Monday, September 24, 2012

Lost in the grass

While walking the dogs yesterday,
 I came across this guy.

A cockatiel.

He was in the company of several doves.
They were all content to peck at the grass, 
ignoring the dogs and me.
Surely someone's lost pet?
I wonder if he knows he is lost. 
I think he thought he was a dove.
 

14 comments:

Sam said...

Did he seem somewhat friendly?

Sam

kulasa said...

It looks like a prince looking for its castle..so gorgeous and regal looking! beautiful shots :-)

Jo's World said...


He must realize he is better looking than the other birds! Maybe thats why he stays!

Cheers,

Stella

Rohrerbot said...

What a beautiful find:) Has this guy decided to begin a new colony like his Peach Faced Lovebird relatives?:) That is so bizarre.....but kinda cool:)

Barb said...

I hope he survives! He looks happy.

Kathy said...

He's having quite an adventure. I hope he finds his way home.

Pat Tillett said...

I think this guy somehow got out into the wild and adapted! good for him. We have several huge flocks of wild parrots out here in SoCal. They call them feral parrots!

Thérèse said...

Such a happy face! Perhaps he has simply been adopted by his doves fellows!

Blueberry's human said...

Aw - he must have taken a liking to one of the doves and so joined their little dove club. Hope he survives ok out in the wild! Probably was someone's pet!

Magpie said...

That would be quite the surprise to see hanging out with the doves!

Snapper II said...

How is the poor fellow supposed to know he's lost, I'm lost and I don't know it. Thats what my lovely wife tells me. LOL
Great Post, fantastic find.

RoeH said...

I saw one on a small cactus when it's fruits came out some months ago. Sad but they seem to adapt to the wild okay.

altadenahiker said...

How amazing. Much better life than one in a cage, that's for sure.

Banjo52 said...

Is there an internet spot you could post a notice? I think we once discussed wild parrots, which seem to do OK after escape.