The Roost’s February ’19 edition has something for everybirdie:
- Morty is beak-deep in technological problems, again, with Alexa, but with help and commiseration from Rocco, Morty just might have a couple of (albeit hilarious) solutions!
- Cheeks’ latest comic strip provides a lesson on grooming.
- Bubbles and Zack help parront Sherri appreciate the value – and pitfalls, of modern digital technology.
- News on the Wing showcases a range of issues impacting wildlife and the environment from around the world, including articles on wildlife crime, wetlands conservation, the plight of the plover, and a celebration of penguins!
- Feather Fun provides an opportunity to test your virtual jigsaw puzzle solving skills as well as your word search acumen.
We hope everybirdie enjoys our February 2019 Edition and as always, we invite your feedback on anything you read on The Roost Online!
The February edition of News on the Wing brings together a collection of topics on wildlife conservation, wildlife crime, migratory birds, endangered species, bird evolution, bees, wild spaces, trees, spring, declining insect populations, and much more.
Click here to read through the latest collection of bird and wildlife news sourced from social media and the web.
Sherri’s latest articles is a perfect complement to Morty’s, both offering readers cautionary tales of how technology, while useful in some ways, can also run amuck, causing chaos among all members of the household – including inquisitive birdies.
Click here to read how a Christmas gift led Sherri, Bubbles and Zack to have an interesting new year’s technological adventure.
Love is in the air! In honor of the day of love, The Roost is hosting a Valentine’s Day Birdie Photo Contest!
Three prizes up for grabs!
- 1st PRIZE
Gift bag containing chocolate for parronts, a large hanging birdie toy, a footie toy and a small chew/play toy.
- 2nd & 3rd PRIZES
Small gift bag containing chocolate for parronts, one medium hanging toy and a footie or chew/play toy.
DEADLINE FOR POSTING/UPLOADING IS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th at 4 P.M. EST (Toronto/New York time)
Enter via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram:
You can use any format – video, photo, cartoon, etc., showing your bird(s) in a Valentine’s Day theme. This can be a Valentine’s Day costume/ outfit, a photo using a Valentine filter, stickers, a video of your birdie saying ‘I love you’, a cartoon of your bird in a Valentine’s Day context, etc.
- ONE ENTRY PER PERSON / BIRD
- PROVIDE YOUR FIRST NAME AND YOUR BIRDIE’S NAME
To enter via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram:
Post your photo/video/cartoon, etc., on Twitter AND USE HASHTAG #TheRoostValentinesDay
so we can track and add your entry to the contest.
Upload your photo/video/cartoon, etc., on your Facebook page AND TAG
Linda Pionus Sully
so we can track and gather all entries from Facebook.
Upload your photo/video/cartoon, etc., to your Instagram page AND TAG
theroostonlineAND USE HASHTAG
so we can track and add your entry to the contest.
The winning entries will be drawn at random on February 14th and announced via The Roost Online, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!
Good luck everybirdie!
We’ve collected some of the best tweets and articles from around the globe for the new year’s edition of News on the Wing.
Click here to read about endangered birds, new conservation efforts, the decline of a Mexico City amphibian cultural icon, and how your old Christmas tree can provide winter shelter and a feeding area for backyard birds.
Our first game for 2019 is an Endangered Parrots word search submitted by regular contributor Tiellover.
Grab your pencil, head on over to the Feather Fun page and enjoy some down time with this entertaining yet informative word game.
As we usher in a new year, it seems that Cheeks has been up to some old tricks! Head over to our It’s A Birb Thing page to see the little rascal’s latest antics!
Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring because of that runaway Roomba Alexa gave mother for Christmas! Honestly, I could just spit seeds! Just when you thought it was safe to take a stroll around the apartment, that ditzy Alexa strikes again!
Morty’s challenges with Alexa continue. Visit Morty’s Column to read his hilarious take on Alexa’s gift for mum.
After coming down with a nasty sinus infection a week before Christmas, Sherri soon realizes how some of her negative behavior can quickly transfer over to the behavior and reactions of Bubbles and Zack.
Sherri observes that companion birds can help us become better people – if we acknowledge that their reactions can shine a light on problems that we might want to avoid. There’s so much to behavior on the part of humans and birds.
Visit our Feathered Frenzy page to find out how Sherri strives to balance a busy work schedule and implement relaxation techniques to help her get “centered” when the world around her gets out of control.
To all of us here at The Roost, we want to extend our best wishes to everybirdie for a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2019!
May your birdie stockings be brimming with your favourite nom noms and your dreams filled with visions of new toys, tasty treats and many, and oodles of scritchies and hours of playtime with your parronts.
Have a wonderful Christmas everybirdie! Stay tuned for new articles and news from The Roost’s contributors in early January!