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Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwan

First take a look at these collection of photographs.


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How neat!!!!!!!!


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Meet YingShiong the shama

I now have a shama called YingShiong
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A rescue that I am involved in



At about 11 am 2 Dec 2005, I received a call from my
friend CM. He was excited and explained to me he
caught a very colorful bird walking around and unable
to fly. We met up around noon to take over that bird.
I was surprised that the bird was as colourful as he
said and not exaggerated at all.


I bought a small cage on my way back to keep that
bird safe while I try to bring him back to recovery. I
placed in water and YS mash. I dared not keep that
bird with Yingshiong and decided to quarantine it.


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What a wonderful gesture to rescue the beautiful pitta. Now I have to go research this bird and learn more about him.


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Red Raven,

My best was not good enough for that pitta.

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You have seen that two months ago, I knew nothing about shama birds other than shama is the most shy and most timid of aviary bird and had never kept shama in my life.

Yingshiong is an old shama as well, not a young bird with the best chances of being tamed or trained or to bond with.

I believe all that you need is the understanding and the respect for your birds and creatures to do what I have done or to do even more than what I have done.

I chose not to be the Master but as an equal with my bird, whether the bird is Tinkerbell or YingShiong.


You decide if I gained, or if I lost in the exchange.


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"Yingshiong first graduation photographs"
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New photos of YS hovering


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Shama Yingshiong songs

I managed to do some short recordings of Yingshiong
singing.

The writeup is in here.

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More Shama Yingshiong songs including his mimic of
Ivan meows

Read writeup in here
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First failure at harnessing of Yingshiong

Folks,

While I posted the success of each milestones, I also
must post my failures as well.
Despite my earlier preparations for Yingshiong, the
actual harnessing of him was a disaster. The photos and details can be read
in "First attempts at harness"
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2006/02/18/

Subsequent days recorded the recovery of
his trust in me.

I am plotting as to what other schemes I should try or to throw up the towel and just enjoy YS only at home. But giving up would mean such a loss to YS as well as to me, that he might never fly safely outside and broaden his experience beyond the walls and ceiling of the apartment.

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Shama Yingshiong Chapter 1 ending - my last report



To friends of Yingshiong,

I do hope you enjoyed the time that I have spend with
Yingshiong the shama. That a shy timid aviary bird can
indeed bond with one that treat him as equal and
patient and can be a companion bird. That they
deserved more than just being kept in a cage or an
aviary.

Do remember that Yingshiong was old when he came to
me. You need not go and get a young bird to do what we
have done. You can do what I have done or even better
from the reports I left behind.

Perhaps I should not have tried it with Yingshiong at
all. In which case, no one in the world would have
guessed that a shy timid aviary bird is capable of
bonding to be a companion bird. Yingshiong also would
not have rediscovered flight and entralled all of you
with his behaviour , antics , mischief, love, music
and most of all, his magic.

In a few days, I will be working and living in another
part of the world. With the fear of bird flu, it is
obvious I cannot think of taking YS with me. My wife
will not be joining me there as there will be
restrictions on her there that she will not be used
to.

I hope you enjoyed our accounts and will look on your
birds with a different light, be their beaks be hook
or straight.

I am sorry in the short time I have left, I might not
be able to answer any of you. I have many things to
arrange in this short time left. But I do not think it
right for me to go without a word.

You know I yearned to be back with Tinkerbell. This
road I take may lead me indirectly back to her again.

You understand now why I decided not to go ahead and
re-attempt with the harness recently. I knew YS will
be more receptive the second time. But I knew I would
not have the time to follow through. I also had to
test out other parameters if YS is to be looked after
by my wife Joy. I knew there was this coming change
but it was not firm until last night.

*continued in the Live Journal report URL below*

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/58877.html


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On shama, parrots, owls , falcons and living fossils

Hi folks,

I have been back to shama YingShiong and am again in
Riyadh. I was snubbed by YS for a few days. My
report on that is in

Singapore and Yingshiong again 3 months after

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Videos of Tinkerbell and Yingshiong Singing

To all friends of Tinkerbell and Yingshiong,

My wife uploaded a few videos. Those are old videos of Tinkerbell and of scenes in Taiwan. You can also see Yingshiong singing and display.

That can be access via
http://shimmertje.livejournal.com/79634.html

I cannot see any of them as I am in Riyadh, Saudi
Arabia.

Perhaps you might find those videos interesting.


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Very OT - Sheep head and camel milk

The last Saudi friday weekend of 25 Aug was likely to
be the last trip we all be making into the desert
around Riyadh.


You might find "Sheep head and camel milk" to be
interesting. If you have delicate stomach, you might
not wish to read

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/61041.html

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Very OT - To Edge of the World


Likely to be the last report I make from the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia.

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2006/09/03/


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Back to birds and Yingshiong again

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2006/09/14/

The re-acquaintance with YS and persuading of him that
I am ok to be with.

This friday morning, he even flew to me over
intermediate distance as well.

I will be going to Brisbane Australia next week for a
couple of weeks. I will lay some flowers for Steve in
Beerwah.

If any birdie folks in and around Brisbane are free,
it will be nice to meet you over a beer or two. Drop
me an email.


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new videos of Yingshiong
Hi folks,

Here are some more videos taken by my wife that she posted up on Youtube.


Shama gathering at Jurong East.

She came with me to the Friday shama gathering at Jurong East about 3 weeks ago. She took this video of
those shamas singing. They even had this female shama hung in a corner to get those male shamas to try to sing better.

I thought they would be singing better than what they did with so many of shamas there.

I went again to the shama gathering at Bishan on Wednesday night 4 nights back. There were more shamas at Bishan
than in Jurong East. But the performance was about the same.


Boy shamas meet girl shama
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Deepavali day Shama competition at Bedok North , Singapore

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2006/10/23/

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Tinkerbell - Interlude

Friends,

I will be flying to Taiwan on 31 Oct for a short
holiday. I will spend 10 days there to be with my
little girl again starting from 1 November.

I will record that daily into
http://shanlung.livejournal.com from 31 Oct

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Tinkerbell Interlude - The meeting

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2006/11/01/

Other updates will be made naturally and when
possible, so do check on it when you are free


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Tinkerbell Interlude photoset and videos, and start of
next chapter of life


Hello to all my friends around the world,

The last couple of days were spend in collating the
photographs and videos
taken during the Tinkerbell Interlude, a period from
1st November to 8th November
when I was in Taiwan to be with Tinkerbell again.

I sort the photos to cover the day by day with
Tinkerbell.

The Livejournal entries now have the appropriate
photos in them that
better illustrate some of the events I wrote about.
The videos are
also embedded in the Livejournal entries.

You find that in

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My wife would have joined me much earlier in Brisbane but for Yingshiong.

But it is decided Joy will be joining me and farewell to Yingshiong is soon

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Livejournal entry yesterday Thursday 3 May 07
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/66935.html

YS last few days with me
I just landed into Singapore early this morning and back into apartment.
After hugging my wife who was about to leave for her office, Ivan greeted me with meows and
figure of eight curls around my ankle.

Yingshiong looked at me from his flight room and flew about with excitment. Sorrowfully, I incarcerate Ivan for YS to fly out. YS did not fly to me yet on cue as expected.

This trip is made specially to walk Yingshiong into his next chapter. I first spend a few days with him and on Monday, he will be taken to Jurong Bird Park. Then in the evening, I fly back to Brisbane.

I waffled and flip flop between JBP or my friend huge aviary.

Between the beauty of living in dangerous world against the cocoon of a safe aviary of my friend

For him to engage in life/death struggle with all the magic or a safe existence

He will be living in the largest aviary in the world, the JBP waterfall aviary

I will be leaving apartment soon to buy YS succulent crickets. I will spoil him rotten over the next few days.



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An update.



At first, only crows and bush turkeys came regularly for the food I set for birds. The earlier flock of crows that I disliked swarming about the food dishes resolved itself to a single crow that condescend to patronising us. I do like this particular crow that you can see in video later.

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Merry Christmas from Tinkerbell, Shanlung and Joy from
Taiwan.

Total healing and final closure had been acheived by
all of us.


Blogging been on in Livejournal.
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Unfortunately, one of the worst nightmares for a parrot owner has happened. Tinkerbell is lost. frown

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UPDATE - Tinkerbell has been found and is back home again!
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Mavis,

Thanks for updating to the folks here when I was incapacitated by events during that Christmas break.

And folks, here is what I send when I received news and heard confirmation last night. You understand if I was too happy to ask more than the bare outline. I will follow up with as detailed a report just in case you decide to fly your parrot in Bantienyen one day.

So sorry to subject you folks to this agony and ectasy.


Warmest regards

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Tinkerbell - Rescue at Bantienyen

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More self flagellation on my part.

Tinkerbell - Bantienyen In Retrospect
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An episode with a less stressful Tinkerbell

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Visiting Tiki in Brisbane and end of Australian Chapter
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Shama Yingshiong - Final Closure
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Tinkerbell - A good closure - April 2008


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I am now working and living in Muscat, Oman

Catching up in Muscat and Riamfada might fly with me.

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/79690.html

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Folks,



It is kind of strange how much creatures in my house can energise me. And birdies especially.

As you all know, first was Tinkerbell, then came Yingshiong.

Now it is Riamfada.

Here is a trip over my last weekend, made without him. In the near future, you all will be seeing Oman through our collective eyes the way you had seen Taiwan via me and Tinkerbell.


shanlung: Turtle watching at Raz Al Jinz and Riamfada independence


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You might like the photos here


Karmic retribution on Katie and Riamfada trust


http://shanlung.livejournal.com/84195.html

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Riam thumb his nose at me/ flying lunge / double locking that barn door

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There are two recent journal entries that you might find interesting and with photos embedded in it


Riam at Siefa beach flying up to me on sand dune against stiff cross wind

Riamfada outing to Yiti/Seifa beaches // Katie's first 'present' to us



Wadi walk: Al Wadi Al Saghir with Riamfada



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Riam want the neighbourhood walk // Maya's CAG bullies her //Riamfada gave me her first painful bite
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/96157.html

19-22 Feb 09 //Radwanski visit & Nizwa // Katie & Dommie to Wadi Fanja
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/96486.html


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Latest updates


26-27Feb Cherry blossoms at mountain village Wekan // Yiti
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/96688.html



5Mar onward - and 2 kitties at Wadi Fanja again
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/96849.html


12 March Nakhal Fort/hotsprings
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/97041.html

We said our goodbyes to our beasties in Oman
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/97366.html

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Tinkerbell - Rhapsody in Spring 2009


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Reflections on Tinkerbell //Smelling roses on mountains // Attack on my wife


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[color:#3333FF] [/color] [b] [/b] I hope that no one will look at these pictures and assume it is okay to take their birds outside for free flight. I also hope anyone in the market for a cage will not buy round cages. That may have been all that was available outside this country but round cages are not a good idea at all, as recommended by most bird experts. All birds prefer to have a corner to retreat to, when they feel it's necessary. Birds who are forced to live in round cages can develop a lot of behavior problems and phobias.

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You are right Skydanzer, round cages are not the best cages for birds and they do appear to feel safer if they have a corner, preferably against a wall, to retreat to at times.

Shanlung does not talk about free flight though - his birds are harnessed with a long line attached.


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Mavis,

smile

Thank you for speaking up for me.

Skydanzer,

I hope too that no one on the basis of photos, thought they know everything and go on to do what I am doing.

That will be a pity as I wrote much on the background of what I have done and perhaps you might find the time to read too.

A good starting point is this summary and background here

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/8284.html

Inside that summary will be further URLs to even more detailed training.

I share your fear too that people might see the photos and immediately jump on the ramparts of a medieval fortress which can be dangerous for all.







Or on the photos below, take their cats to go walking outside with parrot in the wadi nearest to them. No leash on the cats too. I can only say I hope they read of the training we all did prior to those photos.




I was wondering why you chose to make such a passionate call against against round cage as if I should be an example to hold up to castigate against.

Perhaps you were shocked at seeing a round cage in my living room with Yingshiong the white rumped shama flying above it, so much so that you only can think of that round cage and not the shama flying freely in the apartment.

I hope to think a lot more people saw my birdies flying freely at home and inspired to do the same than to see an obscure round cage on living room floor and rush out to buy round cages.

That round cage was used once to transport Yingshiong to my apartment. It was then left on the living room floor as YS showed me he love to perch on the hook of that cage. That cage was last used by me when I gave Yingshiong to the Jurong Bird Park rejecting offers of US$5000 and 'name your price' for Yingshiong when I could no longer keep Yingshiong.

It might interest you to know from the statistics in my website that you can access, more than 3/4 of the hits came from non English speaking countries in the East. They went on to read what I wrote, saw even more photos and videos and the training, and went on to consider no using cages at all.

My birdies are all kept in their own rooms. The cages were/are wired permanently to stay open so they can come and go as they please.

Perhaps you might do the same too to your flock.







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Thanks Shanlung - I knew you would give a better reply, but did not want the comments to remain unanswered until you returned here. I love your stories!


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Mavis,

Thank you.

Here is the latest

Do not pass go, do not collect $200// cutting entangling line //Katie threw tantrum


http://shanlung.livejournal.com/98315.html

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Here is another update of even more mishaps on me


Oman snorkelling//Dommie threw tantrum or mad dogs & Englishmen // Riamfada takeoffs

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/98648.html

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That recovering IRN // Riam not so cooperative on her take-offs

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That rescued IRN// If you think your summer is hot // Cargo Cult// I saw Riam flying backwards


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Michael and Neda - Yesterday was the day the music died.

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/101102.html

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Belated compilations of some beasties/birdies events of Australia
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/101647.html



photos of mash making / work of art rod&reel / Dommie at beach / holiday
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/102122.html

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Dimaniyat - Swimming with dolphins// Rescued Black Naped Oriole // Desecrating work of art rod/reel

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Riamfada - Overnight with her to Turtle Watching at Raz Al Jinz

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Replies & thoughts of Seifa Great Escape // Cyrus Oriole // An iftar meal

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Mash Batch 6 // Flying in Shangrila Muscat // Seifa Al Sheikh Revisited
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Riamfada - Just being at home
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Ramadan & Kitties on beach// Chess -1st Saturday IM Tournament // Tinkerbell Harness for Piper

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Last time to beach for Dommie // Cats at home //3 days 2 nights at Turtle Beach Resort
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wow...! really Amazing. i like your flying gray parrot. Its an interesting point, She loves to go riding

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Thomas,

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Riamfada for sale //Some other stuff

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Dubai trip //Ivan & Batty // Roundabout come.
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Harry Potter // Rustaq // 1st overland into Lhasa
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11 hour, 11 day and 11 month
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Tinkerbell for sale // Riamfada at Wadi Bani Awf and Nakhal revisited
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Nakhal and Rustaq with friends

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Riamfada foraging // 3 days 2 nights at Wadi Bani Awf and ending of this chapter

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With my son in Budapest and Amsterdam // Setting the foundations for Riamfada's future

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Katie & Dommie at Buwah//Good to be a cowardly wimpy traveller

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I think folks will be pleased with either of these two families and Riam will be well looked after and loved when we have to part.

Mohammed family visit Riamfada // Visit to Harry and his emus
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Thank you for following and thus encouraging me to write .

This will be a very difficult decision to make. Riamfada has captured their hearts in a painful way as you can see.

Harry, Jabris & Suleiman will all meet at my villa this Thursday 21 Jan at 630pm to see the cooking of Tinkerbell Mash Batch 7

Haiti // Visit to Jabri family

See the incredible intelligence of Riam in a difficult flight here

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Riamfada free flights at Buwah

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Morning with Harry & the decision// Sultan of Oman Palace// Tinkerbell Mash Batch 7

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Dedication // Raining curses on Katie at Al Felaij Dam // Riam in cage at Jabri
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Al Falaj again//Meeting Max //Sailing regatta Extreme Sailing Series Asia
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Buwah Free Flight 2 // Wadi Harban // Riamfada with Jabris again

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At times the harness and leash is important for peace of mind such as in this.


Riamfada & cherry blossoms at Wekan // Tour De Oman

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Edited for links to mature content.

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Chile // Riamfada free flights at the edge of Rub Al Khali

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Reflections on Riamfada at edge of the Empty Quarter and some rants

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Free flights at Edge of Rub Al Khali Revisited

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Last Footfall in Nepal// Sharon & kitty advice // Riamfada over weekend 18-19 March

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Earth Hour // Riamfada and neighbourhood magpies // Lonely home
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Al Felaj & horses //
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Smolensk // Looking for Balad Sayt // Recent neighbourhood walks
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Iceland and Goldman // Jebel Akhdar // Tinkerbell mash batch 8
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Keeping an eye for Arabian Oryx and blue whale//How much mash Riam ate
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World smallest water lily // Seeing Balad Sayt // More of how much mash Riam ate
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I'm a foreign in this forum but I believe that I do share the same intuition to most of the users here. I got my first African Grey as a wedding gift during my weeding a couple of years ago. It's so stunning since the parrot congratulate me, his name is Chito. We're having a great time until now, he's playing mate is my Japanese dog name Chiki. Looking forward to hear some great moments from you guys.

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Craftmaster,

A grey is a magical creature that can be more than human. I am humbled to have shared my life with one.


Latest set of data shows Tinkerbell Mash remained good for over 24 hours out of refridgerator. But I cannot recommend that for anyone. I will change that after the day

I was wrong thinking that mash sour after 3-4 hours.


Month of soccer // Cyclone Phet & Riamfada neighbourhood hide & seek // Mash eating

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Hand of Clod //3 hour and day old Mash // Outdoor hide&seek recalls

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SA 2010 & things //other Batchs of mash? //Katleen//neighbour walks & exuberant flights

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Thanks for your kind appreciation Shan.

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craftmaster and all friends here,

Please take note especially of last URL below


SA 2010 & current affairs // Cost of mash experiments & sexy cleavage// More Riam hide&seek recalls

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/116336.html


Mystic octopus // Snake Tshirt and more hide&seek recalls //Countdown to chapter end

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My last notification here. Content above will tell you why.
Write to me to be included in my mailing list for livejournal update notifications.


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Pakistan//mind of parrot//Tinkerbell Mash Batch 9//Riamfada pulling up cup//Villa walkabout
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Pakistan//Riamfada at home//Dommie at the beach again Ramadhan 2010 //Villa walkabout 3

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Riamfada flying into home//Neighbourhood hide&seek

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9-11//Dommie final visit to ocean Ramadan 2010 & unsheduled Riamfada free flight//The Day Approaches

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Last few bitter sweet days with my creatures of Oman.

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Those birds are so beautiful. i hope i will by one next year.

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Masini,

Not only are they beautiful, their intelligience are so profound and humbling.
It is so important to regard them as companions and not as pets. They will return your love many times over.

Latest update. This chapter with Riamfada will end in just a few days.

A slice of the Artic//Riamfada again around neighbourhood // Riamfada cage// round the mulberry bush
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Riamfada free flights in villa // And around neighbourhood
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Riamfada freeflight hide&seek // When I am with her, am I with her? // Handing over sequence
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Paw prints in the sand
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Living life again after Riamfada
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I hope you never have to make use of what I have written here.

But you never know that dreadful day may come. And perhaps then you are glad that you read this.

Search & recovery of your lost birdie
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Start of another chapter in my life.

Meet LiBai, the Greater Green Leaf bird
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Latest update.


Earthquake, tsunami and meltdown // Li Bai the man // Li Bai the bird
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I know LiBai is not grey and bill not hooked.
I also write a lot which might have nothing to do with birdies at all.

I also might write of grey as well drawing lessons from times with Tinkerbell and Riamfada.
This healing too might get me to going through the photos of Riam my wife took and posted up. Not
to talk about likely coming trip to see Tink.

I find it emotionally difficult to abandon this thread as Tink is that first love and still the main love and without her, the rest of my path would not be possible.

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I have never come in contact with a GGLB. Lovely. Congratulations on your new companion. I look forward to reading about your life with him.



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Originally Posted By: Heather - Birds
I have never come in contact with a GGLB. Lovely. Congratulations on your new companion. I look forward to reading about your life with him.



Hi Heather,

Few folks, at least in the West , ever heard of shama for that matter.


You might even have missed Yingshiong, the white rumped shama that was a gift from Tinkerbell. WR shama is the world finest song bird weighing 30 grams.
Shamas are classified as 'aviary birds'. They are among the most timid of birds but they are also the best song birds in the world.

Yingshiong was born wild . Yingshiong was caught in the forest at 3 years old and he was 5years old when he was given into my care.
You can see from the daily blog I kept that he flew to me on recall within a month. Breeders of 4 decades of experience with shamas told me my photos are the first ever of a male shama landing on a human. I just think none of them thought of ever trying in the first place. And they had not met that birdwhisperer of Tsaoling that inspired me that much

You can see how I adapted what I wrote in Tinkerbll Legacy to work with a shama instead. Why a shama? I just could not get another parrot into my life even then at that time.







You can hear him in these recordings.

http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/shamasong.html

http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/shamasong2.html

I hope Li Bai the GGLB will honor me in time with the same friendship as Yingshiong

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I need better tight fitting blinkers // Li Bai the pig
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News // Poetry // Li Bai -Conditioning the clicker
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A bit more

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Hope you like this too.

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Charlie and clicker training - beyond touch target //LiBai on finger and in slow motion videos
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Slow mo videos // Li Bai in touch target , beyond touch target and cued slow mo recalls & Ivan
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LiBai and weight control
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LiBai metabolic rate and graduation
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I'm curious, for someone without experience using clicker training ... what resource would you recommend for a beginner? I find your posts very interesting and enjoy reading them.

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Heather,

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Thank you.

I think the best book by far on clicker training is Dont shoot the dog written by Karen Pyror.
Do try to get your hands on this book. It is not a dry academic book talking of mere techniques. Techniques without the understanding behind the techniques will never work in the long run.

In clicker training, you must have fun. If you do not have the fun, you will have the fear. And sadly that will be as detrimental to your beastie or birdie as yourself.

The postings that I did earlier this month, and the URLs embedded within, will give you a very good picture what to expect in clicker training.

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Charlie and clicker training - beyond touch target //LiBai on finger and in slow motion videos
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/126488.html

Clicker training is easy. Even more easy than what I wrote of it to be, and a lot more fun for you than you imagine.

Just take it slowly. And enjoy that journey. The journey is as much if not more than the destination.

Hope you will enjoy this report as well even if it contained photos of a camera in ghastly shade of pink.
And the videos and recordings of the shama competition at Bishan 23 April.

In defence of chicken feed // LiBai // Shama singing competition at Bishan
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So much more fun with flighted birdie, and their wings sheer beauty to behold.








shanlung: Events that happened // LiBai flights in apartment

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Tinkerbell -Summer of 2011 // Ivan and LiBai // LiBai voilational flights to me //

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LiBai - Footprints in the sand
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Enjoy your time with your friends! I can't believe 1990 was over 20 years ago, time flies ...


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That 20 years seemed like blink of an eye on one hand. I still have crystal clarity recall of some of those events when things that happened a month ago got forgotten.

On the other hand, that event felt to me like a few lifetimes ago separated by major chapters if not books of my life.

I will be leaving for the airport and Taiwan in under an hour time. I will be leaving Sieben behind in the care of my wife and Ivan. He is that Abby I wrote about in last report.

I will find then if Facebook lied to me in its assertion that my age is 23 years old when I climb those mountains with my friends after seeing Tinkerbell.

Further reports will be from Taiwan.

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To Shanlung - How to do Free Flight Outside
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What prompted me to write mentality of grey // Imprinting of birds// A fairy in my life

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what's it? can not tell from the pictures

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moinsparfum,

Wikipedia will tell you more on that Asian Fairy Bluebird here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Fairy-bluebird

I can tell you more of mine here

Meet Oberon

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Sieben lost his life // A crack in the ice

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A funny thing happened on the way to the forum // Building trust & understanding with Oberon


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Oberon - Plans are like wishes // Turning Sieben into a lap cat // I Should be sadistic to Ivan?


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Mirror mirror on the wall // Oberon - His future // Kitties Sieben & Ivan

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Doink doink // food management //Oberon - Ending this chapter

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Oberon -Returning him to the realm of Fairy Queens

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Bird born in captivity & 353 heads // Meet Jackie

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Wild caughts // Jackie and Jackie Mash // plug for Formosan Blue Magpies

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Woes of a hill mynah food formulator // Jackie getting to know me

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Tinkerbell on motorbike // Jackie, the Greater Indian Hill Mynah and his treats
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and remembrance
11th hour , 11th day, 11th month
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Should we give up trying to save the panda? //Jackie & wife & kitty/Jackie Mash Batch 1 & clicker
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Shanlung foraging for birdies // Jackie and clicker training

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Jackie graduation // Climate change

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

That chapter continued.

Jackie going beyond graduation & excitment with kitties // Jackie fruit mash 02 & Jackie mash 02

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Evil Sieben // Jackie long & winding road to trust // Being a peasant

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36 Strategems// Metabolic studies on Jackie and first voilational flight// Perfidious Sieben

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More Jackie metabolics // hide and seek recalls // horrendous injury on Jackie

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