Sunday, March 19, 2006

T-shirt (3)

Sheesh. The t-shirt photo contest was supposed to end on 10th March 2006, but since there were only two contestants, the final submission date was "extended".

Um....right.... Why not declare me the winner right away !?!?

Update: so I lost {sob}

Friday, March 10, 2006

T-shirt (2)

The SEORefugee T-shirt photo contest is drawing to a close.

Today (10th of March) is the last day. Get your entries in quickly....

Friday, March 03, 2006

Last call

Today is the last day. Jadibones posted on that: at 8PM EST, the curtain will drop. (That's 2AM the next morning in Holland BTW)

So if people still want to accomplish anything, it'll have to be quick :-)

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


Wow, the .net seems to have taken over first place. It's not even about chicken flu, so I wonder why Google would think it's relevant at all :-( Strange stuff.......

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Online flyer

Google kindly provided us with a nice and quick way to come up with a free online "flyer" - to establish web presence. So in a way Google is helping us with our cause, effectively becoming a Redscowl Bluesingsky supporter itself :D

Well, thanks guys! And M, I owe you one...

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Flu (3)

It's official. And a sad story to boot: Rare Songbird Culling Scandal Revealed by Dutch Farmer. This guy can sure do with a little support. The call for legalising poultry vaccination cannot be repeated enough.

Here's a snippet from the recent press release......
The farmer in question (who chose to remain anonymous) lost both his Redscowl birds to an attempt to control a disease that could easily have been fought using medicine instead. And regardless of what he paid for the birds in the first place, their value had of course been immense -- if only because Redscowl are among the rarest bird species on earth.

Monday, February 20, 2006

C o c k-soccer

On a lighter note, the new animal sport of cock-soccer (which involves roosters and a football - so don't worry) seems to be taking off nicely. Owners of some of the best feathered soccer stars of the Philippines have assured me that this is an animal-friendly sport that doesn't involve fighting at all. Well, unless you count calling the ref evil names ("Cockadoodoo").

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Bird Flu (2)

Who would have expected this??? A farmer with a skeleton in his closet came out of hiding and explained to the press how he hid a couple of Redscowls in his hen house until they fell prey to the 2003 mass poultry culling. There's said to be an official press release out soon.

In the mean time, the official Redscowl Bluesingsky guide folks have agreed to help this joker out with the legal implications (see Newsflash on main page). More to follow.....

Friday, February 17, 2006


On a side note: I'm quite worried about bird flu at the moment. Learn all about it here. Keeping a close eye on that stuff. Watch this space for reports....


There have been reports of people keeping Redscowl birds in captivity, in Western European countries like Holland, Germany and Italy.

I've personally overheard someone whisper in a rural café that he'd gone to the Ukraine and bought a pair of Redscowl, and was keeping them in his hen house along with his collection of miniature chickens. He also said that his chickens laid twice as many eggs from then on... Must have been the Redscowl cheeriness rubbing off, so that sounded highly plausible.

Alas, I couldn't catch this guy's name, nor see his face. He sounded like a Dutch or Flemish farmer though. At the moment, I'm just wondering how many Bluesingskies are kept by farmers and pet-owners around the globe. I just hope people know how to take care of them...

Monday, February 13, 2006

Oh no!

This 'person' seems to HAVE posted the recipe.

Right now I just hope it tastes like cr@p and people will choke on the little bird bones. Anything to Save the redscowl bluesingsky bird!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Shock / horror.

There has been another recent sighting. It appears to have been in a sunny place that remains unnamed. Must be on the Northern hemisphere, because there's mention of the winter season.

The Redscowl in question was reported to be eating apples. Due to the fact that it was exceptionally large*, it had eaten all the apples by the time it was discovered. That, and the fact that its ruffled feathers and quirky movements made the tree owner a bit nervous, let to the sad demise of yet another rare Redscowl Bluesingsky bird.

The real horror lies in the fact that the Redscowl Bluesingsky was not only shot, but eaten to boot. Garnished with apples. Of course, all Redscowl enthusiasts reading this will share the same feeling of disgust. Let's just hope the promised recipe will never be published...

* ...the size may have been exaggerated by the reporter, who was probably looking through the zoom lens of a photo camera at the time...

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Clear picture! Yeay!

At last a clear picture of a genuine (female) redscowl bluesingsky bird has been found, preserved, scanned and published on the Official Redscowl Bluesingsky Guide. The photograph was shot some time ago, but had only recently been found in the wallet of an anonymous Ukranian photographer - as he was comitted to a home for the Exceptionally Cheerful and Musical. Further investigation is underway...

Friday, February 03, 2006

Freak out?

Guyz (including ladiez of course), I hope I haven't freaked you out with my Granny post. It was just something I had to get off my chest. And since I like to keep my # of blogs contained, this seemed like as good a place as any to post that... Thanks for reading it anyway.........

Monday, January 30, 2006


It looks like our friend Nintendo (da Wacko, known from and many others) is on a R.B. domain shopping spree. I wonder if there's anything he won't buy. That said: he went for some of the top dogs first, including - but not necessarily limited to - At least according to what he posted today...

Hmmmm. That's dedication, that. Kudos.