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Old 07-20-2016, 05:24 PM
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Re: The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

I have really enjoyed reading this and seeing the pics...what a wonderful treasure trove of laughter and fun filled memories you and the Rickeybird have in that scrapbook. Thank you for sharing it I enjoyed reading it very much ...keep them coming
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Old 07-20-2016, 06:56 PM
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Re: The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

Thank you, Birdigirl... and congratulations again on your Bird-ID win... that was a feat!

I love sharing. Don't get me wrong... it was a very enjoyable (yet solitary) task, but sharing it with people who love birds as much as *I* do... priceless!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-22-2016, 01:18 PM
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And nexxxxt, in the Rickeybird's Scrapbook...

Not all of you will remember these two magazines... "Bird Talk" and "American Cage Bird", but back in the day, they were staples of bird-lovers' reading material. I think the internet dragged them under. ANYWAY, I loved replying to their surveys and such.

Here are contributions from 1985, 1990, 1992, and 1997. If you have trouble reading parts, worry not. I was just pretty much droning on about his loudness, his antics, his rivalry with my husband, how he reacted when I got a job after completing school, etc. The picture of him was taken in early 1985.

Here's something funny: I spell the Rickeybird's name with an "e"... not sure how it got started, but that's how I do it. The well-meaning editors changed it to "Ricky", figuring I didn't know how to spell my own parrot's name!?


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Old 07-22-2016, 02:09 PM
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Re: The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

That's so great Gail! I loved Bird Talk!

This scrapbook is such an awesome idea. I wish I had something like this for my past 2 decades with Robin. Then again he hasn't really "done" much as compared to The Rickeybird! He (The Rickeybird) is definitely someone who is worthy of a scrapbook of his most colorful life! Thank you so much for sharing!
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Re: The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

I loved Bird Talk!! I was just given about 50 old issues and I am going to go through them to see if I have these!
How cool is it that the Rickeybird is famous?
How funny they corrected his name, sheesh.
I am so enjoying this trip with you down memory lane.
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Old 07-22-2016, 05:49 PM
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RavensGryf... I honestly think just about ANY bird's history is as cool as the Rickeybird's. It just takes a loony owner to hype it up and slap stuff in a scrapbook! And that's where I came in! Yeah, I miss the Bird mags, too... I would wait for them, and then settle down on the couch with the bird, luxuriating in the glossy lovely pages and tales of other people and their birds.

Terry... you're so wonderfully appreciative. 50 issues??????????? I would be hiding in the attic to read them in peace. That way, my oooohs and ahhhhs would be private. The name spelling was so funny. I am quite sure I spelled all other words correctly... but clearly, in their thinking... I was getting my bird's name wrong.
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The Star. Cinema verite! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyC...22fVRRwfLk9gwA
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Re: The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

What a wonderful thread and scrapbook! I love seeing the pictures of Rickey through the years. He is SO handsome! And you haven't aged a bit! You must be one of those fortunate ageless creatures.

I can't wait to see more of Rickey's scrapbook!
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Re: The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

This thread is totally awesome! I love seeing and hearing all your adventures with Rickeybird! Looking forward to more!

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Old 07-23-2016, 11:07 AM
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Re: The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

Minerva... you're a sweetheart to say that! He's starting his big moult now... all tail feathers, wing flight feathers, and most body feathers, as far as I can tell. The new feathers are as vibrantly colorful and glossy as when he had his "big boy" moult into adult plumage. Lady Clairol and I try to keep up with him.

Blanca... thank you so much...I usually have to bribe people with coffee and cookies to get them to look at the Rickeybird's scrapbook. Here, people do it of their own free will!

I love following y'all's bird picture histories, too. It's kind of like a weird family reunion with relative I didn't know I had.
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Re: The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

Wow what a treat...you and the Rickeybird or stage name Rickybird are famous ...its so lovely you had these mags sadly I never saw them here. Its just so nice that they printed real stories about birds and their owners. This is a really lovely keepsake for you and the Rickeybird and thank you for sharing...its always a special treat to hear about people and their birds
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