For All Of You Bird Lovers......

Jun 23rd, 2004, 07:53 AM
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I had no idea I was investing 5 hours with many more to come. Loved the movie, the making of, and am now looking forward to the directors narrative! Wonderful, makes me want to get back out in an ultralight similar to the ones they flew. Magic!
Jun 23rd, 2004, 08:01 AM
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Thanks for the info, GoTravel. We have a pet cockatiel and want to adopt every bird we see.

We'll rent it for sure!
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Jun 23rd, 2004, 04:01 PM
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ttt for turn-in-on roxy!!!!!!!!
Jun 26th, 2004, 08:02 PM
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Got this DVD in the mail today and just finished watching it. This being the first time we watched it, all 4 of us had many comments (along w/alot of "shut up" and "be quiet"). We will watch this one many more times. We had a verbal list going during the movie of the people we love who we want to either watch it with or give them a copy as a gift. Splendid. I have decided that this fall my yearly "Mom's trip alone" will be to the Outer Banks for one of the migratory birding weekends there. The area covered is from Nags Head to Hatteras, and the guides are professional and informative, based on trusted recommendations I have gotten from friends. If anyone is interested, I can give you details. First Colony Inn in Nags Head- check their website. I've signed up in prior years in the fall, but had to cancel. This film has inspried me to try again, and to really go this time.
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Jun 26th, 2004, 08:35 PM
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GoTravel, thanks for the tip. The first 5 seconds of the video trailer (on the website) had me hooked and a couple of scenes gave me goose bumps. Before the trailer was over, I went to amazon and ordered the DVD.
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Jul 8th, 2004, 09:32 AM
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GoTravel.. I am so excited! Picked up "Winged Migration" on our Boston trip last weekend. Haven't watched it yet but am taking it to the mountains to share with family who are also bird-lovers. From all these comments, I'm sure we will love it. Our backyard is a birdwatcher's paradise.......... Thanks for the tip!
Jul 8th, 2004, 09:40 AM
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... a doggone good movie!
Jul 10th, 2004, 05:04 PM
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Jul 24th, 2004, 11:28 AM
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GoTravel, to you for recommending "Winged Migration." We finally got around to watching it last night, and I believe we will watch it again tonight! It is wonderful......... I'm going to buy it as gifts for several people on their next occasions. It's really special... thank you muchos!
Jul 24th, 2004, 01:46 PM
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Keep an eye open for Parrots of Telegraph Hill....A documentary about all the wild parrots that are loose in S.F. there is a book on this subject, but I haven't read it yet.
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Dec 10th, 2004, 05:52 AM
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Topping for holiday shoppers......
Dec 10th, 2004, 06:49 AM
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Thanks gyppielou. I had forgotten about it. It will be a perfect gift for my mother-in-law. I haven't seen it myself. Shocker considering my screen name.
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Dec 10th, 2004, 07:09 AM
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I am going to watch it with my cockatiel Sydney this weekend. Thanks for the reminder.

Another, and quite similar, set of fantastic aerials are featured in the PBS recordings of Italy/ Sicily/ Bavaria. There is music but little language, just a few talk over identifiers.

This last week they just reran the Germany/ Bavaria film at their fund raiser week, here in Chicago. You got that DVD as a premium for a certain level donation. I own all of these and the Italian ones especially are absolutely amazing. I can't watch them very often because between the aerial views and the music, and memories of being at some of these places, the whole thing makes you cry. They are similar in their photography to "Winged Migration" and you can buy them at PBS Videos online.

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Dec 10th, 2004, 10:15 AM
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Can you suggest a wine for this bird movie?
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Dec 10th, 2004, 07:51 PM
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I'd opt for the wine flight tasting menu pairing each flock and location with a different vineyard!
Dec 10th, 2004, 07:54 PM
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Oh JJ5, we were at the PetSupermarket buying food for Pup and they had a cockatiel that was the dearest thing!

We have some new birds in the neighborhood..Go Travel, I bet you will know what they are...I call them Ghekko Hunters. They are tiny, fly really fast and have long beaks, they dart here and there and catch and eat ghekkos, right in front of us
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Dec 11th, 2004, 06:58 AM
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Cockatiels are GREAT PETS. Over all my family raising years we have had eons of pets. We had lots of allergies and one child with asthma so most were not fur-bearing. We have had turtles, reptiles, parakeets, much larger birds etc.

If you do TRAVEL and want a good pet, consider a cockatiel. You must have a committment, because they live a long time. Mine is a legacy from a departed aunt and is more than 23 years old. They are not as aggressive as parakeets or the great majority of larger or paired birds. We put him in his cage with bungees in the van and he is a two-state cockatiel. He prefers the lake house. He has flown in planes and with special underseat cage (only ATA would do it) at least 2 times to Arizona. They are easily boarded for little money and can transport to a nearby home with absolutely no trouble.

I just found a few web sites that feature organizations that are looking for cockatiel permanent homes. Like most parrots, they can outlive their owners and there are many beautiful and deserving cockatiels out there if you google. These birds are so CUTE, Scarlet has it right. Mine is a grey with bright yellow face and his two endearing big orange dot cheeks and a wonderful white and grey plumage on his little noggin. He is INTELLIGENT and so wiley that just yesterday I changed into a sweatshirt and he never got off my shoulder. He's old but looks like a very young gent and is still quick and resourceful. If you don't like squawky birds, cockatiels are NOT. Mine is very apt to tell you if he wants to come out but it is with voice and a squeaky toy noise (learned from a dog's toy)that he sings that particular message.

Just thought the bird lovers might call and get a cockatiel from their local shelter. The one near Chicago is in Downers Grove. Trust takes time. But they will step up on arm by command with just a little love, and you are ON from there. Some homes combine these even with dogs etc. I don't think I would.

Dispite living with a majority of women, most of his life, Sydney much prefers a good football game to anything else on television. He's already getting all pepped up for the Bears tomorrow.
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Dec 11th, 2004, 07:35 AM
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GREAT idea! I just ordered it on Amazon for two of my bird-loving kids.

"Let your fingers to the shopping." Isn't the internet wonderful? I can't imagine how we got along in pre-internet days.
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Dec 11th, 2004, 10:16 AM
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Scarlett, could they be Sandpipers?

OO, I have given out so many copies of Winged Migration I feel like someone from the studio should send me a gift! Seriously though, it is a great gift for both my photography buff freinds and my bird lover friends.
Dec 11th, 2004, 04:16 PM
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Why in the world would someone from the studio send you a gift for eroding their revenue stream? Illegal copies do nothing to help the studio, bird-brain.
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