Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) (Photo credit: David Cook Wildlife Photography (kookr))
I don’t know how he trained these budgies. They are very clever and cute. Our budgie rules the household not the other way around. Australian native birds that have been successfully exported and bred all over the world. In the wild they are green and yellow and out west you see flocks of thousands. They are beautiful to watch and very noisy you can hear them coming from a long way away and they look like a huge wave in the sky.
The budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) (pron.: /ˈbʌdʒərɨɡɑr/), also known as common pet parakeet or shell parakeet and informally nicknamed the budgie, is a small, long-tailed, seed-eating parrot. Budgerigars are the only species in the Australian genus Melopsittacus, and are found wild throughout the drier parts of Australia where the species has survived harsh inland conditions for the last five million years. Budgerigars are naturally green and yellow with black, scalloped markings on the nape, back, and wings, but have been bred in captivity with colouring in blues, whites, yellows, greys, and even with small crests. Budgerigars are popular pets around the world due to their small size, low cost, and ability to mimic human speech. The origin of the budgerigar’s name is unclear. The species was first recorded in 1805, and today is the most popular pet in the world after the domesticated dog and cat.
The budgerigar is closely related to the lories and the fig parrots. They are one of the parakeet species, a non-taxonomical term that refers to any of a number of small parrots with long, flat and tapered tails. In both captivity and the wild, budgerigars breed opportunistically and in pairs.
Here is an interesting historical fact that you probably didn’t know. Just have a look at the calendar for the month of September 1752.
(If you think I’m joking, you may search it on Google and see it for yourself.)
In case you haven’t noticed, 11 days are simply missing from the month.
Here’s the explanation: This was the month during which England shifted from the Roman Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar.
So, the workers worked for 11 days less that month, but got paid for the whole month. That’s how the concept of “paid leave” was born. Hail the King!!!
In the Roman Julian Calendar, April used to be the first month of the year; but the Gregorian Calendar observed January as the first month. Even after shifting to the Gregorian Calendar, many people refused to give up old traditions and continued celebrating 1st April as the New Year’s Day.
When simple orders didn’t work, the King finally issued a royal dictum; which stated that those who celebrated 1st April as the new year’s day would be labelled as fools.
WordPress dashboard interface (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Has anyone else had the people they follow dropped from their list? I accidentally clicked on followers today and noticed that blogs I have been following for ages had ‘follow’ beside them not ‘following’. I was quite shocked as I love reading my regular bloggers.
Is it a glitch in WordPress ?
I would be interested to hear if it’s happened to anyone else.
Audi e-tron (Photo credit: Audi USA)
This advertisement is amazing, the technology is improving all the time. It’s a great idea this driverless car.
However I did wonder what would happen if :
1) You lost your phone or had it stolen? How would you find your car if you didn’t know where it had parked itself?
2) How does it know not to park in a No Parking Space, Disabled Car Space, or Parents with Prams Car Space?
3) What happens if there is more than one driverless car going for the last parking space? Do cars have road rage?
3) What happens if it runs away from home and doesn’t come back? Just asking
christmas tree (Photo credit: peminumkopi)
Don’t go CHRISTmas shopping until you watch this YouTube…..
Hurricane Sandy (2012): 60 km Wind Area Forecast (Photo credit: Canadian Pacific)
My thoughts and prayers are with all those in the path of this destructive storm. It’s frightening to think that over 60 million people will be affected. Once the devastation of the storm is over, there will be so much for people to repair. Let us hope there is no loss of life.
English: Apple iPad Event (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Quite an eye-opener! I wish these were available now. They are awesome. I would love all this technology.
This is unreal. However, go back 10 years or so and what were your thoughts about some of the things we have today? If you own Apple shares, keep a close eye on what’s happening next. Don’t believe the hype about Apple going to $600 per share and beyond. Wonder why HP, Dell and other leading computer manufacturers believe the end of the computer as we know it is near. It’s not the iPad that has them concerned about the future, it is developments like the ones Corning is working on. CLICK HERE ….. GLASS AND BE SURE TO WATCH THE END OF DAY 2.
Tonight, I thought my husband was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a nice restaurant for dinner. I was shopping with my friends all day long, so I thought he was upset at the fact that I was a bit late, but he made no comment on it. Conversation wasn’t flowing, so I suggested that we go somewhere quiet so we could talk. He agreed, but he didn’t say much. I asked him what was wrong; He said, ‘Nothing.’ I asked him if it was my fault that he was upset. He said he wasn’t upset, that it had nothing to do with me, and not to worry about it. On the way home, I told him that I loved him. He smiled slightly, and kept driving. I can’t explain his behavior I don’t know why he didn’t say, ‘I love you, too.’ When we got home, I felt as if I had lost him completely, as if he wanted nothing to do with me anymore. He just sat there quietly, and watched TV. He continued to seem distant and absent. Finally, with silence all around us, I decided to go to bed.
About 15 minutes later, he came to bed. But I still felt that he was distracted, and his thoughts were somewhere else. He fell asleep; I cried. I don’t know what to do. I’m almost sure that his thoughts are with someone else. My life is a disaster.
A five putt; who the hell five putts?!
An icon from icon theme Crystal Clear. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This video is amazing. It’s true that we do all take this technology for granted.