Tinkerbell & Yingshiong - A different kind of relationship with your birds
Posted: 18 June 2008 01:54 AM   [ Ignore ]
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This is a love story of me and my Tinkerbell, a free flying Congo African Grey parrot CAG , as we roamed about the mountains and forests and cities of Taiwan. She loves to go riding with me on the motorbike as she sit on a perch on the handle bar.

Later on shama Yingshiong joined me.

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Full details of that and more are in that webpage, together with URLs to the relevant Webshots folders of hundreds of photos. Without those photos, what I wrote will never be believed

As with all love story, it is happy and sad.


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Posted: 04 November 2008 04:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi folks,

I am now living and working in Muscat Oman.


A rescued CAG was given into my care in Muscat on 21 Oct 2008.

I called him Riamfada.  You are welcomed to see his day to day
progress with me.

His story start from here.

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

and continued in
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2008/10/

List of contents of above
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19th
9:35a Why I am in the office in flipflops today - 1 reply
10:44a Catching up in Muscat and Riamfada might fly with me. - 8 replies

24th
4:59p Riamfada with me now - 7 replies

25th
9:13a Riamfada and mash - 3 replies

26th
9:35a Riamfada Graduated from her room! - 7 replies

28th
8:12a Riamfada on hand
2:33p She loved Tinkerbell Mash now!

29th
8:06a feasting for the soul

31st
8:25a Riamfada - I think he is male

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Posted: 03 February 2009 10:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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There are two recent journal entries that you might find interesting and with photos embedded in it  

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

shanlung: Oman won 19th Gulf Cup//Riamfada outing to Yiti/Seifa beaches // Katie’s first ‘present’ to us 

shanlung: Wadi walk: Al Wadi Al Saghir with Riamfada

 

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Posted: 29 September 2009 11:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Riam at Wadi Maih

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Riamfada at Nakhal fortress
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/97041.html


I do believe the fundamental reason why I could do what was done with my birds is that I extend to them the dignity and respect due to sentient beings of equal standing. What they did/do for me was/is done as friend to friend .

The training is a joint effort, and there have been times I was not certain who trained who.

Perhaps I have been lucky in knowing people, a giant that I like to introduce you all to. When you read of our encounters, you understand that he , the birdwhisperer of Tsaoling, is one that I aspire to reach but know I never will.

The letters on that bird whisperer of Tsaoling are below in chronological order. They are all in Part 1 - Early Period of Tinkerbell.

http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/wTsaoLing1.html

http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/wTsaoling2.html

http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/wtsaolingrevisit.htm

http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/wtink2bottles.htm

The visits covered a period of time as can be seen from the date of the letters. You can see in between the 2nd and 3rd visits the additions to the birds of that bird whisperer.

He, that bird whisperer of Tsaoling, is the man that inspired me the most.

If you have time to read only one letter, read that tsaolingrevisit


In Oman, there are two cats with me.

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Cats allowed into room with Riam the first time

 

I hope I do not shock you all too much that the cats joined us when we go outside and far away. They will come when I called them. So I decided to let them join our neighbourhood walks with Riam in
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/93415.html

 

 

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doing our neighbourhood walks

 

I think it was my living with cats and understanding cats that help me with understanding of birds.
You have no hope in hell of ‘alphaship’ over kitties. Neither do you have over a flighted bird.
The understanding of birds then help me with the understanding of cats even more.
And the better understanding of kitties help me with birdies from the time with Tinkerbell.


It was a delicate process of getting my cats to be friends with Riamfada. During the first 2 weeks, the cats were not allowed in the same room as Riamfada and could only watch us through the window.

They are all very good friends now.

I do like my cats too. That is why they join us all in our walks where we lived. When it is safe for the cats, we take them with us to far places too.


It started with Dommie in Wadi Fanja early this year. He was the first to be taken out with us far away.

Where he saw a much much bigger world than he could have imagined. You see for yourself if he liked it, even the water in the wadi. And the videos will show you his coming to me when asked nicely ‘Dommie Dommie come come come’

Report in
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/95979.html

 

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Then Katie, the one who tried to kill me in http://shanlung.livejournal.com/79517.html
joined us as well.

 

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2 cats at Wadi Fanja

You might like to read


http://shanlung.livejournal.com/96486.html

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/96849.html

 


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out to faraway places

 

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getting unsolicited advise where to go to and how to drive

 

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Wadi Fanja

I was a lot more detailed in my livejournal diary of Riamfada and me, as to how the training was done and the thoughts behind all that. I hope you find that if not useful, at least amusing to you all as to life here in Oman.

All the photos above were from events recorded and described in livejournal starting here
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2008/10/


Tell your friends of us should you think our stories can help them , or amuse them

Here are some blog updates.


Riamfada - Overnight with her to Turtle Watching at Raz Al Jinz
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/102845.html


Mash Batch 6 // Flying in Shangrila Muscat // Seifa Al Sheikh Revisited
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/103613.html

 

Riamfada - Just being at home
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/103835.html


Ramadan & Kitties on beach// Chess -1st Saturday IM Tournament // Tinkerbell Harness for Piper
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/104066.html

 

Warmest regards


Shanlung
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Posted: 03 March 2010 10:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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blog updates


Closing this chapter//Buwah off Harban with Dommie// Beautiful Wadi Qurai

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/108103.html


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Thoughts on free flights // Riamfada last weekend with Jabris

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/110450.html


Buwah Free Flight 2 // Wadi Harban // Riamfada with Jabris again

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/111045.html


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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

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/111175.html


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

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/112019.html

 

 


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Shanlung
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Posted: 15 March 2010 08:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Reflections on Riamfada at edge of the Empty Quarter and some rants

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/112576.html

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Shanlung
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Posted: 17 March 2010 12:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Free flights at Edge of Rub Al Khali Revisited

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/112689.html

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Posted: 26 October 2011 10:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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r.morrison - 19 May 2011 10:17 PM

Thank you for all of the wonderful pictures you have shared to us. I really like all especially the one with cats. Very cute.

Thank you!

I hope you like these few updates as well.

To Shanlung - How to do Free Flight Outside
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/129976.html

 

What prompted me to write mentality of grey // Imprinting of birds// A fairy in my life
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/130187.html


Mirror mirror on the wall // Oberon - His future // Kitties Sieben & Ivan
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/131631.html

Doink doink // food management //Oberon - Ending this chapter
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/132037.html

Oberon -Returning him to the realm of Fairy Queens
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/132128.html

Bird born in captivity & 353 heads // Meet Jackie
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/132671.html

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