– HAPPY AND SAFE LABOR DAY WEEKEND TO ALL MY BOSTON AND BEYOND READERS AND THEIR BIRDS.
– From the we didn’t see it coming but probably should have department: “Angry Birds”/ “Rio” video mash-up comes to us thanks to Fran Giallorenzi. http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=i4sjfu5kA7g
– > Test Your Parrot IQ from World Parrot Trust’s “Flock Talk” newsletter.
–Elsie the Goffin’s cockatoo flips her lid http://youtu.be/Fkw6XBCktqE and Einstein demonstrates proper use of kitchen utensils (proper for a Congo African grey parrot, that is) http://youtu.be/gCxi74JKJ9E in these nutty videos from the Connecticut Association For Aviculture Bulletin.
-Meanwhile, Jerry the African grey is at no loss for words in this video sent in by friends of the column Ann and Mark Zych.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuVe4mdunHM
– Cocky Bennett, the sulphur crested cockatoo, and a resident of Tom’s Ugly Point, Australia; lived to 120 years of age;a longetivity record for Aussie parrots. http://m.smh.com.au/environment/animals/sydneys-old-crock-of-a-cockie-was-a-legend-at-120-20110831-1jkz2.html?from=smh_sb Linda Austin found this article!
– Yellow naped Amazon performs. video from Diane Ciardullo Boozle sings Happy Birthdaywww.youtube.com
– And speaking of Australia, or Oz as our friends from Down Under like to call themselves; check out these parrot books from “Australian Birdkeeper Magazine”; the Aussie equivalent of “Bird Talk” for whom this correspondent has contribnuted articles! Australian Birdkeeperwww.birdkeeper.com.au
– Blue and gold macaw or chicken? Judge for yourself in this video brought to us by Lara Joseph: Darwin afraid of laser pointerwww.youtube.com
– Two more for ‘toos: Frank Indiviglio blogs about (more) bad news for wild parrot populations and some of the smaller, cuter cockatoos. USA lists 3 Cockatoos on End Species List, denies protection for other Corella Cockatoo Care, Nat History
– Attention: Connecticut Parrot Society members: Please contact Amy Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to secure a seat onr the Parrot Palooza party bus..
– Smuggler’s Blues. Fortunately, SOME wild parrots are winners and SOME black marketeers are losers as this trio of reports from World Parrot Trust’s “Flock Talk” newsletter relates. > 200 Confiscated Greys Released Back Into Wild > Grey Parrot Emergency, AGAIN! > Confiscated Chicks Make Progress: Update from Bonaire And from the “Los Angeles Times” via Jon Gourd comes this report: Rare birds found taped to passenger’s body at LAXlatimesblogs.latimes.com
– Think you have to travel to South America, Africa or Asia to see wild parrots? There may be some right in your own backyard. http://www.parrotchronicles.com/features/feralparrots/feralparrots.htm Thanks to Sheldon Orloff.
– Northeast Avicultural Society holds its next meeting on Sep’t. 11 at the Westford, MA Sportmen’s Club.
– Can rescuing a parrot make a bad situation worse? Chet and Dave Womach explain why it just might: http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/when-you-should-not-rescue-a-bird-in-need/
– Bad bird behavior: nay; new training skills: yea: a proven system, or so the Nathalie Roberts blog says. https://birdtricks.infusionsoft.com/go/pcnofood/petprrt/EmailPrrtScrts