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Tinkerbell Legacy - Living with a flying parrot

Riamfada around neighbourhood // Mrs Jabri harnessing Riamfada // Riamfada as perch maker
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Riamfada around neighbourhood


more photos in flickr folder 'Riamfada around neighbourhood '
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanlung/sets/72157625005131410/


We continued to do our neighbourhood walks. For us both, and for our Dommie and Riamfada.

Summer is clearly over. At about 530pm when we go out, it was not that hot anymore, a nice cool 26-28C as against mid 30C.

Here was Riamfada, doing another fly-in over the garden wall into our compound and onto me.
She became a lot more confident. Luckily I was inside my garden and not seen her antics outside.

She winged down the road. Got way past our place, flew over the trees and circled over the neighbour villa 1 wall, looped over their roof , and then came over to me.

Photos said it better.

Notice that she flew over the trees. The leash line was dragged by her through the branches as the leash was thin enough. There must be no knots on the line or the line would get caught. A smooth line would be dragged through.

But I had to cut the line to rewind it on the reel, and reattached the line to the Hawaiian clasp later.

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Here is yet another of Riamfada doing a flight around the corner of the road to me.

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We saw above us an awesome sight of flocks of migrating birds in V formation.
Sometimes breaking up, and then reforming again.

We could not make out what birds they were. They were all heading in the Eastly direction.


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Mrs Jabri harnessing Riamfada

The Jabri family came over a few evenings ago. They brought us farewell going away momentos. I went through with Mrs Jabri how to use the harness using her hand as a parrot and then using my hand. The harnessing must be smooth and certain. I got her to practise and practise again and again. Using my hand as a parrot. The movements must be sure and confident.

And also the attaching of the Hawaiian clasp onto the swivel. You recalled that unscheduled free flight on the beach where Riam unfastened the single knot on that swivel joint? I treble locked that barn door. 3 lines are now attached to hold that swivel joint. Each line has 2 series of knots. That incident just will not ever happen again.

Mrs Jabri then went harness Riamfada for the first time. That was successful to her delight.

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Riamfada as perch maker

Long time ago, I bought a hostess trolley. That was with the purpose of wheeling the cage in and out of Riamfada's room.

The trolley was not used at all as you all know I hardly bothered with the cage at all.

That hostess trolley was left in Riamfada's room as a table next to the window. That table top was porcelian tiles with a wood border. I noticed Riamfada started to chew and chew on the wood border. I resigned myself to having that entire hostess trolley chewed away.

To my surprise, t was not just mindless chewing by Riamfada. She chewed the wood around the tile surface leaving just a nub of wood. That she would use as a perch. To be on and either look out of the window or just chill out.

You see for yourself in the last photo how much wood she chewed away to fashion her own perch.

It appeared I am not the only perch maker in the house.


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Change of flight plan

Winding down in Muscat took a bit more time then I thought. I forgot that after Ramadan, there was a week of public holiday. That affected my winding down plans.

So instead of flying off on 26 Sept 2010, I will now fly off on 3rd Oct 2010.





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I knew we were here in Oman on borrowed time since the end of last year. Ever since early this year, I expected I have to leave Oman and all my creatures here. If you have not known about all that and wondered why I cannot take Riamfada with me, please read the following.

Riamfada foraging // 3 days 2 nights at Wadi Bani Awf and ending of this chapter
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/107799.html


Closing this chapter//Buwah off Harban with Dommie// Beautiful Wadi Qurai
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/108103.html

Dedication // Raining curses on Katie at Al Felaij Dam // Riam in cage at Jabri
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/110199.html

Mystic octopus // Snake Tshirt and more hide&seek recalls //Countdown to chapter end
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/116653.html

It is painful enough for me as it is. So please read or re-read above before you write to me wondering why I have to leave them. Please do not make it even more painful for me to reply and tell you things I have said above because you had not read that.


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An important key in your relationship and understanding your parrot mentality from Tinkerbell Legacy
Tinkerbell Legacy - Living with a flying parrot - Rant 03 (a flighted parrot mentality)
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2187.html

Important old letters on harness
Harness for flighted parrots – To Nick and folks
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/8284.html

August, 2005.
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2005/08/

‘ cargo cult'
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/100244.html

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



Making of Tinkerbell Mash
Morning with Harry & the decision// Sultan of Oman Palace// Tinkerbell Mash Batch 7
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/109957.html

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If you like the photos here, they are all taken by my wife and uploaded on my behalf by her.

She has her own sets of photos in her Flickr account here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shimmertje/collections/




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FREE FLIGHT IS LIFE AND DEATH PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS YOURSELF UNLESS YOU DO KNOW.
NEVER EVER FREE FLY WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE AS THIS CAN LEAD TO LOSS AND DEATH OF YOUR BIRD.


If what I wrote help you and you like to help, give a thought
for the wildlife sharing our planet.
Do write that cheque to Gerald Durrell wildlife trust

I am a life member of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Do join us to do
whatever we can for the wildlife that shared our planet.


http://www.durrellwildlife.org/
or to any wildlife conservation body of your choice


DEDICATION
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For those that through no fault of their own, or otherwise, and had to part painfully and unwillingly from their beastie or birdies, whether in the past, or the present, or in the future, I dedicate the saga of Riamfada that I had wrote , and continue to write to that final handover , to you all.

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