While it is perfectly possible the bird got away from an outdoor
aviary and survived the cold temps, I am surprised that he
hasn't been eaten by a hawk or owl. Bright yellow-green is NOT
a good color to be if you are a small bird in America. Maybe it
confuses the hawks enough that they don't know what to do with
it? I just wouldn't expect it to last long in the wild.
While you can leave it in the wild, you could also set up a
simple box-trap and catch the bird. If it's banded, you could
track down the breeder who sold the bird, may even find the
owner. Just a thought..
On 8/17/07, joey wrote:
> On 6/09/07, Kim wrote:
>> I live in Northern Virginia and about three years ago I
>> was driving around my neighborhood and saw the brightest
>> bird I had ever seen. Highlighter green. Now the same
>> bird (or that's my guess) comes to my feeder regularly.
>> It holds its own fending off the other birds and seems
>> quite happy. Last winter it snowed for weeks
>> straight...Any guesses about whether or not it is the same
>> bird. Did it migrate and come back. I read on-line about
>> wild monk parakeets in my area but the pictures don't
>> match. Yellow head bright green body with balck wavy
>> lines on the wings. I know nothing about birds can you
>> help me solve the mystery?