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   StormCnter  This was our Harry, the Yellow-Crowned Night Heron who visited each summer for a few years but hasn't returned.
   March 20 at 16:57 EST .

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   Gram77  Interesting bird. Where is this?
March 25 at 07:41 EST .


   StormCnter  North Central Texas, Gram. I had to call the County Agent to help me identify him.
March 25 at 09:06 EST .

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   Safetydude  Why is it(almost )always when you see a pod of Pelicans in flight there is an un-even number of birds?
Check it out next the time you're at the beach.
February 16 at 20:57 EST .

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   StormCnter  Only pelicans? Maybe this is a bird thing, not necessarily a pelican thing. But I'll watch for it.
March 5 at 09:29 EST .

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   Safetydude  One of our local Democrats.
This guy wanders through our neighborhood a couple of times of week, looking for hand-outs...

   February 10 at 21:56 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I'll take him any day over these Sand Cranes, they holler, screech, run in front of your car,'course they are 'protected' so get help if you hit one, they are very aggressive and try to attack my fur babies in the back yard. Oh, to be able to use bird shot in Volusia. I agree, will now refer to them as lizzy warrens.
February 11 at 09:34 EST .

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   StormCnter  A couple of years ago, a Yellow-Crowned Night Heron appeared in my back yard. I had to ask my local Extension agent to help me identify him. My granddaughters named him Harry. He would show up every day, wander around the yard, occasionally picking up a bug, climb down to the top step of the swimming pool, stand there a couple of minutes and then fly away. This went on for about a month, then he disappeared, but the next year, he returned with a buddy. They're very exotic-appearing birds and we loved having him. But after two years, he never returned.
February 13 at 07:25 EST .

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   Gram77  We get these visitors in our park a lot. They are a bit of a bother and for goodness sake don't feed them, they will be yours for life!
February 16 at 15:20 EST .

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   Safetydude  Right you are Gram!
Some of our 'snowbirds' feed them and months after they have gone back 'up north' these birds will gather in the carports or driveway where they were fed, still expecting a hand-out.
It's very sad to see.
February 17 at 21:49 EST .

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   StormCnter  We never fed Harry. He seemed perfectly happy picking around the grass for bugs and things.
March 20 at 16:54 EST .

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   Grahamcracker  My husband ordered a leash from chewy.com for our kitty. He ordered a size small, but she needs a medium. He called the company for instructions on returning the item. He was told to keep it and donate it to a shelter. They then replaced the item and there was no shipping charge. Just want to let people know that Chewy is a great company! BTW, we did give the leash to the Almost Home Foundation, a wonderful rescue group in northern Illinois.
February 9 at 10:19 EST .

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   StormCnter  This is from the Iowa Donor Network. Get a tissue ready.




February 8 at 11:28 EST .

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   StormCnter  A smile for today.
   February 3 at 17:21 EST .

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   StormCnter  Yum!
   February 1 at 08:17 EST .

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   Gram77  As a kid we had 2 cats who often brought us "presents".
February 1 at 11:59 EST .

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   MeiDei  cute kitties time - a sleeping two-fer
   January 28 at 12:01 EST .

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   Gram77  A kitty kuddle : )
February 1 at 12:00 EST .

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   MeiDei  Animals making weird sounds.




January 14 at 21:39 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I live with a Beaglie, all his sounds are weird, but he is from Missouri so usually it is just a rebel yell.
Now the Lab ! she does talk.
January 23 at 08:30 EST .

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   MeiDei  There's something hidden in this picture - can you find it and name it?
   January 4 at 06:32 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  looks like a parrot hiding there
January 4 at 15:11 EST .

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   MeiDei  I'm hoping Bird will tell us it's identity; resembles her avatar.
January 4 at 18:36 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Now that I am looking at it on the laptop I can see it. On the cell phone it was fuzzy. Looks like a Conure and a pretty good size on to boot. We raised Conures, still have some that I refused to sell because at the time the movie "Paulie" had just come out and EVERYBODY wanted Blue Crowned Conures. But everybody has a short attention span and in a couple of years they decide the parrot is not for them, and it gets re-homed. Today I went out into the garage where the parrots are and low and behold, "Cowboy" a BC Conure was out of his cage. I offered my arm and he stepped right up. I had not latched his water door properly. He hasn't been anyone's pet for many years. He was one we rescued from a young couple who decided he needed to go. I love BC Conures.
January 5 at 18:33 EST .

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   BirdsNest  My avatar is a Quaker parakeet. He was Hagar's pet. He talks and sings and is the joy of my life.
January 5 at 18:34 EST .

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   MeiDei  Parrots can live for a long time - do sellers take age of buyer in consideration? My cousin has a white cockatoo living w/them for at least 35 years; she said she'd be too old to get another if anything happened to hers.
January 6 at 12:24 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Most people just buy on impulse and don't even comprehend the life expectancy of a parrot. Hagar knew of a Green Winged Macaw that was 98 years old. Responsible owners leave their parrots in their wills and to people who would want them and care for them. Melvin is 22 years old, we have had him for maybe 15 of those years. When someone asks me how long a parrot will live, I tell them 15 min to 50 years, depending on circumstances. The diets we feed our parrots now are far superior to the sunflower seed only diets of many years ago and most owners know to offer table food. Melvin LOVES seafood(except oysters ) and will devour pasta,chicken,pork, yogurt(blueberry ), and most anything I will eat. I avoid avocado, salty foods, chocolate for him. Now that I have brought the rest of the parrots in for the winter to keep from having to heat an extra space, it is very noisy in here and they all want to share whatever I am eating.Melvin is annoyed, he was used to being the "only child". And now he has to live in a cage because these other noisy interlopers are freaking him out. He has never been confined to a cage, happy to stay on his playtop and never flying off anywhere.
January 7 at 08:20 EST .

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   BirdsNest  To answer your question some sellers just want to make the profit then move on. A great many stores no longer sell large parrots. As for us, we took great care in explaining to prospective owners. Some you could tell were just wrong. At one event the lady had written the check for a Lory, had gone to another vendor to buy a carrier. When she got back with this tiny carrier maybe big enough for two parakeets, Hagar took over the interview. He asked her a few more questions. Not satisfied with her response, he handed the check back and said we would not be selling her the Lory. She got really mad and loud and asked "why"? Hagar kept his temper and simply said "Because you are too stupid to own this parrot". She raised all kinds of stink but she left. Other vendors watched the "show" and sgreed
January 9 at 10:30 EST .

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   MeiDei  Had to educate myself on a Lory - found this site - wow beautiful birds, such variety! https://www.beautyofbirds.com/loryphotog
allery.html
January 21 at 22:04 EST .

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