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Lost White Wing Parakeet-Hightstown New Jersey

Zellie

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Hi,

My white wing parakeet escaped last night May 29, last seen on Wilson Ave and Greely Ave, Hightstown New Jersey. Small, 6 to 8 inches long, bright green, yellow edged wings, white patch under wings can bee seen in flight. I have a second bird and they were calling to each other this morning but I haven't heard the lost guy for a few hours now. He was about 2 blocks away in the woods. I feel so bad, he gets scared easily and always calls to me for help when in a jam. I've seen a hawk circling too. : ( If anyone hears or sees Bobby, please email me: minddancer@netzero.net. Thanks so much.

Cris
 

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So sorry. I hope you find him soon.
 

suileeka

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I saw on Facebook that he was found today!
 

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That is great news! So glad he's safe again!
 

Zellie

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Hi all, Yes!! Bobby was found and is home safe!! He made it through a violent thunderstorm and landed at someone's feet about 1.5 miles away. She, Darcy, picked him up and gave him food and water immediately. Poor guy was hungry!! She posted on Facebook, and looked at parrot alert/parrot 911 and got my email address. Darcy also called a friend at a local pet store where I had given a flyer with my phone number. The pet store called me. Darcy texted me as well. She also spoke with a friend who had seen one of my flyers posted in town. So I was contacted 3 ways...and with the internet and flyers, probably 6000 local people were on the look out for my little guy.

A couple of take aways: Act fast! Use the 911 Parrot Alert facebook group and website. Follow their directions on what to do when bird gets out. My bird was in next town so Flyers with picture and info posted at pet stores, supermarkets, post office, intersections and main roads within a mile of my house really helped. Nextdoor.com got the word out to about 5000 people. I also gave flyers to taxi drivers, mail carriers, fed ex and UPS drivers that I saw in my search.

He got out about 3 pm in the afternoon Tuesday. As he escaped, I watched the direction he flew to. He was still in the same area the next morning. I read that birds don't generally go far the first day...and you should go out before sunrise next morning and call to the bird for a few hours as it may be nearby. I have a second bird so we did that...and Bobby answered back the next morning...but he was across a pond in a swamp and I could not get to him. Often they are afraid to come down from hiding spot, so you have to get to them and be patient, and wait and do all their favorite calls and be obvious with treats. I acted fast and put out 50 flyers and alerts by Wednesday morning. But by Thursday, he was already 1.5 miles away. So at that point, I needed an army to find him and all the flyers and alerts brought him home. He had followed a green way full of big trees and a creek until he got to a neighborhood and landed in front of Darcy in her back yard. So focus your search along treed areas and your home, and work out from there.

Thanks to everyone for the good wishes and keeping a look out for Bobby! It takes a village!! Hoping all that lost a bird find them safe and bring them home!!
 

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I am thrilled for you! And your lucky, lucky boy!
 

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:yah: What a tremendous relief! So glad he's home and safe!
 
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