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Robin- BOTD 11/09/13

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I saw a picture of Robin on the Best Friends website. She was available for adoption and I volunteered at their Feathered Friends facility. Robin had a feather problem and had no tail feathers when I first met her. After my application and home visit were completed, I drove down to Utah to pick her up. That was Oct.31st, 2009. They had done such a wonderful job of rehabilitating her that she had a full set of tail feathers and looked much bigger than the miserable little ball of blue feathers I remembered. Robin was about 12 years old when I adopted her so she is at least 16 years old now..

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Hi! My name is Robin- BOTD 11/09/13

I am an Indian Ring-Necked Parakeet from Kennewick, WA.

Not really-- just Sweetie Pie. Robin was the name she came to the Sanctuary with and I thought that was a cute name for a sky blue bird.

16 years old   F

Indian Ring-Necked Parakeet

Robin never ignores corn,
spaghetti, or pasta. She loves lentil or tomato soup served in a tiny bowl. No or low sodium, of course!


Robin loves to "hide" in the bowl on her play stand on top of her cage. She thinks I can't see her, even though her long tail feathers stick straight up. Every once in a while she sticks her head up to see if I am looking for her.
She also likes to be on the counter behind the sink where she can see what's going on outside.


Robin is cranky in the morning if I don't put her to bed early enough to get her "beauty sleep"

Linda (I don't call her Mom because I am an adult bird) rescued me from a small cage in a room that was full of cockatoos and macaws. The sound just about drove me crazy! I didn't do well in an aviary with the smaller birds because of my feather problem.
Linda is a retired librarian and has plenty of time for me. She takes me with her to Arizona for the winter. I get to have my travel cage in the front seat and love to see everything. We will leave right after Christmas for our 5th season at Palm Creek Resort in Casa Grande, AZ.


Robin likes to sleep hanging upside-down from the top of her cage.
She insists on using her small water dish for her bath, even though I have tried to interest her in larger dishes.
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  Hi sweet Ms Robin, when will mom be home-Jenny
...we do not want to send your new bird toys to an empty home! We hope your sweet momma had a good time in Arizona, see ya when ya get back...

Love from Jenny Lynn & the Dallas flock

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm at the Derby track as Jenny's valet.., Jockey Jenny~Time to get serious about the Derby!!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Heavenly prayers to the Derby people, Ms LaLo~Ready for Spring & the Derby, love my hat! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

04/08/2014 01:03.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
Allow me to introduce myself..I am CuBird from the Stark flock and our Aunt Arlene(Falco's mom) mentioned your mom might be coming to Parrot Palooza in October this year. We hope that is the case and look forward to meeting your mom Love and winghugs, CuBird

Come visit me, Carter-Thank you for BOTD 8/29/11,12+13!, Doo Diligence Thank you BOTD 4/1/14, Cookie Thank you for Making me BOTD 7/31/11,12+13, Charlie-Thank you for making me BOTD 10-29-13, Tricky D- RIP 12/12/12-Thank you BOTD 12/12/13, Teal'c-Thank you for BOTD 10-14-13, Elvis Thank you for BOTD 2/16/13, Joshua Chico Thank you for BOTD 3/6/14, Blue-Thank you for BOTD 5/19/2013, Moggie Thank you for BOTD 7-1-13!, George (Gen George Hammond)RIP Gen 12/13/08, Cu-Bird Happy New Year-I laid an egg 12/31/13!, Nanday Security Services, LLC, Miranda Thank you for BOTD 5/13/2013, Captain Darling-Thank you for BOTD 9/18/2013 & Baldrick Thank you for BOTD 3/20/14.

01/30/2014 08:34.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
DAY 2
How are u sweetie? We are praying that everybirdy makes it thru the upcoming storm(s). We will be having below zero temps & a few inches of snow, but nothing like our friends in the far north-eastern states!
Today's topic is: WHAT CONSTITUTES AN EMERGENCY? A medical emergency is a serious and/or life-threatening injury or disease that requires immediate care. In some cases such as bleeding, first aid at home may be the best 1st course of action. Here are some guidelines on when to call ur avian vet.
CALL IMMEDIATELY WHEN UR BIRD HAS/IS:
*doesn't stop bleeding
*blood in droppings or in regurgitated food
*extensive burns
*collapsed or can't maintain balance
*has been poisoned
*puncture wound or deep cut
*cannot breathe
*straining to pass droppings or an egg
CALL SAME DAY WHEN BIRD HAS/IS:
*lost her/his appetite
*an eye injury
*swallowed a foreign object
*low body temp
*mutilating his/her skin
*loose droppings
*develops a sudden swelling on body
CALL NEXT DAY WHEN UR BIRD:
*is excessively thirsty
*seems to have itchy skin
Bird owners are frequently unsure if a problem is truly an emergency. The best thing to do is to follow ur instincts & use good common sense. If there is any doubt in your mind regarding the severity of ur bird's condition, it's best to treat it as an emergency.
Tomorrow's topic will be triage (first aid priorities). See u tomorrow sweetie!
Love & a vote
Tia
WHAT A GORGEOUS GIRL U ARE!!!

Come visit me, TiaMaria, Thank you all for BOTM.

01/02/2014 09:52.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
DAY 1
How are u sweetie? I'm excited to begin my campaign on birdie first aid! First, I would like to give a big THANK YOU to Momma Deb, my darling Casey's mom, for making all the awesome campaign pics for me! I couldn't have done it without her!
I will start with a basic first aid kit, which is helpful to have if an emergency occurs. Mom keeps mine in a 19 at storage container w/ lid.
*IMPORTANT PHONE #s-ur vet, emergency clinic & poison control ctr.
*PAPER & PEN to make notes on bird's condition.
*TOWELS for catching & restraining ur bird
*STYPTIC POWDER/STICK (beak & nails only) or CORNSTARCH (can be used on skin)
*SCISSORS, NAIL CLIPPERS & NAIL FILE
*NEEDLE-NOSED PLIERS-to pull broken blood feathers
*PEROXIDE or other disinfectant solution
*EYE IRRIGATION-such as saline or contact wetting solution
*BASIC BANDAGE MATERIAL-such as gauze square & rolls, MASKING TAPE-does NOT stick to feathers
*PEDIALYTE or GATORADE
*EYE DROPPER
*SYRINGES to irrigate wounds or feed sick birds
*PENLIGHT
*COTTON SWABS to apply meds & clean wounds
*BETADINE SOAP-which is anti-bacterial, for foot injuries
*HEATING PAD or HEAT LAMP-home use
*HEAT PACK to keep bird warm during transport; wrap pack in towel - DO NOT apply directly to bird, burns could result.
Tomorrow we will discuss what constitutes an emergency & triage/first aid priorities.
THANK U SO MUCH FOR UR SUPPORT!
See u tomorrow sweetie!
Love & a vote
Tia

Come visit me, TiaMaria, Thank you all for BOTM.

01/01/2014 10:23.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
Hi sweetie, Tia here! Im excited to tell u about my BOTM campaign, which will be on bird first aid. I hope u will enjoy my topic. I will start with what should be in a bird first aid kit. Thank you for ur support!
Love & a vote
Tia

I hope u & ur family have a very Happy New Year!

Come visit me, TiaMaria, Thank you all for BOTM.

01/01/2014 08:03.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Robin
Your attention please !!!!!

Ms Big Baby & Mr Sky have set the date of their wedding!! I will take place on the 19th of Jan, 2014. The time is 7:00 PM on there wedding page # 249741. Every birdie is invited to attend the wedding and the reception to follow.
If BC allows, there will be a honeymoon trip to places around the world in the *Where in the world is Waldo* theme. Birds will be encouraged to guess where they are by the clues that will be posted on the wedding page.

Ms BB & Mr Sky

Dec. 29: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

We have to do a little catching up to see our next object in our part of the galaxy seeing as how it is traveling at 157,838 mph or 254,016 km/h.

We are going to investigate Halley’s Comet today. Yes there was a short note on this comet on Dec. 26th
Halley's Comet is what scientists call a short-period comet. It is the only short-period comet that is clearly visible to the naked eye from Earth and it is the only naked-eye comet that might appear twice in a human’s lifetime. It can be seen going around the Sun once every 75-76 years. The farthest it gets from our Sun is just beyond Pluto. (Yea, that planet that is not a planet.)

Astronomers from at least 240 BCE have recorded this comet. Clear records of the comet's appearances were made by Chinese, Babylonian, and medieval European chroniclers, but were not recognized as reappearances of the same object at the time. The comet's periodicity (time period) was first determined in 1705 by English astronomer Edmond Halley, after whom it is now named. Halley's Comet last appeared in the inner Solar System in 1986 and will next appear in mid-2061.
Scientists call Halleys a dirty snowball cause it is made up of water ice, CO2, and small rocks and cosmic dust. It only has a tail when it gets close to the sun.

No, the tail is not made of feathers. It is stuff that is blown off the surface of the comets body by the sun. The tail when it forms always faces away from the sun.
Haley’s Comet collects small bits and pieces of dirt and ice in its travels out to, in, & back out of the Oort cloud on its travels. Otherwise it would have disappeared a long time ago.

Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/29/2013 09:13.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
Corry & Boo boo say i5 is stepping up the time frame in shutting down the E clubs. Bird E club may not be here much longer my friend.

4 year anaversty for the KB this evening at the KB. It will be the last one fokes.

Dec. 27: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Today we are going to stay close to home. We are going to visit our Sun. Don’t worry, I had Jodi Laforge reconfigure the shuttles shields to the metaphysic. He also installed a backup power generator in the cargo bay. There is hot dogs & Smore making in the storage bins.

Our Sun is almost perfectly spherical and consists of hot plasma interwoven with magnetic fields. It has a diameter of about 1,392,684 km (865,374 mi), around 109 times that of Earth, and its mass (1.989×1030 kilograms, approximately 330,000 times the mass of Earth) accounts for about 99.86% of the total mass of our Solar System.

It takes the Suns light about 8 minutes and 19 seconds to travel to Earth. The average distance between the Sun and the Earth is 150,000,000 KM or 93,000,000 Miles. That is one AU we learned about a few days ago.

Dos any birde want to roast the hot dogs or make some Smores? The Sun is about 5,800 K or 9980.33 degree Fahrenheit at is surface.

The Sun orbits the center of the Milky Way at a distance of approximately 24,000–26,000 light-years from the galactic center, completing one clockwise orbit, as viewed from the galactic north pole, in about 225–250 million years. That’s a long time!

Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/27/2013 01:53.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin,
mom has a couple of t-shirts but they are both XXL's so they are probably to big for your mom but if she wants one have her give mom a call or send her an email...

I sure hope that you and your flock had an awesome . Our Christmas was nice, quiet but nice. We all really enjoyed all the sunshine. I got turkey and loved it, some of the flock enjoyed their turkey bones.

The parronts are tired today, they were up later than usual on Christmas so intended to sleep in but it was not to be...dad had an ad on one of his bike forums and a guy wanted to buy it and called here just after 5am...the parronts tried to get back to sleep but that didn't work either as the guy called back with another question so the parronts gave up and got up.
They decided that since they were already up that they would go shopping today instead of tomorrow. At least they won't have to go out tomorrow or the weekend, it is super foggy right now, can't even see across the lawn...

Wing hugs, Scoober

Come visit me, TAZ ~ SPRING IS HERE..., Scooby ~ BC DERBY DAY COMING SOON!, CHICA ~ HAPPY EASTER, ROSIE ~ HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY SPRING, NAPOLEON ~ HAPPY EASTER, SUZI ~ DERBY DAY WITH GUS, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors... CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAWKS!, SIMON ~ I LOVE REBA, Chloe ~ MISS YOU SO MUCH GIZZY ♥ & JEWELS ~ RIDING GEMOLOGIST IN THE DERBY.

12/26/2013 10:43.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
Dec. 26: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Ok, back into the shuttle. No need for coats or water bottles today. We will all be staying in the shuttle on this trip also.

Today we are off to explore the Oort cloud, a vast area of comets and debris that never formed into planets about 9 trillion miles from the sun.
Scientists call this distance roughly 50,000 AU, (1 astronomical unit = the distance from the Earth to our sun) or nearly a light-year, from our Sun. Warp drive is a must on this trip.

The Oort cloud was named after the Dutch astronomer Jan Oort in 1950 & is mostly icy comets & other left over debris from the formation of our Solar System. Most of this debrie is frozen water, ammonia, and methane with some rock as cores.

Scientists’ believe comet ISON, which went around our sun on Thurs. the 28th, 2013, passing as close 684,000 miles, came from the Oort cloud. Two Russian amateur astronomers, Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok discovered this comet last year with help from the International Scientific Optical Network.
Scientist’s give its chances for survival at forty percent. It could disintegrate. But if it does survive, ISON will be visible in early December without a telescope.

Haley’s comet is a *short-term comet* that comes from this reign of space. Most of our humans have had the opportunely to see Haley’s comet at least once. More on Haley’s comet in a couple of days.

Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/26/2013 02:16.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Robin
Got to be quick this morning. Dad says there is stuff in the kitchen & front room for me.

Dec 25: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

Calm down now everybirdie. Have you shredded the paper that your presents were wrapped in? Good. Now get it all cleaned up!

Today will be a day to rest and play with your toys and eat a bunch of good food. Tomorrow we will continue our adventure in the shuttle.

Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/25/2013 12:36.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
Dec 24: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

Ok, Ok already!! Calm down!! Yes I know what day it is. Get your warm coats again cause you will need them.
Every birdie gets in the shuttle. Yes, there are a couple bails of hay in the back. There are apples and carrots in the storage bins also. I have a good supply of cookies and milk too.

Cookie put the cookies back!! LA, no you cant bring your back pack full of glue and glitter.

Yep, we are off to the North Pole. And you all know who lives there. Yes you are right. Its Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. You know Dasher, and Dancer, and Prancer, and Vixen, Comet, and Cupid, and Donder and Blitzen are there also.

Yea, the fat bird in the red suite lives there with his wife and a bunch of Dwarfs who make toys too. The cookies and milk in the bins are for them to eat.

Cookie, get out of the cookie bin !!!

Now hold on, here we go. It’s a very short trip in the shuttle. What’s that you say? No birdie has ever seen the home of Santa Bird!! I have special permission to take us all there by the Big Bird himself. I have the secret code numbers for the force field that protects and hides it from the rest of the world. Ms BB pushes some colored buttons to put the code in the security computer.

Ms BB pushes some more colored buttons on the Navigation control panel & then pushes the BIG green button. Off the shuttle goes. After it lands and the cargo bay door opens some birds pile out carrying a bail of hay, apples & carrots. They head right to the Raindeer stables to see Rudolph and the rest of the galls and feed them the hay.

Yes, all of Santa’s Raindeer are girls!!! Only girl Raindeer have antlers, well most of them, this time of year. Read about it at this site
Are All of Santa's Reindeer Female? - Urban Legends
urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_santas_reindeer. htm

The rest go inside to see the Big Bird himself. One at a time they get to sit on his lap and tell him what they would like for Christmas. Out comes the milk and cookies.

Cookie, put the cookie back !!!

The two groups change places and it starts all over again. The Raindeer get fed again and Santa Bird gets his lap sat in and gets more cookies and milk. How do you think he got so big!!

Cookie, put the cookies back!!!

Well its time we headed back to our homes so we can get to the sleeping perches early. If you don’t have a fireplace leave the cage door open tonight.

Cookie, you can have a cookie now!!!!!

See Jake, I told you we would get to see Santa Bird!!

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/24/2013 10:27.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin,
Scoober here, sorry that I haven't been by for a visit in a while...

Mom was wondering if your mom got the email she sent regarding the Bird Club T-shirts?

Are you all ready for Christmas? We are, not doing much here, having a nice turkey dinner. Mom did put up a small white tree in the living room. It does look pretty and it has mostly birdie themed ornaments on it...

Wing hugs, Scoober

Come visit me, TAZ ~ SPRING IS HERE..., Scooby ~ BC DERBY DAY COMING SOON!, CHICA ~ HAPPY EASTER, ROSIE ~ HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY SPRING, NAPOLEON ~ HAPPY EASTER, SUZI ~ DERBY DAY WITH GUS, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors... CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAWKS!, SIMON ~ I LOVE REBA, Chloe ~ MISS YOU SO MUCH GIZZY ♥ & JEWELS ~ RIDING GEMOLOGIST IN THE DERBY.

12/23/2013 11:12.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
Thanks. I only wish I could have met you. But happy that you are Chyna's friend.
I’m usually a very silent angel bird but, I would like to thank you for coming to my page to help me celebrate BOTD for the last time for me. I also want to thank you for embracing my fister, Chyna into this wonderful BC family. I, Chyna and my parronts wish all of you the happiest of holidays.
Hugs
Angel Bailey

Come visit me, Chyna ~ Happy Easter & Bailey ♥ RIP.

12/23/2013 08:51.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Robin
Found the BC page on FB. Tried to post todays adventure there. Dial up is verrrrrrryyyyyy slow on loadibg pits & there are lots of pits on FB. Been 20 min & still loading. Post still has not shown up there. Have done 5 blogs on birds pages here in that time.

For my BOTM campaign I am going to be using my Star Trek Enterprise shuttlecraft, the Galileo, to take us on far-flung adventures. From the very bottom of Earth’s deepest seas to the far reaches of the Universe we will go.



Dec 23: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

We are now going to a planet that was a planet but now is not a planet. How dos that happen?? Yes, I mean Pluto. We will be a little over 4 billion miles from our sun. We will be at Warp 8 for about 19 min. Warp 8 is 8 times the speed of light. The speed of light in a vacuum is recognized world wide as 186,282 miles per second (299,792 kilometers per second). So we will be traveling at, let me cipher this a minute.

(DAD, come help me with this cipheren, I don’t have nearly enough toes!) DAD here, its 1,690,456 ft per second or 91,422,360 miles per minute. Yes, that’s over 91 million. Any birdie want to check the math for me?

Pluto is the smallest of the planets? at only 2274 km in diameter. It is also smaller than many of the other planets moons. Pluto's orbit is highly tilted (17 degrees) relative to the plane of the ecliptic. Pluto rotates clockwise which is the opposite direction of most of the other planets. Venus and Uranus also travel in this direction. This leads some scientists to say that Pluto was a stray moon drifting through space when it was captured by our suns gravity. Even though Pluto is not a planet it dos have 5 moons. Hydra, Kerberos, Styx, Nix & Charon are there names.


Pluto has not yet been visited by a spacecraft because it was not in the path of Voyager 2. Even the Hubble Space Telescope can resolve only the largest features on its surface. A spacecraft called New Horizons was launched in January 2006. If all goes well it should reach Pluto in 2015.

Dos any birdie want to put on a space suit and walk on Pluto? Just don’t bring any fleas back in with you !!!

Its real cold way out here too cause the surface temperature on Pluto varies between about -235 and -210 C (38 to 63 K). Any birdie want to make ice cream?

Well that’s all of the planets and a non-planet that was a planet called Pluto. No we don’t have a planet name Goofy !!!

But we now have Eris that was discovered by US astronomers Mike Brown, Chad Trujillo and David Rabinowitz in 2005. Eris is slightly bigger than Pluto and is in the Kuiper belt of asteroids. Ceres, the largest object in the Kuiper asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is out there also. These three bodies have come to be called Dwarf Planets.

By the time we get back home it will be dinner/supper time. There is snacks and j

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/23/2013 08:14.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
My mom would have loved to go shopping (her favorite thing)! Sorry you didn't make it to the last Christmas BC Milonga. It was very nice but, a small turnout for us.
My mom sent you a request on FB for the private site we are all moving to. BC will remain on after the big change over but, none of the clubs will remain open. They are closing us down. I hope we will have at least 6 months.
Well, it snowed all day and was very cold. My parronts stayed home with me. We watched movies and snuggled under blankets. Monday will be a high of 15 (feels like 7) and a low of -3 with more snow of course. I’m still being good while I wait for Santa Bird.
That was a very nice Christmas Milonga on Saturday night. So sad that it was our last Christmas on the BC.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna ~ Happy Easter & Bailey ♥ RIP.

12/22/2013 09:30.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Robin
Looks like we have had out last Christmas Milonga on BC as we know it. FB will not be even close to what we have now. Looks like all our places of intrest and buseness will be gone also. BB

For my BOTM campaign I am going to be using my Star Trek Enterprise shuttlecraft, the Galileo, to take us on far-flung adventures. From the very bottom of Earth’s deepest seas to the far reaches of the Universe.


Dec. 22: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Last but not least (yes we will get to Pluto) we have Neptune.
It too is a gas planet with rings.

Neptune has been visited by only one spacecraft, Voyager 2 on Aug 25 1989. Voyager shure gets around doesn’t it? Much of what we know about Neptune comes from this single encounter. But fortunately, recent ground-based and HST observations have added a great deal, too.

Neptune was first observed and reported by Galle and d'Arrest on Sept 23rd 1846.

More than two centuries earlier, in 1613, Galileo observed Neptune when it happened to be very near Jupiter, but he thought it was just a star.

Neptune’s atmosphere is mostly hydrogen and helium with a small amount of methane so we cant get out and explore here either without a space suit.

Neptune's winds are the fastest in the solar system, reaching 2000 km/hour. Sounds like a bunch of politicians to me!

The most prominent feature of Neptune is the Great Dark Spot in the Southern Hemisphere. It is about the size of our Earth. Voyager sent pictures of it to us in 1989 on its way out of our Solar System.

An odd thing is that its moon Triton orbits in the opposite direction than the rest of the moons of Neptune. A lot of scientist think Triton is a captured asteroid.

Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/22/2013 08:36.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
Mom added 7 pics of the Neapolitan Presepio from the museum to my gallery today. It's quite a big scene, with the whole town of Bethlehem going about daily business, with shepherds, kings, etc. coming to see the baby. Ther are goose girls, spinners, butchers, bakers, and probably candlestick makers in it. The Presepio is a uniquely Italian concept of the birth of the Christ child. The Neapolitans have made it into a fine art. You can see the details of the town, and the last picture shows the entire scene. The scope of it is huge, it is erected in front of a set of cast cathedral doors, and fills the entire space. Anyway, we thought you'd enjoy seeing something from the 1800s that most Pittsburghers come to see while it's on display every year.
Last night's party was a lot of fun. We wish we could have stayed longer, but our typist was so tired, she could barely see. We are determined to make the best of BC while it's still here, though. Thanks to Kiddo and Taz and of course, to Lizzie for the food! Hope you are having a great day, we're off to help mom decorate the house today. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

12/22/2013 07:34.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
That's pretty neat, you get to go back and see your old parrot friends and all the caretakers that helped you out. I bet Best Friends is a great place! Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

12/22/2013 07:34.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
Glad you were able to help your friend, hope all went well.
Sorry you didn't make it to the last Christmas Milonga.
They will still have a Bird Channel but will NOT keep our club pages, very sad. All that will be left here is the forum. Look at the top of your page and check it out. I won't be using that at all.
Well, tonight we enjoyed our last BC Christmas Milonga. It was another fun night, wish more birdies had attended.
We are getting ready at home for the next winter storm. They moved it back to Sunday from 1am to 7pm. Then we will be back to a high of 8 and a low of -3 degrees. This will be a really cold Christmas.
Stay warm and have sweet birdie dreams.
Hugs
Chyna

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12/21/2013 09:01.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
I am off to a late start getting todays adventure due to Dad haveing a Dr app & doing food shopping. He got me some grapes and oranges. He says the stores and parking lots(whatever they are) are a mad house. I will be back larer.

Its rainy and in the mid 30s here. More rain the next couple days.

Dec. 21: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Every birde settle in, it’s a long way out to Uranus. Who giggled?? 2,870,990,000 km (1,783,331,755 miles, Yes that’s in the billions!) to be exact. There are snacks in the storage bins to munch on.

Uranus, the first planet discovered in modern times, was discovered by William Herschel while systematically searching the sky with his telescope on March 13, 1781.

Uranus has been visited by only one spacecraft, Voyager 2 on Jan 24 1986. At the time of Voyager 2's passage, Uranus' South Pole was pointed almost directly at the Sun. This is the only planet in our solar system to be so inclined.

Like other gas planets, Uranus has rings, 13 of them in fact. The brightest is known as the Epsilon ring.

Like Jupiter's rings they are very dark but like Saturn's they are made up of fairly large particles ranging from 10 meters in diameter down to fine dust.
Uranus has 27 named moons ranging in size from 789 km to only 5 km.
Well it’s a long trip back. We all have time for a nap before we are home.

Ms BB

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12/21/2013 12:53.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
When Bree comes here to trim our nails, I usually yell before she even touches me! Mom calls me her little drama king, but I think I'm just letting her know I do not like getting a nail trim! After all, they're mine! I grew them and I might want to keep them. Mom asked Bree yesterday to come sometime in the next 2 weeks, so I'm getting my yelling voice ready! Hugs, Willie

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12/19/2013 12:08.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
Mom saw a lot of totem poles in Victoria when she was there, too. THey are fascinating.
Today mom put some pics of the trees at the museum in my gallery, but they turned out dark. If she plays with them later, we may repost them. The first 3 pics are details from mom's favorite tree. It's covered with tinker toys, lincoln logs, erector set contraptions, legos, and paper cutouts. It's a tree based on imagination. There are others based on puzzles, mythical animals, etc. but this one was mom's fave. Later she's going to post pics of the Neapolitan presepio so everyone can see it.
Mom did 2 tours today, one on biomes and Native
Americans, and one on Dinosaurs. Both were with good age groups, 5th and 6th grades. Mom liked them both. Now she's doing blogs, then later, she may have the energy to tote boxes from the basement and get the Christmas stuff out. So far only the front door is decorated. Hope you are having a fun day today, and getting lots of love. Hugs, Falco

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12/19/2013 11:28.51 AM Report This Comment  
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Dec. 19: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Back to Jupiter to see the rings now. It was believed that Jupiter did not have rings like Saturn but it was found that it has very dark ones. The rings were discovered by Voyager 1 in 1979 on its way through our solar system. Later Voyager 2, the Galileo orbiter and the New Horizons sent back pictures of the ring and moons in February & March 2007.

There are 3 main sections named Halo, Main and Gossamer. There is really only 1 ring with no discernable separation.

Most of the stuff in the rings is dust & very small rocks that come from collisions with the moons. A couple of the moons are within the area of the ring. These moons make notches in the rings as the dust & rocks are attracted by the moons gravity wells

Ok, we have to go now. Back to Earth and a calm atmosphere we can stand up in and breathe without a space suite.

Read more about Jupiter on nineplanets.org

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12/19/2013 08:51.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
Sorry to hear that you lost your hawk claws. I do a lot of screaming too. I don't like being groomed at all!
At least you did get a treat.
yes, my mom has met some wonderful people on the BC that she would have never met. I hope someone can find a good place for us to go to.
Does your mom use C/P? It saves a lot of time.
We just found out that since the end of October, we now have a total of 65 inches of snow already. Our average temp is 18 degrees for December. We haven‘t even started the “real” winter (December 21st). This is sounding like the movie “The Day After tomorrow“ … about the global super snowstorm.. I hope not!
We are still very sad about the upcoming loss of our dear BC. We have to find a way to stay together.
Have a cozy night.
Hugs
Chyna

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12/18/2013 11:32.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
Thank you for the vote and comeing to Ms BBs page.

BC will still be on Face Book but in what forn nobirdie knows yet. It might be a closed site so we wont get all those anoyen friends requests. Its suposed to happen within 6 months.

Ms BBs Dad, Frank

Would you like a list of the 50 + people who have gotten together and made it up? It lists birds and e mail address. If so send a message to bckissinhbooth@aol.com. Put BC list in the greating. I will send it back from my reg e mail with the same greating.
Frank

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12/18/2013 04:44.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Robin
says Ms BB with a heavy heart. I just found out we will be loseing our BC next year. I may be the last Queen for a month. Mr Sky & I may not even be able to get marrird on BC!!!
My Dad for one dos not want to go to FB. It is hard to get around in. And every one would see what we blog about.


For my BOTM campaign I am going to be using my Star Trek Enterprise shuttlecraft, the Galileo, to take us on far-flung adventures. From the very bottom of Earth’s deepest seas to the far reaches of the Universe.

Dec. 18: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

We wont be getting out of the shuttle today because there will be nowhere to stand.
That is because we will be at the fifth planet from the Sun and by far the largest. Jupiter is more than twice as massive as all the other planets combined (the mass of Jupiter is 318 times that of Earth). It is 142,984 km in diameter & has 16 known moons.
Jupiter takes 12 earth years to go around the sun once. That’s a long time to wait for your hatch day!!

It has a very thick gas atmosphere made up of mostly liquid metallic hydrogen toward the center. The outer atmosphere, that’s what we can see, is made up of water, carbon dioxide, methane and hydrogen in their gaseous stage.

Jupiter was first visited by Pioneer 10 in 1973 and later by Pioneer 11, Voyager 1, Voyager 2 and Ulysses. The spacecraft Galileo orbited Jupiter for eight years.
We are now over The Great Red Spot (GRS) It has been seen by Earthly observers for more than 300 years (its discovery is usually attributed to Cassini, or Robert Hooke in the 17th century).

The GRS is an oval about 12,000 by 25,000 km, big enough to hold two Earths. Other smaller but similar spots have been known for decades. Infrared observations and the direction of its rotation indicate that the GRS is a high-pressure region whose cloud tops are significantly higher and colder than the surrounding regions.

In July 1994, Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with Jupiter after breaking apart with spectacular results. The effects were clearly visible even with amateur telescopes.
Jupiter also has high winds that sometimes top 400 mph. Anybirdie want to go fly a kite? We can’t stay here much longer because the shuttles stabilizers are having a hard time with the high winds.

Ms BB

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12/18/2013 10:17.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
That would be so nice to meet Scoober and mom. I know they would love to meet you and see the pond. So, freezing over is bad for fishies.
Oh no! I can't believe that you will have your awesome hawk claws trimmed ... sorry to hear that. I'm growing mine back again ... hehehe.
I can't believe that you got on the BC and it will end in about 6 months or less. Will you be blogging from AR? I hope so.
GOOD NEWS: We had a tropical heat wave today … it was 20 degrees! But, the snow is still coming down.
BAD NEWS: Just heard that our beloved Bird Channel will close in 2014 per Crystal. So, save all the pics and blogs you want to keep. This is so very sad. I have made some wonderful friends here and will miss everyone very much.
Hugs
Chyna

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12/17/2013 09:44.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
It's good to hear from you again. I'm glad Linda is meeting more bird people, and found a club close enough to join. It's neat that she's meeting people through BC, too.
Okay, today is a totem pole lesson! The Tlingit people make poles for different occasions. Mom's favorite is the shame pole! That's when a person is too cheap to return a favor by having a potlatch party for friends. There is one in Alaska erected for Seward! He went to a potlatch, didn't know the customs, and left with a ton of gifts. The Tlingit waited in vain for him to come back and return the favor, then they built him a shame pole facing the ocean.
(A potlatch is a party where you eat, drink, and make merry, then the host opens his treasure room and empties it by giving everything away to his guests. There is an expectation of reciprocity, though.)
On Falco's page there are some pics of the totem pole in place at the museum. On my and Peppino's pages, there are pics of Tommy Joseph at work, the Eagle and Raven clan symbols, and a miniature totem pole, made to sell to tourists.
Totem poles tell a story, usually only legible to the family who has it in front of their house. This pole tells a story about Tommy Joseph's father and a friend. At the bottom is the clan, they are Eagles, I think. (Mom can't remember off hand) As you go up the pole, you will see 2 guys and a boat. The story is that one of the guys (right) was seal hunting, shot the seal, but didn't kill it. He then grabbed its tail in his teeth and grabbed the flippers with his hands, to keep it from getting away. His friend, in another boat, saw him struggling with the seal and came to his aid, killing the seal. They were both able to go home with seal meat that night. The guy with the seal in his mouth is Tommy Joseph's father. Above them is a salmon, which is another food source for the Tlingit people.
Okay, that's today's lesson, heehee. Hope you are having a wonderful day and getting lots of love. Hugs, Willie

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12/17/2013 09:00.29 AM Report This Comment  
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Jenny Lynn, 50146, to 20K. Vote Today.

Jetta

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12/17/2013 08:45.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ms Robin
Its gona get above freezing today!!!!!!!

We hava a Abrims M1A1 tank that Keven brought back with him at the KB now!! WE are trying to decide what kind of maham we want to do!!LOL

Dec. 17: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Let’s take a moment to eat a light snack. We all know about the next planet out from the Sun because we live on it!!! It is called the third rock from the sun.

So we are on our way to Mars today. All girls to the back of the shuttle so the boys can be up front. It is there planet!!

Mars has a diameter of 6,794 km and is much smaller than earth but has a surface area about the same as the land surface of Earth because of the water covering 70% of the Earth.



Mars (Greek: Ares) is the god of War and is known as the red planet.

The first spacecraft to visit Mars was Mariner 4 in 1965. Several others followed including Mars 2, the first spacecraft to land on Mars and the two Viking landers in 1976. Ending a long 20 year hiatus, Mars Pathfinder landed successfully on Mars on 1997 July 4.

In 2004 the Mars Expedition Rovers "Spirit" and "Opportunity" landed on Mars sending back geologic data and many pictures; they were still operating after more than three years on Mars. In 2008, Phoenix landed in the northern plains to search for water. Three Mars orbiters (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Odyssey, and Mars Express) are also currently in operation.

While the average temperature is about 218 K (-55 C, -67 F), Martian surface temperatures range widely from as little as -140 K (-133 C, -207 F) at the winter pole to almost 300 K (+27 C, +80 F) on the dayside during summer.

If you look out the right side you can see Olympus Mons. It is the largest mountain volcano in the Solar System rising 24 km (78,000 ft.) above the surrounding plain. Lets put on space suits & go mountain climbing.

On the left side can be seen Hellas Planitia. This is an impact crater in the Southern Hemisphere over 6 km (3.72 miles) deep and 2000 km (1242.74 miles) in diameter. That was a big rock that hit Mars!!!

We should be glad we are not here during one of this planets dust storms. They can go on for days and have high wind speeds. Scientist mostly agree that there is water (ice) under the two polar caps. And there may be some under the vast central plains.

Hay!!! What was that? Did any other birde see that? Come on, raise your wing if you seen it!! It looked like a green Marten to me.

Ms BB

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12/17/2013 08:20.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
Good to hear from you again. I thought you might have gone early on your road trip to the sunny place.
Glad your mom got to the bird club and met Taz and parronts. So, it's a pot luck thing. I wish we had something up here. We don't even have much for birds in stores up here. Sounds like there are two Linda moms in the club now. I hope your mom took pics of you to show you off.
This morning it was sooooo cold at minus 9 degrees. My dad waited until it got to zero to plow. We are getting close to a total of 3 feet of snow. Late this afternoon, we finally got up to a balmy 12 degrees. Well, I stayed inside with mom … we should be in the Caribbean … NOT here!
Hugs
Chyna

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12/16/2013 09:26.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Robin
Glad you like my adventure of the day. I learnrd lots doing them for us birds.


Dec. 16: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Lets get back in the shuttle and strap in. We are off to Venus today. All you boys keep your wings to your selves. Venus IS the planet of love, It is the second planet from the Sun and the sixth largest.


Venus' orbit is the most nearly circular of that of any planet in our system, with an eccentricity of less than 1%. That means it is almost a perfect circular orbit.
The diameter of Venus is 12,103.6 km (7,520440499 miles). That makes it about 650 miles smaller in diameter than Earth but it is 80% denser than Earth. But the gravity is only 90% of earths so you feel a little lighter here.

Venus (Greek: Aphrodite; Babylonian: Ishtar) is the goddess of love and beauty. The planet is so named probably because it is the brightest of the planets known to the ancients. (With a few exceptions, the surface features on Venus are named for female figures.)
Venus has been known since prehistoric times. It is the brightest object in the sky except for the Sun and the Moon.

The first spacecraft to visit Venus was Mariner 2 in 1962. It was subsequently visited by many others (more than 20 in all so far), including Pioneer Venus and the Soviet Venera 7, the first spacecraft to land on another planet, and Venera 9 which returned the first photographs of the surface. The first orbiter, the US spacecraft Magellan produced detailed maps of Venus' surface using radar. ESA's Venus Express is now in orbit.

There are no small craters on Venus. It seems that small meteoroids burn up in Venus' dense atmosphere, which is composed mostly of carbon dioxide and several layers of clouds many kilometers thick composed of sulfuric acid.
Good thing there is a force field around the shuttle to keep it away or it would literally melt the metal.

Craters on Venus seem to come in bunches indicating that large meteoroids that do reach the surface usually break up in the atmosphere.
The pressure of Venus' atmosphere at the surface is 90 times of that on earth.

Ms BB

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12/16/2013 06:20.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
The Snowball fight with Charlie & Cheyenne
Litle Angel adds a little sparkles to her snowball and takes aim. She throws her snowball at Charlie, hitting him in the shoulder sending red and yellow sparkle-snow everywhere.....
Cheyenee's snowball lands with a splat on Little Angel's belly sending snow spraying all over her.
"Gotta ya, Gotta ya" she squeals with delight as Little Angel shakes of the snow.
"Hey I though you were on my side?" L.A. giggles and smiles happily.
"All's far in a snowball fight" Cheyenee tells her with a grin
"Come on, let's go see if we can get some hot cocoa and snacks" Charlie calls from behind a bush.
"OK, greyt idea" the girls call back.
The three friends waddle inside leaving a snowy trail behind them. " OH, OH, we better get that cleaned up before we get in trouble with bringing the outside indoors again" Charlie grabs a cloth to dry up the floor while the two girls gather the snow with a small broom and dust pan.
"This way," Cheyenee takes Little Angel by the wing and leads her towards the kitchen...
Little Angel gives her new friend a hug. "I am so happy we met"
Little Angel climbs up on a chair beside Cheyenee, as Charlie climbs up next to them on his own chair.
"MOOOOOOOOOOOM!" he yells loudly, " Can we pleaseeeeeeeee, have some cookies and hot chocolate?"
Little Angel enjoys the warmth after playing outside in the snow. "Wait, Momma Deb packed us a few treats; apple slices, nutri-berries and birdie bread" Little Angel reaches into her ever present back pack. She takes out all her sparkles and glue bottle, her flash lite, her coconut flakes, and finally brings out her treat pack.
"Don't ask about the other things. Once you are on Bird Channel for a while you'll find out from the others I am the Denis the Menace of the bird world"
The three friends giggle and laugh as Little Angel begins to retell some of her wacky adventures and mischief. Like covering King Spot Le' Blaze-atiel in glitter. He's this months Bird of the Month. Maybe I'll sparkle Ms BB too, Little Angel says, then thinks better of that, since she's her brother SKY's fiancee and a whole lot bigger. It'd take too much sparkles and glitter to do a good job" they all laugh and chuckle thinking of how she'd look all covered in sparkles..............
Come tell me a story and visit my new BC friends, Cheyenne and her frother Charlie -240049. A pair of fun loving Sun Conures.
hugs and glitter
Little Angel

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12/15/2013 05:05.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
Good morning every birdie !!!
Geeee!! Do you early birds ever sleep in??? LOL

For my BOTM campaign I am going to be using my Star Trek Enterprise shuttlecraft, the Galileo, to take us on far-flung adventures. From the very bottom of Earth’s deepest seas to the far reaches of the Universe.



Dec. 15: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Every birdie get back in the shuttle and strap in. Today we are going to Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun and the eighth largest planet. It dos have a very thin atmosphere consisting of atoms but they get blasted off its surface by the solar wind.

We don’t want to get out of the shuttle here. The temp can be from -270°F when it’s dark to +800°F in the sun, (-168°C to +427°C).
This planet is only 4,880 km in diameter, slightly bigger than the diameter of Earths Moon at 2,160 miles (3,476 km). This also means a 1 lb bird would only weigh 1/3 of a lb. No need to go on a diet!!!

In Roman mythology Mercury is the god of commerce, travel and thievery, the Roman counterpart of the Greek god Hermes, the messenger of the Gods. The planet probably received this name because it moves so quickly across Earth’s sky.


Look over there and you can see MESSENGER. It was sent by NASA in 2004 and it started orbiting Mercury in 2011 after several flybys. Its first flyby in Jan 2008 provided new high quality images of some of the terrain not seen by Marriner 10.

Mercury, like Earth’s Moon is pockmarked with impact craters. Scientists believe the only water on this planet is at its North Pole in the shadows of the big craters there.
Hold on. We are going back to the Earth now. The shuttle lands at the KB and powers down. Dos every birdie have there Earth legs back? Lets go to the food tent at the KB for something to eat. I’m buying!!!

Read more about our space travels at nineplanets.org. This is where I got most of the info for our off Earth trips.

Ms BB

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12/15/2013 09:27.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Robin
For my BOTM campaign I am going to be using my Star Trek Enterprise shuttlecraft, the Galileo, to take us on far-flung adventures. From the very bottom of Earth’s deepest seas to the far reaches of the Universe.

Dec. 14: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Back to the Moon we go. Yes, the artificial gravity unit has been fixed. Maybe we will see the Man in the Moon today. We are crater looking today. To be able to see the largest craters we will be at an altitude of 2 miles above the Moon.

We will start on the backside of the Moon to see Hertzsprung. It is always dark there so BB turns on the shuttles outside floodlights. That is it coming up on the right side. It is the largest at 591.0 km (1,938,976.38ft) (367.23 miles) wide. That’s as wide as the state of Mo. folks. There are many smaller craters inside of this crater. The walls have also been hit numerous times.

Now over to the side facing our Earth for the Apollo crater. It is 537.0 km wide (333.7 miles). Apollo has many smaller craters inside it also.
Now we will drop down to just a few hundred feet above the Moon to see some of the smallest ones.

Off to the left is Heymans at 50.0 km wide (31 miles). And over there is Evdokimov at 50.0 km wide. There are lots of craters smaller than these two. Some only a foot across. The bigger the crater the bigger the space rock that hit the Moon.

Did you just feel that bump? We just passed over the highest spot on the moon. It is Mons Huygens at 4.7 km (2.9 miles) high and is named after Christian Huygens, a astronomer. No it dos not have snow on it !!

Over there on the right is Mons Hadley at 4.6 km ( 2.8 miles) high and it is the 2nd highest spot and is named after John Hadley, a inventor. Anybirdie want to get out and climb one of these mountains? There are spacesuits in the storage bins so you can make a moon angel in the dust.

Ms BB

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12/14/2013 03:43.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
I've missed you. Hope all is well. I heard that your mom is going to a bird club. You will get to meet my boyfriend Scoober's mom Gail. I hope your mom has lots of fun.
We saw a little bit of sun today, that was so eggciting! But now, it’s minus 3 degrees and snow of course. Hope we don’t get a lot of snow this weekend. We have plenty already.
Hugs
Chyna

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12/13/2013 10:36.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
Are you being a good birdie??

Dec. 13: Ms BBs BOTM campaign. Only 12 more days till the big bird in the red suit comes!

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

You won’t be needing warm coats or rain coats today. Today we are leaving the confines of the Earth’s gravity. We are headed to the moon. Don’t worry, the shuttle is space worthy. I had Geordi La Forge do a level 1 diagnostic on it last night. There are little bags attached to all the perches. That’s in case the artificial gravity goes out.

Humans have left almost 400,000 pounds of man-made material on the surface including more than 70 vehicles. Any birdie want a ride on one of the rovers they left here?
Humans have brought 382 kg of the Moon back to Earth by Apollo and Luna missions. The Moon rocks are now in collections all over Earth. Why bother!! A bird cant play with a bunch of rocks!!!

Look out the right side windows and you will see the first spacecraft to crash into the Moon. It was the Soviet Luna 2 rocket on Sept. 14th 1959 and it was crashed on purpose. Yes, the Soviets were the first to the moon. But 10 years later, in 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.

On the same side coming up is the crash site of the USA Ranger 4 in 1962. It too was crashed on purpose.
The first spacecraft to soft land was Luna 9, USSR, in 1966. Yep, the Soviets were first again! Surveyor 1, USA, soft landed the same year. Many more craft have crashed or soft landed on the moon. Some did not crash on purpose!!!

Apollo 11 was the first mission to land humans on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Keep looking and you will see boot prints and wheel tracks. There are 7 American flags scattered around the moon. 6 of these flags are beveled to be still standing on their poles. There is said to be 1 Soviet flag here that was carried by that rocket that crashed here on September 14th, 1959.
There are also golf balls from Alan Shepard's driving practice during Apollo 14, and Alan Bean's silver astronaut pin.
Here we have the Fallen Astronaut statuette left by the crew of Apollo 15 to honor the 3-crew members that died in the Apollo 1 crew module fire on January 27, 1967.
May we have a moment of silence for
Virgil "Gus" Ivan Grissom, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF
Edward Higgins White, II, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF
Roger Bruce Chaffee, Lieutenant Commander, USN
Thank you.

Out the left side windows you can see the descent stages from Apollo 11 LM-5 (Eagle) and Apollo 12 LM-6 (Intrepid).

Apollo astronauts have left numerous reflectors that Scientists can bounce lasers off of to determine the exact distance from the Earth to the Moon. They were left there by the Apollo 11, 14, and 15 astronauts and by the Lunokhod 1 and Lunokhod 2 USSR unmanned missions.
These are what Sheldon, Leonard, Radgish & Howard bounce a laser beam off of on The

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/13/2013 09:17.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin,
we are not much warmer yet as you know but the parronts decided to go grocery shopping a day early, yesterday, as a bad storm is predicted for the weekend, it has rained and it was getting icy already. It was okay this morning after all but now the shopping is done. Mom did send dad out to pick up a few things from Yokes...Fresh Friday deals...

Hope it is okay for the parronts to get to the party on Saturday...Looking forward to meeting Linda.

Do you like walking around on the floor? It looks like it by your pictures...

Wing hugs, Scoober

Come visit me, TAZ ~ SPRING IS HERE..., Scooby ~ BC DERBY DAY COMING SOON!, CHICA ~ HAPPY EASTER, ROSIE ~ HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY SPRING, NAPOLEON ~ HAPPY EASTER, SUZI ~ DERBY DAY WITH GUS, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors... CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAWKS!, SIMON ~ I LOVE REBA, Chloe ~ MISS YOU SO MUCH GIZZY ♥ & JEWELS ~ RIDING GEMOLOGIST IN THE DERBY.

12/13/2013 08:38.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Robin
Mom is finally getting to the computer today, and it's really late! We usually write in the mornings or early afternoon. Today, though, mom had 2 tours of Dinosaur hall, then went to get the car fixed. What she thought was going to be a quick fix kept her at the dealership for 2 and a half hours. It is fixed, though, so she'll be toasty warm for the rest of the winter.
Then it was out to dinner with her sister and brother in law, whose birthday she forgot, bad mom!
Then she got our cages cleaned, trash carried out, and now is able to get our blogs done. Anyway I hope you had a great day today, see you earlier tomorrow, I hope. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

12/12/2013 06:11.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Rtbin
Dad had some human stuff to do today so I am way behind on blogen todays adventure.

For my BOTM campaign I am going to be using my Star Trek Enterprise shuttlecraft, the Galileo, to take us on far-flung adventures. From the very bottom of Earth’s deepest seas to the far reaches of the Universe.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Dec. 12: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

OK, every birdie in the shuttle. Ms BB sets the nav ‘putter for K2 (Yes, that’s its name) It is the second-highest mountain on Earth. Once you have been to the highest this is a let down. (Pun intended).

It is located on the border between Baltistan, Pakistan, and Xinjiang, China. With a peak elevation of 8,611-m (28,251 feet), K2 is also the highest point in Pakistan.
K2 is known as the Savage Mountain because of its extreme difficulty of ascent. It is said that this mountain is harder to climb than Mount Everest.
For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying. It is mostly climbed from the Pakistani side because it is much more hazardous to reach the summit from the Chinese side.

The first serious attempt to climb K2 was undertaken in 1902 by Oscar Eckenstein, Aleister Crowley, Jules Jacot-Guillarmod, Heinrich Pfannl, Victor Wessely and Guy Knowles. They did not make it to the top.

An Italian expedition finally succeeded in ascending to the summit of K2 via the Abruzzi Spur on 31 July 1954. The expedition was led by Ardito Desio, and the two climbers who reached the summit were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni.

Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/12/2013 01:43.00 PM Report This Comment  
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