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After losing Bindi, I still had a place in my heart for another little bird that I needed to fill. I started doing research on Parrotlets and found my baby Parrotlet, which happens to be an Albino Parrotlet, at Almost Angels Aviary. I picked up my baby on July 5th, 2013. I'm not sure if it's a she or a he, but I'm assuming it's a girl since all my other birds were girls. I named her Poco. The Parrotlet originates from the same place as the White Bellied Caique which is in the northern part of South America. The language there is Spanish, therefore I named her "Poco" which means little..

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Hi! My name is Poco

I am a Parrotlet from Houston, TX.

Poco Baby & Little P

MY HATCHDAY IS MAY 18, 2013.

JOINED BC on SEPTEMBER 15, 2013.


2 years old   F

Parrotlet

Millet & Cheerios

My most favorite spot is on my mom's shoulder. Next would be on my play basket.

Having to be second in line (behind Pico).

She knows exactly where to give me scritches and just about puts me to sleep ~

Tries to open her cage door..

I may look small, but trust me....I am big, mighty, and fearless ~.

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  Hi Poco
Wishing you a very HAPPY HATCHDAY and many more.
Hugs
Chyna

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05/18/2015 09:32.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Poco
Wishing you a very HAPPY HATCHDAY and many more.
Hugs
Chyna

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05/18/2015 09:32.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Poco!
Gosh, we miss you and Miss Pico!! Hope you both are doing good, and say hi to your sweet Mom for us!

Stopping by with this very delicious and very large Hatchday cake made just for you by the lovely Lizzie herself! Plenty big for everyone of your flockily and friends to share in celebration on your special day! And it comes with big wishes for everything you could ever want and even more! Head scritches, treats, toys, and most important...lotsa love!

Happy Hatchday!
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO,
Kaji and Lizzie

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05/18/2015 09:19.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Happy Hatch Day, Poco!
Wishing you a most joyous hatch day with lots of treats and toys from your mom and Pico! Eat cake! Enjoy!
Love always, Squeaky & Picabo

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05/18/2015 08:03.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Poco!
Happy Hatch Day to youuuu! Hope you have a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

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05/18/2015 07:31.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Poco
Congratulations on winning botd and enjoy it to the fullest
For the day at the castle sure goes fast for some reason!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

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05/18/2015 04:27.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Poco
flying by today to wish you a most happy hatchday. hope you are having a ball celebrating on your special day

love Cori and Boo Boo the Bee

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05/18/2015 02:54.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Sweet Little Poco~~
Wishing you a very happy 2nd Hatchday! I know your mom will go all out for you!
Hatchday Hugs ~ Sugar ♥

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05/18/2015 02:39.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday!
Hey Poco, we all hope you have a terrific hatchday today, with lots of attention, toys, and treats coming your way. Hugs, Falco and the boys

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05/18/2015 11:13.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hooray, It's Poco's Hatchday
Happy Hatchday to you
Happy Hatchday to you
Happy Hatchday, Happy Hatchday
Happy Hatchday to you! (and many more)

Angel & Pepper give Poco a Hatchday Hug...

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05/18/2015 07:22.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Poco
Happy 2nd Hatchday. Hope it's your best ever. Here's a vote in celebration. May you have lots of treats, toys and attention. Wing hugs and beak kisses, Pearl and Silver.

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05/18/2015 04:07.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday Poco
I know your sweet mama will make it special for you and fill it with all your favorite things :)

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05/18/2015 03:56.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Poco
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. -

HAPPY EASTER

love Queen Boo Boo

ps loved your easter picture

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04/05/2015 06:11.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Poco
HAPPY ST PADDYS DAY
if you wear, eat or drink anything green you will have good luck. anyone not wearing green must be pinched

four leaf clovers are lucky because they protect from witchcraft. if you cross poison ivy with a four leaf clover you will have a rash of good luck.

A bird stumbles up to the only other patron in a bar and asks if he could buy him a drink.
"Why of course," comes the reply.
The first bird asks: "Where are you from?"
"I'm from Ireland," replies the second bird.
The first bird responds: "You don't say, I'm from Ireland too! Let's have another round to Ireland."
"Of Course," replies the second bird.
Curious, the first bird then asks: "Where in Ireland are you from?"
"Dublin," comes the reply.
"I can't believe it," says the first bird.
"I'm from Dublin too! Let's have another drink to Dublin."
"Of course," replies the second .
Curiosity again strikes and the first bird asks:
"What school did you go to?"
"Saint Mary's," replies the second bird.
"I graduated in '62."
"This is unbelievable!" the first bird says.
"I went to Saint Mary's and I graduated in '62, too!"
About that time in comes one of the regulars and sits down at the bar. and asks "whats up"
"Nothing much," replies the bartender. "The O'Birdy twins are drunk again."

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03/17/2015 09:22.18 AM Report This Comment  
  HI POCO
The Prairie Chicken is one of americas best dancers and their courtship performance is the sort nature documentaries love to feature.

Prairie chickens are native birds of North America. There are two kinds of prairie chicken, and both are chunky, brown, chicken-like prairie natives. The Greater Prairie-Chicken is the larger of the two varieties and has a broader range, encompassing eleven Midwestern and Plains states. Greater Prairie-Chickens prefer tallgrass prairies, Lesser Prairie-Chickens choose a shortgrass prairie habitat. Once rather widespread, Lesser Prairie-Chickens now exist only in northern Texas, western Oklahoma, southwestern Kansas, and southeastern Colorado.the Greater and Lesser have suffered catastrophic decline due to loss of habitat.

Prairie chickens are called arena birds because of the males tendencyto pick out a special area, or arena, in which to display for interested females. The male prairie chickens arrive at their arenas just before sunrise. The arenas, also called leks, look no different to humans than the rest of the prairie — that is, until a female or two glides or struts onto the scene, and the males start trying to impress.Bending forward and raising their tail feathers and the special dark feathers near their heads, the male prairie chickens then inflate the air sacs along their throats (orange in the Greater and pink or purplish in the Lesser). From these sacs the birds let out great booming calls, which resonate across the early morning prairie lands. “Ooo-loo-loo, ohh-loo-loo” echoes from all around as the suitors serenade females. Sounds is similar to an amplified sound of blowing across the top of an empty bottle. To top off the performance, the anxious males rapidly stamp the ground as they call, thus creating a strange song-and-dance routine.
It’s quite a site and puts most other courting rituals,to shame.
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03/16/2015 05:09.59 PM Report This Comment  
  HI POCO
Beware the Ides of March.

Caesar, as he passed the soothsayer on his way to the senate chambers, mocked and called Spurinna a false prophet- for the Ides of March had come to pass and he remained unscathed. But the prophet warned that though it had indeed come, it had not passed. Then Caesar, entering the senate conclave, headlong into the hands of fate did violently perish.
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The Kingbird's Omen

A king-bird flew in Pompey’s Hall
Pursued by others from the grove
With laurel sprig in hand it strove
To hard elude the brawl

But overcome by violence wide
It fell the victim of its foes
And as they there in triumph rose
On purple floors it died

These symbols in Spurinna stirred
And warnings out to Caesar went
But fruitless was the message sent
The omen went unheard

Then there he was near Pompey’s Hall
Pursued by fate and too by Jove
And as he toward the senate strove
There Caesar met his fall

For overcome by violence wide
He fell the victim of his foes
And as they there in triumph rose
On scarlet floors he died

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03/15/2015 10:27.55 AM Report This Comment  
  HI POCO
The Red-capped Manakin (Pipra mentalis), aka theRed-capped Manakin Moonwalking Bird is an amazing little bird. Its famous moonwalking behavior captured on film and an all-time favorite bird video.

Manakins are sparrow-sized birds that live in tropical forests in South and Central America. Males perform elaborate courtship displays to impress females. Included in its repertoire is Michael Jackson's moonwalk. Or does Michael Jackson do the manakin moonwalk? Maybe he stole it from the birds! Even people who aren't into birding are amazed by the "moonwalking bird". The film is just slowed-down videography caught on special high-speed cameras. This advanced camera can capture a few seconds of action at up to 1,000 frames per second. So what you are seeing in the video is not real-time. The high-speed film also helped to explain how the manakins made all the weird buzzes and other noises when displaying. It's produced not vocally, but rather by the vibration of their wing tips. They actually move faster than a hummingbird's wings!

Check out the videos on U-Tube. type in manakin doing moon walk or michael jackson dancing bird.
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03/14/2015 12:48.10 PM Report This Comment  
  HI POCO
In honor of Friday the 13th, here are 13 bird superstitions

1. If a bird poops on your head it is a sign of good luck.
2. Don’t become a sailor if you kill an albatross, as superstition states you will get lost at sea (we just think you shouldn’t on principle).
3. It is good luck if a blackbird makes a nest on your house.
4. If you see 5 crows, sickness will follow; see 6 crows and death will follow.
5. To avoid bad luck tip your hat if you see a magpie.
6. Whatever you do to a robin will happen to you, so be nice!
7. It is bad luck to see an owl during the day.
8. A kingfisher is a very lucky bird.
9. Three seagulls flying together, directly overhead, are a warning of death soon to come.
10. Sparrows carry the souls of the dead, it’s unlucky to kill one (again, we think killing any birds is wrong).
11. When a swan lays its head and neck back over its body during the daytime it means a storm is coming.
12. Having a wren around will prevent one from drowning.
13. A bird that flies into a house foretells an important message. However, if the bird dies, or is white, this foretells death.

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03/13/2015 09:13.03 AM Report This Comment  
  HI POCO
Why Does The Cold Cause Blackbirds To Gather In Large Flocks?
The old saying, “Birds of a feather flock together,” is particularly true among blackbirds in winter.

Though many birds band together during winter, none are as notorious for their flocking behavior as blackbirds, including.red-winged blackbirds, European starlings, common grackles and brown-headed cowbirds.This group of a feather often flock together in the many thousands, sometimes the millions. One winter roost in the Great Dismal Swamp on the Virginia-North Carolina border held an estimated 15 million birds. Flocks in the thousands often roost in urban and suburban areas, where their numbers and their noise make them unpopular among the people living nearby.

Many wonder why birds in general and blackbirds in particular gather in flocks in winter. It is generally believed that there is safety in numbers. With many more eyes and ears to search for food and watch for predators, the chance of an individual bird surviving winter is increased.

There are reports of hawks attacking flocks of flying birds time and again, but failing to capture even one when the prey closed ranks to form a mass that the hawk was unwilling or unable to penetrate without being injured.
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03/12/2015 05:21.28 PM Report This Comment  
  HI POCO
I am aware that most of us already know this and especially Willies mom but after tomorrows blog you will understand why i have posted this.

Many scientists believe that the demise of the dinosaurs began when an asteroid struck the earth 66 million years ago, near what is now the Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

In the nuclear winter-like conditions that followed, some dinosaurs survived, and among them were the early ancestors of birds. These gave rise to what's been called the Big Bang of bird evolution. Birds underwent an extraordinary diversification, over five to 10 million years.

Nearly 95% of the 10,000-plus bird species now flying, swimming, and walking on earth came out of this evolutionary moment.

Recently a huge international research team sequenced the full genomes of 45 birds of diverse lineages. The group used the unprecedented wealth of DNA data to rewrite avian genealogy. Their conclusions were published in December 2014.

One other finding from this prodigious data-crunching: the common ancestor of today’s birds – among them warblers, parrots, woodpeckers, falcons, and owls –T-Rex- was an “apex predator.” A top-of-the-food-chain carnivore.

So even a seed-eating cardinal has something like T. Rex in its family tree.

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03/09/2015 01:56.23 PM Report This Comment  
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It’s a distressing but all to common sight on winter days at this time of the year to see hawks attacking and eating birds at bird feeders. The typical scenario is a flock of songbirds quietly eating at feeders, when all of a sudden, a hawk swoops in and panics the birds into flight. A hawk may capture one of the songbirds in its talons, and then fly to a nearby tree to eat its prey. hawks learn that even if they miss on the first pass, a bird may fly into a window in panic, and make an easy prey on the hawk’s second pass. Many people are shocked at the sight of a hawk eating a songbird.But it is all part of the balance of nature. Hawks have to eat, too, and a bird feeder is the perfect place to find their food. There are two species of hawks responsible for most of the predation on feeder birds: the Cooper’s hawk and the slightly smaller Sharp-shinned hawk. Both have long tails and short wings for pursuing small birds through trees and bushes.latitudes. All hawks are protected by state and federal laws, and cannot be harmed or harassed. the solution is to live with them, as we live with other bird feeder problems, such as fat squirrels

I always scream and warn mom and dad when i see a hawk

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03/08/2015 11:48.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Poco
HAPPY TGIF DAY

love Boo Boo

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03/06/2015 11:50.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Poco
A hug and a vote for you!

Angel & Pepper

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03/02/2015 12:51.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Poco... Hi Pico
After getting up twice in the night to add wood to the stove, Mom is ready for an early night of it. Her dance class was cancelled because too many people could not get their cars started. It is supposed to warm up in the night, which is good - we need a break from minus 40 temperatures. I spent time renovating my cage today, after it was so clean the other day. It is almost back to how I like it, but the weekend is coming fast which means it will be thorough cleaning time again. We will be having visitors come this weekend to stay for a week, but I will still get my blogging time with Mom. But now, I am going to get some scritches, and then have a snack and get to my perch which is nice and warm. Thanks again for all your support. With love from TiPaul

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01/08/2015 07:32.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Poco
Well, this is it! Tonight at midnight, if I've been good and have enough votes, I'll be moving into the castle for a month. It's so exciting! Thank you for helping me get there!
Today we will finish with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, which is where mom works. You have already seen a lot of dinosaur hall (back when Gizmo was running, 2 years ago), so today we will show you what else the museum has to offer. The first pic is the oldest piece of taxidermy in the museum. It's a camel driver battling a lion. This dates from 1865, before the museum was even thought of! The second pic is from the outside of the building, it's a pic of our diplodocus statue welcoming people to the museum. Dippy is famous because casts of this skeleton were made and sent all over the world. The third pic shows the polar bear in Polar World, a great Inuit area. The next pic is from Walton Hall, which depicts ancient Egypt. The next pic is protostega. This is a 9 foot turtle from the Cretaceous seaway, the link between dinosaur hall and the Ice Age mammal display. The last one is Hillman Hall of minerals, and if you have a microscope, you can see the necklace that Aunt Jane and Mom both love, heehee. There is much more in the museum, but time and the end of the month have brought my campaign to a close.
Let's drive awhile, closer to where I live, and stop at the Oakmont Bakery for a snack before we go about our business today. They have everything, so pick what you want! I hope you have a Happy New Year, and a great day today, too. Hugs, Peppino

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12/31/2014 12:06.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Poco
Thanks once more for your ongoing support. It's nearly the end of the month and we're still going strong with things to see and do here in Pittsburgh.
Today we are starting what mom will call the Carnegie run. As you already know, Andrew Carnegie was good at giving away things after he accumulated his wealth. One of his most valuable and long lasting gifts is his gift of literacy to a largely blue collar immigrant crowd in his lifetime. He donated libraries to many of the small towns around Pittsburgh, as well as the great library connected to the museum/music hall complex in Oakland. Below are some of the other libraries, in pics 5 and 6, these are in Homestead (a mill town) and Homewood, where a lot of steel workers lived with their families. The third pic is the old library downtown, nestled among the older buildings off Grant Street. The third pic is a newly renovated Carnegie library, and the first two pics show the outside and one of the reading rooms inside the Oakland branch. We are very proud of the Carnegie Library system in our town.
See you tomorrow! Hope you are having a great day. Hugs, Peppino

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12/28/2014 08:21.32 AM Report This Comment  
  HI POCO
Parrot’s Night Before Christmas
by Cheryl Tamburri
T’was the night before Christmas, so much to do!
Not a creature was stirring not even the Too
The stockings were hung, the parrots were bathed,
To wrap the bird toys, my efforts enslaved.
The cages were covered, the birds all in bed,
While visions of almonds danced in their heads.
And mom in her bird shirt, dressed looking poor,
on hands and knees cleaning poop off the floor.
When out on the lawn there arose such a chatter!
we jumped up to see just what was the matter
we peered out the window, what now to endure!
A Macaw in a sleigh, pulled by tiny Conures!
A Scarlet, he was, in a jaunty red hat,
I thought to myself, Good Lord, look at that!
He flew off the sleigh, and into my room,
bringing foot toys and blocks and a raffia broom.
we gasped in pure wonder; and we love Santa too
‘Oh yes!’, said the Scarlet, ‘i love you!’
“They love and they play and to owners they chat,
How many folks have pets just like that?!”
The joy parrots bring you all through the year,
The ones without out homes that are equally dear,
They deserve affection and enrichment all year,
But tonight especially, in hearts hold them all near.
The wise old bird gave a nod and a wink;
After dropping off toys he was gone in a blink!
And we thought to ourselves, we are blessed, yes indeed;
and to people who take take rescue birds, and to fill all their needs
He flew to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And off they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim as they flew out of sight
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

love Cori and Boo Boo

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12/24/2014 11:25.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Poco
Wow, this month is flying by! Thanks again for your votes.
Today we're going back to the aviary. They do a free flight show with scarlet macaws which is really impressive. They are magnificent in flight! They also have bald eagles in a habitat, right next to the Stellar's Sea eagles. I messed up my shots, the first one is the Stellar's, and the third one is the bald eagle enclosure. They are both outside, with netting on the top of their enclosures. The second pic is a part of the wetlands exhibit. You may notice among the flamingos there is a roseate spoonbill. The wetlands is one of the habitats people can walk through, and the birds are all free flying. You can also pay to have a flamingo encounter, where you can go right to the edge of the water, feed them, and learn about their habits. When mom did that, the guy clapped in a certain way that made the dominant male display and made them all walk and make noises. It was so neat! The aviary has grasslands habitats, as well as tropical forest, and now they've added an endangered room, where you can see some endangered birds, but more importantly, you can learn about what's causing them to be endangered. Yes, there are things we can do about this.
I hope you are having a great day. See you tomorrow! Hugs, Peppino

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12/23/2014 07:26.43 AM Report This Comment  
  HEY POCO
YOU ARE SUCH A CUTIE AND TAKE GREAT PICTURES. HOPE SANTA BRINGS YOU AND PICO LOTS OF COOL STUFF.

KACEY

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12/22/2014 08:43.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Poco
No new pics today because we're revisiting the parks momentarily. I did post the Pirate parrot and the Penguin penguin, though. As I said yesterday Pittsburgh has some rabid sports fans, and there is sports memorabilia for sale in a lot of places in the city. But Pittsburghers also love to participate in sporting events. There are baseball and softball areas in all the parks, as well as tennis courts, some soccer fields, basketball courts, even places to play tetherball. Frick even has a bowling green and leagues that play there all summer long. As well as the ball parklets in the parks, there is an ice skating rink at Schenley Park, and swimming pools at both Schenley and Highland Parks.If a person isn't so sports minded, there are family picnic pavilios, many of the parks offer community gardens, Frick has a nature center with programs, and of course there is the zoo and aquarium at Highland Park. We'll talk more of that tomorrow.
I hope you are having a good day, and maybe even thinking of visiting our city at some point. Mom loves to take folks around. Hugs, Peppino

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12/08/2014 10:51.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Poco
Thanks for your vote, I appreciate each one.
Today we can visit the sports arenas of the city. Pittsburgh has 3 teams, the Pirates (whose mascot is a parrot), the Penguins (whose mascot is a penguin, of course), and the Steelers (whose mascot is creepy!). So, I'm showing 2 pics of the North Shore, where the Pirates play baseball in PNC Park and the Steelers play at Heinz Field. Pitt also plays football at Heinz Field. The hockey arena is my third pic, that's the new Consol Energy Center. Other events are held there as well, the circus, ice shows, the occasional basketball game, concerts, etc. Pittsburgh boasts some rabid sports fans, and there are lots of places in town where a person can buy Pirate, Penguin, or Steeler gear and other memorabilia.
I hope you are having a happy day and whatever team you root for in football wins today. Hugs, Peppino

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12/07/2014 08:16.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Poco
Thanks so much for your support and votes.
Today we are going downtown to see another green space in the city. It's Point State Park, and it's located at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers, right at the mouth of the Ohio River. It's a small park, but it contains Fort Pitt, after which Pittsburgh is named. There is a neat fountain right at the point which can shoot high into the air, or be a nice calm little fountain, depending on the weather and time of day. In my 5th pic, the fountain looks pink, doesn't it? That's because it is! They make it pink for October, breast cancer awareness month. The first pic is the giant rubber ducky who visited here last summer. Since we are all birds, I thought you'd enjoy seeing it, even though it isn't part of the park. It stayed on the river until late in the summer, then left for parts unknown, or at least unknown to mom, heehee. At Point State Park, they do summer concerts and lots of other fun activities throughout the year. It's also the headquarters for the Pittsburgh Arts Festival in June, and the 3 Rivers Regatta around the 4th of July.
I hope you are enjoying the green parts of our city as much as we do. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Peppino

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12/06/2014 08:29.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Poco
Thanks so much for your support.
Today I want to go back to the higher education facilities in Pittsburgh, but just to the University of Pittsburgh.
The Cathedral of Learning, Pitt's main building on campus, is a special place. It's a skyscraper of a building, but the first 2 floors are what you want to see. If you are interested in Pittsburgh's ethnic heritage, they have Nationality rooms. We can go into who settled here in a later blog, but on these floors of the cathedral, each ethnic group has decorated a classroom with things that are particular to its culture. Mom took Italian classes in the Italian room, and it's gorgeous, with dark wood paneling, lots of cultural references to the artists, composers, poets, etc. that Italy has produced. Other rooms include those from Eastern Europe, the Philippine Islands, Vietnam, China, Japan, Western Europe, and the Caribbean. They have added Latin American rooms lately as well. It's truly spectacular this time of year, with all the Nationality Rooms decorated for Christmas. If you come to Pittsburgh for Christmas, this is a must see!
I hope you are having a great day. Hugs, Peppino

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12/04/2014 09:07.04 AM Report This Comment  
  HI MISS POCO
YOU SURE LOOK PRETTY ON THAT COLORFUL TOY. DO YOU HAVE IT ALL CHEWED UP BY NOW?

KACEY

Come visit me, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO.

11/09/2014 04:15.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Poco and Pico
Well, since it is July 1st tomorrow, I thought we would start off the month with a BIG Canada Day Celebration to bring in the fact that hopefully (Mom is smiling) I will be dragged off growling, by some castle guards at midnight according to some of you here, and I will wake up in a strange place in the morning. Wake up – are they going to drug me so I will fall back asleep? Nobirdy seems to really know what happens. Or nobirdy is telling. I was told the entire flock is to come with me. They’d better!
I want to thank EVERY BIRDY who has voted for me this month, even if you did not come by every day. I want to thank TiPaul, my campaign manager, who helped me with research, and blogging, and making sure I did not forget one single birdie who left me a blog, or any birdie who is on the list of those who want to get in the 10K club. I also want to thank him for handing me his crown, the one he wore when he was BOTM so long ago. It means a lot to me to wear it.
Okay… here is the list of activities that I have asked the City of montreal to bring to the Castle for us, so we can partake in the Canada Day festivities.

CANADA DAY IN THE CASTLE: As celebrated in the OLD PORT PROMENADE, MONTREAL, QUEBEC
List of Activities: Pictures on my Page!
11 am to 12 pm
Ceremony and Military Band
The Canadian Armed Forces Military Band will oversee the raising of the flag while playing the national anthem. A member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will ensure that the event runs smoothly.
12 pm until last piece
Canada Day Cake
New Canadians and all those present will be invited to taste the traditional Canada day cake.
12 pm to 1:30 pm Gun Salute
There will be a 21-cannon salute in honor of Canada's Birthday. Shots will be fired once a minute for 21 minutes. You can also find out everything you want to know about the cannons' development and their mechanism. We'll answer all your questions.
12 pm to 8 pm Canada Tent
Historical Tour: Come learn more about each of Canada's provinces and territories and on the Commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Quebec, Charlottetown Conferences, thanks to a historical circuit in the Canada Tent.
Commemorative photo: You can also take a picture with an RCMP officer dressed in a ceremonial uniform for the occasion.
12 pm to 8 pm Atlantic Provinces Tent
Beat box workshop by Blaise Margail: The human beat box (box or human rhythms multi-vocalism) is to imitate instruments, mainly percussion, using voice.
12 pm to 8 pm Central Canada Tent
DJ Alexis Ricard-Chatelain will perform in front of workshop participants. After the show he will talk about the evolution of DJ'ing, analog computer art and DJ systems.
He specializes first and foremost in "mashop" and electronic music. This artist offers a workshop based on both sound production and performance.

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06/30/2014 11:13.30 PM Report This Comment  
  part 2
12 pm to 8 pm Prairies Provinces Tent
Play some cosom hockey! Four players, sporting the colors of the Montreal Canadiens face four players sporting the colors of the Winnipeg Jets.
12 pm to 8 pm West Coast Tent
Collective artwork: Channel your inner artist by drawing on a collective chalkboard located outside the Tent.
Makeup workshop: Kids of all ages can transform into superheroes, lions, monsters, pirates, butterflies, princesses or even a cat with the stroke of a brush.
12 pm to 8 pm Northern Territories Tent
Dream catcher and bracelets workshop : in Native American culture, the dream catcher prevents bad dreams. Acting as a filter, it keeps the beautiful images of the night and burns the bad ones at the first light of day.
Caribou route: Following the adventure trail.
12 pm to 8 pm Inflatable Village
Children and adults alike can have fun playing games in a colourful and safe environment.
12 pm to 8 pm Makeup Workshop
In the Canada and the Canadian Rockies Tent.
8:30 pm to 10:15 pm Michael MURPHY
With nearly 15 years of experience, Michael Murphy has always been involved in theater, music, film and television. His folk-pop style shines in his first album called Unmade bed.
8:30 pm to 10:15 pm Luca "Lazylegz" PATUELLI
In 1999, at the age of 15, Luca Patuelli discovered B-boying. He had to overcome many obstacles but he adapted several movements and was able to develop his own style by incorporating the use of his upper limbs and crutches. From adversity LazyLegz was born!
8:30 pm to 10:15 pm Élizabeth BLOUIN-BRATHWAITE
and Josée ALLARD
Whether it's composing, performing or making arrangements, for Élizabeth Blouin Brathwaite everything comes instinctively. Music is second nature and the stage her natural habitat. Whether it is with her guitar, her bass or ukulele, Josée Allard has a heartwarming way of telling everyday life. On stage, she gives a dynamic performance: boundless energy and a passion for music that leaves no one indifferent!
8:30 pm to 10:15 pm Sunny DUVAL
Sunny Duval likes to touch a bit of everything. In short, he's a singer-composer-producer-multi-instrumentalist-wri- ter!
8:30 pm to 10:15 pm Dawn TYLER-WATSON
and Paul DESLAURIERS
Since they started their collaboration in 2004, this duo shares its talent with thousands of blues and jazz fans worldwide. Known for his electrifying guitar playing skills, Paul Deslauriers bares offering to an authentic sound and style all of his own, while Dawn Taylor Watson is renowned for her great stage presence in major orchestras.
8:30 pm to 10:15 pm Pascale PICARD
Pascale Picard is a die-hard fan of alternative music blended with a touch of rock, folk and punk. She is a singer-songwriter who parallels her compositions with the height of her voice.
10:15 p.m. Fireworks (9 minutes)
Come rain or shine, fireworks will light up the sky in the Old Port. Don't miss this unforgettable moment that will make the Old Port shine bright.
HAPPY CANADA DAY!

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06/30/2014 11:09.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pico and Poco
The Château Ramezay is a museum and historic building on Notre-Dame Street in Old Montreal, opposite Montreal City Hall. Built in 1705 as the residence of then-governor of Montreal, Claude de Ramezay, the Château was the first building proclaimed as a historical monument in Quebec and is the province’s oldest private history museum. It was designated a National Historic Sites of Canada in 1949. Over the years, the Château changed owners and functions several times, with Ramezay's descendants selling the manor to the fur-trading Compagnie des Indes. From 1775, it became the Canadian headquarters for the Continental Army when it seized Montreal. Benjamin Franklin stayed there overnight in 1776, while trying to raise troops to fight for the Americans in the American Revolutionary War. After the conquest until 1849 the house was again used as a governor's residence, this time by the British governors. For official purposes it was known as Government House and was the governor's official Montreal residence which complemented his other residence in Quebec City (the Chateau St. Louis), and a country retreat in Sorel. In 1878, the building opened its doors to host Université de Montréal's first Faculty of Medicine. The building was bought by the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Montreal and converted into an historical museum and portrait gallery in 1894. Sir Andrew Taylor designed alterations to the Chateau in 1895. Today, the museum's collection is composed mainly of gifts from private Montrealers and is estimated at 30,000 objects, including manuscripts, printed works, numismatic items, ethnological items, works of art, paintings, prints and furniture. From 1997 to 2002, the Château Ramezay underwent indoor and outdoor restorations, including the creation of the Governor’s Garden, inaugurated in 2000. In 2003, the Château Ramezay Museum earned the National Award of Excellence from the Landscape Architects of Canada. It has greeted more than a million visitors.

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06/27/2014 08:31.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Poco
First known as the Molson Centre when construction was completed in 1996 the arena was renamed the Centre Bell in February of 2002. This new arena replaced the aging Montreal Forum that was built in 1924 and was considered the most storied building in hockey history. Located in downtown Montreal and with a capacity of 21,273 seats the Centre Bell is the largest arena for hockey in North America and one of the most technologically advanced and versatile venues in the world. It’s home to legendary Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club and the headquarters for evenko. Every year, the home of the Montreal Canadiens attracts more than 1 million spectators to their hockey games, while 650,000 people walk through the doors to watch over 120 shows, for a total of 1.5 million spectators. The Centre Bell incorporates cutting-edge technology to ensure the perfect ambience when it comes to sound, comfort, catering and otherwise for any event, whatever its magnitude. Whether it's attending a Canadiens' game, a concert with a world famous artist or a family show, the Centre Bell is clearly at the top of anyone's venue list. Furthermore, the Centre Bell is the perfect place for corporate gatherings and receptions of any kind.

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06/19/2014 06:53.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Poco
Inaugurated in 1847, Marché Bonsecours is acknowledged as one of Canada's ten finest heritage buildings and has become an essential stop on any visit to Old Montréal. Headquarters of the Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec (Québec Crafts Council), the Marché houses 15 boutiques featuring top-quality “made in Québec” creations: crafts, fashions, accessories and jewellery, design items, reproduction Quebec furniture and more. Its restaurants and their terraces are opened during warm weather and offer local fare. You can even share a meal in the 17th century ambiance of the famous Cabaret du Roy. The Marché is seven days a week starting at 10 a.m. Hall Rental: Different halls are available to rent. They are suitable for events of all kinds, from banquets to trade fairs, launches, meetings, weddings and press conferences, for example.

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06/17/2014 07:01.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Poco and Pico
The Montreal Insectarium is a museum located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, featuring a large quantity of insects from all around the world. It is the largest insect museum in North America and among the largest insectariums worldwide.[1] It was founded by Georges Brossard and opened on February 7, 1990. Its average attendance is 400,000 visitors per year. It displays both live and dead insect collections, from butterflies to bees and ants. It is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions, along with the Montreal Botanical Garden, Montreal Planetarium and the Montreal Biodome. Seen from the sky, the Montréal Insectarium resembles a stylized insect. This can also be seen from the observatory of Montréal's Olympic Stadium. Be sure to check out the pictures I have put on my page. There are lots this time.
Thank you TiPaul for all your help – and thank you EVERY BIRDY for you support and for voting for TiPaul for his 10K run. We could not do this without you!

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