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Quarantine entertainment

Postby Pajarita » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:55 am

If you are like the greatest majority of people and trying to stay at home as much as possible, you will need something to entertain you so I will post a little something here as I find it for your divertissement:

What birds are nesting in your backyard?

https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/20 ... kyard.html
Pajarita
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Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Coronavirus quarantine

Postby Pajarita » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:27 am

Smithsonian's annual photo contest entries:

https://www.popsci.com/story/technology ... o-contest/

Photos of birds spotted in Zhongxi (look at the BEAUTIFUL pheasants!)

https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1183486.shtml
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17440
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Coronavirus quarantine

Postby Pajarita » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:14 am

Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17440
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Coronavirus quarantine

Postby Pajarita » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:49 am

Animal Center 'Critter cam':

https://patch.com/california/san-diego/ ... -cam-watch


Bird feeder cam:

https://edition.thedodo.com/s/bird-feed ... n-msn-home

'Angry' animals to make you smile (I love the miniature schnauzer 'Rambo' stance :lol: ):

https://amomedia.com/187043-angry-anima ... ++MSN+Safe
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17440
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Quarantine entertainment

Postby Pajarita » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:03 am

Covid19 is good opportunity to teach children about compassion:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-new ... r-BB11MTz4


How to attract birds to a Texas backyard:

https://www.click2houston.com/houston-l ... ston-area/


Fun ways to exercise your dog indoors:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... g-indoors/



Strength exercises without equipment:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyl ... l-recipes/


Vote for best wildlife photo of the month (March):

https://focusingonwildlife.com/news/vot ... -2020_1554


Vote on online Tournament of Birds:

https://www.nwitimes.com/entertainment/ ... 5c381.html



Jane Goodall's video on coronavirus and wild animals treatment:

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsa ... d-animals/
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17440
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Quarantine entertainment

Postby Pajarita » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:27 am

How to get started with birding:

https://www.zmescience.com/ecology/anim ... ing-05232/


Animal Magic (wildlife conservation and education) video:

https://www.clickondetroit.com/live-in- ... mal-magic/


List and schedule of education livestreams:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovati ... k4MDgyNgS2



Smithsonian's 68 Aerial America episodes:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/s ... 80826&spRe
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17440
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Quarantine entertainment

Postby Pajarita » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:14 am

Adorable pictures of animal parents and offspring:

https://www.giveitlove.com/animal-paren ... =tb&edge=1


14 great movies to stream (I LOVED A beautiful day in the neighborhood!):

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-a ... -to-stream


All kinds of good freebies!

https://www.cnet.com/news/free-entertai ... -march-31/
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17440
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Quarantine entertainment

Postby Pajarita » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:55 am

Rainforest activities for kids:

https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/art ... login=true


Doctors viral dance with message:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/viral/j ... i-BB11Z2GZ


A 'quarantine' love story!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/viral/t ... i-BB11Vum2


40 'wiener' dogs:

https://edition.thedodo.com/s/cute-wien ... n-msn-home


Babies and dogs (bet you can't look at them without smiling! - I loved them all but my favorites were the baby and shih-Tzu standing side-by-side looking out the window and the baby putting his head inside the dog's cone to kiss it on the nose - adorable!!!):

dogsome.net/photos-that-prove-why-babies-need-dogs/?v=tmdb11-7&utm_content=tmdb11-7&utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=msn-msn&utm_campaign=tmdb11&utm_term=Dogs+Taking+Care+Of+Their+Human+Babies+Will+Melt+Your+Heart


Funny wildlife pictures (LOVED the 'smiling' toad!):

https://www.horizontimes.com/food-drink ... rm=msn-msn
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17440
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Quarantine

Postby Pajarita » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:41 am

Ten tips from scientists that have spent months in isolation (got them all although my husband would question the 'Be tolerant' one :lol: ):

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovati ... EyNDM1MQS2


Love the parks - from afar:

https://www.npca.org/articles/2493-lovi ... a-distance


And, for the bibliophiles (like me :D ) ten books about the parks:

https://www.npca.org/articles/2496-stuc ... onal-parks


Inside look at San Diego zoo during quarantine (personal note: I had heard great things about this zoo but was VERY disappointed when I went in person):

https://fox5sandiego.com/news/coronavir ... continues/
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17440
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Quarantine

Postby Pajarita » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:38 am

Daily Shakespeare sonnets recited by Patrick Stewart:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... c2NzU5NAS2


Quarantined couple builds Gerbil Art Museum (it's really cute!)

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... kyMDMwOAS2


Cornell Ornithology has made their Birds of North America into Birds of the World with 10,700 species in it!! Enjoy!

https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/home


Free Broadway musicals every Friday!:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... A1ODA4NQS2

Podcasts:

Why Pandemics happen (4/20/20 12 to 1 pm):
https://aldf.org/article/webinars/why-p ... -covid-19/


Virtual tour of Tate's Andy Warhol exhibit:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... A1ODA4NQS2
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17440
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

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