Sunday, September 09, 2018

Sunday Morning

5:45 am:
Boid's been on his own for 3-days. Since mid-morning last Thursday.

It was still dark when Scampy and The Team arrived. Sunrise comes at 6:24am today. We put Boid's cage on the same table as yesterday. And lit up the cage with several Nero lights.

Inside the cage, we placed Little iPhone playing parakeets tweeting.





6:47 am:
Friday Morning
Boid was easy to locate for Kevin and Ruth. They just listened for Boid's distinctive song and followed the sound to the tree.

Friday morning was the last day we saw Boid. He was up in Far Tree.

In this pic, Ruth is holding up the cage for Boid to see. I am in the camping chair.

Ruth holds up Boid's cage for Boid to see.
[A Kevin Read photo]


8:03 am:
Pic of Cage
We wanted to take a pic of Boid's cage for this 8:03 am Blog post. But Little iPhone is hidden inside the cage [Below the paper towel]. Little iPhone is playing a YouTube video of parakeets tweeting!

Well, Mac the Computer has a camera. So we took that pic using Mac the Computer! We had to mess with the pic a bit to get Apple Photos to edit the image.

Cage on the table. So far this morning
no Boid arrived to eat his seeds! 

Boid looking left.
[On Far Tree Friday, September 7th]
[A Kevin Read photo]


8:51 am:
Moved Spray Millet
When Boid enters his cage, he will go for the spray millet which is lying on his cage floor.

When I look at the cage from Scampy's rear window, I would not be able to see Boid on the cage floor. So, I've clipped the sprig of spray millet to the side of the cage.

Now when Boid eats his spray millet, it will easy for me to see him!


10:52 am:
Kevin and Ruth Found Boid Again!
Ruth walked from where they had found Boid. That tree is at the far end of the park next to the water.

As Ruth approached Scampy, she called out to me:
"You won't believe it! We found Boid!"

I drove the Scampy Team as close as I was able to where Kevin and Ruth were standing and looking up into the tree!! I was about 100 yards from the tree when Ruth said to me:
"He flew away again!"

From this appearance, we may conclude that Boid is hanging around Osoyoos Park.

We may also conclude that Boid is not too interested in obtaining seeds from his cage!



11:55 am:
Boid is in a tree right over Scampy
When I walked to that tree, Kevin pointed at Boid and I actually saw him myself!

Right away I set up Mac the Computer to send Parakeet sounds up to Boid. A few seconds later, Kevin said:
"He flew a little closer to you, George."

I pictured in my mind Boid flying down and feasting on the spray millet. But that never happened. And I have not seen Boid since then.

That's over an hour ago.



6:39 pm:
Reader Sue: "Hang Boid's Cage In A Tree"
We liked Sue's comment/suggestion! So, we did it!

Sue's idea!



7:42 pm:
Heading To Nite Camp
Sunset descended around 20-minutes ago. It's getting pretty dark in the park.

There has been no Boid sighting since Kevin and Ruth found Boid at 10:52 am in a tree near where Scampy is Day Camped.

So far today, we had two Boid sightings. I am sooooo happy about those Boid two sightings! Because Boid hanging around the Osoyoos Park means that we have a chance to coax him into his cage!


Boid appears kinda plump in this tree pic.

[A Kevin Read photo]





Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 999 feet




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34 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry George, I hope you find Boid

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    1. I wonder if Boid is looking for me?

      Maybe if Boid gets really, really hungry he'll come back for his seeds?

      Hoping,
      George

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  2. Thank you for not leaving and for continuing to try.

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    1. Hi Sue,

      I'm going to remain in Osoyoos Park during the day until next Tuesday morning.

      That will mark Boid's 5th day being free.

      Boid is a tiny little bird now free in our large World. This experience must be something else for him! But now is the time for Boid to come home and tell us all about it!

      George

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  3. George, Parakeets are also "ground feeders," so when you are scoping out the area around the "Far Tree," turn your eyes to the ground under the tree periodically. Then, wave one of your arms in the air with millet sprigs in your hand to get his attention. My husband does this with wild birds, and they fly and light on his arm.

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    1. Hi Dee,

      It would be really neat if Boid would land on my arm.

      I am playing YouTube parakeet tweeting videos right now. From my Mac Air Computer and Little iPhone. Together, Mac and iPhone put out a lot of loud tweeting.

      Sorta masks Boid's tweeting though!

      Thank you,
      George


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  4. Boid has gotten a taste of what it is like to be free!
    https://www.google.com/search?q=if+you+love+someone+let+them+go&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari#imgrc=7ItFQHg9O__rCM:

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    1. Hi Eddie,

      Your link led to a website whose premise is:
      "If you love someone, let them go. If your love comes back to you, it was meant to be."

      That may not be true for Boid. Because if I go away, we will never see each other ever again.

      George

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  5. Is Boid teasing you? Ruth has a good eye for spotting Boid. Maybe when you play the sounds, he thinks he's in a sanctuary and is comfortable.

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    1. Hi Dee,

      I have had parakeets that had a good sense of humor and did tease me.

      Boid #1 enjoyed picking up pencils lying on MsTioga's office desk. Then he would go over to the edge of the desk, look down at the floor, and drop the pencil. Wait for me to pick up the pencil. Then do it all over again.

      Boid #1 also enjoyed flying on to my head while we we drove down the road. I would brush him off my head and in a minute or so, he would fly back and walk around on my head again.

      Boid #1 could keep that game going for hours!

      George


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  6. There is hope George.... Please don't go.

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    1. HI Bob,

      I plan to remain here in Osoyoos Park until Tuesday morning.

      George

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  7. When you play you tube budgies for him, which is a great idea, make sure it is a female voice. they know the difference. As in here https:/youtu.be/5VHxsNxetww

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    1. Hi Jo,

      Boid is not around to listen to budgies on YouTube. Male or female. But if he makes his presence known, he will hear female boids singing!

      Well, it's been three days now, and in that time Boid has not shown an iota of interest:
      ➜ When he sees his cage.
      ➜ When he hears tweeting budgies on YouTube.

      Boid has always been a very conservative little guy. He was extremely careful about leaving his cage. I assumed that was because Boid was comfortable and felt safe when he was inside his cage. Versus being outside his cage.

      Now he appears to be comfortable in the section of Osoyoos Park that is close to the lake. I am guessing that Boid is doing well in fending for himself. And for now, that is what he needs to do in order to survive.

      George


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  8. I know that Kevin and Ruth have been delayed in that area by motor home repairs and that is never fun, but it sure seems they are in the right place at the right time for you. I am very glad you have had some one there the last few days. It must be an encouragement to you.

    Davy

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    1. Hi Davy,

      Kevin and Ruth invited me to meet them in Oroville Washington.

      They told me that they were coming here because they arranged for a mechanic here to install parts into Sherman, their RV.

      Both Kevin and Ruth are delightful to be with. Without them hunting down where Boid flies to in the park's trees, I would never have seen Boid since he escaped last Thursday morning.

      Thank you for your comment,
      George


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  9. There is lots of hope! Boid is just confused and probably panic-y...he's not playing games with you or having fun and feeling free. If there are other people around and busy. Let's hope he is watching his cage and his food and will come down when there is some safe space around it. I promise you he is hungry and thirsty.

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    1. Hi Sue,

      Your cage idea is now a fact!

      George

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    2. Hi Davy,

      No, Boid did not go to the cage hanging in the tree.

      Boid did not have much time to go. It got dark and I brought the cage in for the nite.

      Let's see what happens tomorrow! 😎

      George

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  10. George, I was devastated when I read that 'Boid' had escaped. I hope, as everyone else does, the he returns to his cage.

    We all have our fingers crossed!

    Safe travels,
    Mark

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    1. Mark,

      Thank you sooooo much!

      We are giving Boid a ton of attention. Only thing is, he moves so fast when flying. It's really hard to find Boid after he flies from a tree!

      George

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  11. Praying Boid returns to you.

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    1. Hi Rita,

      I am praying too.

      I've been sent info that the entire Self Realization Fellowship of Yogananda is praying for Boid!

      Isn't that fantastic!

      George


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  12. Oh, another thought: Is it possible to hang the cage in a lower branch of the tree, preferably with some foliage around it to give him a landing spot. After all, he's never looked down at his cage from a high place before, and it may not look familiar. He's there; he hasn't gone far. I wouldn't give up for days.

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    1. Hi Sue,

      Great suggestion! 😍

      I've done what you suggested and published a pic of Boid's cage in a tree.

      It's getting pretty late in the day. The Sun sets at 7:21 pm today. But we will give your "Cage In A Tree" comment a go all tomorrow!

      Thank you,
      George

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  13. George
    Good luck finding Boid. You two were having a great life when we met you in Helena. Boid is a lucky bird.
    Otto

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    1. Hi Otto,

      I always felt wonderful to have Boid as my traveling companion!

      Apparently, Boid loves being free more than being caged.

      George

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    1. Hi Kent,

      Boid will probably come home soon!

      George

      PS: I love Baby Boid! 😍




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  15. Baby Boid sightings are a great sign. Keep the faith and have patience. Perhaps tomorrow will be the day.

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    1. Hi Dawg,

      We shall keep the faith!

      Paraphrasing your comment:
      "Today is the day!"

      George

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  16. George - Can you leave the cage in the little tree over night? Maybe all the moving of the cage from 1 place to another is confusing Boid. And at night is when he was always sleeping in his cage. Is there water in his cage for him? Sure hope this little guy relents and flies back to you.

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    1. Hi L Beman,

      Yes! I could leave Boid's cage hanging from a tree over night. And another yes, water is inside the cage.

      To return or not to return. That's certainly the BIG question.

      Since I am heading out from Osoyoos Park tomorrow at
      mid-morning, all of us will know Boid's decision by then.

      George

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