Saturday, March 28, 2015

The night that Jeff and Roy watched the camera tapes they could not believe their eyes because it was not a person – or persons – who were placing the bird seeds into the food. The pet birds had been releasing themselves from their cages, placing the seeds, then returning to the cages and latching them up again.

This time was different though. The birds left the cages and placed the seeds. Then returned to the cages long enough to grab their travel “luggage” and they left the house. Roy’s parrots did that and Jeff’s finches did it too. They found out the next day that no one had any birds anymore. 

The reason is that the birds had taken enough ignorant, nasty treatment from the humans and wanted to get them back before they (the birds) left for good.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Birds which have 14 letters

Laysan Albatross
Northern Fulmar
Manx Shearwater

Red-necked Grebe

Great Cormorant
Northern Gannet
Red-footed Booby

Great Blue Heron

Can you name any other birds with 14 letters in their proper English names?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

You can view what else I have written about birds on HubPages

Hello. I am a member of what is called HubPages. You can pick a subject, there are many subjects to choose from, and write to your heart's content. You can also ask questions and receive answers from other members (or Hubbers as they are called after they are members) or staff members. We are all pleased to help. You can see a little more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HubPages (Google gives this a thumbs up).

You can keep track of your daily events listing all of what you have written on a page called a statistics page.
This an example of one that I have just written on site named Pinterest.

You can join at the link: Join Here (look to the right and see the greenish box, click 'Join'). Just be sure to use the name, The Examiner-1, as a reference. After being a member for a minimum of time you can also earn money there.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Are you wondering where birds build a nest?

Where a bird builds a nest varies depending on the bird.
For instance, woodpeckers - and some owls - build their nests inside trees. The barn owl has a nest in a barn. You cannot always go by the name of the bird though.

There are perching birds. Some of them, a good number, have nests up in trees. Not inside tree trunks like woodpeckers, these perching birds build them on branches. There are other perching birds who have nests on the ground. There are still a few others, such as the House Sparrow, and a few others who build them in gutters; building ledges; tin cans... The list goes on.

Then there are sea birds who live on the beach and build nests in the sand.
Penguins live in the Arctic and they live on the ice and/or cliffs.
Ducks live in water or mud.
Chimney Swifts live in chimneys.

The list goes on. It all depends on where the bird is from, what the species is, what they can handle and what is available for them to use.

Monday, February 24, 2014

I am familiar with the author Cindy Vine...

Hello,
I know an author named Cindy Vine and I am hosting her new book "Hush Baby". Here is a brief introduction which she gave of the book:
Kyle Rushton appears to have everything going for him. His own home, a successful business, a beautiful woman in his bed and an adorable son. 
But when things start to go wrong in his relationship it spreads like a cancer into every facet of his life. With his life turned upside down, he goes to his sister and some old friends for help. 
Sometimes things are not what they seem. 
Caught between a need for revenge and a search for justice, Kyle and his friends turn to the past for answers and the more layers they uncover the darker the truth becomes. Until he finds himself asking – is knowing the terrible truth going to help him move on with his life?

If you are interested in this book, please leave your email in the comment and I can notify the author.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

How cleaning your feeders can support the birds

     Wear gloves and empty and clean your feeders to clear the insects, dirt, and germs which linger and grow in your feeders. By clean I mean to empty the seeds, wash them out with dish soap - use a soft sponge not a scouring pad. Wipe the insides with vinegar and allow them to dry before refilling the seeds.
     Do this often and if you do it when the seeds are low - or the feeders are empty - then you will not spend much money on seeds.
     A bird may have a disease and come to a feeder and leave its germs in the seeds. These germs can leave diseases and viruses in the seeds to make other birds ill. They will carry it to other feeders, spread it to other feeders, and so on. This will make many birds ill and you can help to slow this down..
     These germs carry many diseases. Some of them are Conjunctivitis (or red-eye disease), feather plucking (pterotillomania), Avian influenza or bird flu - similar to "human flu".
A Red-lored Amazon at Rock Farm, Belize. It has a feather problem.





Black-capped Chickadee with avian keratin disorder.

Cleaning the feeders may help to avoid these diseases. Some of them do not come from the feeders but we can try to help the birds by volunteering for this cause.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

What attracted you to birds?

     Was it a friend who was a bird watcher? Was it the beauty of the birds? Or was it something else?

     Mine was curiosity. I was curious about what was making those sounds which I kept hearing. I was curious about how birds flew. I was curious about how birds lived. I am curious.

     I began to read books about them. I began to ask others about them. I watched TV shows about them. I searched the Internet about them. I joined forums, sites, etc.

     I put up feeders for them. I built a garden for them. I observed them, listened to them, birds became part of my life. When I was in the car (as a passenger) I would watch them from the car. I could never take my eyes off of them. They became part of my life.

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