Burnham-On-Sea residents urged to join Saturday search for Ollie!
owners of a lost parrot in Burnham-On-Sea are appealing to residents
to join a town-wide search for the bird over the next few weekends.
and Ade Hale have launched a 'Find Ollie Saturday Campaign' in
the hope that residents in the Burnham area will go outside in
their gardens at 9am on the next three Saturdays between 9am and
9.30am to look, listen and call for Ollie, the missing African
pictured, escaped from its Burnham home on January 19th after
being frightened by a noisy digger.
couple have owned the 16 year-old parrot since it was three months
old and only recently moved to Burnham just before Christmas.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I was just outside the front door
putting some recycling out when she was frightened. She flew to
our settee under the window which she did regularly, but the shape
of the bins in front of the window must have caused her to fly
straight out of the door over my head as I was coming back in.
At the same time, another big digger was coming down the road
towards her, so she flew out of the door towards the Brent Knoll
are desperate to get her back she adores both me and my
husband but my husband Ade was her favourite and every night she
would wait for him to get home and fly to him and then cuddle
up with him and play with him all night until bed."
added: "As you can appreciate, it is almost impossible for
us to happen to be in the right place at the right time when we
are out and about looking on our own, but if we can get enough
support so there is someone in every area all looking at the same
time then we may be able to locate her and get her back home with
her family and feathered friends."
added that the couple have contacted the RSPB, RSPCA, Police and
local vets and also put up posters around the Burnham area, including
Brent Knoll and Berrow but without luck so far.
have had phone calls in response to the posters, letting us know
where she has been seen or heard. We have also put leaflets through
doors where there have been reported sightings or that she has
missed getting her back twice by a few minutes of her being seen
- by the time we got to the place she had flown off."
has joined Burnham-On-Sea.com's forums under the username Parrotman
and says she is "so grateful for the support" shown
so far. She added: "We have received super support from the
wonderful people in Burnham - over 15,000 hits on the forums up
to this point - and I don't think we could have found a better
place to move to!"
who spots or hears the parrot should call the couple on 07940