Maybe this isnt newsworthy, but theres a BIRD showing up on our deck yesterday and today (Saturday and Sunday) that doesnt appear to be a native, Astorian JAN MITCHELL told the Ear.
The Ear thinks it is a MALE BUDGERIGAR, better known as a budgie, or parakeet. The birds originated in Australia, but are now widely bred and are popular pets in the U.S. With a little coaxing, and a lot of patience, they can even be taught to talk.
It let me get fairly close, Jan reported, so its likely someones pet.
If somebody is missing it it seems a bit lost, but is eating the leftover seeds, along with the sparrows and a couple of Eurasian collared doves, Jan added. It seems quite small to me and maybe immature. If theres an owner, they are welcome to contact us at 503-836-7820.