This bird has flown – we need your help

A MAN from Great Stukelely has handed out one hundred leaflets appealing for information after his feathered friend escaped through an open window. Alfie the cockatiel has been missing since Saturday June 3 after he flew out of an open upstairs window at

A MAN from Great Stukelely has handed out one hundred leaflets appealing for information after his feathered friend escaped through an open window.

Alfie the cockatiel has been missing since Saturday June 3 after he flew out of an open upstairs window at his home in Church Road at about 7pm.

His owner Gary Rose told The Hunts Post: "Alfie is greatly missed by his family and his other feathered friends and we are appealing for his safe return. We have had him since he was a baby and it is not the same at home without him."

Alfie, who is about 12 inches long and pale yellow with grey on his back and wings is two years old and was purchased from Huntingdon Garden and Leisure by the Rose family.

Mr Rose has been handing out leaflets in Great Stukeley after he saw Alfie a few days after his disappearance, perched in a tree near to the village church.

"I heard him whistling and looked up to see him sat high up in a tree. I stayed with him from 9am until 3pm but he then flew away. He usually comes to me but I think he is having too much of a good time to come home but I believe he is still in the area.

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"As far as eating and drinking is concerned he might copy the other birds or people might be feeding him as he is very friendly. My main worry is his predators.

"We are trying not to give up hope but as each day passes it is hard. I keep leaving the back door open in the hope he will find his way home," added Mr Rose.

If anyone manages to catch Alfie they are advised to put him in a big box with air holes in and contact Mr Rose.

INFORMATION: Anyone with information should contact Gary during the day on 01480 398786 or at weekends or in the evenings on 01480 457294.

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