When I arrived home this afternoon I took the dog for her walk as usual. Arriving back close to the house, a yellow bird swooped by almost landing on me then veered at the last minute up to the tree. Of course, first thought was go get the camera. The dog and I ran the remaining way home, I grabbed the camera and back out.
Well what do you know! What I thought was possibly some wayward exotic wild visitor turned out to be a lost or set free parakeet. Eventually it made its way to the house. In a bit when I looked out the window, it was walking on the ground under the feeder finding seeds.
I eased out and it showed no fear and eventually after holding my hand out for a while, it flew to me. What could I do? It was waiting to fall victim to a cat or hawk. I had a small cage and placed the bird in it. Off to a local pet shop hoping for word of maybe someone who had lost a bird. No luck. Considered the SPCA but they were now closed.
So, back to the pet shop, buy a larger cage, some food, etc. Bird is resting comfortably after a rather eventful day. A little challenge getting it from one cage to the other that resulted in two free flights. I guess until I can either find it a good home, or become attached (whichever comes first), I have a new guest.