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mom loves the constant chatter we make and the cute things we get ourselves into

ATTENTION: New Private Bird Club Website Sign Up & Info
Hi Every birdie! Squeaky's mom is working with two web designers to build a new and improved but similar bird club for us to play on since our beloved BC will be deleting our Bird eClub sometime this year! We need your support! So start nagging your parronts so we can stay together!
Basically, the more parronts that sign up, the cheaper the initial set up fee will be and also the annual fee to join the site. For more information and to sign up to participate please visit my page 28415 and leave an email address. Or you can email my mom, Sunny, directly at our email nubinskis@aol. com. She will send you all the up to date information that has been sent so far and she can answer all your questions. She also told me to tell you that all ideas and suggestions are most welcome. She also is hoping to find some parronts that have some expertise in working with advertisers and who would volunteer to get advertisers for the site. If that happens, costs would be next to nothing or maybe even nothing for all of us to play together.
So send your parronts to my page 28415 or email us to get information, leave suggestions and to sign up!
Hugs and Love to all! Squeaky, Picabo & Scion
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Hi! My name is Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE ZEENA BOTM 255116

I am a Budgerigar from pittsburgh, PA.

paddy and piddy

7 years old   M

Budgerigar

millet, 24 herb salad, parsley, broccoli and harrisons mash

on top of the curtains, picture frames and their playstands. paddy cake also likes to admire himself in the mirror

being alone

she keeps us safe , happy and healthy

their playstand is covered in small cat toys that chirp and beep and they spend hours playing with them.

a lot of heart in a little body.

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  it stormed all night at our house. then this morning it wasn't sunny but it wasn't raining either. then around lunch time the sky darkened up but still no rain. dad insisted mom take doggie to walk for a poop before the rain started and mom said it may stay like this all day but dad insisted so off mom went with doggie. doggie did not poop. so dad said drive to the park for doggie to poop so mom first had to get gas and then went to the park with doggie. doggie pooped in about 15 minutes and just s doggie and mom made it back to the car it started to rain. not too much just lightly then it stopped. mom car home and made dinner and had the mishap with little Boo Boo. after dinner it starred to get very windy and rain so heavy everything in the yard must be smashed by now. it did this about this times this evening with lightening and thunder. all is quiet now.
love Cori

mom and dad were eating dinner tonight and mom heard commotion coming from my cage and saw my foot was caught in my baby nest i sit in. i was flapping and hanging off the side by my bad leg. mom went over and held me so i wasn't dangling anymore and then dad took the nest from the cage which i was still caught in and worked for at least 3 minutes to get my foot untangled and dad said no more nest for me. tonight i sat all evening with mom in the bedroom and held my leg up but i still hoped around a bit using the leg. mom is glad i didn't pull my leg off i was struggling so hard.

love Boo Boo

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07/27/2014 10:50.50 PM Report This Comment  
  mom spent all day cleaning our tiny front porch. it was full of spiderwebs, dead bugs and dirt. she found a small animal cache under the glider with a nest of leaves and tons of tiny little acorns.

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07/23/2014 10:12.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Paddy and Piddy, Cori and Boo Boo
Thank you for your warm welcome to BC! I'm glad I landed in such a good forever home! Even Spot has been good to me, but I think he's jealous that mom adopted me!Hehee!
Please all me BonBon.
I Love your car!
Luv, Lemon Le'BonBon♥

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07/20/2014 10:43.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Moths are among the most diverse and successful organisms on earth. In fact, scientists estimate there are more than 150,000 moth species worldwide! Move over butterflies, moths come in bright colors and dazzling patterns. Species can take a myriad of shapes and can be as small as a pinhead to as large as an adult’s hand.
here are five awesome (and often little-known) facts about these winged wonders.
1. Some moths don’t have mouths. For example, the beautiful Luna moth does not have a mouth — so cannot eat — and will live only for about one week, with the singular purpose of mating!
Luna moth
2. Moths are great impersonators. Many moths have evolved to imitate other animals as a way to deter would-be predators. The Polyphemus moth has bold eyespots to startle and confuse those looking for a moth snack. The hornet moth looks just like a hornet, but is completely harmless. The beautiful wood nymph, a moth that has evolved to look just like bird poop.
Wood nymph
3. Moths love a good microbrew. Interested in trying your hand at mothing? Nothing attracts these guys like beer. A tip from our scientists: Mix a paste of beer, brown sugar, and banana. Paint it on some trees, kick back and relax, then check back in the evening with your flashlight to see the multitude of moths you’re sure to attract.
Attracting moths... with beer!
4. Moths can turn bears into tigers. We’re all familiar with wooly bear caterpillars — but did you know this bear can turn into a tiger? Yep, the wooly bear emerges from his cocoon in the spring as a lovely Isabella tiger moth. Fun fact: Once a cocoon is spun, the caterpillar turns into a mushy soup during metamorphosis before emerging as a moth.
Moth metamorphosis
5. The death’s-head hawk moth has a serious claim to fame. He got his start in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, then went on to leading roles in both The Silence of the Lambs and The Mothman Prophecies. This famous moth gets its name from the scull-shaped pattern on the thorax, and has the unusual ability to emit loud squeaks when irritated.

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07/19/2014 03:51.24 PM Report This Comment  
  HAPPY HUMPDAY
tonight i did something i have never done before. Cori was sitting on moms dresser tonight drinking some water and i was about 2 feet away from her sitting on the cat scratching post. it looked to mom like i was going to pull corks tail but instead i fluttered up in the air about 6 inches away from Cori did a twist and then went to the floor. mom isn't quite sure what that was all about but is going to make sure i don't do it again.

love Boo Boo

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07/16/2014 10:07.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Piddy, Hello Paddy~~~
Dropping off a vote and hugs for you both!!
Love you ~ Sugar

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07/15/2014 12:06.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Odds are, you’ve never tried to imagine the enormity of a whale’s excrement. Imagine how substantial, and messy, the “flocculent fecal plumes” of these incredibly large mammals can be. scientists are now considering that whale poop can help save our acidifying oceans.

How can a couple of whale turds make an impact? The nutritious, krill-dense waste substance is consumed by vast amounts of plankton, who, in turn, take acidifying carbon out of the ocean waters when they photosynthesize as well as when they die and sink to the ocean floor. Whale poop pretty much fertilizes the photosynthesizers of the ocean, and when the whales die, their massive carcasses also sink to the floor with tons of CO2 trapped within. Some scientists estimate that even the small current whale population could be displacing some 400,000 tons of CO2 every year.

Where whales are still somewhat numerous — like the Southern Ocean — the whale pump, as it’s known, spreads nitrogen and binds up carbon in an environmentally substantial way. However, with the severe decline of whales worldwide due to commercial over-hunting — along with the exponentially worsening acidification of our oceans — the marine ecosystem has suffered a steep tip in its delicate balance. Whales are the guardians of our precious oceans, and their poaching only speeds up the impending acidification. Certainly, whales may not be able to singlehandedly solve the problem of our dying oceans, but these giant mammals have a significant impact on CO2 binding that could potentially retard the process if present in great enough numbers.

To state it blatantly: more whales, more whale poop, more healthy photosynthesizing plankton, less carbon. Let’s protect the whales.

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07/14/2014 12:23.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Paddy & Piddy
Despite many politicians being in complete denial about the mounting evidence of a connection between certain insecticides and the collapse of bee populations, new research shows that those same insecticides are probably indirectly leading to bird die-offs, too. data shows a sharp decline in certain bird populations in areas where insecticides known as neonicotinoids were used the most.

Neonicotinoids are among the new wave of insecticides that have been developed in the past 50 years and were billed as less damaging for the environment and wildlife. study has linked them to a decline in pollinators and even to bee Colony Collapse Disorder, a 2013 examination called for tighter restrictions on neonicotinoid use as, used in the concentrations and amounts that we see on farms today there is enough evidence to suggest that these insecticides are harming bees and other insects who aren’t supposed to be targeted.

Concerns have also been raised about the wider impact on wildlife beyond our pollinators. While neonicotinoids are billed as not being as toxic to mammals, and in particular birds of prey, scientific literature has suggested an unintended impact: by killing insects that the mammals eat, they may be driving down certain sensitive populations

researchers found that the presence of imidacloprid, one of the leading neonicotinoids, is incontrovertibly impacting birds and may be the main cause of bird decline in the region. They found that if ground water had just 20 nanograms of neonicotinoid per liter, there was a 30 percent fall in bird numbers during the study period–and what’s more, some areas had pollution levels that was 50 times higher than that figure.researchers found that 14 out of 15 common insect-eating bird species, like barn swallows, tree sparrows and starlings, had suffered sometimes dramatic population declines.

if neonicotinoids are indirectly harming birds, they’re probably harming other wildlife that prey on insects. highly toxic substances that kill insects lead to declines in things that eat insects. … this isn’t just about bees, it is about everything. When hundreds or thousands of species or insect are being wiped out, it’s going to have impacts on bats, shrews, hedgehogs, you name it. It is pretty good evidence of wholesale damage to the environment.” how much scientific data do we need, and how many impartial experts need to speak out, before our politicians will act? how many animal populations have to collapse before our governments see fit to do something and actually tackle the issue of neonicotinoids?

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07/14/2014 11:10.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Piddy, Hello Paddy~
How is your day going so far?? I got an update from mom's sister on my 3 little budgie cousins and they are all doing fine. They really seem to love all the new toys and perches they got. Mom's sister spends some time with them everyday and they are starting to get use to her. She keeps it very quiet and doesn't make any sudden moves and it seems to be working. At least they have some toys now so that is much better already!
You both have a spectacular day!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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07/11/2014 12:40.53 PM Report This Comment  
  when mom went outside this afternoon she caught a small bunny sitting in her flower garden. she chased the bunny out of the garden and it ran out onto the road so mom then chased the bunny back into our yard.

Boo Boo was in her outdoor cage and i was in my harness on moms arm. after mom finished reading the paper she picked p sticks in the yard with me still sitting on her arm. then even with the rain we have been getting mom noticed several large shrubs had wilted leaves so mom dragged out the hose to water the shrubs. the hose scared me but there was nothing i could do about it. dad then frantically called to mom and told her to get the birds inside because out neighbor had started spraying his sickening poisons on everything. mom handed me to dad who was afraid to take off my harness and ran and got Boo Boo. we are glad the bunny was safe in our yard also.

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07/10/2014 10:36.44 PM Report This Comment  
  today mom was awakened very early this morning with the sound of old people talking. mom tried to go back to sleep but they just kept droning on and on but mom couldn't understand a word they were saying. finally mom got up and looked out the window to see we these old people were. it turns out there were 4 crows standing on the edge of the birdbath and having quite a conversation with each other. it reminded mom of her mother inlaw who used to live in Florida at the retirement community and how everyone would gather around the pool to talk. it made mom smile to see the crows doing the same thing.

Boo Boo and I have not been out on the porch for about 3 weeks because a family of finches was in the hanging flower basket on the porch and a family of american red starts were in the bird house right by the porch. every time mom would go out on the porch their was a flurry of bird activity as the parents were feeding the nesting babies so mom felt it best to keep us inside until they were done. what a difference today. it seems both nests fledged and it is so very quiet on the porch. they must have done it early this morning. mom hears lots of birds screaming from the forsythia bushes so hopefully the babies are well protected in there until they can fly.

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07/05/2014 03:43.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl,

Thanks for your kind words to my Mom. It's Parker, the English Keet. My Mommy came home late in the day on Fri. from staying with her Parents. Sat. she had lots to do and Sun. her & some of her Friends went to A.C. The 6 of them went to see Theresa Caputo (The Long Island Medium) & loved her and 3 of them stayed until Tues. She was so happy to get away even for just a few days. NO, she didn't win (actually none of them did) but they had lots of fun. Today she took her Dad to his Parkinson's Dr. and her Stepmom to her Dr. to have her staples taken out but they only took half of them out. Then they went to the Bank and then Mom helped alittle at their home. Tomorrow she's going back for 1/2 day and getting them some food at the store. She was fortunate that her Aunt stayed with them until this morning. Her Parents are also fortunate that some of their Family have been making up dinners for them so that her Stepmom does not have to cook especially with her fractured wrist. Mom won't have to go back after tomorrow until Mon. to see what needs to be done (cleaning, shopping, etc.) and Wed. she has to take her back to her Dr. to have the rest of her staples taken out. So her Stepmom sent Mom home around 11:30 since it was so hot and she knew she wanted to be in her Pool LOL. She did make sure everything was done that needed to be done and dinner just needed to be heated up. Mom even set the table for their dinner LOL. Anyway, I hope you both, your Flock and your Mom & Dad are all well & enjoying the Summer. It was in the 90's yesterday and today here in Philly. Here's a vote for you, cuties. Bye for now and a Happy 4th of July to all of you.

Winghugs,
Parker

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07/02/2014 08:00.59 PM Report This Comment  
  i never finished the story about the boa constrictor. after the man announced the boa was a service pet the man then had a seizure and the snake slithered off him and was loose in the store. the man had to be taken away in an ambulance and sugars moms sister who happened to have experience with boas corralled the snake and they called the mans wife to come and get it. so much for the snake alerting the man he was going to have a seizure. for the emotional support service animal all i can say about the matter is never underestimate the amount of emotional support an animal companion can give someone. for all you know that is the only reason some might have to just get up in the morning and it gives them a reason for living. of course they don't have the extensive training like military, or rescue or seeing eye and deaf people animals do. i know sometimes when someone needs a service dog for hearing or seeing eye it can cost a fortune for them and fund raisers are done to help people purchase them.. there are always those that try and take advantage of everything and its best to ignore them.

i think people are losing their ability to solve problems. if they can't push buttons on the computer or their cell phone they are completely stymied over what to do. seeing a big garbage can in the road would really throw them off. mom couldn't sleep last night so she layer there until about 6 am before she finally fell asleep. when she woke up a few hours later she was exhausted so she decided to go to the local pool. when she got there she fell asleep in the 90 degree weather for about an hour. she woke up and thought her head was exploding. the good news is the intense heat and sun must have helped her leg because it felt much better..

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07/01/2014 10:15.27 PM Report This Comment  
  you can order the service certificate online. it costs 75 for the basic package and 150 for the complete package which includes the service vest. i don't think they would have vests to fit birds but Sugar told me that there was someone in California who had a service certificate for their boa constrictor who they said would alert him if he was having a seizure by wrapping around his neck. the main thing is once you pay for the certificate you are entered in a data base and if the store personnel question you they can check the data base for proof. of course you also have an I.D. card with your pets picture. i think pets are much more well behaved than most peoples children. mom ws in a restaurant that wasn't cheap and the people in the table next to them were letting their small children roller skate around the restaurant. now thats an accident waiting to happen with waiters carry large trays of hot food.

today mom was driving home and there was a big traffic jam about a mile from her home and both lanes were stopped. as mom got closer she saw that someones empty garbage can had rolled into the middle of the road and the dumb drivers were trying to figure out how to drive around it. mom put on the car brakes put the car in park and got out and hobbled over to the garbage can and set it in the owners driveway who was probably at work. as soon as mom did this traffic began to move smoothly. was that so hard to do that no one wanted to make the effort to move the garbage can off the road?

moms leg hurts because she is walking on it strangely and throwing everything out of whack. she is trying to walk normally to correct that but that hurts also. it is feeling better. she just can't kneel down or bend her leg

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06/30/2014 10:20.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Did you know that it’s not against the law to slaughter dogs and cats for human consumption in Pennsylvania? While instances of this happening are rare, we know you’ll agree that there needs to be a law on the books to prosecute anyone who kills dogs and cats for food.

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

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

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

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

Take Action Now »

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06/29/2014 04:00.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Paddy and Piddy
Hope you are enjoying your ride, but be careful, Piddy! Hugs, Peppino

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06/27/2014 01:29.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Paddy and Piddy
How are you? Hey Piddy, watch that scarf, that's how Isadora Duncan got in trouble!
Mom agrees, they could at least have called or something. It's just rude not to do that. And they have no right expecting a tour when they are nearly 2 hours late.
Mom thinks those hawks have grown awfully fast, too. She has a pic on her phone from a couple of weeks ago where they were really much smaller. Hope you are having a good day. Hugs, Peppino

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06/26/2014 08:23.10 AM Report This Comment  
  now that summer is here many of us will be encountering (lightening bugs)fireflies in our yards and gardens.
fireflies receive a lot of attention when summer arrives. And there’s a lot more going on than many of us realize…Their remarkable green and yellow flashing lights have a hypnotic effect on people. Children in particular are drawn to fireflies. But the same throbbing glow that attracts youngsters often leads male fireflies to their deaths.In warm-weather months, especially where open meadows and forests coexist, the adult male fireflies of most species set out on mating flights in the evening hours. The females, meanwhile, await their mates in the foliage, blinking seductively. The task for each male is to find an unmated female of its own species.

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

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

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06/23/2014 06:19.28 PM Report This Comment  
  THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE FOR ME PADDY AND PIDDY
thank you so much for your support. i think i'm going to make it because of friends like you ..MIKEY

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06/23/2014 02:33.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Piddy, Hello Paddy~
I hope you are having a fun day! I love your picture! That is the coolest car ever!!
I'm so glad you both could make it to the shower yesterday! I think it went pretty well! I know Dixie and Kiddo had fun! Those guys are so very goofy!
Enjoy the day!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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06/21/2014 10:36.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Paddy and Piddy
thankyou for coming by to wish me a happy hatchday. i had the best day ever because all my friends like you were with me to help me celebrate. thank you for making my day so special.i hope you didn't mind me singing my hatchday song over and over for you see its my favorite song.

love Boo Boo

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06/20/2014 09:31.35 PM Report This Comment  
  birds have no teeth. quite a few birds consume almost exclusively hard foods such as grains and seeds.
how do birds digest these tough morsels if they can’t chew them into more edible pieces?

The answer lies in a bird’s stomach—in the lower part of its stomach, to be specific, the area called the gizzard. It’s here that the powerful mixing and gnashing of food that occurs in human mouths takes place in birds.

But rather than bicuspids, molars, and the like, the gizzard uses small rocks, shells, and sand to break apart hard foods. The bird swallows these rocks and whatnot specifically to help with digestion. And when they wear down, as inevitably happens, the bird simply passes them on as waste and consumes a fresh supply.

Almost every species of bird has a gizzard,as do some species of reptiles, earthworms and fish. A bird’s gizzard has thick, muscular walls and is lined with a protective substance known as koiln.

So having a gizzard is a bit like having a drawer filled with spare teeth—only without the dentist’s bills!

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06/19/2014 07:06.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Just about everybody on this planet seems to believe that snakes can unhinge their top and bottom jaws—this is not true. The remarkable thing about the snake jaw is that the two halves of the lower jaw are not connected at the front. This allows them to swing away from one another and to work independently to pull food into the muscular throat.

Besides their wide-opening jaws, snakes have a hard-cased skull in order to prevent brain damage from large thrashing animals clasped in their jaws. And perhaps most importantly, considering how long it takes to swallow a huge, mouth-filling living thing, they are able to shunt their respiratory tube to the side so they can still breathe, even with a chicken egg lodged in their throat.

Just one more example of how creatures have evolved abilities that let them thrive in the wild….

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06/19/2014 06:48.24 PM Report This Comment  
  forward to all your friends...
This is true, and also applies to cell phones!)
PASS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW
if you receive a telephone call from an individual identifying
himself as an AT&T Service Technician (could also be Telus) who is conducting a test on the telephone lines.and to complete the test you should touch nine (9), zero (0), the pound sign (#), and then hang up. PLEASE REFUSE. by pushing 90#, you give the requesting individual full access to your telephone line,which enables them to place long distance calls billed to your home phonenumber. this scam has been originating from many local jails/prisons. DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE...
After checking with Verizon they also said it was true, so do not dial 90# for anyone !!!!!
PLEASE HIT THAT FORWARD BUTTON AND PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!

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06/19/2014 06:43.09 PM Report This Comment  
  People who’ve been humbled, it’s said, eat their words.
By the same token, certain birds eat their own feathers, though not because they’ve suffered a defeat.
In fact, some birds consume feathers in order to survive.

The birds in question are grebes, aquatic birds with a diet that consists of insects, crustaceans, and sometimes fish. Grebes are found in most US waters.
But fish-eating grebes like the Horned Grebe and the Red-necked Grebe can’t readily digest the bones inside fish. That’s why they pluck and eat large quantities of their own feathers.The feathers create a filter of sorts within the grebe that traps the bones in the bird’s stomach before they can enter the intestine. Thus trapped, the bones slowly dissolve until they can more easily be passed.

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06/19/2014 06:35.03 PM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
HEY PIDDY AND PADDY, THAT WAS SO VERY NICE OF YOUR MOM TO BUY THAT COOL CAR FOR YOU. ALSO LOVE THAT HAT PIDDY IS WEARING. HAVE FUN RIDING WITH THE TOP DOWN.

KACEY

Come visit me, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & KACEY VOTE MIKEY PG 61671 FOR 1OK CLUB.

06/16/2014 10:53.17 PM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
HEY PIDDY AND PADDY, I SURE LOVE THAT CAR YOU ARE RIDING IN. BET THAT COST A BUCK OR TWO. DID YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE TO HELP BUY IT FOR YOU?

HAVE A GREAT MONDAY

KACEY

Come visit me, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & KACEY VOTE MIKEY PG 61671 FOR 1OK CLUB.

06/15/2014 09:52.53 PM Report This Comment  
  HAPPY FATHERS DAY
SOME GREAT BIRD DADS
Great Horned Owl
Great horned owl dads are the stereotypical breadwinners in their families. After finding the perfect home with their mates, male great horned owls take on the role of provider by hunting enough to feed himself and his mate, who is bigger than he is, before taking on the added responsibility of hunting for their young when they hatch.
Rhea
As members of a polygamous species, male rheas have a lot of partners, but when it comes to child-rearing these dads pull their weight and then some. Males can have up to a dozen or so female partners who all lay eggs in a nest he builds before they leave. Males then take on the role of incubating and guarding what can be more than 50 eggs for close to two months before taking on the role of a single parent after they hatch. Males have also been known to adopt orphaned chicks who have been separated from their brood.
Emperor Penguin
After females lay a single precious egg, Emperor penguin dads take over the responsibility of incubating it by balancing it precariously on their feet and keeping it warm under their feathers in the frigid Antarctic weather while mothers go off to feed. Dads can go for about two months without eating until the egg hatches, at which point he will feed it before mother’s return to give them a break from baby-duty.
Spotted Sandpiper
It doesn’t happen every time, but sandpipers have been found to reverse roles where female sandpipers establish and defend territory, while taking on multiple male partners. After luring a male to mate with and laying her eggs, she takes off to find another mate. Dad meanwhile stays to incubate the eggs and becomes the primary caregiver for the young for the first few weeks of their lives.

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06/15/2014 10:58.31 AM Report This Comment  
  i wanted yo wish you a Happy TGIF day and hope your Friday the 13th went off with out any bad things happening. mom went to the deli today and her ticket number was 13. her change at the gas station was $13. and her bill at the drug store was $13. Spooky huh?

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

love Boo Boo

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06/13/2014 10:20.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Paddy and Piddy
Flying by to leave this vote for both of you. Our Mommy said to tell you Thank You for your votr for Angel Ozzie.
UPDATE FROM FACE BOOK:

Mimi Cote Ozzi was a beautiful 10 year old female African gray parrot who was kidnapped, tortured and killed by 3 teenagers who had nothing better to do ... Ozzi was the child that her human parents could never have? It is time that judgments are more severe against those who commit acts of cruelty to animals.

We ask for "Justice for Ozzi" and we want your help...

For those who have not done it yet, please sign the petition:
http://www.thepetitionsite. com/132/180/348/justice-for-ozzi/

June 23, 2014 evening 9:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., we ask you to turn off the lights in your house and light a candle in solidarity to signify the need for a zero tolerance regarding cruelty to animals ... We do not want our children to grow up in a society where such acts are seen as acceptable...

The trial of the 3 young offenders will be held on June 25, 2014 in Slave Lake, Alberta. Time is running out, please, share as much as possible, sign the petition and turn off your lights...

Feel free to share and use these pics.
Aldo to tell every birdie the photo on my account is Angel Ozzi and her parronts Asem in Lake Stave, Alberta Canada.
Please pass this important message to everyone you know. Thank You, Shirley Marie JUSTIC FOR OZZI on face book.

Come visit me, Sun Flower, Angel Prizm, Angel Sunshine, Frodo, Angel Chiquita, Angel Blueberry, Marigold, Angel Rainbow and Pretty Baby, Angel Kali and Angel Ozzi, Joy, Angel Sundance & Angel My Little Angel.

06/13/2014 07:57.53 PM Report This Comment  
  While testing an estimated 1,797 meat products for horse DNA, more name-brands have been identified; such as Birds Eye Traditional Spaghetti Bolognese and Beef Lasagne, Taco Bell ground beef and Brakes spicy minced beef skewer.

Taco Bell, subsidiary of American Tex-Mex said in a statement: “We would like to apologize to all of our customers, and we can reassure you that we are working hard to ensure that every precaution is being undertaken to guarantee that we are only supplied with products that meet the high standards we demand.”

American Tex-Mex is part of YUM Brands, which also owns Pizza Hut and KFC. The website claims that these franchises use “high quality ingredients” and those are “100 percent beef” that are “seasoned with our signature recipe”.

Horse meat is used in Taco Bell tacos, burritos, gorditas, chalupas and Nachos. It is claimed by the corporation that the horse meat originated in “Europe”.

Burger King has recently admitted that there is horse meat in their products; after denying that there is any presence of horse meat in their burgers.

Burger King said in a statement: “Four samples recently taken from the Silvercrest plant have shown the presence of very small trace levels of equine DNA… we have established that

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is considering approving the slaughter of horses for meat and human consumption in the US for the first time since 2007.
The US regularly exports horses for slaughter in Europe and China. Former race horses are sold at auction for a low price, purchased by “killer buyers” and shipped overseas to be used as meat for human consumption.

This process of purchasing horses for slaughter is called the slaughter pipeline. The animals are packed for transportation without food, water or rest for extended periods of time.

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06/12/2014 10:10.50 PM Report This Comment  
  well going to the new birdie village was a wash out for mom. when it asked for a photo mom decided to do a new photo and of course she couldn't get anything to work properly nor could she find a photo she like or a theme either.

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

Hyundai-Kia has, for the first time, toppled Honda as the Union of Concerned Scientists' Greenest Automaker. Our latest Automaker Rankings report found that all of the country's eight best-selling automakers are improving their environmental performance, showing that our efforts to strengthen fuel efficiency and tailpipe pollution standards are paying off! But U.S. automakers continue to lag behind. Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler all had higher global warming and smog-forming emissions than the national average, showing that there’s still much room for improvement. Ford has come further than any other american automaker in reducing the global warming emissions of their cars and light trucks since the first Automaker Rankings report in 1998, and is leading the pack of American automakers.

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06/11/2014 10:39.22 PM Report This Comment  
  a scientisit in Wyoming has developed a robotic sage grouse named Pepa that is able to interact with other sage grouse. it is incredibly realistic looking except for the big rubber wheels it has for feet. Pepas job is to determine the ambient(back ground noise) impacts on sage grouse these areas are incredibly quiet at 16 decimals (lower than a whisper) until the males start their mating calls. of all the males calling only one or two ever get successful with the lady birds. this years winner was named Dick who managed to mate with 60 females.They looked at questions about whether or not disturbances such as oil and gas wells and passing cars affect sage grouse mating behavior and found that sage grouse males do avoid leks with human-caused noise.
As humans increasingly populate remote areas and develop energy, our noise impact isn’t something that most of us think about. Yet studies in Wyoming have documented noise impacts on songbirds and now sage grouse.
When our trucks whirr by, a bird’s call to woo his mate just isn’t as loud as it would otherwise be, so they move somewhere else. Fragmentation isn’t just about a physical disturbance footprint, but a sound footprint, as well.
this is not an unsolvable problem. it seems like an entirely solvable problem—with engineering solutions like mufflers or insulation or simply making shift changes for the oil and gas company workers so they are not driving their loud trucks by the leks at 6-8am during peak mating time but rather 10am after the males are done with their calling.
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06/10/2014 10:33.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hyundai-Kia has, for the first time, toppled Honda as the Union of Concerned Scientists' Greenest Automaker. Our latest Automaker Rankings report found that all of the country's eight best-selling automakers are improving their environmental performance, showing that our efforts to strengthen fuel efficiency and tailpipe pollution standards are paying off! But U.S. automakers continue to lag behind. Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler all had higher global warming and smog-forming emissions than the national average, showing that there’s still much room for improvement. Ford has come further than any other american automaker in reducing the global warming emissions of their cars and light trucks since the first Automaker Rankings report in 1998, and is leading the pack of American automakers.

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06/10/2014 09:54.26 PM Report This Comment  
  According to a new study, scientists estimate that between 600,000 and 800,000 coastal seabirds died because of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, a number far greater than any previous estimate. Understanding the ripple effect of 800,000 coastal birds dying in the Gulf of Mexico is critical to the recovery of this special place. These findings come from a study to be released this summer in Marine Ecology Progress Series, which was recently reported in the New York Times.

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

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

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

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06/09/2014 06:32.19 PM Report This Comment  
  They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.
A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.
If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE ZEENA BOTM 255116, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE ZEENA BOTM 255116.

06/07/2014 10:07.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Paddy and Piddy
You 2 Are just so cute, we're all happy you had a fun day! Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

06/06/2014 10:14.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Guys
It's Alex.
You are very welcome. We had fun at the castle, too.
Yesterday mom and dad both worked at the police station. Mom worked in the office and was nice and cool. Dad worked on the streets and was, well, nice and cool in an air conditioned car. Dad's training officer gave dad addresses in the city to find and drive to. Dad did fine but unfortunately there was no excitement.
When mom and dad got home they let us out for a while and dad fixed burritos out of the leftover taco meat. after the cleanup was done, dad sat down to rest and was reminded that he has to tear apart his favorite chair to find the secret switch. It's been bugging him for a long time. Because, every time he just sits down, mom calls him to do something. He needs to disconnect it so he can sit in peace.
Mom and dad will both be home today. I'm not sure what will be going on. I hope nothing so we can have some mom and dad time.
Today will be clear with a high of 81 and a low of 60. We may have some heavy rains coming. The weather guy said that El Nino is coming. Dad remembers the pouring rains we had the last time El Nino visited us.
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Alex.

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06/06/2014 08:07.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Paddy and Piddy!
So happy to hear that you had a great celebration!
Love,
Raffikki

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06/06/2014 07:40.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Piddy hello Paddy
Thank you for stopping by on this wonderful day. Great way
To fly into the weekend. I voted for you while stopping by again. Wow BOTD .
Thanks friends , Pico

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