- Hi Yakkers,
This came in this evening from Jennie Hodge. Thought you would be interested.
I had an unusual bird sighting and a couple of my birding buddies
thought I should let you know. Reading your write up about the lovebird seen
recently reminded me to do that.
I live in East Selah and had an interesting sighting on Oct. 12th. While
out in my garden I heard a tremendously loud noise and then a crash. Much to
my surprise appeared a much dazzed African Gray Parrot that had either
connected with my telephone pole or the wires and then fell onto my driveway.
I proceeded to put a net over it and get it in a wire cage I have and then
get on the phone to enlist the aid of friends as to what to do with it.
I called around and got a phone number for a guy locally that does exotic
animal rescue and he came right out to pick the bird up. He confirmed it was
a quite expensive African Gray and judging from the size it was less than a
year old. He also noted that it probably had been loose for about a month
judging from the color of its feces and that the band on it's leg would
indicate it was not sold at a pet shop but rather was obtained via the
internet or a bird breeder.
It was quite a beautiful bird and the first parrot to make my "yard
list". I don't know if this sighting will make your column but you might need
to use it for a filler so I thought I would share.
Your bird alert column is a joy to read Denny. Keep up the good work.