Friday, September 07, 2018

Little Boid Come Home

5:28 am:
I am going to Osoyoos Park while it is still dark. Perhaps Boid will see me easier?

When the day gets brighter, perhaps Boid will fly down to his cage for his seeds?




6:11 am:
Waiting For Boid
I am playing the rock n roll music that Boid loves.

And are shining lights on Boid's cage.








6:41 am:

I've looked in the tree to see some sign of Boid. But I did not see him.




7:08 am:
The Sun is up now and lighting up the tree. No sign of Boid yet.




7:34 am:
Osoyoos Campground
I am going to camp in the Osoyoos Campground.

There is a campsite right under the tree where Boid was last seen yesterday afternoon by Kevin and Ruth.

Campsite #41 in Osoyoos Park

Note: I believe that Boid is sitting on a branch of the tree in this pic.


8:27 am:
Boid's Last Pic
Yesterday afternoon, my friend Kevin Read took a photo of Boid after he had escaped his cage.

This is not a phone camera pic. This pic was taken with a real camera that has a zoom lens and, as you may see, takes fine pics!

Boid in Big Tree.
[A Kevin Read photo.]

9:02 am:
Using Binoculars
I have been trying to locate Boid in the big tree by using my binoculars. But these binoculars are designed to view at longer distances than the tree.

It's not a clear and sharp image that I see.

A few minutes ago I thought that I found Boid!! I saw something colored blue up there! "That's him!", I said.

But on examination, the blue that I saw was actually a piece of the sky seen thru a bunch of branches and leaves!


9:45 am:
Kevin and Ruth Find Boid!!!
They went walking around the park and from hearing Boid sing, located him in Far Tree.

Boid is very high up in Far Tree. It appears that Far Tree is about 50 yards from Big Tree. Also, Far Tree is very near to the lake.

Boid has sat on one branch for over an hour! And hardly even moved.

Kevin took a pic of Boid in Far Tree with his good quality camera and is going to email me a copy. We intend to publish the Far Tree pic for you to see when we receive it.

Little iPhone also took a pic. But as you may see for yourself, Little iPhone's pic is not as good as Kevin's pics.

Little iPhone's Boid pic in Far Tree.




11:16 am:
Boid Flew Away!
It appeared as though Boid was moving around on his tree branch as though he were preparing to fly down to his cage!

Instead, he flew off his tree branch, went high over his cage on the ground, then kept flying straight ahead and out of my sight!


Little iPhone's very last Boid pic.


2:12 pm:
The Scampy Team Is Happy For Boid!
We had a Team Meeting this afternoon to talk about how we felt about Boid's departure.

The consensus is that the Scampy Team is happy about how Boid appears to be taking on his new life! Little iPhone stated:

"Did you see how happy Boid was when he took off from his flight from Far Tree?"


4:14 pm:
Wind Prevents Hearing Boid Sing
From mid-morning on, there has been wind in Osoyoos Park. The noise of that wind prevents us from finding Boid's location. Trying to locate Boid only by searching the trees is truly a fruitless adventure! About an hour ago, the park's wind really picked up.

I had spent the afternoon schmoozing with Kevin and Ruth inside Sherman, their roomy RV. We had lunch together. Chili with beans prepared by Ruth.

I left Sherman to go over to the park table where Boid's empty cage has been sitting. Every time I approach Boid's cage, hope springs up inside me. I imagine that I actually see him in his cage. Until I get close!

This evening when the dark of night arrives, I'll likely bring the cage back with me to Scampy. Boid would not fly to the cage in the dark anyway.

What would be the purpose of leaving the cage on that table all nite?






Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 999 feet




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41 comments:

  1. Mimi and I are praying for Boid's safe return...

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    1. Dear John & Mimi,

      Thank you sooooo much!

      George


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  2. Don't give up hope,loose pet birds may take up to 3 days or longer to get hungry enough to enter their cage in order to eat.Sorry for commenting as anonymous, cannot figure out how to sign up for blogger identity without being a blogger, I guess you will delete my comment, just wanted to offer you some hope and information, N.

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    1. Hi N,

      Your comment was so caring, that I published it despite being from Anonymous.

      Three days or more?

      I do not know where Boid is right now. And if I do not know Boid's location, I am not able to bring his cage close to him.

      George

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  3. He will see the cage. Don't keep moving it. Yes 3 days at least. I did mention clipping his wings a ways back. it doesn't hurt them at all. It just prevents them from getting enough "lift" to fly away. Best wishes, don't lose hope.

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    1. Hi Retired,

      I am following your advice about not losing hope.

      I shall remain here in Osoyoos Park tonite. And decide tomorrow what to do then.

      George

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  4. Tie a piece of thread to the door in the open position. When he goes in release it before you approach the cage.

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  5. If you have to leave for the night. Leave the cage there!

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  6. And if you leave his cage overnight, unattended, put a note on it "trap for lost bird" please do not remove.

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  7. George - Do not move the cage - Baby Boid will remember where it was when he left - and where his favorite food was. So leave the cage in place for the next couple of days. Leave some of his favorite food in it. Just like wild birds learn to return to their favorite feeders, he will remember. Plan on staying in the park for at least 2 more days - through the weekend. If any officials come to chase you out, explain why you're there - I am sure they will understand. Many years ago I had a friend whose parakeet flew away and came back 4 days later! Don't give up just yet. I am sorry you are facing this - I can understand how important this little bird is to you and what a great companion he has been. Lynn in Kingston NY

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  8. Maybe Boid will return...be patient. I once raised a pet jack rabbit that grandma found in the wild. After it got big, I let it loose back to the wild. That night Jack Rabbit came home and hopped inside the house. From then on, he hopped out in a.m. (wee hours) and came home every night but after a while he only came home once every week until I saw him no more. He returned to the wild. Boid will be happy George out in the open where he was meant to be. He stuck around to say good bye. Until then wait and see what happens at three days.

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  9. P.S. George please do not clip the next parakeet's wings...I think that would be cruel and unusual punishment for something that parakeet did not do. that parakeet would be paying for the punishment for another parakeet who escaped his cage. Birds were meant to fly not caged. I beg you not to clip wings of next bird...

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    1. Hi Rita,

      You may get some incite into the benefits for the bird from having clipped wings.

      Please click [Here] to view a very good YouTube video.

      Thank you,
      George


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  10. George, as a last ditch effort, perhaps you could buy another blue/white parakeet and have him in Boids cage outdoors. Then have a insect collection net handy. When Boid approaches the cage to see the new bird, net him !

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    1. Hi John,

      I like this comment very much!

      Thank you,
      George


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  11. George I believe in prayer and I'm praying for you and Boid.

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    1. Hi Bob,

      I believe in God too.

      Thank you sooooo much for praying for Boid and myself!

      George

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  12. Won't be happy when he starves. He does not know how to fend for himself. You may now reject!

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    1. Hi Eddie,

      If you change your Google name, I won't recognize you so easily.

      George

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    2. Why would I do that? You can't seem to get it through your head that I am not the enemy. I am a retired airline Captain and US Air Force fighter pilot. I wish you no ill will.

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    3. Hi Eddie,

      You are also very imaginative. I'm going to ask your ex-wife to read your comments.

      She should be somewhat amazed that her ex-husband who hardly ever worked a real job is in fact "...a retired airline Captain and US Air Force fighter pilot..."

      If you actually are what you claim, why don't you fill out completely your Google profile?

      George

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  13. Please don't leave yet. Put the cage on the ground near the last place you saw him and wait. And it may make you feel better to be "happy" for him, but this is not a good thing and he is not likely to fare well in the wild. You can notify park rangers to be on the lookout, and leave your contact information with them and any nearby vet clinics. And, trying to speak gently here, if this is the fourth little parakeet you have let escape, maybe you might consider a different type of pet like a small dog. I know you value the companionship. Fingers crossed for Boid to return to you safely.

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    1. Hi Sue,

      I'm staying in the campground where Boid is now living. I'll ikely be here for several days.

      George


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  14. I hope Boid returns. He is so loved by you.

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    1. Hi Bev,

      I really like reading your comment's sentiments. I do love Boid sooooo very much!

      The very last time that I saw Boid was when he flew away from Far Tree. He appeared so happy!

      Was he happy with his new freedom? I imagine the answer to that question is: "YES!"

      Go with God, my Baby Boid.

      George

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  15. Cuz when he gets hungry he will return. He's not used to fending for himself...he knows food and his mirror are inside the cage.

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    1. Hi Retired,

      Boid might return when he gets hungry.

      ➜ If he is still in the RV park.
      ➜ If he is able to find his way back to where he last saw his cage.

      Kevin, Ruth and myself believe that Boid saw his cage this morning while he was up high in Far Tree. But he chose not to visit his cage with its bird seed and and his beloved mirror-bird!

      Instead, Boid chose to fly away.

      Destiny! What a mysterious and puzzling thing is destiny.

      Baby Boid flew off to his destiny. He may not have been aware that when he flew away that he sealed his fate and his destiny. But that's how things go sometimes. For human people. And for Baby Boids.

      George

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  16. Baby Boid also knows your voice...talk to him like you do inside Scampy. That might work better than the music. Again best wishes

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    1. Hi Retired,

      Did you read my 11:16 am Blog post titled, "Boid Flew Away!?"

      Boid has not been heard singing or seen since then.

      I drove around the RV park late this afternoon playing a recorded session of parakeets singing. I played it loud over my car's music system.

      Boid did not respond. He may not be inside the park anymore.

      Thank you sooooo much for your "....best wishes....". I need them. And Baby Boid definitely could use some best wishes right now!

      George


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  17. George, there is just one more method that I can suggested. Discontinue the rock and roll music, and substitute the recordings of Boid's chirps when he sees himself in a mirror. Those sounds are on the plane of bird communication from seeing himself in the mirror; he might follow those sounds to his cage. Someone mentioned two or three days which are reasonable to return to the cage on the picnic table for food, water, and to listen to familiar chirping.

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    1. Hi Dee,

      You and I are on the same page here!

      This afternoon I drove Tránsito all around the RV park staying close to the trees while playing parakeets on YouTube singing their hearts out!

      The thing is this, Dee. Boid does not have to remain in the RV park. He is a really fast bird. When he took off from Far Tree this morning, he could have flown a 1/4 mile away in only a minute!

      You may be thinking that because Boid remained in the RV park from the Thursday afternoon to mid-Friday morning, that he will not leave the park.

      I thought the same thing for a while. But we have not heard Boid's song for several hours now.

      Another thing. We are now in the midst of a heavy rain. Baby Boid must deal with that rain while in the dark. During his two-years with me, Boid led a sheltered life. I covered his cage every nite at 8:30 pm with his "Black Blankie of Love."

      When Boid lived under my protection, having his cage covered with the Black Blankie likely was a thing of comfort for Boid. How comfortable is Boid tonite? Wet from the rain and being in the dark?

      It's a dark and terrible thing to contemplate. But Boid very likely does not have the survival skills to live free here in Northern Washington.

      George

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  18. Praying for a safe return.

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    1. Hi Yvette,

      You and I are both praying for Baby Boid's safe return.

      George

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  19. If Boid doesn't return consider a canary next time. Get a male and he will sing for you. Put a little music on and he will sing like a bird!!!

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    1. Hi Flowergirl,

      No thank you.

      I will not consider a canary because I want a parakeet.

      George

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  20. if Boid was so happy to fly away, why would you get another parakeet? and clip its wings?

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    1. Hi Testing,

      Well, let me see if I am able to address your comment in a courteous way.

      Does Boid being happy to go on a flight without any walls, as he did this morning, have anything to do with my getting another parakeet?

      Clipping a parakeet's wings is done to protect the life and safety of the bird. Because I failed to clip Boid's wings, he is now in harm's way.

      George

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  21. Better to think good thoughts about Boid and how much he loved
    flying away with his freedom. I prefer to think he is hiding safely
    somewhere keeping dry and will soon be finding something good
    to eat.

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    1. Hi Joan,

      Very good thinking!

      Thank you,
      George


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  22. To clip or not to clip, that is the question. We had a parrot that we rescued in Mexico and brought back to Canada. She had her wings clipped when we got her but we did not clip them again. She was able to fly within the house just w little bit. She loved to travel in the RV sitting on the dash and watching other birds fly around. We had a huge cage for her that she would sit in on our patio here on the lake. One day as she was in the RV, a flock of loudly squawking geese flew directly over us. She flew from the dash of the RV to the door about 15 feet away and right out the door that had a beaded curtain on it to prevent her from flying out but allowing the dogs in and out. She wanted to go with those birds. We watched her fly away, as far as the eye could see. I put posters up everywhere and told everyone else here in the RV park. We kept the cage up on the roof of the RV. About 2-3 days later someone saw her in a tree a few blocks from here but with a view of the lake. The next day she flew past our RV. The day after that she landed on a neighbors trellis, two sites over. So we moved her caged to the top of his nearby shed and shortly after she returned and grabbed a pepper to eat. She was starving. Colin was able to grab her from behind and put her back in cage. We got our girl back. So don't give up on Boid. He may or may not come back. It is his choice to make.

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    1. Wow! Contessa!!

      Your comment contains an uplifting message for me.

      It would be a wonderful miracle when Boid returns to his cage as your parrot returned to her cage!

      George

      PS: I will definitely clip!

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