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2017 Review – Countries

During 2017, I have been amazed at the number of countries that have continued to view this blog.  I have listed them all here, to celebrate shared interests across the globe.

The highest number of views were from

the United Kingdom & the United States of America,

followed by

Canada, Australia, Sweden & Germany.

 

We then have:

Netherlands
New Zealand
India
Turkey
France
Denmark
Spain
Poland
South Africa
Norway
Singapore
Egypt
Pakistan
Slovakia
Romania

 

Not forgetting:

United Arab Emirates, Finland, Japan, Greece, Ireland, Hungary, Croatia, European Union (listed as a country?!), Russia, Austria, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Malaysia, Serbia, Indonesia, Estonia, Hong Kong SAR China, Bangladesh, Ukraine, Belgium, Mauritius, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Iceland, Italy, Macedonia, Israel, Kenya, Latvia, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Morocco, Jordan, Uruguay, Algeria, Kuwait, Yemen, Georgia, Portugal, Tunisia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Iraq, Malta, Vietnam, Jamaica, Tanzania, Albania

 

I am sure that not all these countries came to this blog wanting to read about budgies, but I hope they were not too disappointed to see beautiful feathery faces looking back at them.

Perry, Bezukhov, Lennie & Dalai

 

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2017 Review – Strong & Stable

This time last year, I posted about all the changes during 2016.  By contrast, 2017 has been pretty “strong & stable” (those in the UK may have heard that phrase once or twice from our PM!)

It has been a stable year in that we have not lost anyone in our flock.  We lost Phineas in 2016, Cagney in 2015 & Thomas in 2014, so we would have to go back to 2013 for a loss-free year.  Though our flock stood firm, our loyal follower rosebudgie sadly suffered a double tragedy with the loss of the legendary Ian & Marshall – the Sharing Sausages, who are & will continue to be, deeply missed from this blog.

It has been a strong year because we have faced some challenges, in particular Bezukhov’s Extreme Moult Experienceflock introductions & a new home, but have come through them relatively unscathed, ready to face whatever 2018 will throw at us.

 

Wishing you all a very happy & healthy New Year.

 

2017 Review – Search Terms

This post takes a look at the various search terms that brought people to this blog during 2017.  The most common searches are reflected in posts that had most views (see here).

•  Search terms related to randy budgies:

Lennie, Dalai, Perry & Bezukhov

randy budgie syndrome
randy male budgie syndrome
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how to stop randy budgie syndrome
randy syndrome — Bird related??
randy bird syndrome treatment
clear lumps in sperm — Bird related??

•  Search terms related to noisy budgies:

budgie sounds and what they mean
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budgie noise meanings
budgie noise short grunt
busgie noises
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•  Search terms related to feathers:

budgie sticky feathers above beak
budgie tail feather bent
budgie bent tail feather
budgie pin head
parrot pin feathers
flight with uneven wings
budgerigar tatty tail feathers
budgie losing feathers on head

 

Search terms in 2017 (like 2016) were remarkably sensible, so it is very likely that WordPress have filtered out the stranger ones!  There were very few health related search terms – it would be nice to think that indicated that fewer budgies were sick in 2017…

I hope this blog has continued to be informative for those searching for budgie related issues.

 

2017 Review – TOP POSTS

The year 2018 is here.  It is now time to reflect on the last 12 months.  For starters, here are the top 5 posts that got the most views in 2017:

  1. The ABC’s of budgie noises (

  2. RBS – Randy Budgie Syndrome (

  3. Cagney & his amazing pin feathers (November

  4. How to keep a budgie or budgies quiet? (May 2012)

  5. Poor spider plant (June

 

In first & second positions are two posts that consistently score a high number views over the years.   There are only 13 views between them; it is almost like they are linked, i.e., lots of randy budgies must be making all sorts of noises!  Noisy budgies are clearly an important theme, given position four.

We cannot have a birdie blog without some reference to feathers or moults, hence position three.

Surprisingly, there still seems to be a lot of interest in budgies eating house plants (position five).  I will take this opportunity to remind those looking after birds to check that any plants kept in the same room are safe plants.  There are lots of websites listing safe plants & those that are not safe, so please check if you are unsure.

Phineas & Cagney

Above, you will see I have chosen Phinny to represent position two, & Cagney, position three.

 

Happy New Year to you all. 🙂

 

2016 Review – A year of changes

Compared to other years, 2016 saw many changes in the flock.

The year began with just Bezukhov & Phineas, having lost Cagney a few months before.  Bezukhov & Phineas were unlikely friends, given their history; Phineas originally disliked Bezukhov because he was jealous he was Cagney’s buddy.  Probably due to Bezukhov’s patience & tolerance, he & Phineas gradually developed a good friendship.

In March, they were joined by Dalai.  We now had three very different personalities in the flock: Bezukhov the easy-going one, Phineas the ‘full-on’ one & Dalai the independent one.  They all found their own place in the flock & things were ticking over nicely.  Then we lost Phineas.

Bezukhov & Dalai struck up a friendship that I think had its grounds in both thinking Phineas was a little bit annoying.  With Phineas gone, they both gradually settled into a comfortable routine which I then upset by introducing two new & young blue birds to the flock.  At the time of writing, flock dynamics are still being sorted out.

So, we start 2017 in a very different place to when we started 2016.   We look forward to all the new (hopefully happy) happenings & challenges ahead of us, but will still occasionally stop & remember the memorable moments & marvellous characters that have brought us to this point.

Happy New Year.

 

 

2016 Review – Countries

During 2016, I have been amazed at the number of countries that have viewed this blog.  I feel compelled to list them all here, to celebrate shared interests across the globe.

The following countries generated the most views:

United Kingdom
United States
Canada
Australia
Brazil
France
Germany
Bulgaria
New Zealand
Sweden
Greece
India
United Arab Emirates
Spain
Poland
Italy
Norway
Netherlands

Followed closely by:

Ireland
South Africa
Japan
Russia
Turkey
Romania
Belgium
Denmark
Ukraine
Singapore
Pakistan
South Korea
Philippines
Indonesia
Trinidad & Tobago
Portugal

Not forgetting:

Austria, Mexico, Israel, Malaysia, Estonia, Palestinian Territories, Bosnia & Herzegovina,  Switzerland, Ghana, Nepal, Bahrain, Finland, Macedonia, Egypt, Argentina, Hong Kong SAR China,  Dominican Republic, Kenya, Croatia, Hungary, Saudi Arabia,  Uzbekistan, Iraq, Gibraltar, Uganda, Algeria, Albania, Iceland, Chile, Costa Rica, Jersey, Cape Verde,  Lithuania, Serbia, Côte d’Ivoire, Barbados, Venezuela, Uruguay, Mauritius, Angola, Colombia, Thailand, Czech Republic, Moldova

 

I am sure that not all these countries came to this blog wanting to read about budgies, but I hope they were not too disappointed to see beautiful feathery faces looking back at them.

 

 

2016 Review – Search Terms

This post takes a look at the various search terms that brought people to this blog during 2016.  The most common searches are reflected in posts that had most views (see here).

Search terms related to randy budgies

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Search terms related to noisy budgies

squeaking budgerigar
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why do some budgies squeak
why does my budgie grunt
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Search terms related to moulting budgies

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Another popular search was related to cages

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Unlike previous years, search terms in 2016 were remarkably sensible.  That, or possibly Wordpress have filtered out the stranger ones!

I hope this blog has continued to be informative for those searching for budgie related issues.

 

 

2016 Review – TOP POSTS

The year 2017 is here.  It is now time to reflect on the last 12 months.  For starters, here are the top 5 posts that got the most views in 2016:

    1. RBS – Randy Budgie Syndrome (

    2. The ABC’s of budgie noises (

    3. How to keep a budgie or budgies quiet? (May 2012)

    4. Cagney & his amazing pin feathers (November

    5. Poor spider plant (June

 

The first & second positions have stayed the same as for 2015.  The post ‘How to keep a budgie or budgies quiet‘ has moved up two places in the last year.  Surprisingly, ‘Phinny & the hand jive‘, that was in third place last year, has dropped a long way.   Positions four & five are new entries.  This list still indicates there are lots of noisy, randy budgies out there, with perhaps more houseplants at risk!

Happy New Year to you all. 🙂

 

2015 Review – FAILURES

Regular followers will know I have many failures when attempting to photograph the boys.  The slideshow below shows the bloopers of 2015:  

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2015 Review – Weird poses & funny faces

Here is the 2015 review of weird poses & funny faces.  You will see there is little difference between the last 12 months & the 2014 review.  Phineas contributed a few pictures from his Hercule Poirot session.  Bezukhov’s sticky feathers from his medication often got stuck in awkward places.

 

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