On Saturday someone on my neighborhood facebook page posted about a little loose budgie.
Harry and took a cage, some seed and some water out to where he was last seen.
We played budgie calls on my phone, hoping he would hear and come back to the area. We had no luck, but people walking by said they had seen him over the past couple days. So we decided we would try again the next day.
We set up in the same spot and waited. A man walking by said he saw the budgie across the street. And there he was! Someone had set up a little dish of seed and water and he was hanging out there.
Harry almost got him, but he was very skittish. We watched him fly back and forth, trying to follow a hummingbird.
Here’s a little video – he’s the white spot in the middle of the bush.
Harry has been back every day trying to get the little bird. He didn’t see him yesterday, but he saw him today.
Someone else recently posted these photos of him, so he is still in the neighborhood. Harry will try again tomorrow.
Hopefully, someone can manage to catch the wiley little guy.
He’s a resourceful little fella to still survive out in the wild. Hope your neighbours don’t let their cats outside if they have any and that this cutiepie will be rescued ASAP!
I think it helps that people have been leaving him seed.
The neighborhood he’s in probably a couple miles away from us. So I have no idea what the cat situation is. We have lots of coyotes, so hopefully people keep there cats in.
OMG. Poor little guy out on his own. I wonder why he’s so shy? They are usually such suckers for a handful of seeds. Stay safe till Harry gets you, budgie boy.
I’m guessing he was never tamed.
This bird is very skittish, not sure I’ll be able to bring him in. It’s very sad.
Can you call animal rescue or something to see if they can save this poor guy? 🙁
They don’t even look for lost dogs. They mostly help injured or trapped wild animals.
That is such a shame. Is there really nothing that can be done? Maybe use a net? Or perhaps leave seed, millet, water, and perches in a cage that could be put in an area he’s been seen to loiter in. Perhaps he’ll choose to sleep in there late at night and you can catch him then? It sounds like a stretch but I’m really worried about the lil’ guy. I think your best bet is trying to catch him when its dark since they can’t see very well.
Harry has been out there almost every day. We have a net some of the people in the area lent us. And we’re doing the cage, seed, millet, water. And playing budgie sounds.
If it’s dark we won’t be able to see him. He hangs out in the open space – no lights to see by.
It’s possible he may start going into the cage for seed, but at this point, it’s like trying to catch a wild bird.
Aw, that makes me sad. I admire you two though for not giving up on him! I hope he’ll be okay.