Eilen illalla Tracy and Allan yrittivät suuren joukon kanssa pyydystää Pappa onnistumatta. Sillä ilmeisesti on tämä sama sairaus. Tracy ja Allan muuttivat taloon 13 vuotta sitten ja jo silloin Pappa vieraili parvekkeella. Se nähty alueella 16 vuotta, eli ikää huuhkajalla on. Yrittävät tänään uudelleen pyydystystä. Kävin arkistossa ja totesin, että näilä sivuilla on seurattu PPO:n pesintää jo vuodesta 2011 alkaen! Lähettävät videon pelastusyrityksestä myöhemmin. Lainaus Facebookista.
Pot Plant Owl
2 tuntia ·
07 Jan....Pappa made it through the night and is back in our palm tree. We are so happy because the 'Save Pappa' mission can try again.
I couldn't (through tears) update you all last night about what transpired yesterday with our first 'Save Pappa' mission. Here's how it went:
The Owl Rescue Centre came out to catch Pappa. When they arrived, our amazing neighbours..list to follow at the bottom of this post...came out to help. Brendan from Owl Rescue Centre looked at Pappa through binoculars and confirmed that he has trich. A plan was hatched and Brendan put us all into position...some with nets, some watching for directional flight.
At the best of times, any well laid out plans can go awry. Add a wise owl who doesn't want to be caught to the mix and it turns into a circus.
Pappa flying well, changing direction as if to say "Really! Is that all you've got?" Minions charging around like headless chickens after Pappa..tearing up stairs to balconies with vantage points and bundi bashing in the wetland looking for him.
As a big storm cloud rolled in, we had to admit defeat. Our beautiful, strong Pappa who has been visiting our balcony since the first night we moved into our home (13 years) and whose been flying in our complex for longer (16 years) was not going down (to the ground) without a fight. Despite the trich, Pappa still has some fight left in him which is why he has survived for so long.
Our wonderful neighbours in no particular order of brilliance are:
Colin and Amanda (Mandy)
Deon and Inga
Craig and Audrey (who is sick and still helped)
Talita and two children..Viaan and Leandri
And thanks, as always, to Murray!
Will post a video of rescue attempt one shortly.
08 January update:
The Team tried again last night to catch Pappa..by trying to entice him to the balcony. Pappa came close but not close enough. Good news is he's still flying strong and is close to the nest. Come on Pappa... Let's get you the help you need.
Rescue efforts to catch Pappa have been unsuccessful because he's been flying too well.
Unfortunately Pappa has now disappeared. Every effort is being made to find him. The local newspaper has run a story about Pappa so the whole community is involved. I'll keep you all posted.
I've been asked by PPO followers to give you our suggestions for donations to help with the rescue efforts. Individuals like Brendan from the Owl Rescue Centre and our neighbours are driving around paying for their own fuel / gas, looking for Pappa. If you'd like to make a donation..however small...you can do any of the following:
1. Donate into our PPO Human PayPal account for us to distribute to volunteers for fuel etc. Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Donate directly to the Owl Rescue Centre. Their banking details will be on their website. Please reference your donation as "Pot Plant Owl".
On tullut vahvistus, että Lady on kuollut, pappa nähty lentelemässä, paikallislehdessä "etsintäkuulutus"
The local community newspaper published an article calling for residents to be on the lookout for Pappa. We received a photo of him on a roof in the neighbouring complex. He is still flying strongly but has not returned to our area.
Pappaa ei ole näkynyt pariin päivään. Se kuitenkin lensi hyvin, joten T ja A päättelevät sen olevan kunnossa. Toivottavasti Pappa palaa vuoden kuluttua uuden Ladyn kanssa! Edellisessä viestissä kiitellään lahjoituksista. Tracy aioo kirjoittaa tästä vaarallisesta epidemiasta, joka uhkaa lintuja.
Pot Plant Owl
1 t ·
Pappa hasn't been seen in the last couple of days. This is not uncommon out of breeding season for Pappa not to be around. Based on how well he has been flying, we remain hopeful that he is okay and can fight off any secondary infection.
Thank you to everyone for your concern and comments. This tragedy has given Tracy and I a different owl focus. I will be spreading the word about Trich in South Africa to help eradicate it. Tracy is a writer and has had many PPO stories flying around in her head for years. She is now going to put them down on paper so watch this space
PaPPO näyttäisi olevan kunnossa. Se päivystää lähipalmussa.
Pot Plant Owl
21 tuntia ·
18 Jan update: Here's a recent picture of Pappa. Brendan from Owl Rescue Centre isn't convinced that he has Trich. His right eye needs attention but he's looking okay..especially for his age that we estimate at 16 years old.
Thank you for your kind donations. We return on Sunday so on Monday we will forward all payments to owl / wildlife 'Angels'.
Amerikaanviirupöllöemo pesässä kahden poikasensa kanssa. Toinen on 4 päivän ja toinen 2 päivän ikäinen. Vettä sataa kaatamalla. Emo pitää poikasiaan tiukasti alla, enkä ole onnistunut näkemään nuorempaa.