This morning, I was standing in our still-being-renovated kitchen talking to my husband who was about to start plastering. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed an unusually-coloured bird by our birdfeeder...
We're not tropical bird experts, but we think it's a budgie that either escaped from its home, or was released by its owner.
Amazingly, I was able to get very close to it without it flying off. We've been watching it at the feeder all day. It's so strange watching a domesticated bird interacting with the sparrows. It reminds me a bit of the story Stellaluna about the bat that is taken in by the family of birds.
Isn't it beautiful? I'm worried that if I don't rescue it, the bird will not survive the cold, Canadian winter. I tried catching it with Duncan's butterfly net, but that didn't work. I'm not sure how I can catch the bird without hurting it. I have an empty gerbil cage I can put it in briefly, if I'm able to catch it. I was wondering about trying to throw a light-weight sheet over it. Any thoughts?