Free Bird

By: GardenGrrl , 5:05 PM GMT on August 15, 2012

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Someones parakeet escaped. He's been hanging out with the sparrows. Coming to the feeder. He can't be coaxed inside. Many pets prefer to be taken care of. Not this guy, Mr. Parakeet has made his choice.

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58. GardenGrrl
10:20 AM GMT on September 05, 2012
Good Morning, it is a beautiful clear morning and Orion is in the sky to the east. Must be autumn approaching.

Sandi, Chocolate Cake! You are playing my song :) Will be waiting by the e-mail box. Virtual calories should off-set all the others I'm going to get this month.

Hi Rob, that is how we still know we are alive by how many wonders show up and catch our attention. Even a breeze thats appreciated knocks some of the jaded off.

Hi BC, How cool is is that! We get to have all kinds of celebration. Life is good and Love is good.

Hi Shore, the cool front will be welcome. I'm not leaving until the end of the month because Sis could not get any time off approved for earlier. Which is fine, it means the whole month is a celebration.

Syd is getting baby sat by the MIL, Syd loves to imitate her so he should have an interesting new vocabulary when we get back.

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57. shoreacres
11:13 PM GMT on September 04, 2012
Oh,my! Do you know Mother Nature may be sending your for a birthday present? A cold front! I just saw it on Twitter - TexasStormChasers are saying it's the real deal. I sure hope so - and I hope you're here for it if it is. I second Briar's question - when are you leaving? Weekend or next week?
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56. BriarCraft
9:55 PM GMT on September 04, 2012
Okay, so we got the "official" date to celebrate, but what if you're not around to see it??? When are you heading for Orlando? I want to make sure I get to post my special wishes for you so you can see them timely. And have you got a Syd-sitter lined up?

BTW, I like that Sept. 10th date myself. It's my anniversary.
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55. RobDaHood
12:50 PM GMT on September 04, 2012
I have to admit to having become a bit jaded over the years, but it does seem that there is always something new and cool to see. Was nice to have north winds for a change all weekend so I could spend most of it outside for a change. Can't wait for the temps to go down a little!
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54. sandiquiz
10:28 AM GMT on September 04, 2012
We have to celebrate your birthday on the 10th, so I better start baking you a "chocolate" cake now, so it will get to you in the post by the 10th! hehehe

If you are only knocking on the fifth decade, you are still a babe!
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53. GardenGrrl
10:12 AM GMT on September 04, 2012
Hi Prose, yes the ice cream vibe is in the air. Good time of year for the ice-cream blog. Oddly, I'm looking forward to turning 50. Will really be happy to see 70 if I'm in good shape like my friend Barbara who just bought a windsurfing board. (Heck I'd like to be up to windsurfing right now)

Hi Shore, I have seen that brand while oogling the frozen treat section. It is spendy. Glad you found a good sale. I usually get a couple of the tiny Ben&Jerry or Haagen Daz single cups. May splurge on this new one.

Hi Rob, that would have been soooo cool. I'd be happy for days if I saw that in my backyard. Ya know, every time I see your new blog heading; General Whatnot, I think, uh oh, his compatriot Major Sorting cannot be far behind.
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52. RobDaHood
9:44 PM GMT on September 03, 2012
Thought of you and your little bird buddy this weekend while watching a tiny woodpecker practice flying around the backyard followed by curious little juvenile wrens no bigger than my thumb. Hope you enjoyed the weekend!
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51. shoreacres
8:09 PM GMT on September 03, 2012
OK - September 10th it is! And you might really take a look around for that Talenti. It shouldn't be too hard to find, because it's made in - Dallas! Yep, that's where it got it's start. There's so much online information about it, I just don't know how I missed it. And, it's in nearly all the groceries now - Kroger, Safeway, Whole Foods, etc. If you go to their main page, they even show you which varieties are good for vegan folks, etc. Amazing. (Actually, the vegans only get one, but there are varieties for other groups. I can't remember what they are now.)

I just came home with four (yes, FOUR) flavors, because they were significantly on sale. I've tasted each now, and have moved them as far back in the freezer as I can. I'm going to make this my last post about the stuff, and then try to forget about it! LOL
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50. Proserpina
10:33 AM GMT on September 03, 2012
So September 10 will be your official/unofficial birthdate! And yes, definitely ice cream and cake for the day.
Happy Monday to you.
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49. GardenGrrl
10:20 AM GMT on September 03, 2012
Hi Prose, thank you, that is really thoughtful. Being a Virgo, we are cautious etc. so I have decided that September 10th is the perfect online birthdate for Virgos. It's just such a neat and tidy number between Leo and Libra without adding a decimal point ;)

Hi Calpoppy, free finches. I bet they enjoyed being outside and having you feed them. And thanks for the birthday wish.
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48. calpoppy
5:27 PM GMT on September 02, 2012
Sorry you have a long work week!! But I am happy that your vacation is around the corner. We had a parakeet hang with sparrows one year, did not see the budgie the following year :(.

Many years ago I had finches and would put the cage outside when it was nice. I had a big goofy Great Dane at the time and one day during a particular goofy dane day I found my finch cage on the ground minus all finches. I put bird seed out and had them all summer wild and free! Since I lived in a mild winter area at the time I would think that they survived.

Happy Birthday month!!!!!
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47. Proserpina
4:30 PM GMT on September 02, 2012
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According to my calendar, sometime during the first week of September you have a birthday. Here is a birthday greeting to apply for whatever day it is appropriate! Hopefully at some point you will tell us exactly when.
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46. GardenGrrl
8:43 PM GMT on September 01, 2012
Hello All, it is HOT again. Looking at some clouds north of here and hoping they organize into something useful.
It's the start of the loooonnnnggggg wwork week.

Hey Ylee, was the quick cut job this time. The weed eater stayed in the shed. Wow, it's humid. Needed a towel when I got in. The trip is towards the end of the month. Sis has to bid her time off and that's as close as she could get.

Hi Sp, that graphic is pretty spot on minus some quail. I think Mr. Parakeet has just built up his flying muscles. Until the cold comes the outdoors seems to be doing him good. Oh, while at a coffee shop a flock of pro-knitters came in. The stuff they were working on certainly wasn't grandmas poncho's. Plus it was just plain fun watching the dynamics of a competitive group of suburban lady crafters.

Hi Sandi, you can't leave out the part of me calling "Come here pretty bird" in English and Spanish.
White Rabbits to you too. I like the one with the fez.

Hi Prose, thank you for the September greeting. The picture says it all about the fade of summer into fall.
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45. Ylee
6:47 PM GMT on September 01, 2012
White rabbitsx3, GG! Don't overdo with the pushmower!
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44. Proserpina
4:38 PM GMT on September 01, 2012
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"The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Chrysanthemums.
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze. "
- John Updike, September
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43. sandiquiz
8:15 AM GMT on September 01, 2012
Dear GG.

Wishing you White Rabbits, White Rabbits, White Rabbits
and a FUN and SAFE month of September!



Have a great Saturday. I laughed at you going around the garden with a mirror to entice the budgie nearer.... mind you, I presume your neighbours already know you are a "mad woman"!! lol
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42. sp34n119w
3:20 AM GMT on September 01, 2012
Hi gg! I have reestablished tradition :) after I stopped laughing at your pun!
That "Crazy Bird Lady" graphic is a hoot! I will be sending that along to a few ladies I know, for sure.
Happy your new birdy friend is still doing well. I wonder if his wings were clipped (don't folks sometimes do that to keep them from flying away?) and have fully grown back now. Er, I know very little about birds, lol


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41. Ylee
10:23 PM GMT on August 31, 2012
When are you leaving to the big O? I think that's one place that people wearing touristy clothes outnumber the ones that don't, lol!
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40. GardenGrrl
2:53 PM GMT on August 31, 2012
Hi All, no, not starting on the 16 trips to Orlando lol.

Hey Ylee, looks like we both missed the spin-off from Isaac. Really don't mind not getting flooding torrential rains.

Hi Sandi, thanks for pulling me out of the blog dungeon. Been pretty busy so just stopped in to say quick hellos before I'm off again. Have to go get dressed up for an impromptu lunch across town. (Why does everyone have to be so far from here?)

Hi Janetlee, yes Mr. Parakeet is still around. He is flying a whole lot stronger, can zip past the sparrows now. He is getting completely feral and seems to be enjoying himself. Will continue efforts to coax him indoors before it gets cold.

Hi BC, you were way ahead of the curve with your VPN. Now I guess it's pretty much; get an account, change some settings and voila!, you have one. Then again, the peer to peer thing might be more tricky.
I am getting excited about the trip. My sister is too, she has sent us t-shirts and a newspaper for where she is at so we can be "native tourists" when we get there.
Can't wait.
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39. BriarCraft
4:49 AM GMT on August 31, 2012
I can never keep track of your bat cave schedule. Heck, I can't even keep track of mine half the time. Looks like it must be bat cave time, else you're starting on your 16 round trips to Orlando.

For several years, ending in 2003, I used a VPN with wonderful success. I didn't use it for wireless. Instead, I used it to connect to another bookkeeper 50 miles away via cable modems. We each used a LinkSys router in addition to the cable modem. We could connect to each other's computers quickly and safely when it would ordinarily have been quite hazardous. The setup was pretty complicated, so I hired a tech guru to lay on hands and make it all work. I see now that LinkSys has been purchased by Cisco, so don't know about current quality or ease of use.
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38. janetlee
10:24 PM GMT on August 30, 2012
is "your" parakeet still hanging around?
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37. Ylee
10:13 PM GMT on August 30, 2012
Hey, it's Thursday! You should be out doing something fun! :) Hope so!
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36. sandiquiz
8:12 PM GMT on August 30, 2012
I know you are ok, because you have dropped by my blog, but unless I talk to myself, you will slip even lower in the blogs and drop off the bottom!

Hope you are getting some of the rain from Mr I but nothing too much.
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35. sandiquiz
10:55 AM GMT on August 26, 2012
I am now confused... very easy these days!
I did a search for Texas dragons on Google and screen printed the search onto my blog.
I come here and see you talking about adverts.
Yes I get adverts when I log into Amazon, or other "shopping" webpages, but never get them on Google, as you can see on the screen capture. I wonder if it is is because I go into Google through Chrome?

Whatever, I think I need some food, my brain is tired!! lol

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34. Ylee
10:35 AM GMT on August 26, 2012
Hi, GG! Hope your week at the batcave is a good one! Prayers for your coworker, and his wife!
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33. GardenGrrl
12:15 AM GMT on August 26, 2012
Hey we are playing blog tag. Was just over at Sandi's and read your post. Yes, it is creepy how Uncle Google tracks our cookies both in web search and advertisments.

Have started using DuckDuckGo a whole lot more. Also have been thinking of getting a VPN (Virtual Private Network). It is a good security tool when using wireless networks. From what I understand it also makes it tougher for web sites to track and collected info on you.

While I really have nothing on the net that I wouldn't show my family, it just bugs me to be tracked.
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32. shoreacres
12:07 AM GMT on August 26, 2012
GG, I don't usually copy and paste, but here's a c&p from Sandi's blog. When it happened to me, I started thinking about your blog about internet security, etc. This is the first time I've had this happen to me in such a blatant fashion - clear enough that even I could recognize it!

I love the dragonfly photos. Our big ones started flying last week. They're amazing creatures. I need to find out what our tiny ones are, too. Perhaps they're damsel flies. They're electric blue and bright red - not completely, just the markings.

Now, here is something really interesting. I went to google and typed in "texas electric blue dragonfly" and the very first result it gave me was a link to an identification site for Milton Keynes! I looked down the list of results, and every one of them was for Britain or MK/London.

I went over to Duckduck go, typed in exactly the same search terms, and got a whole list of sites for Texas. Imagine that.

Clearly, Google gave me results that are related to the page I'm currently on. I'm beginning to get really freaked out by these people. I am going to break the Google search habit - who knows how many times I've been getting only the results Google thinks I should have, rather than what I want!


Those google people are up to a whole lot of stuff - and it's not all good. It may not be evil for them to give me Sandi's dragonfly sites rather than what I asked for - but it's terrifically annoying! If I wanted to know about British dragonflies, that's what I would have asked for.

Sorry to hear about your co-worker's wife. You can count on my prayers - for them both.
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31. GardenGrrl
8:40 PM GMT on August 24, 2012
Shore, that's funny! Am not going to show it to Roxie...or Syd. Those two don't need any encouragement.
One of these days I need to do a video of Roxie being a carpet-shark.

On a serious note, one of my co-workers wife is having some health problems. While there are many times I want to klunk this guy upside the head, there are very few people that have happy marriages. Please send out prayers for her health and recovery.
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30. shoreacres
7:50 PM GMT on August 23, 2012
Dumbledore wants to know if Roxie can come for supper. He'll buy!

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29. GardenGrrl
12:08 PM GMT on August 23, 2012
Good Morning,

Hi Shore, and thanks again

If anyone is wondering what Shore is talking about here's the scoop. McAffee anti-virus software released a bad update this last week. It caused console problems and in some cases gave you a wireless connection that would not connect to the internet.
Wired directly to modem my computer still would not access the net. I would have taken the computer to a repair shop if Shore had not mentioned the McAffee problem.

Hi Sandi, I love the movie Mary Poppins. Will be "singing" these songs in my head all day now. Which is fine, they are great songs. Perhaps I need to stand in the yard and sing that song to Mr. Parakeet.
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28. sandiquiz
6:51 AM GMT on August 23, 2012
Crazy bird lady!! lol

It reminds me of the song in Mary Poppins - "Feed the birds"

Early each day to the steps of Saint Paul's
The little old bird woman comes.
In her own special way to the people she calls,
"Come, buy my bags full of crumbs.

Come feed the little birds, show them you care
And you'll be glad if you do.
Their young ones are hungry,
Their nests are so bare;
All it takes is tuppence from you.

Feed the birds, tuppence a bag,
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag.
"Feed the birds," that's what she cries,
While overhead, her birds fill the skies.

All around the cathedral the saints and apostles
Look down as she sells her wares.
Although you can't see it, you know they are smiling
Each time someone shows that he cares.

Though her words are simple and few,
Listen, listen, she's calling to you:
"Feed the birds, tuppence a bag,
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag.



Happy Thursday :)
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27. shoreacres
10:53 PM GMT on August 22, 2012
GG ~ Here's the direct link to the McAfee page that has the solution to the connectivity problems. I was one who couldn't use my console - sorry you had the bigger problem! You may have found this already, but I wanted to be sure.
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26. GardenGrrl
10:08 AM GMT on August 22, 2012
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25. GardenGrrl
10:05 AM GMT on August 22, 2012
Good Morning All, it's my Friday!

Hi Sandi, Parakeets are probably the best birds in the world minus their short life span. We had a green one too as kids. We called him "Bird". Traveled everywhere with us as he was part of the family.

Hi Shore, those quaker/monk parrots are tough birds hanging out in the New York snow. Pretty sure the neighbors think I've gone round the bend. Have been standing in my yard holding a finger out saying in english and spanish, "Come here pretty bird" and making noises that parakeets seem to like. Of course the bird is up in the tree and can't be seen. lol!
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24. shoreacres
3:03 AM GMT on August 22, 2012
Hi, GG! We had a pair of parakeets that lived with a flock of monk parakeets down at the grade school a couple of years ago. They were together for months, right through the winter.

Here'a neat site that shows the Brooklyn, NY birds in winter. Apparently they do just fine as long as they have plenty of food and water.It gives a whole new meaning to "snow birds"!

You've been getting all the good rain, although we've had some. Maybe by this weekend we'll get some more - everyone is getting a little twitchy for cooler temperatures. I'm good for the rest of the week,working under a shed.
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23. sandiquiz
11:13 AM GMT on August 20, 2012
Great new photos of the little rebel!
He does look my childhood pet, Sparky, who loved to sit on my dad's shoulder and try to pinch the food off his fork!
lol
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22. GardenGrrl
12:43 AM GMT on August 19, 2012
Here's more pics of the little guy;



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21. GardenGrrl
12:41 AM GMT on August 19, 2012
Hey All, we got more rain!

Briar, that is funny. I can't do Irish accents real well so will have to change it to Sven and Oly when I tell it.

Hi Sig, have always tried to make my yard a safe place for birds and critters.

Hi Ycd, Sounds like your buddy found a pocket pirate parrot for his boat. Great mascot.

Hi Prose, I love morning glories. It's been too hot the last couple summers but during the temperate ones I grow them on the porch railings.

Hi Ylee, will be by in the morning to check it out :)

Hi Sandy, Yeah you do keep busy. Who says retirement is boring.

Hi Bogon, we have some quaker parrots over at White Rock Lake. Seems the monks and quakers can adapt to just about anywhere. Saw pics on a site called "City
birds" where they have toeholds in Spain, New York and a few other places.

Hi Sp, if it escaped from the idiot neighbors he definitely is having a better life...noticed they don't have any birds in the tiny cage they have nailed by their door.
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20. sp34n119w
9:24 PM GMT on August 18, 2012
Several years ago, I saw a parakeet and maybe a cockatiel hanging out together for a few days here. Seemed likely that they'd been cage buddies before they escaped or were set free. I think it's sad and hope the best for the budgie.

From the Corgi cam - the puppies have their eyes open and are wandering around. Cuteness overload - I cannot watch! lol

Also, must second sandi's "groan" over Briar's joke ;)
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19. Bogon
3:49 PM GMT on August 18, 2012
Don't know what kind of future your Budgerigar can expect around Dallas, but there are monk parakeets living in Austin. I've seen 'em. 8o)
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18. sandiquiz
9:10 AM GMT on August 18, 2012
Oh, Briar!!! Groan!!!

Hi GG
- hope the week goes quickly.. I am living up to my Flickr name, "A Very busy lady"! lol

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17. Ylee
5:27 AM GMT on August 18, 2012
Doing a flyby this evening, so I can work on the new blog!

Have a good one!
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16. Proserpina
1:10 AM GMT on August 18, 2012
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15. BriarCraft
11:21 PM GMT on August 17, 2012
Loved the Rebel Parakeet that visited my blog the other day. He's precious! I hope some other little birdy tells him to be sure to fly south for the winter. I don't know if parakeets can survive the nippy temps you get some winter nights.

At the risk of being politically incorrect (which I admit I do enjoy from time to time), the parakeet got me to thinking about budgies, which brought to mind a somewhat sick-but-funny joke about birds and Irishmen. I've heard different versions with other ethnic groups, but always pretty much the same. I know, I make some of the strangest connections with my mental gymnastics. Just call me the Segue Queen, I guess. Can't help myself...

Two Irishmen walk into a pet shop. Right away they go over to the bird section. Gerry says to Paddy, "Dat's dem". The clerk comes over and asks if he can help them. "Yeah, we'll take four of dem dere birds in dat cage op dere," says Gerry, "Put dem in a peeper bag." The clerk does and the two guys pay for the birds and leave the shop.

They get into Gerry's van and drive until they are high up in the hills and stop at the top of a cliff with a 500-foot drop. "Dis looks loike a grand place, eh?" says Gerry. "Oh, yeh, dis looks good," replies Paddy.

They flip a coin and Gerry wins the toss. "I guess I git to go first, eh Paddy?" says Gerry. He then takes two birds out of the bag, places them on his shoulders and jumps off the cliff. Paddy watches as his mate drops off the edge and goes straight down for a few seconds followed by a 'SPLAT'. As Paddy looks over the edge of the cliff he shakes his head and says, "Dis budgie jumpin' is too dangerous for me"

A minute later, Seamus arrives. He too has been to the pet shop and he walks up carrying the familiar 'peeper bag'. He pulls a parrot out of the bag, and then Paddy notices that, in his other hand, Seamus is carrying a gun.

Hi, Paddy. Watch this," Seamus says and launches himself over the edge of the cliff. Paddy watches as half way down, Seamus takes the gun and blows the parrot's head off. Seamus continues to plummet until there is a SPLAT!, as he joins Gerry's remains at the bottom. Paddy shakes his head and says, "An' oim never troyin' dat parrotshooting nider"

A few minutes after Seamus splats himself Sean strolls up. He too has been to the pet shop and he walks up carrying the familiar 'peeper bag'. Instead of a parrot he pulls a chicken out of the bag, and launches himself of the cliff with the usual result. Once more Paddy shakes his head - "First der was Gerry wit his budgie jumping, den Seamus's parrot shooting and now you blimmin' hen gliding."


Hope the bat cave is treating you good this week.
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14. ycd0108
5:47 PM GMT on August 17, 2012
My buddy was sailing near a local island and a budgie found his mast and stayed with him for some years.I kind of like the "worst cover" though.
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13. aSigiam
4:59 PM GMT on August 17, 2012
Looks like it found a good place to hang out.
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12. GardenGrrl
12:23 AM GMT on August 17, 2012
Here it is, this could well be the worst cover of Lynard Skynard Free Bird ever.

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11. Ylee
10:17 PM GMT on August 16, 2012
You need to post a Lynrd Skynrd vid, GG! :)
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10. GardenGrrl
1:52 PM GMT on August 16, 2012
Good Morning, we may get rain again today. That would be great.

Hi Prose, my cousin in California said they have small flocks of wild parakeets. Would be neat to have a little flock here at the feeder.

Hi Janetlee, so glad your kitty decided to bring you a live present. Generous kitty. These little birds do grow on you. Always a bit of a black cloud when getting shipped over seas that the pets cannot come with. As kids we used to bring our parakeet with us on the plane to visit my Dad. Well traveled bird.

Hi Sandi, yes budgi is the proper name for these guys but for some reason "parakeet" stuck with them here. It's the same bird. Opened the blinds on a different window so I could take more pictures. You all get some nice "imports". We have a flock of quaker parrots by white rock lake in Dallas. They nest in the power lines by a generator station...go figure.

Hi Tony, yes, I always keep the feeder full. Well actually during the summer when lots of natural food is available I only fill it partial so they have to find other food during the day. Come winter it is always kept full.

Hi Patti, yes it would be great if the little guy gets a toehold here. They are such bright cheerful birds. My now departed cockatiel (not Syd) used to get night frights, so I kept a cage with parakeets next to her and she calmed right down. Of course her cage had to be slightly higher than the parakeets so that made her the "Queen".

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9. redagainPatti
12:40 PM GMT on August 16, 2012
I hope... dearly hope the little bird does go forward and multiply!!!!
and may all of you guys have a wonderful week.
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8. plapman
12:14 PM GMT on August 16, 2012
Good morning GardenGrrl.
It sure is good to see the little bird finding a source of food.
Thanks for dropping by the Northern Edge.
Those old room filling computers were something else.
Thecnology sure is advancing rapidly.
Enjoy the day.
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