• Welcome to Avian Avenue! To view our forum with less advertisments please register with us.
    Memberships are free and it will just take a moment. Click here

Winner of the Avenue Spotlight Award - January 2022 - The_Mayor

Status
Not open for further replies.

Macawnutz

Seriously Nutz!
Super Administrator
Vendor
Avenue Veteran
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
10/21/11
Messages
33,023
Location
Wisconsin
Real Name
Sarah
Avian Avenue Spotlight Award
:starshower1::starshower1::starshower1::starshower1::starshower1:

Please join me in congratulating @The_Mayor

as our 152nd winner of the Avian Avenue Spotlight Award.

:congrats5::congrats5::congrats5:

Here is what Sodapop&Co. had to say
She always posts very well-written and informative (not to mention funny) responses and Esmerelda and Mustrum have an amazing life with her.
I really admire how she has created such a great habitat for her birds that really puts their needs first.​
 

Wardy

Rollerblading along the road
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
4/12/21
Messages
4,706
Congratulations
 

April

Joyriding the Neighborhood
Avenue Veteran
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
3/21/10
Messages
24,401
Congratulations!
 

Nnbal

Rollerblading along the road
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
3/24/21
Messages
1,851
Real Name
Nnbal

Tvdv96

Jogging around the block
Avenue Veteran
Joined
4/18/16
Messages
985
Location
Holland
Real Name
Tessa
Congratulations! :starshower1:
 

Teckechick

Ask me for a photo of my bird, I have to post one!
Avenue Veteran
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Avenue Concierge
Joined
9/5/16
Messages
4,250
Location
Illinois
Real Name
Dawn
Congrats!!!

:congrats5:
 

Clueless

Joyriding the Neighborhood
Avenue Veteran
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Avenue Concierge
Joined
11/3/12
Messages
24,282
Congrats!
 

The_Mayor

Sprinting down the street
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
9/3/20
Messages
518
Location
Washington, DC
Real Name
Martha
Oh, my gosh! I'm *so* not worthy!

Except the funny part, that's totally true. ;)

Thank you.

I think everyone who is a regular here cares tremendously about meeting their birds' needs. I'm just in the fortunate position that if I decide that means filling up a quarter of my living room with an aviary there's no one to veto that. (Although I did get some funny looks from maintenance. The relieved, "oh, it's for your birds" made me wonder what they thought it was for.)

I've also been really fortunate to be able to learn from you all. I can't even imagine how frustrating it is to the veterans to see for what feels like the millionth time "every time I grab my bird he bites me. How should I punish him so he stops biting me?" But you all keep wading in to help us understand that the birds are who they are. If we want change, we need to start with changing how we interact with them. And, having flighted, aviary birds keeps me honest. If there's something I want them to do, I can only ask.

Mustrum and Esme would also like to chime and say that training me is an on-going process, and really hard work, but that it's worth it. (I just opened up a 5 lb box of millet - that's way more millet than I thought it would be - so they can see that their training is paying dividends)

I'm not sure this is exactly what I had in mind when I decided to invite a pair of parakeets to join my quaran-team, but it's certainly brought me a great deal of enjoyment (and a lot of millet hulls crunching underfoot).

Thanks!
Martha, Mustrum, and Esmerelda.
 

Greylady1966

Rollerblading along the road
Avenue Veteran
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
3/6/19
Messages
2,726
Location
midwest
Real Name
Carol
Congratulations!
 

FeatheredM

Rollerblading along the road
Celebirdy of the Month
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
5/14/21
Messages
2,806
Real Name
Monique
Congratulations:Congratwav:
 

macawpower58

Flying along the Avenue
Avenue Veteran
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Avian Angel
Shutterbugs' Best
Joined
8/25/11
Messages
1,000,000
Location
Pennsylvania

Shezbug

ASK ME FOR PICTURES OF MY MACAW!
Super Moderator
Avenue Veteran
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
4/28/18
Messages
26,418
Location
Vic, Australia
Real Name
Shez
:congrats5:
Well deserved :)
 

Kassiani

Biking along the boulevard
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
9/12/20
Messages
6,877
Location
Southeastern U.S.
Congratulations!! This is wonderful news!
 

camelotshadow

Joyriding the Neighborhood
Avenue Veteran
Celebirdy of the Month
Joined
11/9/11
Messages
21,494
Location
S California
Real Name
Christine
:congrats3:
 

sunnysmom

Ripping up the road
Avenue Veteran
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
9/16/13
Messages
29,079
Location
Pennsylvania
Real Name
Michelle
:congrats5:
 

Mockinbirdiva

Cruising the avenue
Avenue Veteran
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
11/20/09
Messages
11,367
Location
South Carolina
Real Name
Andrea
:cheer::congrats3:
 

Vmax

Jogging around the block
Avenue Veteran
Joined
7/7/17
Messages
733
Location
Waco, Texas
Real Name
Vanessa
Yay! :cheer: And well-deserved!
 

Oscarbird

Sprinting down the street
Joined
6/24/21
Messages
559
:starshower1: Congratulations! What a great choice!:starshower1:
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top