents’ second brood.American crows and Florida scrub-jays demonstrate some of the same cooperative behavior, when sexually immature one-year-olds help their parents gather nesting material, protect the territory, and carry food for the next generation.Cooperation occurs among acorn woodpeckers of the Far West, when groups of up to 10 birds live together, year-round, jointly defending the communal territory, gathering food, and together incubating eggs and feeding the nestlings of each pair in the group.

Sometimes birds of different species lay eggs in the same nest. This has happened among American robins and northern cardinals. The two species take turns incubating eggs, sometimes sitting side-by-side, and jointly feed the young when they hatch.There are also adoptions. For example, a male Carolina wren started feeding an incubating female house wren. When the eggs hatched, the male Carolina continued by feeding the babies, causing both of the true parents to desert, leaving the rearing of their young to the foster father.

This is my last day of my campaign and I want to thank all of you for your help in making my campaign a success. it has been so much fun visiting with each of you every day. i apologize for not being able to answer all your comments individually but i did read every one and enjoyed them very much. i love you all so much.
love BOO BOO the rare Blue Bali Mynah

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

03/31/2015 12:13.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chuey
this is a continuation of birds intelligence from blog on 3-27. we messed up on the order.
Examples of bird intelligence include…
Carrion crows in Japan that deliberately place nuts in roadways, wait for cars to crush the nuts then retrieve the nut meats, all while coordinating around traffic lights to keep safe.
Woodpecker finches in the Galapagos Islands that trim sticks to the proper length for use as tools to forage for insects.
Green herons and other heron species that use bread fed to ducks or picnic leftovers as bait to attract fish for their hunting.
Blue tits in the 1920s that learned which color of milk caps on delivered milk had the most cream (whole milk) and pierced those caps to drink the cream.
Western scrub-jays that hold funerals for dead birds by making loud noises and avoiding the corpse, behavior that may be warning other birds of fatal threats.
Northern mockingbirds that recognize individuals who may be a threat to their nests and will attack only those individuals rather than attacking all passersby indiscriminately.
Aplomado falcons that hunt cooperatively in pairs and thereby increase their hunting success by a large margin through this teamwork.
Jays that cache hundreds of seeds and nuts in fall and manage to retrieve the majority of them over the course of the winter, exhibiting great recall for their hiding places.
Other well known examples of bird intelligence that could be attributed to instinct but still show at least some higher mental capability include:
Amazing nest architecture with intricate construction
Returning to the same ranges, even the same nests, for many years
Ability to navigate migration safely despite changing landmarks
Play behaviors, including taunting cats or playing with objects for entertainment
Recognizing who refills feeders and interacting with that person
Curiosity when responding to pishing or investigating new stimuli
Showing emotions through courtship, caring for nestlings, etc.
Some Are Smart, Some Are Stupid
Like any animal, not all birds are equally intelligent. Ornithologists generally agree that corvids (jays, ravens, crows, rooks, jackdaws, etc.) and parrots are among the smartest bird species and that social, gregarious birds often exhibit more intelligent behavior than solitary species. Still, every backyard birder has seen that one "stupid" bird at their feeders who just can't figure anything out, while another bird of the same species seems to be an Einstein in comparison. Watching birds and witnessing their intelligent behavior can be a joy for backyard birders, and learning more about bird intelligence in quantifiable ways is sure to keep ornithologists busy for decades to come.
love BOO BOO the rare Blue Bali Mynah

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

03/30/2015 11:40.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chuey
The Purpose of Play
All play that wild birds may use helps them develop necessary survival skills. Even adult birds may continue to play and refine their abilities, though not necessarily with the same frequency as juvenile birds play.
Manipulation play helps birds get more coordinated to build nests, capture prey or extract food from different sources. This type of play keeps bills and talons in good condition and builds up the necessary muscle strength and dexterity for intricate actions.
Investigation play teaches young birds about the world they inhabit, including edible and inedible foods and what objects are safe to touch. As birds investigate more, they refine their ability to cache objects and develop their senses.
Chasing play strengthens wing muscles and helps young birds develop greater agility in the air, or for terrestrial birds, strengthens their legs and helps them be more agile when running. This also helps carnivorous birds develop sharper hunting skills.
Taunting play sharpens a bird's reflexes and increases their agility. It also helps them learn to anticipate prey reactions or how to avoid predators, and will be useful for mobbing behaviors or defending their territory.
Balancing play strengthens foot and leg muscles and helps birds learn how to use their wings to counterbalance air currents or disruptions. Balancing can also be useful for different types of foraging or courtship displays.
Curiosity play teaches birds more about their world, expanding their knowledge of both threats and benefits and helping them react to the unexpected. Curious birds can be more adaptable and will be more successful when encountering changes in their habitat.
Mimicry behavior teaches young birds how to act like adults of their species and learn essential skills such as proper sounds and songs or how to use their unique bills or other physical attributes to the best effect.
While different play behaviors all have a purpose in helping birds survive, some birds do seem to play just for the sheer joy and fun of the activity. As with many types of bird behaviors, the exact purpose of all play is not yet understood, even by dedicated ornithologists, but birders can still enjoy watching the playful behavior of birds. Every time they see their feathered friends engage in another game, they learn just a bit more about birds even as the playing birds are learning more about their world.
love BOO BOO the rare Blue Bali Mynah

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

03/29/2015 11:28.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chuey
Birds That Play
All birds engage in playful behaviors, and more intelligent bird species need greater amounts of the mental stimulation that comes from play as they develop. Bird species that can seem especially playful include…Jays, crows, rooks, ravens, magpies and other corvids,Parrots, parakeets, macaws and Keas,Tits, chickadees, nuthatches and small finches,Gulls, terns and related species.
Many social and adaptable birds also play, as do young birds of nearly all species as they socialize with their siblings in the nest. The extent of play and how much play each bird species carries into maturity varies, and different birds engage in different types of play to help them develop a range of skills.
Types of Bird Play
There are many different behaviors birds engage in that could appear to be play. The most common playful actions include…
Manipulation: Using the bill or talons to drop, toss, bend, tear, rip or otherwise manipulate objects, even objects without any food value.
Investigation: Seeking out unique objects or trying a wide range of different foods, continually noting new objects and poking or prodding them.
Chasing: Following one another in short or acrobatic flights, or chasing other objects such as insects or fluttering leaves.
Taunting: Teasing or deliberately harassing one another or other creatures, such as teasing a domestic cat or instigating fights.
Balancing: Swinging, swaying or dangling on wires or weak branches, possibly releasing and reattempting different acrobatic actions.
Curiosity: Responding to pishing or other unique noises, such as being attracted by ringtones, mechanical noises or music.
Mimicry: Imitating an adult's behavior, including physical actions such as foraging or preening as well as songs and sounds.
Not all playful birds will engage in the same behaviors, but they often try different actions and activities as they are learning new skills and refining their abilities. Play may be only between birds of the same species, while some types of play, particularly chasing or taunting, may be between birds of different species.
love TiBOO BOO the rare Blue Bali Mynah

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

03/28/2015 11:02.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chuey
Birds do a lot of activities that may seem smart, but how much of their behavior is instinct instead of intelligence? Ornithologists are continually studying birds and learning new information about their brains, how they think and why they behave why they do.

Deciding just how smart birds are depends on how intelligence is defined. Birds exhibit a wide range of intelligent behaviors, including good memories, extensive communication, planning for the future and remembering the past. Some birds can solve problems, and others have been observed playing – both activities that indicate more than just basic instinct. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines intelligence as:The ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations or the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment.
Do birds do this? Scientific studies indicate that yes, birds do learn, and every backyard birder knows birds are capable of adapting to new environments and conditions. Quantitative measurement of bird intelligence is difficult because birds cannot take intelligence tests or attend classes to be measured with their peers. Observations and studies of birds are revealing that birds may be far more intelligent than initially believed.
Bird Brain Structure
Brain size and structure is not an automatic gauge of intelligence, but it can be a clue. Birds may be small, but they have a proportionally large brain compared to their overall body and head sizes – in fact, bird's brains are similarly proportioned to primates. Studies of birds' brain anatomy also suggests that while the structure is different than that of mammals' brains, birds may have a higher degree of connectivity between the sections of their brains, which could indicate more intelligence and faster reasoning than previously believed.
Evidence of Bird Intelligence
The best indication of how smart birds are is direct observations of birds acting intelligently. While some observations have been made under scientifically controlled circumstances and through laboratory experiments, other observations have come from casual birders who notice their favorite birds behaving in peculiar ways, ways that seem planned and premeditated.
love BOO BOO the rare Blue Bali Mynah

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

03/27/2015 10:13.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chuey
Bald Eagles are nesting on all three of Pittsburgh's major rivers! Who knew the day would never come when Pittsburghers would be cheering for the Eagles…Bald Eagles, that is!

It has probably been more than 250 years since Bald Eagles last nested along Pittsburgh’s three rivers. In the 18th century, suitable nesting habitat in the form of mature tall trees was stripped from the hillsides flanking the rivers to meet the lumber and fuel demands of a rapidly growing human population in the area; second, industrialization beginning in the 19th century led to extensive unregulated pollution of the rivers, which decimated fish populations that eagles feed on; third, beginning in the mid-20th century eagles (and many other birds) showed signs of succumbing to the unintended side effects of widespread use of the pesticide DDT (developed for use in World War II) which eventually caused chronic nesting failure for the species. As recently as the mid-1980s, there were just a few remaining nesting Bald Eagles pairs anywhere in Pennsylvania, all of these in the northwest corner of the state.
One nest, located on the Monongahela River in the community of Hays is the most famous because a web camas been set up to view the nest. millions of people are viewing the nesting activity. Last year this pair successfully raised three eagle babies. this year they only layed 2 eggs. one of the eggs had a crack in it and the mom tried to keep it together but when the dad eagle came to sit on the egg he saw the crack and threw the egg out of the nest. during a recent snowstorm the mom eagle was totally covered in snow while incubating the single egg
The Bald Eagle,has made a tremendous comeback throughout its range in the lower 48 states. Its recovery is due to enforcement of federal laws protecting it from persecution, the banning of DDT, which bio-accumulated in eagles and other piscivorous (fish-eating) birds, eventually causing complete reproductive failure through the thinning of their egg shells to the point that eggs simply broke when parent birds tried to incubate them; passage in the same year of the federal Clean Water Act, and, direct recovery measures taken by our Game Commission, which brought nestling Bald Eagles from healthy populations to hacking sitese when the state’s breeding population was down to just a few nesting pairs. Similar efforts by game agencies in surrounding states also have contributed to the rapid increase in the number of nesting Bald Eagles in Pennsylvania. By 2000, there were about 50 known nesting pairs of eagles in the state; as of 2012, more than 200 nesting locations are known for Bald Eagle in Pennsylvania, including nests in almost every county!
thankyou for supporting my botm campaign
love BOO BOO the rare blue Bali Mynah

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

03/26/2015 09:53.40 AM Report This Comment  
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