Last week a small flock of budgies were found on a Laguna Niguel trail. Mission Viejo Animal Services arrived and rounded up the budgies. The budgies were not able to fly and some appeared to have been injured by large birds.

Photo: City of Mission Viejo

The birds were fed and given water, given names and examined. They will be put up for adoption.

Photo: City of Mission Viejo

If you should find yourself unable to care for your birds, please do not set them free. Budgies are not likely to survive in the wild. Finding food and water is problematic, and they are likely to be attacked by animals and other birds.
Taking them to a shelter or rescue is their best chance for finding a safe, happy home.

Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG

You can read more about the budgies here.