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  • Yingshiong and Tinkerbell

    The old thread

    http://www.kicaumania.or.id/forums/s...GreenLeaf-Bird


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    I thought I should mention in here.

    A bit of the background to that. You knew I given up Yingshiong the white rumped shama to the Jurong Bird Park in 2006. I refused blank cheque offers so that he could fly in huge aviaries in JBP.
    I went back to see him in 2008
    Shama Yingshiong - Final Closure

    Then I was there and wrote of that about a year ago uncertain if I seen Yingshiong
    New camera at Jurong Bird Park // Shades of Yingshiong

    I was afraid of asking for Yingshiong as that was so many years ago, even if it seem to me just a short while back. What if I was told Yingshiong died or they at the JBP do not know what I was talking about. After all, they have thousands of birds, bigger and more valuable than a tiny white rumped shama.

    I now cut to a recent posting I did in my facebook

    You know I do not have birdies now and not have any until I find that place I will retire in where ever that might be. I thought my interactions with birdies will be restricted to what I can shoot in my camera even though I got myself a year pass into Jurong Bird Park. I also got a year pass into Singapore Zoo , and a year pass into Gardens by the Bay. But perhaps my interactions with birds might be more than just looking at them. I accepted an offer to be a Docent of Wildlife Reserves Singapore , an offer made to me I suspect largely because I am a year pass holder and not because of me as Shanlung. That will give me free and unlimited access into the Zoo and JBP. I am still undergoing training to be Docent in the JBP. That depends also on my being able to pass the tests they conduct. And my being in Singapore long enough (remember I am about to go on my walkabout to check out retirement places). In a strange way, I will be having a lot to do with all kinds of parrots from African greys to Hyacinth Macaws, white rumped shamas to green leaf birds, and Hornbills, and raptors and more. See what Jurong Bird Park is about. I strongly suggest that those planning to visit JBP for the first time should allocate an entire day here at the least. You might even see and talk to me as one of your guide into the bird world.
    http://www.birdpark.com.sg/


    I was assigned to the station of my choice and into the JBP. In last weekend, 22 March 2014, I and others were at the JBP for station training. Part of the training was a guided walk into the South East Asian aviary. When we were there, I saw a white rumped shama flying in the huge walk in aviary and not in the side aviaries of that SEA exhibit. That shama flew in front of me a couple of times.

    After that walk and the training session was over, I finally gathered my courage and asked that guide how long he was in JBP. If he told me he was there for 5 years or so, I would not ask if he known Yingshiong. He told me he was there for 15 years.

    I then asked if he knew of Yingshiong with my heart in my mouth. To my surprise, he told me yes, he know of Yingshiong. And that he was flying about in that huge walk in aviary. He asked how I knew. I then told him I am the Shanlung who gave him up. He smiled and said that yes, he been to my web pages a long time ago but had not known I was among the latest batch of Docents.

    I smiled too. That likely it was Yingshiong that flew a couple of time in front of me.

    And since I am a Docent there, I will be seeing a lot more of Yingshiong.

    And I bought my ticket to Taiwan , Apr 10-24, where I will be seeing Tinkerbell again.
    Shanlung
    http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/sigpic

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    Re: Yingshiong and Tinkerbell

    Nice journal Mr. [MENTION=1914]shanlung[/MENTION] , would you post some pictures of "Yingshiong" here sir?
    Thanks and reputation sent..
    Nice to know you
    sigpic

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    • #3
      Re: Yingshiong and Tinkerbell

      Sorry I found I cannot post attachments here.
      For photos of Yingshiong, and Libai and my birds, go to my webpage. Every click and new refresh of web page
      will show new photos

      http://shanlung.com/

      You can see how Yingshiong flew to me when I called and how he will return to his cage in his room when I asked him to.
      You can also hear how he sang

      http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2006/10/08/


      Warmest regards

      Shanlung
      山 龍

      http://shanlung.com/
      Shanlung
      http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/sigpic

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      • #4
        Re: Yingshiong and Tinkerbell

        Originally posted by shanlung View Post
        Sorry I found I cannot post attachments here.
        hy, Mr Shanlung nice to Meet you on KM...
        I will try to help

        Tap Manually :
        [IMG]Link location[/IMG]

        Regards,
        Oyeb

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        • #5
          Re: Yingshiong and Tinkerbell



          Thanks to bjongkular.
          Above one of my favourite.
          Shanlung
          http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/sigpic

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          • #6
            Re: Yingshiong and Tinkerbell

            Originally posted by shanlung View Post
            Thanks to bjongkular
            Nice share 先生...

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            • #7
              Re: Yingshiong and Tinkerbell

              Originally posted by shanlung View Post
              Thanks to bjongkular.
              Above one of my favourite.
              Your Welcome Sir.....

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              • #8
                Re: Yingshiong and Tinkerbell

                This was done long time ago.

                You can hear Yingshiong singing below
                http://www.shanlung.com/shamasong.html

                You can hear Yingshiong singing and imitating my cat below
                http://www.shanlung.com/shamasong2.html


                Warmest regards

                Shanlung
                山 龍

                http://shanlung.com/
                Shanlung
                http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/sigpic

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                • #9
                  Re: Yingshiong and Tinkerbell

                  Originally posted by shanlung View Post
                  This was done long time ago.

                  You can hear Yingshiong singing below
                  http://www.shanlung.com/shamasong.html

                  You can hear Yingshiong singing and imitating my cat below
                  http://www.shanlung.com/shamasong2.html


                  Warmest regards

                  Shanlung
                  山 龍

                  http://shanlung.com/
                  Nice share Mr Shanlung....

                  zoo in the house

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                  • #10
                    Re: Yingshiong and Tinkerbell

                    wooowww Nice share Mr Shanlung
                    SEPIRO GEDENE REKOSO YEN TINOMPO AMUNG DADI COBO

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                    • #11
                      Re: Yingshiong and Tinkerbell

                      On the 26 March, I wrote that I might have seen Yingshiong my old shama. Go back to that entry if you have not seen that.
                      Anyway, today on 30 March, was another of the Docent training at JBP from 1 to 3 pm. When that was over, I walked out of JBP with the others in my group. I was not certain if I want to check if YS was there and if he still knew me. I was a bit of a coward. I then retraced my steps and went back into JBP. I am still a Friend of Birds and a yearly pass holder to walk into JBP and Singapore Zoo.

                      I was glad not many people were in the South East Asia rain forest exhibit. With a heavily planted over center section walk in aviary and with hundreds of birds of different color and sizes there.

                      I walked and called “Yingshiong come come come”. Nothing came. I tried that a few times , glad no one was there. I reached the far end and saw a little shama high above me on a branch. I was not even sure if that was Yingshiong as those tiny white rumped shama looked so much alike.



                      I stood there watching him for ten minutes and decided that could not be Yingshiong. He then dived from his branch down towards me and did a circular flight about me and landed on the ground about 3-4 feet in front of me. He then flew to the side and perched there.








                      No other birds which were not even as shy as a shama would have done that. He sang very softly to me. I mentioned the very soft singing of YS before in http://www.shanlung.com/shamasong.html

                      I did not have my Olympus EPL5.
                      That camera gave up the ghost last night when I went with my wife to celebrate Earth hour with Spiderman https://www.facebook.com/events/1425245187720226/

                      I was going to take that to Olympus repair center to see if that camera of just one year can be resurrected.

                      I only had my Nokia state of art phone of 7 years ago. I resisted the arm twisting done by my wife on me to take her Iphone. That old Nokia could not take good photos. I had to be very near YS to take the photos you are seeing.

                      YS then flew 15 meters away to a branch on high tree. That was near a bench so I went there to sit and see what else that shama would do.



                      In a while, he flew down nearer to me. I decided I would not even try to get YS to land on me as he needed to be wild.






                      I remained contended he flew down near me. After another 30 minutes or so, I said my goodbye to him and that we will meet again.
                      Shanlung
                      http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/sigpic

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                      • #12
                        Re: Yingshiong and Tinkerbell

                        It's a very amazing story between you and the beloved YS, even been separated for 7 years. I'm sure if YS still recognized you sir as owner, the relationship between us and birds are very difficult to remove. The YS saw and came closer with you, to show signs that's still know you.

                        Thanks for shared great pictures and great stories with Kicau Mania members.

                        Warm regards,
                        Hengky from Medan, North Sumatra - ID
                        sigpic

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                        • #13
                          Re: Yingshiong and Tinkerbell

                          From my facebook. But should be here in this thread too.

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                          I felt like a fool. After all, I could not recognise Yingshiong at first. I wanted to believe that was YS but dared not believe that was YS and therefore thought that was not YS at first.
                          YS must have seen thousands of humanoids walking there. And to a Caucasian, Chinese all look alike and with Chinese, all Caucasians look alike.

                          What about to a tiny bird? Wouldnt humans all look the same to the birdie? The last time YS was with me was until early 2006 when I went to Riyadh. And for visit in 2008. Clearly it was YS who recognised me to have done that circling flights around me and landed in front of me, and flew about near me, about 3 feet from me.
                          YS showed better memory than I had. And when he showed he remembered me, I did not say "Yingshiong come come come" anymore. He was already there. And much as I like the thought of him landing on me, I had to restrain myself and have minimum interactions with YS for his own long term good. I hate the thought that if I got him used to landing on me, he might land on other visitors. But that being said, YS never landed on my wife and friends much as they tried even with bribing YS shamelessly.
                          Shanlung
                          http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/sigpic

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                          • #14
                            Re: Yingshiong and Tinkerbell

                            Originally posted by shanlung View Post
                            YS then flew 15 meters away to a branch on high tree. That was near a bench so I went there to sit and see what else that shama would do.
                            Amazing...it's really Mr.shanlung?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Yingshiong and Tinkerbell

                              From my facebook today

                              Last Saturday, 5 April 2014, was another of my docenting thingie at Jurong Bird Park. That was in morning from 10 to 12. You know I had this disquiet mingled with strong desire to see Yingshiong. Part of me already more than satisfied YS still around, and can be seen and heard, and still showed that he remembered me. The other part was to leave him alone and be in his new life. I felt it will not do to keep seeing him daily or even on weekly basis. Then I thought, hang on a moment, I probably will not be able to see him for close to 2 months. You know I be flying off to Taiwan from 10-24 April. Followed by almost the whole of May in Bali and Lombok.
                              So I thought I say hi to him in his South East Asia Aviary. I walked to the end and place where I last saw him. I called his name but could not see him. In a while, a tiny black and red bird flew to a branch and remained there. Almost like not acknowledging me. I stood there a while and he remained on his branch for that while. I was not unhappy that he did not seem to do more such as flying that circle around me and landing in front of me that he did that first time.
                              I was happy enough that he was there.
                              That day was heavily drizzling the entire day. I was under my umbrella. My poor YS might have been under shelter of a leaf and came out into the wet and the rain for me. I told him silently until the next time and I walked off.
                              Shanlung
                              http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/sigpic

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