One suspects this parrot is not native to Roslindale

Cockatiel

It turned shy when Gregory Adams aimed his camera at it, but that's a yellow-headed cockatiel up in a tree at Fallon Field in Roslindale this morning.

UPDATE: That's Smokey the Cockatiel, whose owner just recently moved to the Fallon Field neighborhood and who didn't realize one of his windows was open over the weekend.

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    There's a poster in Cutler

    There's a poster in Cutler Park, Needham for a cockatiel (I think) from Lexington that's been missing since May. Apparently he (she) was spotted in Cutler Park several times this summer. Big reward!

    Me too!

    As a bird owner myself, my heart breaks for Smokey's owner, and for every other bird owner who's lost his/her pet bird, especially in such a manner.

    However, making sure that windows and doors to the outside aren't open, and keeping the bird's flight feathers clipped will both at least minimize the chances of something this heartbreaking occurring again in the future.

    I wish Smokey the cockatiel's owner all the best of luck in getting his beloved Smokey back.

    S #1: Where'd you get the

    S #1: Where'd you get the coconuts?
    A : We found them.
    S #1: Found them? In Mercia? The coconut's tropical!
    A : What do you mean?
    S #1: Well, this is a temperate zone.
    A : The swallow may fly south with the sun or the house martin or the plover may seek warmer climes in winter, yet these are not strangers to our land?
    S #1: Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?
    A : Not at all. They could be carried.
    S #1: What? A swallow carrying a coconut?
    A: It could grip it by the husk!
    S #1: It's not a question of where he grips it! It's a simple question of weight ratios! A five ounce bird could not carry a one pound coconut.
    A: Well, it doesn't matter. Will you go and tell your master that Arthur from the Court of Camelot is here.
    S #1: Listen. In order to maintain air-speed velocity, a swallow needs to beat its wings forty-three times every second, right?
    A: Please!
    S #1: Am I right?
    A: I'm not interested!
    S #2: It could be carried by an African swallow!
    S #1: Oh, yeah, an African swallow maybe, but not a European swallow. That's my point.
    S #2: Oh, yeah, I agree with that.
    A: Will you ask your master if he wants to join my court at Camelot?!
    S #1: But then of course a-- African swallows are non-migratory.
    S #2: Oh, yeah...
    S #1: So they couldn't bring a coconut back anyway...