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My bird was up for adoption at the pet store. I was told he was injured so they could not sell him. They were giving him to someone that would give him a good home. When I saw him, I knew he needed to come home with me. Chipper is doing great now!

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Hi! My name is Chipper

I am a Diamond Dove from South Jersey,, NJ.

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Chipper enjoys sitting in the nest, standing on the perch, and laying on the bottom of the cage.



She takes me out of my cage, gives me attention, and spends a lot of time with me.

Pecking at the bottom of the cage to look for food even though there is some still in the dish..

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  Hi Chipper
Last year we missed 3 milongas in a row, so don't worry about missing one.
Just a brief mention of the cart contents: the animal pelts that mom displayed were hunted probably 100 years ago, when guys went and trophy hunted. A lot of the collection is from a guy named Childs Frick, a friend of Carnegie's and son of Henry Frick, whom you might remember from Peppino's blogs. If the pelts are newer, they were donated by the zoo after the animal passed away.
Mom added stuff to the squirrel mix she brought home yesterday, some kibble and more nuts, so she has a lot of food now for the released squirrels.
Today a guy is coming over to measure the cabinets and show mom what's available. She is anxious to see what he has to offer. Then later, she will go to PetSmart for a few doggie things, like new tie outs and maybe a new leash. She wants to look for a treat pouch that hooks onto her jeans if they have them, too.
After that, she's ours for the rest of the day. I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

03/31/2015 09:35.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Chipper dipper, from Jenny Lynn
We all love this time of the year, the sun is shining, and our days are much warmer, on the average! Tomorrow is April Fool's Day, don't get tricked into a joke one of your friends might play on you, albeit they are all in fun! Dad may have to go pick up our SUV today, but he is in no hurry, we have a loaner car! Maybe that will happen tomorrow, we will need the never ending fresh veggies and fruit ( they gotta be fresh)! Have a great ToosDay dear friends, & give our love to all in your sweet home, see ya all tomorrow...

Love & respect for all, Jenny & our Dallas family

Come visit me, Ziggy~Happy Easter & thanks aunt Mary Haines, Jenny Lynn~Loving that warm sunshine..., Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~Happy Easter every birdie, Ms LaLo~Happy Easter dear friends... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

03/31/2015 08:04.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Non animal lovers just don't understand the loss of a valued family member .... that's one thing that is so great about BC ... everybirdy understands. Mom is feeling better especially knowing she did the right thing. Mom believes they will meet again. Hope all is well. Have a great day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

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03/31/2015 04:20.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
You are so cute. Tell your mom to keep trying for new pics. Sometimes it takes a lot of tries. My mom puts me in a small area so I can't run around too far or on a t-stand.
I don't know when RB's mom will contact the jockeys but, she will let you know when it's time.

I woke up to snow again this morning. But, the sun finally came out in the afternoon. Looks like rain for tomorrow. Maybe it will get rid of some snow. Where is the ground?
Not much going on here. Mom is sick with a sinus infection and cold. I took good care of her.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

03/30/2015 10:47.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
I just can't begin to thank everyone and every birdie who was involved in making Mario's Celebration of Life so very special!It was so much more than we had ever imagined or expected!We love you all who attended and came even though many of you never knew him!It made both my Mom and skin sis have a reason to smile again knowing just how much we are loved here,and we so love you all more than you can ever know!
Nana sends her love to you for always thinking of her!I'm so sorry this is so short but Mom had such a long day and she's got another one coming tomorrow,I promise I'll be back tomorrow to chat more,this has been quite the month for my Mom and family!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses!Leaving you a vote too!Love always,Peepers

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

03/30/2015 09:43.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
This is your friend, Baby
flying by your page
today Monday to stamp U
Your daily votie
have a greyt one
be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
beaky kisses

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Chip257319/ & Oki,/Vote BOTM BooBoo162724/Mournin- g Gizmo.

03/30/2015 01:46.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
It has been brought to my attention that there may have been a miscount on one of the categories in the Irish Picture contest, so I would like to declare at this time that Cookie and Chipper tied for first in the Most Irish category.

I must admit I do like Mondays. Not only is it not a gym day for Mom, but Dad is off to work and not competing with my mom time. The only down side is that it is trash day. However Mom got me out for my sunbath at 10:30, and we timed it just right. Not a single truck came by while we were out there, although one did rumble past the house right after we came inside.

Then Mom helped her friend, Judy, edit another paper. Now Judy is getting her Masters in Poli Sci so she can teach at the Community College level. This paper was on the erosion of voter turn out over the past 20 years. Mom and Dad vote in every single election, whether it is a major one or just a local. She asked me to take this moment to remind everybirdy's parronts that voting is not just a right, but also a privilege that should not be shirked. If you don't like the way an election turned out, but you didn't vote...shame on you!

That said, I would like to comment on the lovely lunch Mom and I just shared. (Yes! She remembered to eat!) It was one of her frozen lunches, Basil Chicken and Pasta. Needless to say my favorite part is the pasta, and I have to admit I got more than my share. Mom is very generous with the stuff, because she knows how much I like it.

And now I am sitting on her knee dictating my blogs. It looked dicey for a bit, because she has her kindle charging on the desk, and I really wanted to chew on it. However I settled down, so it looks like I am good for the duration. How about that!

Kiddo

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03/30/2015 01:40.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Chipper~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's been too long since I got blogs out to every bird and I wish I had something exciting to share but it's been rather dull around here.
Dad is home for the day since he had to go to his doctor. Just the usual 6 month check up because of the cholesterol medicine he takes. You would think the cat would be all over him since he doesn't see him much but Merlin is still following mom everywhere. She is the one who feeds us so I can't blame him for sticking close by! You wouldn't want to miss a snack!
I will be having "turtle tank" cleaning duties once mom gets back from dropping Ian off at work. He wasn't suppose to work today but someone called out again! Ian picks up most of his hours that way!
I have the very important job of watching George and Gracie while mom washes the tank. They go into a little box which mom calls there summer home! I watch to make sure they don't escape! Gracie is always wanting to get out although I have no idea where she thinks she is going to go. It's a turtle thing I guess!
I hope your day is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/30/2015 11:31.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
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.
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03/30/2015 11:17.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
That was a beautiful service for Angel Mario yesterday. What a great way to celebrate his life. We were there, but silent, as mom was working. On Willie's page are 2 pics of what she was doing yesterday. One of them shows where she was set up, right by the camel driver and lions, and the other shows what she had out on the cart: lion pelt, cheetah pelt, sable horn covering, giraffe ankle bone, an impala skull, a gorilla skull, and a warthog skull. The pelts were new, and got a lot of attention. It was a good afternoon for talking to folks.
Today at the center, mom did the RVS room again, and was supposed to feed the bats. When she got to the treatment room, Jess (staff) had already fed 4 of them, and cleaned their terrarium. She was feeding one of the baby squirrels, and invited mom to feed the other one. Mom gladly did that! She hasn't fed babies for nearly a year, so it was a nice change.
Speaking of squirrels, when mom walked the dogs this morning, there was a squirrel near the bird feeders in front of the house. It ran when it saw mom and the girls, and it ran right into the hide box that mom brought home and got nailed up last week, so it was one of the new kids! Mom was happy to see that. She got more squirrel mix while she was at the center, as things aren't really growing outside yet. So they will have food for at least another week.
I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

03/30/2015 11:05.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper!
I LOVE your Easter picture! It looks like you are ready to dig into the candy eggs in that basket! hehehe! Congrats on winning 2nd Place at the Milonga for Most Irish! That is fantastic! We weren't at the milonga long becos our internet was not cooperating! Did you make it there? There were so many birds there, we lost track of who was there so if we missed you, we apologize! Hope you had a nice weekend!
Happy Easter,
Squeaky

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03/30/2015 10:35.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper
I had an awesome weekend but it was too hot !!! I hope your weathers treating you better !!!

Love your buddy
Panther

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03/30/2015 09:53.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
V4U today. As usual, we're behind with answering our blogs. LOL :) Nothing new, just busy as always. Seems like today will be a nice day after having a weekend of freeze warnings. The flower bulbs are popping up more each day. This is such a nice time of the year. Have a good day. From, Mayo

Come visit me, Mayo, Dandy & Marigold.

03/30/2015 09:26.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Mom is having trouble seeing the computer screen today so please forgive any typos. Mom and dad are very sad today after saying goodbye to there 15 year old doggie, Ms Tiger. Have a great day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

Come visit me, Captain (Cappy), Rudy, Dory & Dixie.

03/30/2015 05:02.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Monday
Thank You to everyone who planned, participated, and visited the Memorial Service for Mario Adler.
What a wonderful event.
You can still visit the Memorial Page on Page #276082
- - -
Dad was home all day Sunday - after a very busy week we had a wonderful Dad-n-Bird Day Together. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler Memorial Page & King Flitzer enjoys his last day in the Castle.

03/30/2015 03:42.08 AM Report This Comment  
  a clarification
I just wanted to let you know that the time was never "Changed".
Sorry if there was some confusion.
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I had been requested to host the Memorial for Mario -and was asked several times what page number it would be at as everyone was axious to spread the word.
At no time in their request did they specify a requested time for the event. I worked hard in setting up a new page - a special place where we could celebrate.
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I had to start getting the word out about the event and the page # so I CHOSE a time.
Since the page is always available - and the event going on ALL DAY, I didn't think a "start time" was any kind of an issues.
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Please understand that I did nothing whasoever to CHANGE anything. if they had a time in mind, they neglected to inform me. Thank you.

==Kinkg Flitzer=

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03/30/2015 03:22.46 AM Report This Comment  
  hey Chipper !
What a weekend ! Celebration after celebration - great milonga, BOTD, Mario's beautiful celebration of But it was wonderful seeing all my friends - you guys are just the best ! Thank you for being here !

Still chilly, but at least the sun was out ! Even better ? It's a short week for mom and then spring vacation starts Friday ! Total Cookie time :) And only this week of soft foods for dad ! Friday he goes back to have to tooth finished . . .

Happy Monday - love Cookie

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03/30/2015 01:37.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Cute Easter pic of you. Did your mom get new pics of you yet?
Today we had more snow with freezing rain. Maybe we'll see a couple minutes of sun on Monday. I'm waiting for beach weather.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

03/29/2015 10:30.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
I can't thank you enough for always being there for us!You are such a good friend to us and we love you so very much!I understand and know how busy you must be.I know for a fact as my Mom barely has time to get to our blogs and finish them all every night!There's just too much going on around here right now and I'm so sorry this is so short right now!I just wanted to let you know just how much you mean to all of us here being there for us in our special time of sadness and loss!Mario was such a very sweet little thing and he just loved everyone and every birdie!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses,and a vote for you too!Love always,Peepers

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

03/29/2015 09:29.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
This is your friend, Baby
flying by your page
today Sunday to stamp U
your daily votie
have a greyt one
be a good birdie
Go to church if you can
see you tomorrow
beaky kisses

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Chip257319/ & Oki,/Vote BOTM BooBoo162724/Mournin- g Gizmo.

03/29/2015 11:57.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper
Have awesome Sunday and may god bless you !!!

Love your buddy
Panther

Come visit me, Jedi luvs Cheyenne forever..... GET PANTHER TO 5K, Snowflake luvs her Apache...V4 PANTHER 5K, Tweety Luvs Princess...Happy Easter !!! & PANTHER... PLEASE HELP ME GET TO 5K.

03/29/2015 11:08.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
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.
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03/29/2015 11:03.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper bunny, from Jenny & flock
After reading all the e-mails about our possible new bird site, we are in a wait and hold mode, to see how it all shakes out! We love Kathy L and Felix, we go to their page everyday, that woman is so witty and fun to read, she alone would make it fun, but we want to be able to chat and exchange blogs with all our old friends, that is why we are do this BC thing daily! We have years invested in many of these friendships! The Milonga was great fun as usual, congrats to all the photo contest winners, have great Sunday, hope to see you all on Mario's Celebration of Life page! Give our love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love always from your BC friends, Jenny & our flock

Come visit me, Ziggy~Happy Easter & thanks aunt Mary Haines, Jenny Lynn~Loving that warm sunshine..., Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~Happy Easter every birdie, Ms LaLo~Happy Easter dear friends... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

03/29/2015 09:11.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
We want to thank everyone who hosted and worked hard for another successful milonga. Kiddo, Taz, Sam, Lizzie, and everyone else, including the dancing leprechauns, made it a great event. Congrats to all the picture winners, too. It was tough to vote this time, all the pics were outstanding.
Yesterday was a busy one for mom, and today looks to be a bit better. She is working at the museum from 1 to 4 on the African wildlife cart. It should be interesting, they got the giraffe ankle bone (cannon bone) back on the cart, and added a lion and cheetah pelt. There are also some cool skulls there to put out, a gorilla, a horn from a sable, and a few other things. It should be a fun afternoon.
After mom gets home, she's ours for the evening. It's still cold here, so I know mom will come straight home to be with us. Of course, she'll clean cages first, but then she's ours! I hope you are having a terrific day, getting lots of cuddles, scritches, and maybe even an extra treat. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

03/29/2015 08:34.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Celebration Day
Happy Sunday
There will be a Memorial Celebration for Mario Adler this at 1pm Eastern Time in the Castle Ballroom.

The Ballroom will be open all day Sunday for friends. Please stop by Page #276082 Thank you.

--King Flitzer

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03/29/2015 03:57.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
We are out of the teens and back to sun with high 20's today. More snow coming on Sunday.
My parronts are cleaning the basement, why they do these un-fun things I just don't know?
That sure was a fun party at the Milonga tonight. Congrats to all who won the photo contest.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

03/28/2015 09:50.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Today mom got some bad news. Quincy and Danny, the bob white quail who lived at the center, got put down yesterday. It's a shame, but both boys were close to 9 years old! In the wild, they live for a year or 2, and in captivity they can survive to 5, so we were lucky to have the boys for nearly 9 years. Mom cried, of course, but she realized a few months ago that their time was short.
In other news, mom attended a mammal handling class today, and at the end, they said to take mammals off site the volunteer first had to go with staff a time or 2. Mom asked if that was necessary for her, since she's been doing that for 13 years! They told her no, they would grandfather her in, haha.
Then she worked at the museum for the Preservation Fair today. She worked at a table that showed the effects of things like water, abrasion, light, and even using the wrong kind of pen could damage artifacts, prints, photos, etc. Did you know that Sharpies are not permanent, and can cause damage to your CDs? Mom found that out today. She writes on all the CDs she burns, and uses a sharpie. Guess that stops today.
I hope you are having a great evening. We'll talk more tomorrow. Hugs to you, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

03/28/2015 08:07.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ms Chipper, from your buddy Jenny Lynn
It is still very cold here, but the sun is shinning brightly! We have a casual day planned, but we will be at the Irish Milonga, to bump wing elbows with our friends! Ziggy will be sitting at the band table with Ms Chyna, that little YCM surprised dad today by flying into the kitchen! He is fully flighted but rarely does fly, he was following his so called girlfriend 'Jen Lynn', who flies over the place! Daddy just smiled, he loves it (a little bit), LOL! Hope to see you all at the Milonga tonight! Saturday love from our home to yours, and spread our love to all in your sweet home, see ya all tomorrow...

Forever love from Jen & our Dallas family

Come visit me, Ziggy~Happy Easter & thanks aunt Mary Haines, Jenny Lynn~Loving that warm sunshine..., Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~Happy Easter every birdie, Ms LaLo~Happy Easter dear friends... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

03/28/2015 02:01.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Memorial
Glad you got the word. We will begin the Celebration at 1:00pm Eastern Time in the Castle Ballroom - on page #276082
but feel free to stop by anytime on Sunday.

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03/28/2015 11:46.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
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.
THANKYOU FOR SUPPORTING MY BOTM CAMPAIGN
love TiBOO BOO the rare Blue Bali Mynah

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03/28/2015 10:45.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Chipper~
I hope you are having a great day! I have corrected the calendar page. Yesterday is was going to be at the BC Castle page but King Flitzer made a page especially for Mario's memorial! Hope to see you there!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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03/28/2015 10:05.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
This is your friend, Baby
flying by your page
today Saturday to
stamp U your daily votie
have a greyt one
be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
beaky kisses

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Chip257319/ & Oki,/Vote BOTM BooBoo162724/Mournin- g Gizmo.

03/28/2015 09:21.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Saturday
Hello, Every Birdie
There will be a Memorial Celebration for Mario Adler Sunday afternoon at 1pm in the Castle Ballroom.

Please stop by Page #276082 Thank you.

--King Flitzer

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03/28/2015 01:54.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Wishing you a grey tweekend too.
Today I went for a ride in the car with mom. I saw some sun and asked if we were going to Florida? She said no but we should be. Dad was using some smelly ant stuff in the basement so, we had to be gone most of the day.
Very sad news today for the Pitts-Hays Eagle parronts. The remaining egg cracked open but was not viable. Mom eagle is so sad and staying with the lost baby. I hope to see them again next year.
Hugs
Chyna

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03/27/2015 09:51.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Chipper~
I hope everything is going great at your nest!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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03/27/2015 01:13.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper
Have an awesome TGIF !!!

Love your buddy
Panther

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03/27/2015 11:24.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
The spinosaurus pics are on Falco's page, finally.
It was snowing when mom left the center today! Where is spring??? She had the bunny room, but there was only one bunny in there, so it was quick. She also cleaned the main aviary and the rolling aviary with the doves in. There were 5 doves and 13 pigeons today! She got the areas cleaned, got all the birds and the bunny fed, then went in the kitchen and did dishes for about 45 minutes, until her hands got too cold and she had to take a break. The gas guys are still up there digging, so maybe some time soon there will be gas again. The dryer turned out to be gas, so the interns are taking laundry to the shelter or to a local laundromat to clean. It's pretty much a full carload when they go, too.
Tonight is the last night of the fish fry at a local church where mom goes every Friday in Lent for dinner for her and Jeff, our neighbor. Mom told him to savor it tonight, as it will be a year before he tastes anything this good again.
I hope you are having a good day, getting spring like weather, and of course, enjoying cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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03/27/2015 11:22.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
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.
THANKYOU FOR SUPPORTING MY BOTM CAMPAIGN
love BOO BOO the rare Blue Bali Mynah

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03/27/2015 10:33.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
This is your friend, Baby
flying by your page
today Friday to stamp
U your daily votie
have a greyt one
be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
beaky kisses

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Chip257319/ & Oki,/Vote BOTM BooBoo162724/Mournin- g Gizmo.

03/27/2015 09:23.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Chipperoo!!!!
Thanks so much for the Hatchday wishes and now BOTD!! Woooohoooo.. Nuttin better then 2 days of partying!!!
Mom got me a corn muffin and some almonds! I even got a new cool swing toy that mom hung in my house! At first I wasn't too happy about her removing my swing.. Hmmmm I couldn't figure out what she was up to! She promised me that she would put it back if I don't like this new wooden one with a bunch of wood toys attached to it. I'll have her put a picture of it in my album so you can see what it looks like!! Thank you again!!!

Love and hugs,
Peetie botd :)

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03/27/2015 09:23.03 AM Report This Comment  
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