That’s never a sparrow, N8N’s Annette Taylor thought while weeding the garden. It was a handsome male cockatiel, high up in a poplar tree in the paddock next to the house.
The bird sat for some time, calling often. Today (two days later) he is still around, and is in the back garden right now.
We are sure he has escaped from someone’s aviary or cage, rather than flown across from Australia. The question is – how to catch a cockatiel?
All the experts say get someone the bird is familiar with to call it down. So is there anyone out there who recognises this bird? I’m sure he would like a cracker.