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1 year ago

I was starting to have trouble watching the vids in the old thread so I started a new one! 

 

Here is the old one.

 

http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=1102&pst=1462666 

 

Monika, I love all the vids and pics.  The oddly-colored mallard looks like someone erased parts of his mallard coloring.  The Coscoroba swans look very much like a cross between a Pekin duck and a swan!  Their red beaks are so pretty.  The pochards look very much like the redheads that visit at our pond sometimes.  They must be related.  I've never seen these swans or ducks before.

 

The pic of the kitty being escorted to swim is adorable.  Poor ducky landed too quickly I guess.  No telling what it looked like from up in the air!

 

Those Egyptian geese look like geese from another planet, don't they?  But they have a much prettier, more melodic "honk" than the geese we have here.  And what a lovely blue songbird.  Such a pretty color.  I wouldn't know that oriental frill was even a pigeon if it weren't for the eyes.  He has the feathery "pants" I like so much on some of the chickens also.

 

Lee

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Hi Monika and Vicky,

 

The bird fair is this weekend!  I can hardly wait to see all the beautiful birds.

 

Monika, The little goslings taking their nap were so cute.  Then suddenly the nap was over and they were up and about so quickly.  I love greylag geese.  We have one at our pond.  His name is Dalton, and he is such a gentleman.   And the red-breasted geese were so colorful.  I've never seen such colorful geese.  Lovely.

 

The pics are so funny.  I hope the duck and the goose are alright.  Maybe flying isn't as easy as it looks!

 

That duck is waiting there just like he's part of the crowd.  He's so cute.

 

Lee 

1 year ago

I love the pics, Monika!   I, too, hope the duck and goose are okay....or are they paintings?   The duck on the rail cracks me up.  lol    The sleeping goslings are cute....boy when they wake up they're eager to take off.       The Greylag geese are pretty but the Red Breasted Geese are gorgeous!  His feathers look so soft and smooth.   His head almost reminds me of a Puffin.

 

Lee, have fun this weekend.   Can you take pics?

1 year ago

Monika, I went back to our old thread and watched your last 3 vids that I missed.   The Blue Dacnis is gorgeous!!   I love blue and you see very little of it in nature.   I wonder what he is eating.   The Oriental Frill is cute....he/she looks like it has no beak.     I like the colors of the Egyptian Geese...there sure is a lot of them.

1 year ago

1 year ago

Hi Vicky and Monika,

Monika, I just love swans.  I so wish I could see a real one, but there are none here that I've heard of.  They are so relaxing to watch, and the music is so pretty.  I think it almost soothed my sinus headache away.  They geese are nice too.  I still think the Egyptian goose looks like he came from another planet! 

 

Vicky, they don't allow pics at the bird fair.  It stresses out the birds.

 

I had a wonderful time seeing all the beautiful parrots at the bird fair this weekend though.  So many lovely kinds were there. 

 

Is it spring yet for you, Monika?  It seems like it's very late coming everywhere this year, doesn't it?  

 

Lee 

1 year ago

I'm glad you spent such a wonderful time at the bird fair, Lee. Birds delight us with their beauty - both in plumage and in song. They fascinate and delight; they are so different from us and yet are a part of our everyday lives. And I love parrots, they are the most beautiful birds among all the birds.

About the spring, most of all I love this sentence from an article on the web: "This week will bring us sunny days anticyclone Monika, who will come from the Baltic Sea". So, people, all you who wait for the spring, you have to wait for ME to get it!


1 year ago

Awwwww, what cute vids Monika!   The swans are beautiful...both the black and white ones.   I like the stripe on the beak of the black one.     The feathers of the goose are beautiful....he looks so soft and the colors are pretty.   I love the chicks taking dust baths and the hens, etc. are cute, too!

 

Glad you had a good time Lee at the fair.   I wasn't thinking about how cameras might upset the birds.  

1 year ago

Hi Vicky and Monika,

 

I just love the chickens.  I wish I could see then up close, but they are illegal here so there aren't any to look at.  I remember that my grandmama had them when I was very small, but I don't remember them.  The hens are so happy at their dustbath.  The teenaged hens seem so amazed at the outdoors.  And I think those chicks like cornbread almost as much as I do.  It's good stuff.

 

Wow, Monika, I didn't know that I knew someone so powerful.  Can we please have Spring?  Please, please, please? 

 

Vicky, I'm so sorry about your friend being so sick.   

 

Lee

1 year ago

I found some videos about beautiful roosters for you, Vicky, so hope you will like them.

Of course you can have Spring, Lee, but you have to wait until I arrive from the Baltic Sea. I try to go as quickly as possible

1 year ago

I LOVE the roosters, Monika!!   Thanks for posting them.   The Lacy Wyandottes are pretty (well, handsome) and I love the noise they make.    In the second video are those 2 roosters?   I really enjoy hearing roosters crow....and each one has a totally different crow. The one in the 3rd video is a real 'singer'.  teehee!

 

Lee,  are chickens illegal because you live in a subdivision or do you live in the country?   Thank you for prayers for my friend Chris.   I gave an update in one or two of our other threads.   So please continue to PRAY, PRAY, PRAY! 

1 year ago

Hi Monika and Vicky,

 

It's starting to thunder so I have to hurry and get off the computer!

 

Oh I love all the chickens, Monika.  The Wyandotte and the orpington are so pretty, but the third rooster is a crowing expert.  I love his pretty blue tail too.

 

Vicky, I live in the suburbs.  As far as I know, it's illegal to have chickens anywhere in Chattanooga.  Supposedly some got loose long ago and the city had to deal with a bunch of wild chickens so they were made illegal.

 

Lee

1 year ago

I pray for your friend Chris too, Vicky. To your question about second video, the one with buff color is Orpington rooster, the other one is Wyandotte hen. 

I hope the thunders are gone, Lee.

1 year ago

I love the geese, Monika!   In the first video it was so cute the way the geese came running when they realized the other 2 were eating.  Well they tried to be nice and go past them to another area but then realized there was no grain there then came back & joined them.  lol   They have such beautiful colors (gray and white)  I could hear church bells in your second video....I love that sound.    Boy over 100,000 geese feed at Squaw Creek?  I enjoy watching a bird stretching his wings and the cute little waggly tails.   Is that from shaking water off or wagging like a dog cause it's happy?

 

Here is a rooster that laughs.....it is so funny.  Not sure why this is not posting as the actual video even though it did in another group.   I hate all the constant changes.   But click the link...it's funny.

 

video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHNxEVY9v98

1 year ago

You know you're having a bad day, when even the rooster is laughing at you  I love your video, Vicky! 


1 year ago

Hi Monika and Vicky,

Oh Monika, I love those black-necked swans.  They are gorgeous-just stunning.  And the little white cygnets are adorable.  I could watch them for hours.  Again, they make me wish I could see a real one. 

 

I liked the geese too.  I had never seen a goose hiss though I had heard they did.  I guess all our local geese are happy so they don't hiss at least around me!  I loved the bells too at the migrating meet-up of ducks and geese.  The noise from the snow geese was deafening.  How can a human stand to be there?  They all talk at once, don't they?

 

Vicky, that is one talented rooster.  He laughs as well as any of my parrots.  He sounds just like a human laughing.  He must be someone's pet.

 

Monika, every time I hear thunder I become afraid now since we've had tornados for the last 2 years.  I've lived here all my life, and we never had any tornados til then.

 

Lee   

1 year ago

Monika & Lee I'm glad you liked the laughing rooster.   He cracks me up!  Lee, I think I've seen vids of other laughing roosters after watching this so I'm not sure if he's a pet or not.

 

Monika, the black necked swans are so pretty.   It was funny the way the last baby had so much trouble getting on mom's back and it looked like she kept turning so he couldn't get on.  lol   I like the noise that one made in the last vid...sounded sort of like a whistle....the wax candy kind we used to blow through when we were kids. 

1 year ago

1 year ago

Hi Vicky and Monika,

Monika, you know how much I love swans and the black ones are so beautiful.  It was so moving to see the black swan parents care for their babies.  I was worried about that little mute swan cygnet.  First he didn't want to go for a walk.  Then he didn't want to get in the water.  But his parents waited for him and encouraged him and it turned out alright in the end.  Wonderful swan vids.

 

Vicky, I just figured that the rooster was imitating a human laugh so he must be a pet.  Is it possible that the rooster makes the laughing sound anyway, and we humans just think it's a human laugh?  

 

Sorry it took me a while to post this.  I've been having trouble with my hands for the last couple of days.

 

Lee 

1 year ago

Monika, what beautiful swans.   I wish I could've seen the eggs break and the cygnets be born but they were cute just sitting there anyway.   The Perth swans aren't as fancy looking as the black or white ones, but pretty nonetheless.   How sweet to watch the babies taking their first stroll in the last video.  

  

Lee, I think those roosters make that laughing sound normally.  Here's another one, it could drive you nuts after a while.  lol

 

 

1 year ago

1 year ago

Hi Monika and Vicky,

Sorry it took me so long, but I've been having trouble.  The vids (all of them on this page) just show a big exclamation mark!  It's probably my computer.  This morning I was finally able to was watch, but now they are back to exclamation marks.

 

Vicky, those roosters are still neat even if they aren't imitating humans.  They would drive me crazy though.

Monika, I love the pretty blue bills of the tufted ducks.  They seem to be near traffic, but it doesn't bother them a bit.  Such a large number of goslings.  Surely they have many mothers.  Maybe the 2 adults with them are babysitting.  Do you know what kind of duck is in the last vid?  They have such huge bills.  I've never seen any like that.

It's still chilly here.  Maybe spring will never come.

 

Lee

1 year ago

Lee, that is what happens a lot of times with me and the vids.  You may need to update your Adobe Flash Player.   You made all the comments on Monika's 3 vids that I was going to so I'll just say that I like the  patterns and colors of the ducks and yes the last one does have a huge bill.     It's a lot cooler today....still gorgeous though.

1 year ago

Lee, as I found out in some info about Adobe, exclamation marks can show up within a browser when the Flash Player is running in a very low memory environment, and is intended to prevent your browser from crashing. So, to make it go away, ensure you don't have too many browser windows open, or increase the memory usage in your browser.

The duck with huge bill is Northern Shoveler. This species is unmistakable in the northern hemisphere due to its large spatulate bill. Their wide-flat bill is equipped with well-developed lamellae, allowing the birds to skim crustaceans and plankton from the water's surface.

Also here was cooler today, Vicky, with rain, but still quite nice weather. Last week was beautiful, the sun was shining and intense heat.

1 year ago

Hi Monika and Vicky,

Is there any duck in this world prettier than a mandarin?  The males have so so many colors and such an unusual shape.  They look so exotic.  I loved watching all the vids.  Also I had never seen one drink (second vid).  I didn't know that they throw their beautiful crests forward and bend to drink.  It's so neat.  I wonder what the pale rust colored wing feathers that stand straight up are for. 

 

Thanks for the computer info, Monika.  I'll tell my cousin and he can fix my computer.  I know nothing about them.  He does computer system design for work but knows nothing about Adobe since he doesn't use it for his work and doesn't watch vids.

 

I'm glad you're having good weather, Vicky.  I'm tired of all this rain we're having.

 

Lee 

1 year ago

1 year ago

Awwww the baby swans walking and the other ones swimming are so sweet, Monika.  I love the way the swans in the first vid are eating out of the hands of that lady.   Was it you before that said not to feed birds, etc. bread?

 

Monika, how do I add memory?

1 year ago

Hi Vicky and Monika,

Monika, as always, the swans are beautiful and the cygnets are adorable.  I loved watching them.  I felt so sorry for the young goose in the first vid.  He was hungry too.  First the swan chased him away. Then he got out of the water and came to ask the lady for some food on land and he still didn't get any.  Poor thing.  I always save some food when I'm feeding anything.  You never know who might show up, and you can always leave what's left on the ground when you leave.

 

Monika's right, Vicky.  You should never feed bread to water fowl.  If you need something quick, cheap and easy get a big bag of cracked corn at any feed store and feed them many times out of it.  Or you can get a big bag of duck food at the feed store to make sure they get the very best nutrition.  Both of these are really inexpensive.  They are much cheaper than bread and much, much better for the ducks.

 

Lee

1 year ago

I used to carry sunflower seeds and cracked corn in my truck for birds, etc.   I need to fill it back up again.   Not suer if ducks or geese eat the seeds though.

 

They need more compassionate people like this:

 

1 year ago

It's not me in that video, Vicky, but I agree with Lee in terms of feeding waterfowl by bread. In fact, bread is the equivalent to junk food for the birds, and too much bread can lead to excessive weight and malnutrition as well as many other problems. Great foods to feed ducks include: grapes cut in half, cracked corn, barley, oats, birdseed or other grains, frozen peas that have been defrosted or duck feed pellets available from farm supply stores.

To your question about memory, you can increase Virtual memory - but you may want to consider upgrading to a new computer or increasing your RAM (random-access memory). Compare your current memory with the maximum. You have two choices: Add new memory in open slots; or, if all slots are full, replace the existing memory with new, greater-capacity modules. Installing new RAM is quite straightforward, but if you're not confident of your abilities, have a store technician do the work.

I appreciate the officer.... he has a good heart! We need more people like him in this world.


1 year ago

Hi Vicky and Monika,

Monika, as usual I loved the babies.  They are just adorable.  And there's nothing better than seeing rescued birds enjoy themselves all happy and safe and free after being in a bad place.  I've seen it myself and it is a beautiful thing.  Wonderful vids.

 

Vicky, hooray for Officer Mark James.  The world needs lots more just like him.  What a lovely vid.  I think what Monika is talking about is a little thingamajig that goes in those plug-in holes in the sides of your computer.  Is that right, Monika?  I think I have one.  Before I had one, I couldn't watch vids very well.  It gives you lots more memory. 

 

Lee 

1 year ago

What beautiful geese!  I love one of the babies on the first vid, he looked like he was stretching his wings to fly.  lol  The little yellow ones look sooo soft and I love the honks of the mother (or father).   I am so glad the 4 geese were rescued.   Notice how they all stayed together. 

 

Monika, what happens when someone's computer crashes?   Is that from too little memory?  Can it be fixed without buying more memory?

1 year ago

Yes, Vicky, one of the reasons why computer crashes, it can be a memory problem. Signs of low memory include poor performance, randomly restart when you are in the middle of something, or display problems. For example, if you try to open a menu in a program when your computer is low on memory, the program might respond slowly or appear to stop responding. If the menu appears, it might not respond when you try to click an item or it might not display all items. If you click a menu item, the menu might also disappear and leave a blank area on the screen instead of displaying the contents of the document or file in which you're working. So, you can see that if you don’t have enough RAM on your system, your software programs won’t operate like they should. As newer software programs are being developed, they seem to use more and more RAM, which makes it even more difficult for your computer to operate efficiently, if you don’t have a lot of RAM. Installing more RAM can fix speed issues, but sometimes this is not the case. Windows operating systems can only utilize a certain amount of RAM and cannot use any more. For example: Installing 8GB of RAM on a Windows XP computer. Windows XP can only use 3GB of RAM, so 5GB are going to waste. Upgrading other hardware components can be just as important, if not more important than adding RAM. Or to buy a new and more powerful computer, if you have an old and slow.


1 year ago

Hi Monika and Vicky,

Monika I am always so amazed at how many colors and patterns the feathers of chickens have.  These are all so lovely.  Some of the bantams have lots of feathers on their feet.  So strange.  It looks like they would get in the way of walking.  And the Orpington chicks are adorable.  Their mother is making the oddest sound.  I think she's trying to imitate a frog!  The light Sussex are so elegant.  Great vids, Monika.  I wish I could see them in real life.  Maybe someday... 

 

Vicky, I hope you get your computer to working better. 

 

Lee 

1 year ago

I'm like you Lee, I don't see how the bantam can walk with all those pretty feathers on his feet.  lol   And that one had such beautiful lacy feathers.  The chicks in the second one are so cute & fluffy and the mother was soooo fat.  She sounds like a pig oinking.  lol    The Sussex look like they have spotted dickies around their necks...very becoming.  Thanks for sharing Monica!   Oh, Monika, how do I check how much RAM my computer can hold?   It's a year old laptop.

 

1 year ago

Lee, there is not much more charming than seeing a mother Orpington and her fluffy new baby chicks peeking from beneath her wings in a field of clover on a sunny day. And Buff Orpingtons are absolutely beautiful in golden-yellow plumage - a pretty, bright, pale "buffed" copper color that is striking as eye candy on a green lawn.

Vicky, to determine the maximum amount of RAM your computer can handle along with the speed, consult your PC owner's manual, which should show you the number of slots (the place where you insert the RAM), how much RAM each can take, and the maximum RAM your system can use. Before you buy anything, you need to know how much memory you have and what type of memory to buy. You can find out how much RAM is installed in your computer in this way: you can open the System Information dialog box to see the installed physical memory. To open System Information, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools, and then click System Information. In the left panel, select System Summary. The Installed Physical Memory (RAM) entry in the list tells you how much RAM your computer has.


1 year ago

Hi Monika and Vicky,

 

Monika, I am really beginning to like chickens.  Not only do their feathers have a huge variety of colors and patterns, but I'm amazed at how many sounds they make.  I always thought they could just crow and cluck, but I was wrong.  I think they could almost talk.  These vids show that too.  But I also love the lacy capes on the blue-laced red Wyandottes, and the Rhode Island reds are such a lovely rich rusty red.  The silkies look more like walking powderpuffs than chickens.  It's really hard to see a chicken there!   

 

Vicky, I'm beginning to see why you like chickens so much! 

 

Lee

1 year ago

Oh my gosh Monika, those are fat Blue Laced Wyandottes.  lol  Of course under those feathers they are probably skinny.  lol  That is one magnificent Rhode Island Red rooster isn't he?   All those hens are clucking around him, vying for his attention.  hahaha!  And I agree with Lee's definition of the Silkie Bantams, they look just like powder puffs.  lol    Actually when watching at the very beginning I couldn't tell what part of the chicken was showing.   teehee!   Fluffy feathers everywhere. 

 

Monika, my computer reads this:

 

Installed RAM = 4.0 GB
Total Physical Memory = 3.80 GB
Available Physical Memory = 1.20 GB
Total Virtual Memory = 7.60
Avail. Virtual Memory = 4.54

 

I don't know what the difference is between RAM (random access memory), Physical or Virtual Memory.   And what causes my computer to have used so much Physical Memory?   Is there a way to regain any GB on any of the memories without installing more?   Thanks

1 year ago

Hi Vicky and Monika,

 

I'm so excited.  Friends have sent me a ducky vid and a ducky news story that I think you all will like.  Here they are.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CqZ21_rgz4

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2332580/Why-did-duck-cross-road-To-reservoir-course-Mother-ducklings-bring-traffic-halt-to-water.html

 

I hope these work!  Enjoy.

 

Lee 

 

 



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1 year ago

A magic story and very beautiful, touching video, Lee! These cops are heroes. Big hearted people. The ducklings and mom were so happy in their safe return. You could see the happiness in them all, when they hit the water and circled around momma. Good job! 
 

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) - that's what the name says, how much RAM you have installed on your machine;

Total Physical Memory - that's how much RAM is used by Windows, can differ from the first value;

Available memory refers to how much RAM is not already being used by the computer. Because loading the operating system takes up memory, your available memory drops right after your computer boots up. There are only two ways to increase your available physical memory, and adding more RAM chips is one of them. Or you can reduce how much memory the operating system uses by uninstalling system files or extensions that are often installed by utility programs.

The term "total virtual memory" is the sum of all the virtual memory allocated to each partition of a hard disk. Total virtual memory, also known simply as "virtual memory", is totally different from physical memory or random access memory (RAM) installed on a computer. Virtual memory is the free space on a hard drive that an operating uses as an additional source of memory when the amount of physical memory available is insufficient to run an application. However, virtual memory is too slow to be function as a direct substitute for physical memory, so it should only be used when necessary.


1 year ago

Hi Monika and Vicky,

Oh Monika what could be better than more swans?  The first vid is so lovely with the wonderful music and the swimming swans and cygnets.  I wish I could watch it for hours.  It is so serene that it's even soothed my headache.  In the second vid the swans fit together like pieces of a puzzle.  They are so crowded but getting along because everyone needs to eat in a cold winter. The third vid has my favorite scene in it.  I love it when the cygnets ride on their mama's back.  It's just so cute! 

 

Lee 

1 year ago

Lee I adored your video; how nice that there are still compassionate human beings.   Mama was really stressing wasn't she (and the babies, too).   I just had to share it on Facebook.  I loved the story of the mama duck and all her babies crossing the road or walking down the road.   They have no idea that they are bringing traffic to a halt.  lol

 

Monika, thank you so much for the memory information.  I'm glad there are people that know all that stuff cause I sure don't.   Your swan videos are lovely.   Boy that is a lot of swans on the ice lake...I like the spotted ones.   I've never seen them before.   The first and third video looks so relaxing the way they glide on the water with their babies.    And I love the way the babies ride on the back of one or both of their parents.  



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1 year ago

Hi Monika and Vicky,

 

Monika, wonderful goose vids.  Are Canada geese everywhere?  I never realized that they were so widespread.  Goslings are so adorable.  I especially liked in the first vid when the sleeping gosling woke up and ran toward the camera.  So cute. 

 

Vicky, I hope you can get your computer working better.  I know how it stresses you out sometimes.

 

I'm glad you all enjoyed the vid and story.  I liked them too and was glad I could share them with you.  

 

Lee

1 year ago

Monika what lovely vids.   I love the first one where the gosling was spreading his tiny wings and trying to flap them; and when the baby at the end woke up and tottered toward the camera.  lol   So sweet!     So interesting to watch a bird/duck/goose drink water; the way they throw their heads back.   The goslings are so much bigger there...not tiny and fluffy anymore...are they still called goslings?    The little girl in the last video sounded so cute talking and the geese made some funny sounds; made me smile.

 

Lee, my computer seems to be doing better....actually I think it's a lot of the sites that give me trouble although I'm not positive.

1 year ago

I'm going to try one more time to post this video!   Darn latencies!!!  Not sure if we've seen this one before.   It's cute thought.

 

1 year ago

So sweet and fluffy ducklings, thank you for sharing, Vicky! Muscovy ducks... beautiful, intelligent, friendly birds... loving and lovable.


1 year ago

Hi Vicky and Monika,

Monika, I like those cute Muscovies too.  The tiny babies are so cute, and the older babies are nice because you can begin to see their adult colors and markings.  I guess that chicken in the second vid thinks they are cute too.  It's a shame that our Fish and Wildlife Service is going to destroy all Muscovies that are not privately owned.  I will so miss seeing them.

 

Vicky, I'm glad you got that vid to post.  Such cute babies and a very pretty mama too.  I'm glad I got to see them. 

 

I'm sorry, ladies, that I haven't been able to post for a few days.  I've been here watching and reading.  It was just hard to post because I've been having trouble with my hands.  Stupid hands.  They are better today.  

 

Lee

 

 

1 year ago

Awwww Monika the vids of the babies are soooo cute!   Do you think the black cat would hurt the babies?   Mama was sure watching it and the Chicken/Hen/Rooster in the last vid.   What kind is it again with the furry feet?   Are the 5 week old colored babies the same ones as the yellow ones?   Wow they sure change don't they?   I liked listening to the rooster in the background of one of the vids and how the little duck in the last one was playing/sitting in the pan of water. 

 

Lee, I'm glad your hands are feeling better.  Well you posted that 2 days ago so they may be in  pain again by now.   I hope not.

1 year ago

I'm not sure why this photo is kind of blurry but I thought it was cute....a duck playing with a dog.  lol   Looks like his winning the tackle game. 

 

1 year ago

1 year ago

Lee, sorry about your troubles with hands. I hope they are okay.

Vicky, adorable photos, I love winning duck and sleepy ducklings! To your questions about my last videos, I think the black cat just sits there and looks kinda sleepy  About 5 weeks old colored babies - Muscovy ducklings are mostly yellow with buff-brown markings on the tail and wings. Some domesticated ducklings have a dark head and blue eyes, others a light brown crown and dark markings on their nape.

1 year ago

More great vids, Monika!   The Cotton Pygmy Geese are precious; I love the way they waddle.  lol  Short little legs.   It didn't take long for the second goose to see the first one eating from the bowl and join him.   Is that a brown duck in the second video with the pretty lacy/spotted feathers?  What kind of bird is that in the last video?  He's beautiful with his multi-colored head.    His feathers look so smooth.

1 year ago

Hi Monika and Vicky,

 

I'm sorry I haven't been here, but the last 3 days have been the kind where everything has gone wrong.  I've been so far behind every day that I just didn't have time to post.  I think it was gremlins!  

 

You've found another that I've never seen before, Monika.  The cotton pygmy geese are so pretty and so tiny for geese.  I love the iridescence on their back and wings that you can see in the first and second vids.  They certainly give a whole new meaning to the word "waddle".  I guess they are better at swimming than walking. 

 

I want to know what that colorful bird in the last vid is too.  Do you know, Monika?  He is gorgeous. 

 

Vicky, that pic of the doggie and the duck is so cute.  I'll bet they were raised together.  And the vid of the little ducklings falling asleep is so adorable I can't stand it!

 

Lee

1 year ago

Hi Lee, I'm glad to know that you are okay...I was concerned.  Believe me I know about those days where everything goes wrong.  

1 year ago

The Violet Turaco is in the last video, ladies. It is resident in West Africa, and has an extremely large range from Senegal through to the Nigeria, with an isolated population in Chad and Central African Republic. It occurs in tropical savannas, wetlands, woodlands and forests. These are unmistakable birds, but shy and often inconspicuous in the treetops. 

1 year ago

Hi Vicky and Monika,

 

The violet turaco is a breathtakingly beautiful bird, isn't he?  The colors are just gorgeous.  These birds may be shy in the wild, but they seem quite at home in zoo aviaries.  That one in the first vid wasn't a bit afraid to come after the camera!  I continue to be amazed at how many kinds of birds there are in the world - especially that I never heard of. 

 

Vicky, I'm sorry I worried you.  Sometimes life gets a little overwhelming for us all, doesn't it?  I'm fine...just going through a small rough patch.   

 

Lee  

1 year ago

those birds are stunning Monika.  I agree Lee, the one in the first video sure wasn't afraid of the camera.  lol   I think I heard him make a small sound in the beginning.   The zoo in the last video is so noisy...I wonder if the birds miss the quiet of the rainforest or whatever area they live in.   Lee, I hope your rough patch goes away soon.  Yep, we've all been there.

 


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Oh my Monika, those are some awesome pheasants.   In the first video I was beginning to think the Lady Amherst Pheasant had  no head....all I saw was a short neck and an eye.  lol  then finally his head popped out.   He's gorgeous!   the Blue Earred Pheasant sure is odd looking with it's horns.   He should be called white horned pheasant as I see nothing blue about it and no ears either.  teehee!   I like the way the crossed pheasants hang around together and their spotted or speckled feathers.

1 year ago

Here is a peacock displaying his feathers.   I love how when they open their tail how it shakes and his blue body feathers look so soft and shiny.

 



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1 year ago

Hi Monika and Vicky,

 

Wow!  Pheasants have more patterns and colors in their feathers than even chickens do.  Monika, I am completely amazed by these beautiful birds.  They are so gorgeous.  I particularly like those cute elf ears on the blue eared pheasant.  Are there other lovely pheasants, Monika? 

 

Vicky, there is nothing more beautiful in the world, I think, than a displaying peacock...and nothing harder on the ears!  They are wonderful, aren't they?  

 

It looks like the pheasants may have the corner on beauty! 

 

Lee  

1 year ago

When someone asks me “what is the most beautiful bird?”, I might have a few bird names to day. But, when the question is about “what is the bird with most beautiful feathers?”, the answer is definitely going to be peacock. The feathers of peacocks are so beautifully designed. They have stunning and vibrant colors. And when a peacock opens all its feathers, it is the scene that one never want to miss. 

Yes, Lee, there are approximately 45 species of pheasant. The best-known is the Common Pheasant, which is widespread throughout the world in introduced feral populations and in farm operations. Various other pheasant species are popular in aviaries, such as the Golden Pheasant.


1 year ago

I love the design on the Reeves Pheasant, Monika.   Looks like lace and I love it's long tail.  Cute little birds eating out of the bowl.  I know the pretty blue one is a budgie but what are the other ones?   They are all beautiful and strange that a domestic bird is eating with the wild ones although the budgie may be an outside one now.    Wow, the irredescent purple feathers on the Monal is gorgeous!

 

Lee, where my friend used to live the man he rented from had beautiful white peacocks and it sounded like they were saying 'It huuuuurts' when they screeched.  lol

1 year ago

The brown-white birds are Society Finches, popular cage birds not found in the wild. They are cheerful little birds that are quite easy to look after. And colored birds with red beak and orange cheek patches are Zebra Finches, active and fun to watch birds, also often kept by pet owners. 


1 year ago

Hi Vicky and Monika,

 

I haven't been able to get all 6 vids watched until today. Sometimes I could see one or two or none at all. Oh that dreaded exclamation mark! Tomorrow I'll try to start a new thread. That usually helps.

                        

Monika, now I'm even more amazed. The Reeves pheasant, Cabot's tragopan, and monal are absolutely gorgeous, and I'd never even heard of any of them. The laciness, iridescence, and bright colors of their feathers are just so striking. 

 

I love the longer vids with all kinds of birds in them too. I could watch for hours. All the parrots, parakeets, finches and ducks anyone could want to see. I did get a little angry with the lady in the 4th vid though. All she wanted to do was interact with that adorable Amazon, but that sweet little exotic parakeet (I don't know what kind he is.) wanted some attention too. I thought it was mean of her to ignore him. Some people just don't understand birds I guess. 

 

Vicky, I don't know what the peacocks are saying, but I know it huuuurts my ears!

 

 

Lee  

 

1 year ago

I love the parrots in your first vid, Monika.  The little bright yellow bird is gorgeous.   I bet they don't even know how gorgeous they are.    Boy there are lots and lots of ducks in your second vid.   Are some of them called green heads?  They're beautiful with their green irridescent color.   The Cabot Tragopan is very lovely.  His tan feathers look so soft...like a dove.   I used to have Zebra Finches...precious little things.

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