Saturday, November 26, 2011

PPO Fans

We will have a FINAL GOODBYE for the 2011 PPO season this Sunday at 6pm Central Africam Time (11am EAST / 8am WEST). We will be broadcasting live from the balcony. If you have any questions / comments, please email them to me on enquiries@potplantowl.co.za, or leave a comment after this blog post.

One of our PPO fans started a PPO Fans map. Please will you reply below with your first name (and last if you want to) and which city and country you live in the world. There is a wonderful Google Map done by Bob on where PPO fans around the world are located. We don't have any in South Africa which I just know is not correct. So please reply to my post and we will add your name to the Google Map. This will eventually be posted for all to see. Please do this asap so we can finalise map.

138 comments:

  1. Candace.....Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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  2. This is Betty from Fourways Gardens -
    Farewell Merlin and Timka - here's wishing you amazing adventures . . .

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  3. Anne Rose, Kidderminster Worcestershire, UK

    Best Wishes to the PPO family and Tracey and Allen.Thank you for your wonderful Blog and photos!

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  4. Tereasa Messer USA Columbus, Ohio

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  5. Leighann, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

    Missy Merlin and Timka Pie....may you keep the wind beneath your wings!

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  6. Virgo Super Cluster / Local Group / Milkyway Galaxy / Orion-Cygnus Arm / Local Bubble / System of Sol / Planet Earth / Northern Hemisphere / North America / United States of America / State of Tennessee / Roanne County / Near City of Oak Ridge

    http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/supercls.gif

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  7. Already done this on Facebook but just in case .... Pam, Brighton, England, UK

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  8. Dorisc5....Lorain, Ohio....love and kisses to Merlin and Timka on their new adventures...already on google map but wanted to add a comment

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  9. Thank you, thank you, thank you for another wonderful broadcast. Your time and dedication are deeply appreciated! I look forward to the next breeding season!

    Michelle M
    Atlanta, GA
    USA

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  10. Will miss Timka & Merlin, hope they have a wonderful future!

    Victoria A.
    Dayton, OH.
    USA

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  12. Been great to watch the owls. Thanks for the cam and the blog
    from Llandudno, Wales

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  13. I have enjoyed reading your blog and following Timka and Merlin each day. I wish them good luck and can't wait to watch PPO & Papa next year!!

    Jane M.
    Mobile, AL
    USA

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  14. Aj mne je smutno za Timkou a Merlin, prvýkrát
    som sledovala život sovej rodiny a bolo to úžasné.
    Aj ja sa pripájam k vdacnosti za živý prenos
    z balkona Ďakujem Tracy a Allan.
    Katarina Nagy, Slovakia

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  15. Pam McCall
    Union City, California

    Thank you

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  16. I'm already on the map but not with my 'real' name...lol. If you want to add it, it's Ronni (no e please ;-)
    Tracy and Allan...thank you so much for taking such good care of the owls! It's been such a pleasure (and tons of good laughs) watching and chatting with you and everyone else in chat. I feel like they (and you) have become part of my extended family! I'm hopeful that PPO & Pappa will return to your pot plant for her next clutch!!! I'll be there to watch again!

    Luv and Hugs to you both!
    Ronni aka Paphappy :)
    New Windsor, NY, USA

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  17. Tracy tried to send you an e-mail, but would not go. Here is my question:
    Tracy Didn’t it seem like the owls were out and about more last year than this year. It seemed that you were always reporting that they were on someone’s roof top or in a back yard somewhere.I remember seeing them in neighbors yard by the lonely table. Is it because Teeny was so much slower to take off and they were waiting for her? Thanks Doris

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  18. Мы с удовольствием наблюдали за семейством сов. Большое Вам спасибо за это удовольствие. Семья Тимофеенко, Днепропетровск, Украина

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  19. Thank you from Germany,i followed the webcam and the blog almost daily
    Wolfgang Tonn

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  20. This is my first season with PPO and I'm hooked. Thanks so much for sharing this experience with the rest of us, and for your continuous generosity to this family.

    <3 to you both!

    Deborah Shelton
    Huntington Beach, California

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  21. I dearly loved meeting you Tracy and hope to see you and the owls again.
    Peggy Adams
    Knoxville,Tennessee

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  22. Andrea in San Francisco, CA, USA, here! Thank you so much for sharing the joy of watching this remarkable family. It all goes by so fast!

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  23. I have added everyone above to the map. Tracy, we do have 16 people on map in SA but most of them are in or around Johannesburg, so it only looks like one dot until you zoom in the map to show just Johannesburg. Here is the link to the map:

    http://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?snapid=S326178eC89

    The map allows you to zoom in and out for greater or less detail. You can also click on the dots when zoomed in to see who is located there. You can also toggle back and forth between the map and a list of people by clicking on the "visualize" tab at top of page and then selecting either "map" or "table." In the table you can also sort the list by name or location by clicking on the "text" or "location" tab. have fun with it. If anyone wants to be added to the map, let me know.

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  24. First I want to thank you both for sharing this incredible family with all of us. I want to thank you for the love you have shown for them, you and Allan are amazing, and caring grandparents. I am sure that is why PPO come back to you every year.
    My name for the map is debbiemango..Debbie Trainer..Philadelphia, Pa.

    I don't know how I am going to wait for next season with these adoring paraents.

    Ps. Pickles is my bird. I can't erase it.

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  25. Thank you for all of your efforts to let us view your back porch- what an amazing classroom! My first graders and I sure enjoyed the view from Phoenix, Arizona, USA- Mary S.

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  26. Thank you for a wonderful adventure I loved watching Merlin & Timka I hope they have free, safe * awesome lives. Can't wiat till PPO & Pappa start again. The site is the greatest!

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  27. Claudia, Condove (Turin) Italy Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful experience

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  28. Gill, Hundon, Suffolk, England
    My second season with PPO - amazing and thank you.

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  29. Laurel Burden, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Thank you for sharing your special friends.

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  30. It's sad to see another season of the PPO family come to an end, but also a time of gratitude for PPO, Papa and their babies, and of course for you and Alan for bringing this experience to us again.

    For your map;

    Breezy in Newburyport,Massachusetts

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  31. Tracy, this is my first season with you and PPO, but it will not be my last. I can't wait till next year. I hope the best for Timka, Merlin, PPO and Pappa, and of course you and Allan. Without you and Allan, none of this would be possible. Thanks for all you have done for us and the beautiful owls. Good luck with the wetlands petition also. Much love, Sarah
    Sarah Deputy, Deputy, Indiana, USA

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  32. My second season but I have been mainly lurking as I don't have time to chat. I will miss that wonderful hoo-hoo of PPO and Poppa. Good luck to all our little owlets - may they be safe.
    Thanks Tracey and Alan for allowing us this experience.

    Dianne - Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

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  33. For the map: LisaLassie, Philadelphia PA, USA

    For Tracy and Allan: this is my first time at PPO. I'm already looking forward to next year. Thank you on behalf of the owls for helping them raise strong babies in a hostile environment, and for trying to save their natural habitat. And of course for allowing owl lovers around the world such a close up view of the amazing saga. Thank you so much, and best of health and joy to you.

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  34. Second season. Thank you from Hawaii!

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  35. Thank you for being the best guardian angels for these awsome owls and for the privilege of sharing their lives as well as yours. Stay safe and warm precious PPO, Pappa, Merlin the Magical, and Timka Pie. You are the sweetest hearts... Philomena - Hagerstown, Maryland

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  36. Tracy and Allan - thank you for another wonderful season and for all that you give to the owls and to us. May God protect dear Merlin and Timka and of course PPO and Pappa.

    Please add me to the map - Janet Irene, Peterborough, UK

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  37. Karen Bidwell, Hayward, CA., US of A.

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  38. Dear Tracy

    You are loved. Thank you for meeting with Merlin, Timka and Their Parents. Those were wonderful moments…
    I am so glad that chicks grew as fast on the wonderful birds. I hope that They will be happy. The more I wish that, with all my heart. I'll wait for next year, to meet again and enjoy.
    Thank you very much. Yours.

    Urszula Gorniak
    Poland

    Wrocław

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  39. Donna Maxwell - Dallas, Texas USA

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  40. Thank you again for meeting with Merlin and Timką. You are wonderful.
    If it is not too late, please do not hesitate to add me on the map potted owls fans
    I live in Poland (Poland) in Wrocław city
    Yours sincerely
    Urszula Gorniak

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  41. Jackie Williams Kettering Ohio USA

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  42. This was my first year to watch your amazing adventure unfold. As I am enjoying my Pot Plant Owl Book, ( which i was so excited to be able to buy) I am also a bit sad that we won't see Timka and Merlin anymore. ( even though I realize it is the normal way of things). I am very much looking forward to next year. Thank you again for all you do for the owls and for sharing with the rest of us

    Ellan from Clute, Texas USA

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  43. Dear Tracy & Allan..
    Wow, I can't believe it is once again time to say goodbye (I hope just for another year). Thank you so much for sharing PPO & pappa once again as they raise another little brood of owlets successfully.
    I think I am one of those humans that isn't ready to say goodbye to Timka and Merlin .... watching PPO and Pappa raise their little owlets brings such joy to all of us. We truly have ODD ... 'Owl Obsessive Disorder'.
    I wish little Timka and Merlin a safe and long healthy life.
    See you both on Sunday morning (Burnaby, British Columbia/Canada time).
    joanne51 :0) Hugz to u both!!!!

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  44. Thank you for sharing your owl family with us!! This is my second year watching PPO and I enjoyed every minute of it :)
    Jenni from Chelsea, Michigan

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  45. Thanks for another fabulous season with PotPlantOwl & Papa. I am awaiting next season. Have a good healthy, happy year.
    from Nona Smith, NYC,NY. (nycbyrd)

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  46. I'm new this year and was hooked immediately. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share this experience!
    Dayle
    Round Lake Beach, IL USA

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  47. Thanks again for a very special experience. The dedication you both show is truly amazing.
    Sherry S. Virginia Beach,VA USA

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  48. "She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful & life was so short"
    Bittersweet by Brian Andreas
    I relate to this and savor my tears because they are a result of being wittness to pure beauty. It is not surprising that you & PPO merged energies, no it is very natural. Kay Blackwood (kznco)

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  49. PPO and Pappa came back to the balcony.In a blink of an eye the family was ready to take off on their adventures leaving saddened hearts behind.
    Tracey and Allan, thank you so very very much for allowing us to share this miracle with you and having the profound compassion towards the owls that you have.
    The memories will have to sustain us all until next year.
    From Thornhill, Ontario in Canada, but grew up in Sydenham,Jjohannesburg
    Tot Siens

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  50. Thanks so much for sharing yourselves and PPO, Papa and the owlets with us. It has been an amazing experience which I have treasured for the last two years. Have a safe and healthy year and look forward to seeing you again next year.

    Catluver a/k/a Anne in New Mexico

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  51. I've loved watching PPO & Papa the past two years. Thanks so much for giving this (mostly) lurker a wonderful learning experience.

    Pam (ElfOwl49) -- Pickerington, OH USA

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  52. Linda Morton
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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  53. This was my first year to watch and I loved every minute of it. Thanks so much for sharing this experience with us!
    Marla
    Topeka, Kansas

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  54. This was my first year, and I really enjoyed it. Look forward to next year! Thanks so much for doing this!

    Lorrie Brooks
    Greenville, South Carolina USA

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  55. Goodbye Timka and Merlin! Be safe and have a healthy, long life. We loved knowing you.

    Thank you Tracey and Allan and of course PPO and Papa!

    John Ehrenfeld
    Hermosa Beach, CA USA

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  56. Thank you so much!
    Debbie (Debgboo) scotch plains nj, usa

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  57. Rebecca Chan from Singapore.

    Appreciate if you can put my name on the Google Map. I think it is a really cool idea.

    This is my second following of an owl family, and a first with PPO. The first was an owl family in the wild, in Estonia. Both the experience had been very different, and both equally precious.

    Thank you, Tracey and Allan, for sharing a part of life and your blessing with us.

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  58. My first year of watching. Kim from Queensland, Australia.

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  59. Tracy and Allen, thank you so much for being such a wonderful host to the owls, year after year.. I got hooked watching Teeny last year, and my heart has been with you ever since... loved watching the little ones this year as well, just wish I'd had more time to see the 'lil stinkers' grow up, it all just went too fast!! Wishing Merlin & Timka the best as they enter into adult owlhood, and thank you both again for being the special people that you are!! :)

    Alyson from SF, USA

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  60. Thanks Tracy and Allen for sharing PPO, Pappa, Merlin and Timka with us!!!

    Maria in Cooper City, Florida, USA

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  61. "Cindy" from Lohja, Finland

    Thank you Tracy and Allan once again, best regards and hopefully see your owls next year!

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  62. This was myfirst year of watching PPO and her chicks and I really enjoyed it. Thank you.

    Trudy. Lelystad, The Netherlands

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  63. Thank you so much! and Good luck!
    PPO, Pappa, Merlin & Timka

    Akemi, Tokyo Japan

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  64. Thanks so much Tracy and Allan for all you have done - the info, the photos and the fight for the protection of the wetland for PPO, Pappa and their future broods and the other species there. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching these last two years.Have spread the word here and in Gabarone , Botswana as well. Good luck for next year and a bit of a rest now!
    Annelise La Montagne, Pretoria.

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  65. Hello again ... very please add the following to the map again:
    Danuta - Będzin, Poland
    Urszula - Wroclaw, Poland

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  66. Hi
    For the map.
    Graham & Korina
    Manchester
    England

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  67. Magdalena, Cracov, Poland
    Anna, Sucha Beskidzka, Poland

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  68. Could you add me to the map - Melissa in
    Sydney, Australia

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  69. Angela in Derendingen, Switzerland

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  70. Thanks so much for sharing the owls with us again.

    Dianne in Orlando, Florida, USA

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  71. luvsbirds..Lorraine Augustine
    Watkins Glen, New York State

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  72. Thanks for your time and all the wonderful pics, see you next year, Ate from Germany.

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  73. For the map: I'm in Stuttgart, Germany

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  74. Elaine Bailey Gordon's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. Going to miss the PPO what a pleasure it has been.

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  75. Toria & Susan from Tennessee in the United States of America. Both my mother(Susan) and I (Toria) enjoyed watching the babies.
    Thank you for the privileged.
    I hope to see them again next season if you have the camera up again(I can't remember of the top of my head if it was said that it would be up again or not).
    Thank you.

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  76. Question: I may not be able to be on when the Broadcast is done- So I was wondering:
    Will someone be recording it to post it to you tube(or some other video sharing site) for people who are unable to see it at the time it is happening?

    Thank you~
    Toria

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  77. We have been hooked on Africam for many years, but this is the first year to watch PPO. My husband have totally enjoyed it. We have rescued wild and feral domestic animals for years. So when you describe the adventures with the owls I could imagine your heart pounding and hands shaking....been there!

    We are Steve and Jamie and live in the Oregon Outback town of Lakeview, USA

    Looking forward to next years adventures! Thanks Tracy and Allen!

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  78. To the map, again:
    Danuta, Będzin (near Katowice), Poland ;)

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  79. Gianluca, Ascoli Piceno, Italy.

    I'll miss PPO so much,
    Thank you!

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  80. Map updated to this point. 421 locations representing all 50 US States except South Dakota and Rhode Island. Many people now from East and West Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and Far East, Africa now has 21 reps (all from SA.) Nobody yet from South America, India or mainland China.

    http://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?snapid=S326432tl6g

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  81. Thank you so much for allowing me to enjoy this owl family, it has truly been a pleasure! Roberta Adams-Durrant Redford Michigan, U.S.A.

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  82. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story and for your blog.
    It is too short and I have been surprised than PPO family left so soon but it must be because there were two chicks when they were 3 last year.

    I would like for next year a second cam so we could switch to see the chicks on the pillar in close-up.

    Thank you for these sounds and sights of Joburg.
    I miss languorous PPO's hoots, louding ibis hadedah and this cape turtle dove who sings so well. Happily in two seasons PPO hasn't yet eaten her.


    Renan as Rennais on the map.

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  83. Joey in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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  84. Theresa Eacker Mountain View Ca USA

    (just found out, so probably too late, sorry)

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  85. Sorry I'm late..

    Giovanna Meneghel
    in Padova
    Italy

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  86. Margó - Budapest, Hungary

    Thank you

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  87. Jan from Oahu, Hawaii, USA

    Thank you, Tracy and Allan! Enjoyed watching PPO, Pappa, Merlin and Timka. It was too short, but wish them all well. Look forward to next year's adventures!

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  88. John from Vallejo California USA

    Thank you for everything and I really enjoyed
    seeing the owls growing up.
    Thank you for your patience and dedication

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  89. A Hungarian owner of your book, and some beautiful gift from the webshop.

    Tibor from Budapest, Hungary

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  90. (kahn2) Sandra from Atlanta Georgia USA
    Tracy and Allen sure have enjoyed your site and can't wait for next year!

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  91. Dankie, dankie, dankie, Tracy and Allan - two sweet, generous, and wonderful people giving us the joy of seeing PPO and Pappa and their chicks!
    Hope all will be great (and lekker) with you until we see you again next year. Loved the language lessons!
    Stay safe PPO & Pappa please, and lots of ♥♥♥♥♥♥!

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  92. Bonnie Waterloo Indiana Fly Free Merlin and Timka and may the you have a happy and health life ahead of you always!

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  93. Bob and Tracie from Biloxi MS. Until next year~!

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  94. Thank you for sharing PPO, Pappa and chicks with us again this season. The time went by so fast. Also, thank you to Africam.

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  95. Sarah Seattle Washington USA - Please add me to the map!

    Thank you Tracy and Allen, Hugs to you both. I sure love you and the Owlies...

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  96. Hi! Susan from Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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  97. Hello! Robin from Westminster, Maryland, USA

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  98. Mrs. Clark & the 7th & 8th graders at Zeigler - Royalton Elementary / Jr. High School in Zeigler, Illinois. Thank you for sharing your view of the owl family we have grown to love!

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  99. I am so sorry I missed this mornings broadcast. Thank you so much for your love and care of these beloved owls. I appreciate you both so much. Many Blessings, Janet from West Palm Beach, FL, USA

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  100. Mary, Carlsbad California USA, please add me to the map. Thank you so much for bringing these precious experiences to our homes and lives.

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  101. Thanks guys for sharing this awesome experience with us. Love your blog posts Stacy.
    From Lorraine Dowse in JHB South Africa

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  102. Tracy and Allan you have again brought us something rare and precious - 2 more spotted eagle owls hatching, growing and taking their place in the world. I have enjoyed Merlin and Timka and the wonderful job PPO and Pappa have done in raising them. Heartfelt thanks for sharing again with us. Janet in Poolesville Maryland USA

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  103. Ok all above this point have been added to map. Will continue to monitor blog for a while longer in case any stragglers still want to be added.

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  104. Charlotte Churchwell, Kingsport, Tennessee USA
    This has been my first experience w a live web cam. I have enjoyed this so much and I have been here from egg to fledge. Who knew owls were so great!
    And now that I see the owls neighborhood... They should have a great life. I can hardly wait til next year. Thanks!!

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  105. greetings and many thanks for all,
    Margriet Habets, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Europe

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  106. Excuse me, is not it too late to enter the map of fans potted owl?
    Please do ...

    Danuta
    Śląsk/Będzin
    Polska

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  107. Thank you so much Allan and Tracy. This was my second year to apreciate the cam and your humorous descriptions. Ursula from Guyancourt France

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  108. Bob, please add me to the map. Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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  109. This was my first season - found you via chat on another owl site. So glad I did. Thank you so very much for sharing these beautiful owls and your wonderfully written observations!

    Karen - Frisco, Texas, USA

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  110. Tracy and Allan thank you for letting us share
    in your adventure with PPO and chicks, looking forward to the next one.from Debbie Toledo Ohio USA

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  111. LoveYourDNA is in Mountain View, CA

    Thanks to Bob for doing this labour of love!!!

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  112. This is my second excellent year watching these exquisite creatures! Thank you Tracy and Allan for caring and sharing. We appreciate you! And we'll all be back, I'm sure!

    I'm Donna (aka donnaknitter) from Canton, NY, USA

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  113. I have loved watching our two chicks. wish they were on my balcony,Bee in New Zealand

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  114. Debi Southport NY 14904 USA
    Jessica Elmira NY 14901 USA

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  115. You can also add:
    Pamela - Alessandria - Italia

    and

    Adriana from Venezia Italia

    My best wishes to the wonderful PPO Family and many many thanks to Tracy and Alan for their splendid reportages and photos.

    I hope to see you all next year. Good luck to everybody !!!!

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  116. Thanks for everything.
    Agnes, Miskolc, Hungary

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  117. Dlaczego mnie nie dodaliście? Wysłałam dane na mejla:(

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  118. Why not have me on the map? I sent an email data indicated :(
    I greet and thank you for taking care of owls:)
    Sophia Wolszczak
    Warsaw
    Poland

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  119. Sophia Wolszczak
    Warsaw
    Poland

    Your place on map:

    http://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?snapid=S331429W5iV

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  120. Linda Rhodes
    Pellora
    Reno, Nevada, USA

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  121. I thank you for sharing such a glorious experience with us! Please add me to the PPO fan map: Elly Dominguez
    Anderson, South Carolina, U.S.A.

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