love birds – Budgies Paradise http://budgies-paradise.com/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 17:09:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://budgies-paradise.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-41-150x150.png love birds – Budgies Paradise http://budgies-paradise.com/ 32 32 Weather Station Shares Sweet ‘How Should I Look At The Stars’ Ballad Album https://budgies-paradise.com/weather-station-shares-sweet-how-should-i-look-at-the-stars-ballad-album/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 16:32:29 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/weather-station-shares-sweet-how-should-i-look-at-the-stars-ballad-album/ Toronto’s Tamara Lindeman has shared her new album as The Weather Station, How come I should look at the starsavailable now via Folders next door. The album complements last year’s Ignoring. All songs from How come I should look at the stars were written at the same time as Ignoring. Emotionally, the tracks on both […]]]>

Toronto’s Tamara Lindeman has shared her new album as The Weather Station, How come I should look at the starsavailable now via Folders next door.

The album complements last year’s Ignoring. All songs from How come I should look at the stars were written at the same time as Ignoring. Emotionally, the tracks on both albums deal with similar themes like disconnection, conflict, love, birds and weather. The tunes on this album were much softer, however, so Lindeman decided to collect them into a new record.

“When I wrote Ignoring, it was a time of intense creativity and I wrote more songs than ever in my life,” Lindeman says of the album. “The songs that were meant to be on the album were clear from the start, but as I continued on my writing journey, songs kept popping up that didn’t belong on the album I had. I was envisioning. Simple, pure songs; almost naive. Songs that spoke to many of the same issues and realities as Ignorance, but in a more internal and reflective way. So I started imagining How come I should look at the stars, a quiet and eerie ballad album. I didn’t imagine it as a sequel to Ignorance, but rather as a companion; the moon to its sun.

Flux How come I should look at the stars below.

The disc was recorded live at Canterbury Music Studios in Toronto from March 10-12, 2020. How come I should look at the stars features the previously released “Endless Time”.

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Finally the wait is over, check out the first preview of the song which is set to be the love anthem of the year ‘Tata Karde Ne’ – Teaser Out Now https://budgies-paradise.com/finally-the-wait-is-over-check-out-the-first-preview-of-the-song-which-is-set-to-be-the-love-anthem-of-the-year-tata-karde-ne-teaser-out-now/ Sun, 27 Feb 2022 16:28:33 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/finally-the-wait-is-over-check-out-the-first-preview-of-the-song-which-is-set-to-be-the-love-anthem-of-the-year-tata-karde-ne-teaser-out-now/ House ” Gallery ” Finally the wait is over, check out the first preview of the song which is set to be the love anthem of the year ‘Tata Karde Ne’ – Teaser Out Now Posted By: XYZ Social News February 27, 2022 Finally the wait is over, check out the first preview of the […]]]>

The moment a song gets stuck in my head, we can’t help but hum along to its tunes all day. Versatile director Rajiv S Ruia, who has always ruled our hearts with his amazing romantic singles, is ready to rule our hearts again by releasing the poster for his new single “Tata Karde Ne”, which will be released under Zee’s label. Music.

Rajiv Ruia is ready to make a name for himself and get noticed with his remarkable vision in the song “Tata Karde Ne” for his upcoming romance song with internet sensations Akriti Agarwal and Jay Patel. It’s a song about a sweet romantic story that will melt our hearts with its catchy tunes.

The release of the song was released yesterday and got acclaim from the audience all over the world, finally the director released the first teaser of the song to make all his fans more excited about the song, Teaser looks very promising as we can See two love birds fall in love with each other in the beautiful landscape setting, where the boy can’t take his eyes off the girl he adorns and loves the most. The song is about the moment when you see your wife loving you forgetting everything around you. Indeed, we can’t wait to see the song that will definitely be the anthem of love for us.


The melody of this melodious song is given by Harnaam Nazim and the song is choreographed by Upasana Dinky. The song will be released tomorrow February 28 on the official Zee Music. We can’t wait to embrace the heart of the tour with this song.

On a professional level: Rajiv S Ruia has acclaimed his name for his outstanding direction in the movie My Friend Ganesha apart from that Rajiv S Ruia has also directed romantic singles and will soon be seen directing in the movie Luv You Shankar which stars Shreyas Talpade, Tanishaa Mukerji in the lead.

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The Great Backyard Bird Count Is On The Wing – NBC Los Angeles https://budgies-paradise.com/the-great-backyard-bird-count-is-on-the-wing-nbc-los-angeles/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 23:01:03 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/the-great-backyard-bird-count-is-on-the-wing-nbc-los-angeles/ What there is to know February 18 to 21, 2022 Free to join wherever you are; you only need to spend 15 minutes, at any time during the countdown, observing the world around you Report your sightings via eBird and help researchers understand migration patterns, bird congregation locations, and more. Somewhere, near or far, or […]]]>

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  • February 18 to 21, 2022
  • Free to join wherever you are; you only need to spend 15 minutes, at any time during the countdown, observing the world around you
  • Report your sightings via eBird and help researchers understand migration patterns, bird congregation locations, and more.

Somewhere, near or far, or vaguely within earshot, a caw caw, an owl hoots, a hawk howls or a dove delivers those quintessential warm coos we all know and love.

Birds, in short, are all around us here in Southern California, and admiring our avian neighbors is something we do regularly, everywhere, and whenever we spot a visitor with a tilting beak, clawed feet, and hoarse voice.

Reporting on these incredible creatures, all to help scientists stay up to date with the wonderful world of birds? We don’t often have a reason to, but we certainly can, over a February long weekend each year when the great backyard bird count returns to our bird-obsessed lives. .

The countdown has started, over four feathery days, from February 18, 2022.

How can we join this large-scale research effort, citizen scientists? Simply observe the birds you encounter and record your findings, with photos, if desired, on eBird.

The database “…stores over 100 million bird sightings made each year and is used by science and conservation professionals,” the team behind the event shares.

And this team?

The Great Backyard Bird Count, “the first online citizen science (also known as community science) project to collect wild bird data and display the results in near real time”, began in 1998 through a partnership between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.

The count has now gone global, with groups participating in Canada and beyond.

How to start? You only have to commit 15 minutes during the weekend. During this time, you will be watching the birds in your neighborhood, but you don’t need to just keep a watchful eye from your territory.

Of course, you can observe during a longer stretch, or several stretches, in several places, if you wish.

All the information is here, including how to access eBird, as well as the Merlin Bird app, a great tool for new participants.

Call it an essential way to connect with nature and dig deeper into science, while enjoying some sunshine and fresh air during Presidents Day weekend.

For more information, shutter, shutter, shutter by this site now.

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Stephen Curry writes heartwarming message for wife Ayesha on Valentine’s Day as Power Couple celebrates 10+ years of marriage https://budgies-paradise.com/stephen-curry-writes-heartwarming-message-for-wife-ayesha-on-valentines-day-as-power-couple-celebrates-10-years-of-marriage/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 04:10:00 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/stephen-curry-writes-heartwarming-message-for-wife-ayesha-on-valentines-day-as-power-couple-celebrates-10-years-of-marriage/ Stephen Curry and his wife, Ayesha Curry, are among the most popular couples in the NBA. The adorable duo have been married for over 10 years now, as they met when they were teenagers and were love birds, setting major relationship goals ever since. ADVERTISING The article continues below this ad Steph and Ayesha met […]]]>

Stephen Curry and his wife, Ayesha Curry, are among the most popular couples in the NBA. The adorable duo have been married for over 10 years now, as they met when they were teenagers and were love birds, setting major relationship goals ever since.

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Steph and Ayesha met when they were 15 and 14. But it wasn’t until years later that they reunited at an awards show and had a fresh start in their relationship; They married in 2011 and have 3 children together: Riley Curry, Ryan Curry and Canon Curry.

Ayesha is seen at most of Steph’s games as she and the kids cheer on the Warriors superstar. Likewise, Steph often promotes Ayesha’s cooking shows and her books, giving her all the support she can.

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February 10, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts in the second half against the New York Knicks at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti – USA TODAY Sports

Being a young couple, the duo burst into the limelight when Steph became a global icon. With a huge public eye on them and amidst a growing family, the Currys kept their commitment and dedication to the max and they supported each other every step of the way.

Stephen Curry shares a heartwarming message for his wife Ayesha on Valentine’s Day

Steph and Ayesha were present when the Los Angeles Rams won the Super Bowl yesterday. The Super Bowl actually took place on Valentine’s Day, arguably the most romantic day of the year. Steph shared a heartwarming message on Instagram dedicated to his lovely wife.

He shared a lovely caption saying, “Always and forever, My Wife! Never a day without me being amazed by you 😍 @ayeshacurry

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Although Steph and Ayesha are one of Hollywood’s power couples, their story had humble beginnings. After getting married in 2011, the couple were blessed with a baby girl a year later.

When Steph’s career started to take off, Ayesha found her footing in the culinary world, opening restaurants across the country. She’s also written cookbooks and even hosted game shows, including Family Food Night. Through ups and downs, tasting both success and failure together, Ayesha and Steph set an example of exemplary commitment and loyalty, while also giving us major couple goals.

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Valentine’s Day weekend is upon us.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — You don’t have to be in love to celebrate Valentine’s Day. If anything, it’s a great excuse to take advantage of all the sweet deals and dinner specials that are in town this weekend.

Throughout the Tampa Bay area, there are plenty of specials, events, and date nights dedicated to the February 14 holiday from February 11-14.

From Chick-Fil-A mini heart-shaped chicken containers to a night out on the town, 10 Tampa Bay has you covered for a heartfelt weekend getaway.

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium prepare a few things for the Valentine’s Day holiday. From February 11 to February 14, you can watch their resident animals with their “favorite Valentine’s Day-themed enrichment items” and send them a personalized card. CMA has Valentine’s Day cards that can be downloaded here. The cute cards have sayings that read, “You should be my valentine like a dolphin” and “You really are amazing”.

Admission in the aquarium starts at $26.95 for children and $35.95 for adults.

You can also “Painting for a cause” with CMA from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on February 11. Couples and guests will complete a paired gasp and dessert platters will be available for $15 plus tax.

St. Pete Fairgrounds is an art and technology museum with views to immerse you in from over 60 local and international artists. From February 10 to February 13, Fairgrounds will host a Treasure hunt “Love birds” perfect for all ages.

Price: $22 to $27 per person

Second Sunday Art Walk + Vendors’ Fair fall on February 13 this month. Those who attend will find handmade goods, jewelry, art and more to purchase in the Armature Works gathering space.

Science After Dark: For the Love of Techa an event for light bites, beer and wine tastings, at the Museum of Science and Industry. Guests will be able to experience virtual reality with Oculus Rift, have flavored liquid nitrogen ice cream for adults and a 3D Scribble Bot keychain for your Valentine. This will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on February 11.

Price: Non-member: $15.95 | member: $13.95

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The Hyde Park Drip Cake have a dessert-filled Valentine’s Day experience. the dessert shop will host a DIY chocolate covered strawberry experience for Valentine’s Day, as well as other delicious bites. Guests will also complete their dessert platter with cheesecakes and candy boxes filled with other delicious bites. If that doesn’t sound sweet enough, you can also try a complimentary glass of champagne or wine.

Chick-Fil-A is back with his heart-shaped packaging of Chick-n-Minis, nuggets, cookies and brownies. Whether you go savory or sweet, you can make someone’s day — or your own — a little sweeter with a kind gesture.

Price: 10-piece heart-shaped Chick-n-Minis $9.59, 30-piece sprinkles $15.19

Breeding SoHo Kitchen & Bar at the epicurean hotel will have a special Valentine’s Day from February 11 to 14 with a Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu. Guests can enjoy a four-course dinner.

Snack of Galentine at Book + Bottle will have its first Valentine’s Day event for girls. The Galentine day of your dreams will include a two-hour session at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. by reservation only. The event will include tea, pastries and sandwiches. Space is limited, so we encourage you to call ahead to reserve your spot with your girlfriends.

Krispy Kreme released its four new flavors of donuts for the Valentine’s Day holiday, and they’re offering free delivery Until Feb 13, no promo code needed – just their way of spreading the love.

Price: Varies by order

pizza hut will present his heart shaped pizza from February 8 to February 14. Pizza made with extra love is available for delivery, take-out and contactless.

Other restaurants, including Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Olive Garden, Logan’s Roadhouse and Waffle House, will also be offering a special menu over Valentine’s Day weekend.

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Mown Birds – The Border Watch https://budgies-paradise.com/mown-birds-the-border-watch/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 20:41:51 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/mown-birds-the-border-watch/ [ad_1] DISAPPOINTED: Mount Gambier Wildlife Warden Julia Dangerfield is devastated after a herd of corellas is culled. Charlotte varcoe MORE than 20 corellas have been mowed down while foraging by a regional road, leaving wildlife keepers and residents in shock. Last Thursday and Friday evening, Mount Gambier wildlife warden Julia Dangerfileld was called to O’Niel […]]]>


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DISAPPOINTED: Mount Gambier Wildlife Warden Julia Dangerfield is devastated after a herd of corellas is culled.

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MORE than 20 corellas have been mowed down while foraging by a regional road, leaving wildlife keepers and residents in shock.

Last Thursday and Friday evening, Mount Gambier wildlife warden Julia Dangerfileld was called to O’Niel Road, Worrolong, following reports of more than 20 corellas dead on the natural strip.

Ms Dangerfield said she was called to the scene after residents found one of the birds seriously injured but still alive but died before help arrived.

“There was a resident coming out of her driveway and she saw a ute deliberately deviate from the road and enter a herd of corellas, killing them,” Ms Dangerfield said.

“The residents were in absolute shock because they really love the birds, they feed and care for them, so having them mowed is devastating.”

Ms Dangerfield said she understood birds often flew past cars and were susceptible to being accidentally hit, but it was reported that this was not the case.

“This car drove on the natural track to purposely hit these birds and locals say the birds that nest here hardly ever fly past the cars along the road,” she said.

“Once it cut them down, the car then hit the road and kept driving.”

After the first incident on Thursday night, Mr Dangerfield said she received another call around the same time on Friday with residents upset that it had happened again.

“In the two nights I counted over 20 birds and I think it would have been more because maybe some flew off and fell in the tall grass or something like that,” he said. she declared.

“I understand why people think of corellas as a pest and they’re actually an agricultural pest, but the birds here didn’t bother the residents and many of them actually took care of the birds.

“Swerving all the way to hit animals is dangerous enough, and people who do so leave injured animals by the side of the road as well. “

A spokesperson for the Environment and Water Department said intentionally running over protected wildlife was likely to be an offense under the National Parks and Wildlife Act.

“Penalties of up to $ 100,000 or two years imprisonment may apply and similarly, intentionally crushing an animal may constitute an offense under the Animal Welfare Act, punishable by a maximum penalty of up to $ 50,000 or 4 years in jail, “the spokesperson said.

“People can apply for a permit to destroy wildlife where protected animals cause or are likely to cause damage to the environment or to crops, livestock or other property, including structures built or pose a risk. for safety or danger to people or industry.

“Destruction of protected wildlife must be undertaken in accordance with the Code of Good Practice for Humane Destruction, for birds, shooting is the only method of destruction permitted. ”

Anyone with information on the suspected illegal killing of protected wildlife should contact the National Parks and Wildlife Service on Mount Gambier number 8735 1177, Naracoorte number 8760 120, or file a report on the Department of the Environment website and some water.

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Kenechukwu Brings Home Oby – The Sun Nigeria https://budgies-paradise.com/kenechukwu-brings-home-oby-the-sun-nigeria/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 05:28:49 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/kenechukwu-brings-home-oby-the-sun-nigeria/ [ad_1] To come On Saturday November 27, 2021, Enugu, the capital of the coal town of Enugu State, will come to life as all roads lead to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Independence layout. The event is the walk down the aisles of two love birds from the love song, the dashing Kenechukwu Casmir Onwughalu […]]]>


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To come On Saturday November 27, 2021, Enugu, the capital of the coal town of Enugu State, will come to life as all roads lead to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Independence layout.

The event is the walk down the aisles of two love birds from the love song, the dashing Kenechukwu Casmir Onwughalu and his delightful wife, Genevive Oby Anazodo. Young souls in love will sign the dotted lines on this day in the presence of priests, families, friends and supporters signaling that they are coming together as man and woman.

The reception follows immediately after the church wedding at the Amadeo Event Center, Ogui Link Road, Enugu.

The impending couple are from Umuomam, Osumenyi, Nnewi South and Isiamaigbo, Agulu and Anocha, respectively in Anambra state.

The Anazodo and Onwughalu families claim that the holy marriage between their children will cement a lifelong relationship between the two families.

The above are the verdicts of Chief (Sir) Frankline and Dr (Lady) Rosemary Anazodo and Chief (Sir) Christopher Onwughalu. They are, however, saddened that the matriarch of the Onwughalus, the late Lady Maria Onwughalu, is not alive to attend the momentous occasion.

The groom graduated in engineering from Enugu University of Science and Technology, ESUT.

On the other hand, the bride, doctor, graduated from the University of the Caribbean.

Covid-19 protocols, according to the wedding schedule, will be strictly observed.

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Feathered Friends: When Winter Comes, Birds Return to Feeders | Lifestyles https://budgies-paradise.com/feathered-friends-when-winter-comes-birds-return-to-feeders-lifestyles/ Sat, 20 Nov 2021 17:21:20 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/feathered-friends-when-winter-comes-birds-return-to-feeders-lifestyles/ [ad_1] Many customers and readers of bird food have asked me why they don’t see a lot of birds at feeders. Many often refer to the so-called mysterious bird disease that was apparently present in some southern states last summer. As I mentioned before, bird disease has never been documented in New York State to […]]]>


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Many customers and readers of bird food have asked me why they don’t see a lot of birds at feeders. Many often refer to the so-called mysterious bird disease that was apparently present in some southern states last summer.

As I mentioned before, bird disease has never been documented in New York State to my knowledge. And looking at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website on the matter some time ago, my interpretation was that it wasn’t even a problem in this state. But with lackluster action at feeders this fall, I understand why some people may still be making a connection with a mysterious disease.

My response to the slower feeder activity so far is that we’ve actually had a pretty good fall and the natural supply of wild seeds, nuts, and berries has been quite plentiful. Birds fend for themselves in the wild and most will survive the winter whether we feed them or not. However, we also know that feeding them on some of those very cold, snowy winter days must help many birds survive, which might not have been the case otherwise.

If you have a black walnut on your property, you’ve probably had more nuts this year than the past five years combined. Our mostly dead walnut produced bushels of nuts. The large shaggy hickory at our Silver Lake property produced more nuts than I can ever remember – they are a pleasant tasting nut, as opposed to the much more common bitter hickory found in woodlands. more humid. The oaks were producing just as well as they often do. I imagine the beeches did well too, but I’m not sure and these beeches are usually stored or eaten very quickly.

So with all those nuts out there, woodpeckers, blue jays, and turkeys probably had a blast. Squirrels are so well supplied with nuts that they haven’t had much trouble at feeders so far. The many berries and other seeds are excellent food for many other birds. It’s amazing how good birds are at finding food in thickets and forests. And let’s remember that many species of birds never come to feeders all winter and do very well.

With much cooler highs and lower lows heading into winter, I think you’ll see your bird feeding activity pick up on a fairly regular basis. When the snow begins to stick and the ground begins to freeze, more and more birds will be delighted to visit your bird feeding station. We all look forward to cardinals, woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches, chickadees, finches and mourning doves at our sunflower, peanut and tallow feeders. Maybe we will also have northern finches?

I am a huge fan of feeding ground birds when the opportunity arises. Putting a small scoop of mixture or pure white millet on the ground early in the day is a delight for juncos, doves and various native sparrows. Native sparrows include song sparrows, white-throated sparrows, white-crowned sparrows, and possibly other persistent sparrows. English / house sparrows are not native sparrows, nor are they true sparrows. These are weaving finches imported from Europe that are a general nuisance, just as European starlings are also imported from Europe and are also a nuisance. Always a little trouble with good!

Feeding birds on the ground is always much better if you put a plank on the ground and feed on it. I made myself a raised board with 6 inch legs and put a molding around it, then also put a hinged cover on it, which I can close at night or before a big rain event or snow to keep food dry. But you don’t have to have that fancy – just place another board on your bottom board to keep the food dry. Usually by the end of the day the food is gone, but if not, you can cover it up to prevent rabbits and deer from cleaning everything up.

Many of those 40 degree fall days would be “sunny days” in the middle of winter. Often times when we have those beautiful winter days, the action of the bird feeder is a bit slower. It’s when the real winter kicks in that the feeders should be pretty busy. In the spring they stay busy, as much of the natural food supply is gone, and many birds are used to knowing that your feeders have a reliable supply of food.

You will soon have fun feeding the birds in the winter. Bring your love of birds to nest level and step out into fields and forests and take a bird walk to learn about non-feeding birds. There are a lot of them. I am still collecting the names of those interested in doing this.

I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and remind you to be thankful for so many things including our many beautiful and intriguing birds!

Hans Kunze is an avid ornithologist and nature enthusiast who has been writing about birds and nature for over 30 years. He writes for The Daily News twice a month. Write to him at 6340 LaGrange Rd Wyoming, NY 14591 or call (585) 813-2676.

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The Bowen Center for the Arts announces the winners of the “Smallest Little Juried Art Show” https://budgies-paradise.com/the-bowen-center-for-the-arts-announces-the-winners-of-the-smallest-little-juried-art-show/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 17:25:49 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/the-bowen-center-for-the-arts-announces-the-winners-of-the-smallest-little-juried-art-show/ [ad_1] The Bowen Center for the Arts has officially announced the winners of its most recent exhibition, the “Smallest Little Juried Art Show”. According to a Bowen statement, the art exhibit features works from all media priced at $ 150 or less. The pieces shown at the show were judged by Mikki Root Dillon of […]]]>


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The Bowen Center for the Arts has officially announced the winners of its most recent exhibition, the “Smallest Little Juried Art Show”.

According to a Bowen statement, the art exhibit features works from all media priced at $ 150 or less. The pieces shown at the show were judged by Mikki Root Dillon of Lilburn, GA. Dillon studied art at Ohio State University and resumed studies in printmaking, stained glass, watercolor and pastel after his retirement. His paintings are featured in several public and private collections across the United States and in publication.

This year’s first-place winner is Dahlonega’s Paul Schiemer with his play “Teacher’s Pet,” which the release said the judge found captivating.

“This illustration really won me over with its technique and intricate details for humor; wonderful composition, ”Dillon said in the release.

Second place on the show went to Jill Haack of Gainesville with “Time for Tea”, third to Ildiko Hyde of Cumming with “Autumn Road”, and fourth to Sarah Smith of Dawsonville for “Nosy Horse”.

The show’s honorable mentions were Gordon Benson for “Basket of Eggs”, Ruth Jones for “Wrightsfield Beach-South End”, Virginia Matteson for “After the Storm”, Patrick Olmsted for “Love Birds and Tree Hugger”, Marla Puziss for “Gypsy Violin and Oakland Cemetery Angel”, Dan Rhoads for “Butterfly on Cone Flower” and Sarah Smith for “Mourning Dove”.

The “Smallest Little Juried Art Show” will run until December 15th. The Bowen is located at 334 Highway 9 North and is open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday noon to 4 p.m.

“The exhibit is free so that everyone can come and admire beautiful artwork and the Bowen dressed in holiday splendor,” the statement said.

For more information, contact Executive Director Ginny Greenwood by calling 706-216-2787 or emailing director@bowenarts.org.

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My Pet Story: feathered friends who came to stay https://budgies-paradise.com/my-pet-story-feathered-friends-who-came-to-stay/ Tue, 02 Nov 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/my-pet-story-feathered-friends-who-came-to-stay/ [ad_1] Do you have an interesting story about your pet that you would like to share with readers? We would love to hear from you. Tell us in 600-800 words, with 3-4 photos (in JPEG format, file size about 1MB, captioned). There is no payment for stories, and we reserve the right to edit all […]]]>


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Cats are said to choose their favorite humans. Coincidentally, the birds too.

As we crouched inside in the midst of Covid-19, I learned a lot about the zebra doves and the community of birds that live in the neighborhood.

It all started in September 2020 during MCO 2.0. I remember seeing two zebra doves cautiously walking around our garden. After spotting them several times, I made a mental note to purchase mixed birdseed on my next visit to the pet store.

Since then, my kids and I have fed the zebra doves every time they came. Soon their intermittent visits became a daily affair. That’s when my kids named the male bird, Zip, and his partner Zelle.

At one point, Zip and Zelle were gone for weeks. But in November 2020, the couple returned, this time with a baby bird in tow! The baby bird, also known as the juvenile bird, let out soft chirps and flaps while following its parents’ every move.

Denoted by its lighter colored feathers, the chick grew up before our eyes. It was impossible to tell her gender just from her appearance, but we were convinced that it was female. We named him Pecky.

Through online research we have learned that zebra doves are territorial and usually hunt in pairs. Pecky quickly grew into an adult and started visiting us alone, without his parents. There have been a few instances where Pecky has been seen hunting other zebra doves. But we don’t know until today if it was Zip and Zelle.

When Pecky did the nuptial dance including bows and cooing in front of another of her kind, we realized that Pecky was a “he”! As his name was almost neutral, we haven’t changed his name.

Pecky never failed to perform her best courtship in front of Fluff, the apple of her eye who never seemed impressed by her advances. But thanks to Pecky, Fluff had unlimited access to our premium birdseed, which might be the reason she finally gave in.

In August, I caught Fluff gently stroking Pecky’s feathers around his neck, inches away from me. With this gesture of love, the birds formed a confirmed couple.

The past two weeks have been packed with activity for both birds and humans. We picked up guttural sounds of “gur gur gur”From the windows, the balcony and even the roof. We didn’t know it, the couple were looking for a great place to build a nest!

When I saw Pecky with dried twigs in its beak flying upwards, I followed its flight path. There you go, I saw his hard work. They chose to build their nest in a narrow space just below the roof tiles of our balcony.

I wanted so much to protect the birds from prowling crows and leaping cats. I placed some dried hay outside and a pot of water so they had everything they needed from the garden.

We were excited to see how the couple would raise their offspring. We saw them building their nests and eagerly awaited the eggs to hatch, the birds tirelessly feeding the chick, fledging, and then the whole cycle repeating itself again.

But it all collapsed when their nest was blown away on a very windy evening. Fluff the female dove who was always on the night shift has abandoned the nest. An hour after Fluff left the nest and was not in sight, we took a peek, only to find an egg with a hole in it.

A dark image of the bird’s perforated egg. Photo: Sherly Cheah

My father speculated that the strong wind caused the birds to leave him. Or maybe it was the constant threat of rats causing a heightened state of alarm in birds at night.

Seeing how Pecky’s life changed from his carefree juvenile bird days to a dashing young buck, and a brief stint as a first-time parent, I never want him or a bird to be kept in captivity.

Until today, why Pecky’s parents came into our lives remains a mystery. Perhaps it was our growing vegetable garden and the foliage of the long beans that attracted them to us.

Do Pecky and Fluff still visit us? Fortunately, yes. And they still feed on our hands as before. It always seems surreal to have total freedom pets that have the complete freedom to soar into the skies however they wish.

My kids think I’m crazy for wanting to buy a hanging birdhouse in the hope that they will nest in our house again. But until then, I wish Pecky and Fluff would take this flight with us and still be free.

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