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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:55 am 

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Hi folks,

Some of you might have known of us from other forums.

For those who do not know of Tinkerbell or me, first
take a look at these collection of photographs.


And village in Southen Taiwan, Kenting where she flew to me in force 7 crosswinds


And in ChiPeng

Each refresh of Tinkerbell main URL below will show more photos taken at random

A love story of me and my Tinkerbell, a flighted 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.

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

I lived with Tink from 2002 to end 2004 in Taiwan for three years. She was given to care of my friend when I could not take her with me. Since then, I returned every year to Taiwan for last 5 years to be with Tink again. The last visit was just a few weeks ago in June/July 2011.

I then lived in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman in the Middle East. A rescued CAG was given over to my care. I called her Riamfada. Riamfada was a hauntingly beautiful magical entity of David Gemmell, the finest fantasy writer in the world. A name befitting to this grey.

She came to me as a frightened ball of grey and with wings asymmetrically clipped.

Her story started here

Then we became good friends. And she got to understand her wings better.

Riamfada flying up to me on sand dune in Seifa beach in stiff cross winds.

Story in


Riamfada flying to me above rampart of Nakhal castle
story in

Eventually, we went on to do free flight. But free flight is not something I recommend to anyone else.


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

You can live with a flying parrot at home.
That is the legacy that Tinkerbell will like you to have

Warmest regards


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:06 pm 
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Good to meet you Shanlung and your birds. I really enjoyed the photos and your stories. Hope to hear back from you soon.
Best wishes


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:14 pm 
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Welcome again Mr. Shanlung.
Thank you for sharing us this rescue experience and Tinkerbell seems healthy and happy,


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:12 pm 

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The longed-for email just arrived.. and I am soooooooooo happy to know that our TINKERBELL IS HOME!!!

So, no more believing the worst.. no more allowing people to give you bad karma and say it is over...


Shanlung and Joy (and the Yu family, of course) are happy, Happy, HAPPY again!

(and happy again, are Tinkerbell's world-wide family!)

Now we just need to get Mr Yu to lift Tink's tail and spank her little feathered booty and then get her to write out a hundred times.. "Tink will come back when called and never turn her family's hair grey again!"

sheesh... the little madam...

never before did a bird have such an enormous following.

and maybe Mr Yu found new friends through this new adventure of Tink's?

Looking forward to reading how they found her etc. ;-)

Warm regards,

Lynne UK (sitting at the computer, with a smile about a mile wide)

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