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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:00 pm 
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Awww! Love it. He totally wants that plastic chicken to talk back to him.

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oh, sweet baby. he makes me miss our cockatiel, Evil Twee Crumbtail, the baddest 'tiel in the whole damn town, meaner than a junkyard dog. Love you buddy.
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Molly enjoyed that. She walked right up to the screen.

Evil Twee was so pretty Torque.

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Aww, Tee was adorable, toque.

I have more videos for Molly to enjoy:

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Yay, Molly! Molly has the same schedule as me: eat breakfast, go on the computer.

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Oh man, I wish I could speak japanese so I could translate that bird in the first video. That was so adorable.

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Here is my Senegal parrot Cleo (AKA Pipa)
I have some videos but I have to get them onto YouTube so I can post them!

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Here is my all-time favorite bird video:



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Oh, Menino is singing the Queen of the Night's famous aria from The Magic Flute!

I sang that back when I used to sing opera. Although my version sounded a little different ;)

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that video is brilliant! he looks so pleased with himself

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Not bad opera for a bird! Adorable!


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Pixel, Cleo is beautiful! And that is an awesome video.

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Are there any PPKers who are birdwatchers out there?

I'm a beginning birder who decided to get seriouser about birding this year. I had a life bird today - the common yellowthroat!

Here's my list of birds from today's outing:
24 species total
Canada Goose
Gadwall
Mallard
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Great Egret
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Killdeer
American Avocet
Black Phoebe
Marsh Wren
American Robin
Common Yellowthroat - LIFE
Yellow-rumped Warbler
California Towhee
White-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird


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Nice, quagga! I'm just getting into bird watching. My first ID was a yellow-headed blackbird and I was soooo stoked!

I've been IDing with the iBird app. It's fantastic!

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Today I was thinking about our neighbor. Like many older folks here in BR she has an (illegal) small amazon parrot. Green, short tailed, rainbow colored eyes. Instead of going after the big companies that are tearing apart the rainforest and killing environmentalists in their beds our environmental agency concentrates its energy on removing 40-year-old parrots from little old ladies, so lots of these old folks keep their parrots inside the house or sort of hidden away-- the fines are ridiculous, like a year's salary? and they take the parrot, which of course can't be released into the wild, so it goes from one cage to another. I know the trade is horrible but..... anyway, sorry, back to the story.
When we first moved here I kept hearing chickens coming from next door. We're out in the country so it's not outside the realm of possibility but the house next door is so tiny with no yard, so it was weird. Then I noticed the chickens sounded like turkeys sometimes. Then I heard the chicken squawk and say something like "somebody at the door!!! son of a bisque, go home already!" This lady's parrot's default sound is chicken/turkey. I can only imagine it being raised by chickens. Every time i take my car out of the yard i hear a squawk or a gobble or a cluck. Sometimes, if i'm lucky, a "baby love mommy".

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couroupita wrote:
Nice, quagga! I'm just getting into bird watching. My first ID was a yellow-headed blackbird and I was soooo stoked!

I've been IDing with the iBird app. It's fantastic!

Red-winged blackbirds are common around here, but not the yellow-headed, so I did a total double-take as I was scanning the cattails and saw the yellow. It was unbelievably rewarding when I was able to take a good long look at it. It's nice being a beginning birder because there are so many life birds to get.

And torque...that is so sad to hear conservation money being so badly spent. Those laws should have grandfather clauses to prevent the situation you mention.


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quagga wrote:
Are there any PPKers who are birdwatchers out there?

I'm a beginning birder who decided to get seriouser about birding this year. I had a life bird today - the common yellowthroat!

Here's my list of birds from today's outing:
24 species total
Canada Goose
Gadwall
Mallard
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Great Egret
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Killdeer
American Avocet
Black Phoebe
Marsh Wren
American Robin
Common Yellowthroat - LIFE
Yellow-rumped Warbler
California Towhee
White-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird


Fellow birdwatcher here! I love seeing a lifer!! I haven't been active lately, so I haven't had one recently, but I did have a new experience of hearing a large group of Common Cranes pass overhead one night a few weeks ago. (There were several thousand passing over Belgium in a 24 hour period then.)

So many of the birds on your list would be lifers for me because I only started birding in Europe, so I've never seen many N. American species. I love that I get to see a lot of different species even from my window, even though I live in an urban area. Species that I regularly see out my window:

Blue Tit
Great Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Eurasian Blackbird
Jackdaw
Carrion Crow
Eurasian Starling
Chaffinch
Rose-ringed Parakeet (and invasive, but now well-established species)
Wren
Dunnock
Wood Pigeon
Rock Pigeon (plain old city pigeons... I love them!)
Treecreeper
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Black-headed Gull


Btw, would it make sense for this to be a separate thread so that we don't hijack the birds-as-pets thread? Maybe a mod would split it off for us?

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No need to split it off. There aren't that many of us bossed around by birds anyway.

It's time for Molly to get the clippy clip again. peas me off. As soon as she can fly, she turns into a total bisque and bullies the other birds. Delusions of grandeur.nodes she not realize that she is 6" tall, all puffed up and strutting? I hate having to not allow her free flight, but for her safety, no choice. The macaw isn't sweetie and puts up with ER crepe, but only to a point. Plus,me cant let her terrorize the poor, sweet tiel.

I'm sad that my bird is a bully.

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Delusions of grandeur.nodes she not realize that she is 6" tall, all puffed up and strutting? .

mine looks exactly like the creepy vampire uncle from the adams family, hunched over and stalking the halls of Castle Torque, hissing at me if he can't get a beakful of my face. Wish my cockatiel was sweet!!!!

I just saw a thing this week about a parrot the next state over who got a beak transplant after losing hers in a fight. The video is long and in portuguese and it's kind of gross [cadaver transplant] and i can't find any stills so instead, let me post a much more photogenic image that has nothing to do with the beak transplant but made me squee: baby hyacinth macaw in a population re-establishment project in Brazil [assisted reproduction/feeding in protected environment for later wild release]
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My baby bird just turned 14 on Aprils fools day (how fitting!)

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OOh! White cap. They are such great birds. What is his/her name? Tell us more!

Gotta admit--baby parrots are not the loveliest of creatures.

I would love a hyacinth macaw. Maybe some day, though rescue hyacinths don't usually have any trouble finding good homes. They are such sweet, gentle birds. It is so heartwarming what a success the breeding programs have been.

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Well lets see his name is Petrie (like the dish or the pterodactyl in the land before time :)). We have had him since he was about 3 months old. We got him from Pet-smart before we realized that it probably wasn't the best place to get a bird from. :/ His nickname is booboo bird.

He doesn't say much but he does mimic some sounds. He has a LOT of personality! He is the boss, and at one point made our Great Dane yelp (the dog got too close to his cage and well if you were a few ounces and had a vice grip on your face...what would you do) LOL He's pretty naughty and we have a heck of a time with nails and wings. We don't clip his wings as he tended to keep flying anyway and just smack into walls. So we are REALLY anal about doors and windows. We rarely have people over, but if we do have people in and out we shut him in his cage. His nails seem pretty managed with the concrete perches.

His favorite thing to do is fly to the back of the couch and visit me especially if I'm eating. He's been known to run across my plate and steal a chip and the take off with it. Then he 'chuckles' as he's eating it. Pious' tend to huff and puff when they are really happy. They sound awful and sick but that's just the noise they make. He also smells really nice, kinda musky but sweet.

He'll wolf whistle for a peanut, and fly to my hand from my husbands hand or back to his cage. He likes foot toys the best and hates anything with a bell. Right now he needs a bath but I'm waiting for a nice warm day. He hates the vacuum and screams at top noise level, he'll also yell at the cats if they go racing by his cage.

We no longer have the Dane (passed away at nearly 12) and have 4 cats the newest one still is very interested in the bird. But we watch everybody, and they get along for the most part.

I love him to pieces but he's much different than a cat or a dog!


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lepelaar wrote:
Fellow birdwatcher here! I love seeing a lifer!! I haven't been active lately, so I haven't had one recently, but I did have a new experience of hearing a large group of Common Cranes pass overhead one night a few weeks ago. (There were several thousand passing over Belgium in a 24 hour period then.)

So many of the birds on your list would be lifers for me because I only started birding in Europe, so I've never seen many N. American species. I love that I get to see a lot of different species even from my window, even though I live in an urban area. Species that I regularly see out my window:

Blue Tit
Great Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Eurasian Blackbird
Jackdaw
Carrion Crow
Eurasian Starling
Chaffinch
Rose-ringed Parakeet (and invasive, but now well-established species)
Wren
Dunnock
Wood Pigeon
Rock Pigeon (plain old city pigeons... I love them!)
Treecreeper
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Black-headed Gull


Your list would be a life list for me, too, but there are a few species who have crossed the pond, so to speak - Eurasian starling and rock pigeon (my ornithology prof and my new bird guide now call this bird a rock dove...I need to learn what the difference is between pigeons and doves...). I'll be going on a class field trip this weekend and am terribly excited -- I will probably get tons of lifers...but I don't really count them or log them into eBird unless I've identified them on my own.

I love window birdwatching. I'll never forget the first time I identified a ruby crowned kinglet! I was working at home, looked out the window, and there he was...a beautiful, happy ruby-crowned kinglet checking out the new buds on the little plum tree there. He was flashing his little ruby crest as if he were having the best day ever. I can recollect my sense of wonder at the first time I identified many species - American bald eagle, horned lark, ruby crowned kinglet, golden eagle, white-faced ibis, American avocet. Wonder and awe at the natural world that survives the incredible environmental devastation that the human species is wreaking. You should totally get out and go birding!


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