On Friday 17th September Mrs Mullen, part of our Catering team at the school for over 12 years, came to the rescue.A small, grey cockatiel who we now know to be called “Suki” flew down into the children’s playground and perched on the Friends of SPSP climbing frame. Mrs Mullen could see the bird was tired and was worried it would be attacked and killed by wild birds. Suki was encouraged to come to Mrs Mullen and once safely in hold she was placed safely and securely in a box with plenty of air holes to keep her calm and safe. Mrs Mullen has owned a cockatiel in the past and is a huge animal lover and she knew that this was a pet as it seemed tame and enjoyed singing.
The search for its owner began, with Mrs Mullen and the school using Facebook and Twitter to try to locate its owner . The school was contacted by several cockatiel owners who had recently lost birds, but Suki’s owner was able to provide evidence of her ring number and photographs so we knew we had the right owner. Suki had “ flown the nest” last Wednesday from Brimington, so had been living wild for 2 days until Mrs Mullen came to the rescue. Suki has now been re-united with her owner & his Dad ,who were both incredibly grateful to Mrs Mullen for her safe return and wanted to send special thanks to everyone who had helped return her.
The local branch of the RSPCA messaged us to congratulate Mrs Mullen on the bird’s safe return and we are very grateful to all the local community , organization and our parents who shared the shout out on Facebook and Twitter.
Good luck Suki !