What Birds Teach Us About Life Like the Mystery of Murmurations
What Birds Teach Us About Life Like the Mystery of Murmurations

What Birds Teach Us About Life Like the Mystery of Murmurations

When starting a business as well as running it, general practices dictate that you should have a business plan.

I have two problems with business plans.

The first is Murphy’s Law, which roughly states, “Anything that can go wrong, will.”

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Would You Buy Cigarettes, Beer or Gasoline From a Parrot?
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Would You Buy Cigarettes, Beer or Gasoline From a Parrot?

As a mid-20th century child a.k.a. baby boomer I grew up in what would be called a “naïve time”.
Allow me to illustrate.

  
Our priorities as a nation in the 1950s were much different than in the first quarter of the 21st century.
We didn’t allow ourselves to see or hear things that might hurt us – to bad humanity couldn’t have avoided the internet – we’d be a lot happier, I’m sure.

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Birds and Parrots in the News
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Birds and Parrots in the News

April 2024

Millions of Birds Now Migrating Safely Through Darkened Texas Cities After Successful Lights Out Campaign

 

Wide-spread brain activation and reduced CSF flow during avian REM sleep

March 2024

KSRTC bus conductor charges ₹444 for parrots ‘travelling’ from Bengaluru To Mysore. Here’s why | Trending – Hindustan Times

Watch Pet Parrots Learn to Play Tablet Games—With Their Tongues | Smart News| Smithsonian Magazine

I potty-trained my pet pigeon — now I treat her to NYC’s finest restaurants, cool parties and Uber rides

February 2024

What parrots can teach us about human intelligence?

These Parrots Use Their Beaks to Swing Across Branches Like Monkeys

January 2024

Dear Abby: We take our parrot everywhere but don’t want to hear others’ sad bird stories – mlive.com

December 2023

Little Bird Loves to Knock Everything Off the Counter

Polly Wants a Cracker, but She Wants to Make It Easier to Chew

November 2023

Affectionate Parrot Repeatedly Distracts Her Human From Working

Male vs Female Macaws: 4 Key Differences – A-Z Animals

These American birds and dozens more will be renamed, to remove human monikers

Watch This Cheeky Squirrel Taunt a Huge Red-Tailed Hawk

Group plans to rename Cooper’s Hawk and dozens of other birds with names of people

Parrots learn to call their feathered friends on video chat

October 2023

Have you seen this bird bandit? Police search for man with parrots in McDonald’s robbery

Texas red-crowned parrots: Something unusual was just discovered about them

September 2023

Nebraska man recovering after being hit by deer while bicycling with his pet parrot near Fort Kearny

Man complains after ‘therapy parrot’ turned away from McDonald’s

Friends with benefits? These birds make strategic connections to get better food

Homing pigeons can theoretically transfer data faster than gigabit fiber within 500 miles | TechSpot

August 2023

Jodie McLeod ~ Writer

Avian Anatomy and Physiology Basics – LafeberVet

July 2023 

Sun Conure Pet Guide: The 10 Most Important Things to Know About These Lovable Birds

Bengal to soon impose ban on keeping Indian bird species as pets | Zee Business

Bird Week: What to know about companion birds – KSTP.com 5 Eyewitness News

Parrot Tells Mom She Missed Her After Vacation and It’s So Touching – Parade Pets

Federal Register :: Extension of Temporary Suspension of Dogs Entering the United States From Countries With a High Risk of Rabies

13 cool Indian ringneck facts

Discover 10 Amazing Birds That Start With H – AZ Animals

The Devastating Effects of Fireworks on Pets and Wildlife | The MIT Press Reader

This Eagle Shocked Everyone ❤ – YouTube

Conure Corner – Niblet’s Blog

The big idea: why colour is in the eye of the beholder | Neuroscience | The Guardian

About TOPS Organic Parrot Food

June 2023

Exploring the Mind of the Raven and the Bird’s Role in Human Culture and Evolution | New American Journal

Patient parrot waits – Offbeat – Castanet.net

 Explore all Status and Trends species – eBird Science

“You have arrived at the only place on the web that aggregates news stories specifically for pet bird companions.”

My Personally Vetted List of Pets, Animals and Corona Virus Information

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How Do I Care For A Hyacinth Macaw And Other Macaw Species Advice
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How Do I Care For A Hyacinth Macaw And Other Macaw Species Advice

“The only thing a Hyacinth macaw needs is an adult tricycle”

A big shout out to Carl Bryant mentioning Windy City Parrot where the sun never sets empire and our avian-centric Birdie Brunch served every Sunday morning at 7 AM wherever you are on the planet in answer 2 of the Quora question How Do I Care For A Hyacinth Macaw?

 

Let’s continue to answer one.

 

“If you don’t know anything about parrots. for God’s sake do not get a Hyacinth Macaw!”

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Windy City Parrot Defines Medium Large and Large Size Species of Pet Birds
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Windy City Parrot Defines Medium Large and Large Size Species of Pet Birds

Parrots we classify as Medium Large Species

Amazons

Blue-fronted Amazon – Cuban Amazon – Double Yellow-headed – Amazon  – Green-cheeked Amazon – Lilac-crowned Amazon – Mealy Amazon – Orange-winged Amazon – Red-lored Amazon – Spectacled Amazon – Tres Marias Amazon – Tucuman Amazon = Yellow-billed Amazon – Yellow-naped Amazon – Yellow-shouldered Amazon – Vinaceous Amazon  (more…)

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Birds That Work for Money – You Won’t Believe Some of Their Jobs
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Birds That Work for Money – You Won’t Believe Some of Their Jobs

The Police featuring Sting, one of my favorite artists (and groups) were singing a great little ditty the other day on satellite radio and it got me thinking. The name of the song was Canary In A Coal Mine.

The theme of the song was “you live your life like a canary in a coal mine”. We’ve all had friends like that, but I digress.

For the unindoctrinated or too young to know about this, years ago caged canaries were brought down into coal mine shafts.

They acted as the first warning sign that oxygen was being depleted and replaced with dangerous gases such as methane or carbon monoxide. Their method of warning the coal miners – was to die (in most cases).

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