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Trying to catch Tinga


All food was removed from the roof and


shifted to the back of the booby trapped cage. Fern went half way into cage, grabbed a grape and flew off. By this point I was losing hope. Every night I heard owls, although no hawks seemed to be around. Fern appeared perfectly aware of my efforts to capture her. Up in the trees she was impossible to spot. The only way to see her was if she called or if the wind blew a broken tail feather. I tied nuts to the bars of the booby trapped cage but she pulled them through the bars and ate them from the outside.


40 BIRD SCENE


I put Tingo her mate in cage and another cage on top and began the watch. Tinga would fly down to chat with Tingo. She even flew into the second cage but we were unable to shut her in the cage before she’d fly off. Bear in mind it was very cold and we are rather old.


She perched above the baited cage but did not seem to want to fly down. At 5.pm on day eight, she came down to


the flat roof and ate a few seeds scattered outside the cage. Over a 10-minute period, she gradually crawled into the cage to eat the seeds at the back. Wal and I were observing from the kitchen


window. Wal crept nearer holding the stone to which the string was attached. He pulled


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