'Tweet' to find parrot's owner

By Ross Findon

Thursday, April 17, 2014

 

'Tweet' to find parrot's owner

The parrot, which has been found in a garden in Sandown. Picture courtesy of @OceanDeckIOW via Twitter.

UPDATED THURSDAY 15:27*

THE hunt is on to find the owner of parrot found in an Isle of Wight garden today (Wednesday).

The small grey parrot, which has an orange beak, arrived in the Sandown garden of Alan and Hayley Stayley.

"He arrived about noon and has been flying in and out since then.

"He seems quite tame," said Hayley, who with Alan, owns the Ocean Deck restaurant in Sandown.

"I've tried tweeting about it, but so far no-one has come foward," she said.

Former bird breeder, Colin Russell, of Bettesworth Road in Ryde said he believed the bird to be an Indian Ringnecked parakeet.
He said the dark ring around its neck suggested the bird was male and over two years old. 

*The bird's owner, Deb Stanton, said the bird had flown back to her home in Parsonage Road, Sandown, today (Thursday).

"I'd like to thank everyone for looking out for Rio," said Mrs Stanton.

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk

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