Happy New Year Everybirdie!

Wishing all our followers and birdie friends the most wonderful and brightest new year!

May all your dreams and wishes come true and may you find much happiness and prosperity in 2023!

Cheers from Abby, Bubbles, Keito, and Zack (and their parronts too)!

Sweet Birdie Vindication: Beneath the Cage Grate

Games can be fun, especially during long winter nights. Add Alexa and some guest bots to a game of Hide ‘n Seek though and you have the ingredients for mischief… and (short-lived) birdie jail time…

Morty’s January ’23 Beneath the Cage Grate column will leave you laughing and worrying for our poor Morty, fooled again by his bot nemesis Alexa!

Happy New Year Everybirdie!

Reactions to Resolutions: Feathered Frenzy

It’s that time of year, that first day of a new year when most of us parronts decide to make all-too-human ‘new year’s resolutions’. Whether or not we succeed in whatever we say we’re going to do or change, we need to always remember that whatever we do set out to do may have a negative effect on our birdies.

In her January ’23 Feathered Frenzy column, Sherri outlines how resolutions she’s tried to initiate had some unforeseen consequences for Zack and Bubbles.

Happy New Year Everybirdie!

Return of Bird of the Week: Bonaparte’s Gull — Wickersham’s Conscience

Bonaparte’s Gull, breeding plumage, Fairbanks, Alaska Bonaparte’s Gull, named after ornithologist Charles Lucien Bonaparte, not the French emperor, is found across North America, from the northern edge of the boreal forest, where it breeds, to the Gulf of California and Gulf Coast, where it winters. In its leisurely migration, it is often seen across most […]

Return of Bird of the Week: Bonaparte’s Gull — Wickersham’s Conscience

What a Bird Wants: Feathered Frenzy

‘Tis the season for making lists, attending festive parties, wrapping presents and the anticipation of that magical day approaching – Christmas Day. It’s not just humans who anticipate and revel in Christmas: many birdies do too – especially Zack and Bubbles!

Our December edition of Feathered Frenzy is a lovely Christmas letter from Zack and Bubbles to their parronts. Pour yourself a glass of eggnog and enjoy Zack and Bubbles’ Christmas wishes!

Turkey Takeout Take Down: Beneath the Cage Grate

Poor Morty’s mum, she was anticipating savoring the enjoyment of a Thanksgiving takeout dinner, brought right to the door, no fuss, no muss. Well, let’s just say that didn’t transpire – for Morty’s mum anyway.

Head on over to Morty’s column to find out where – and who, enjoyed the turkey and mashed potatoes and who ended up locked up (but with a full tummy)!

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