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Parrot at Large in Peplow!

Macaw ParrotThe web team have been contacted by local resident Paul Elvin, to say that a blue macaw was spotted at Bowling Green Farm, Peplow earlier today (19/1/18).

It was seen on a roof at about 9:20am, and stayed there for about 10mins, before flying away in the direction of Hodnet.

Of course no one can be sure where the bird is now, but if you are looking for an escaped bird, then you know where it has been seen. If other residents see the bird in the area and want to pass on the details, please use this form.

Paul says he and others were concerned about a tropical bird being able to survive in a British winter. If others have similar worries New Life Parrot Rescue reports here that there 13 different species known to be living in the wild in the UK. Most reports are of sightings in southern England, including several large and thriving colonies of feral parrots in London.

If anyone thinks this might be their bird, please use the link above to let us have your contact details and we will let you know of any further sightings.

Update: 2:00pm

Thank to Penny Kesterton, who sent us a Facebook screenshot of a message from Rebecca Taylor (below). The macaw is called Zach, and yesterday morning she had posted an alert to say he had not turned up for breakfast.

Around 11:00am today she updated the post to say that he had returned home via Eaton-on-Tern, Tibberton, Gt Bolas and Hodnet.

Below is his picture from her message:

Zach the AWOL Macaw

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