From the WSB Lost/Found Pets page: Macaw rescued!

April 15, 2013 at 11:31 pm | In Pets, West Seattle news | 18 Comments

A happy-ending story to conclude the night:

After a text this afternoon, we posted a “lost macaw spotted” report on the WSB Lost/Found Pets page. Not much later, a rescue ensued: Merry Myers tells the tale, and shares the photos:

Mya the Macaw flew out of her house up the hill from 47th and Alaska Sts and landed on the highest branches of a tree just off the 47th Ave SW alley – between Alaska and Oregon. The owners tried to call the bird down and soon a crowd from the neighborhood gathered, including a nearby resident who brought her parrot with her to see if the Macaw might be curious enough to come down and investigate:

Tall ladders were offered by the neighbors and the owner climbed way up in the tree with treats, to try and lure her down.

Finally she began to make her way down to him and he eventually managed to grab her and make his way precariously down the tree while the neighbors cheered.

We live in a great neighborhood.

18 Comments

  1. Yay! :-D

    Comment by pigeonmom — 12:33 am April 16, 2013 #

  2. So glad Mya is safe and sound.

    Comment by Sonoma — 1:24 am April 16, 2013 #

  3. Beautiful birds!

    Comment by coffee — 6:24 am April 16, 2013 #

  4. Looks like everything was well in hand already when I texted from Ercolini :)

    Comment by Jeff — 7:07 am April 16, 2013 #

  5. What a great story of neighbors coming together!

    .

    Mike

    Comment by miws — 7:47 am April 16, 2013 #

  6. Thanks, Jeff. Since texts just come in as phone numbers, we never know who to credit :)

    Comment by WSB — 8:13 am April 16, 2013 #

  7. weird, a bird wanting to be IN the Trees…. go figure…

    Comment by Jtk — 9:18 am April 16, 2013 #

  8. Love the happy ending here!

    Comment by enviromaven — 9:25 am April 16, 2013 #

  9. Nothing like a happy ending!

    Comment by marty — 9:40 am April 16, 2013 #

  10. My name is Hector we recently moved to the area, i am the caregiver of Maya ( blue and gold macaw), she is a great companion to us, i have always been fascinated by birds since i was a little boy i was surrounded in bright colors and beautiful songs coming from these amazing creatures, Maya has a cage in the house that is always open she likes to swing, she join us everyday for breakfast (she loves oatmeal, tortillas and almonds), and sunshine walks, we feel fortunate to have her on our lifeS, my fiance told me once “we can not have friendship if we keep them on cages” that is why for me is important that Maya came to me by choice instead of flying further and further and amazed me how incredibly kind and helpful our neighbors are, thanks so much to all it feel so great to be living in West Seattle

    Comment by HECTOR N. — 11:18 am April 16, 2013 #

  11. Great story, beautiful birds :)

    Comment by biankat — 11:21 am April 16, 2013 #

  12. Love, love, love this story! Thank you all for your kindness-to your birds, to each other. We have a special community in West Seattle!

    Comment by JO — 11:29 am April 16, 2013 #

  13. Bird and owner should get a gig at McCaw Hall.

    Comment by Kevin — 11:35 am April 16, 2013 #

  14. Awesome story and rescue of Maya! She looks just like Blue from the movie Rio :). My kids would have loved to have seen her!

    Comment by Andrea — 11:48 am April 16, 2013 #

  15. Love that people here in West Seattle help each other. That’s why this is such a great place to live.

    Comment by bj — 12:04 pm April 16, 2013 #

  16. Headline: Caged Bird Escapes, Community Rejoices the Recapture

    In the perfect world this bird would have flown home to its family in Central America.

    Comment by hoppy daze — 1:46 pm April 16, 2013 #

  17. Hector, it sounds like you give Maya a very happy and loving home, where she is free to step in and out of her cage whenever she wants. Very important for these intelligent animals to feel part of the family (the flock).

    Comment by Sonoma — 2:33 pm April 16, 2013 #

  18. Hector, thanks for sharing. It sounds like Maya and you have developed a very strong bond—one so strong that her trust of you overcame any fear she was experiencing from being in a place unfamiliar and scary to her.

    .

    Mike

    Comment by miws — 5:11 pm April 16, 2013 #

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