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Escaped bird

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Siskin, Aug 7, 2020.


  1. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    How long can this kind of bird survive in the wild? It was spotted yesterday at the other end of my village and people there were unable to catch it. I been flying round my house for the past half hour but I think it must have moved on as I can’t hear it calling anymore.

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  2. catz4m8z

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    People keep them in outside avaries so cockatiels are pretty hardy....as long as he can find food and water then he should be fine.
    Hope he finds his way home though.:(
     
  3. O2.0

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    Oh poor thing! I would also worry about predation, hawks, cats, etc. Poor guy, hope he's caught and safe soon.
     
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  4. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    That’s going to be it’s main problem. We have sparrowhawks here and I spotted a Merlin this morning although that is probably too small To be an issue. Plenty of buzzards and Kites about too although they don’t tend to prey on small birds. Usually escaped birds get mobbed by all the corvids and magpies wouldn’t be adverse to having a go
     
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    He will survive for a while but will likely will succumb to ether starvation or a predator. :(

    Once they do escape though they tend to stay local to there aviary (assuming he was kept outside) and will likely return there as he will recognise the birds he may have lived with.
     
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  6. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    As far as is known he’s not local. His appearance has been put on both the villages social media platforms and shared within other villages, but no one has come forward. At the moment he seems to be hanging around the village but I wonder if he is attracted to people who have been coming out to see what the noise is all about.
     
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    Hope he can be caught and reunited or rehomed.

    We have a flock of Parakeets round here but they haven’t found my garden yet.

    Not sure I want them too tbh - I already spend a fortune feeding the garden birds! :)
     
  8. Cully

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    We had a cockateil once who had free run of the house so we were always careful about opening exterior doors.
    One day my son went into the garden and didn't realise the bird was sitting on his shoulder until too late.
    He flew around for a while then disappeared. I think he must have succumbed to the starlings. :(
     
  9. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    Sadly there has been so further sightings of the bird so he too may have succumbed.
     
  10. Cully

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    That's sad but not uncommon when domestic birds find themselves among wild birds.
     
  11. mrs phas

    mrs phas karma is a funny old thing

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    We had a couple of birds escape when we had the aviarys, one, a tiny Strawberry Finch, came back within a half hour, Ken just put all the others in the indoor flight and left the outdoor flight open, 5 mins later he was back inside and happy as a sandboy
    The other, one of my best singing cockies was missing for 24 hrs, the whole estate could hear the bugger singing, but damned if he'd come down to anyone
    Next day he flew in through the back door like he was cock of the walk, his mate was so happy to see him, as we're we, as he gave us some of the best looking and best talking/singing babies ever
    So sometimes they do find their way home


    Edit as a Vickie does not a cockie make
     
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  12. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    Apparently it turned up at a nearby hamlet yesterday, but not seen today as far as I know
     
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