Do you recognize this little cutie?
This adorable parakeet has been spotted hanging around daily near a building behind Andrew Square T station. Evidently his best friend is a bunny who also lives in the area – sounds like the beginnings of a children’s book!
This is not the first time a parakeet has been seen in the wild last year several of them were found in both Southie and Dot! Seriously, why are so many birds flying the coop? Open windows? In search of a better life where chainlink fences are lined with Ritz crackers?
Anyway, if this is your pet, you can find him in Andrew Square!
Thank you to Gregg for sharing!
Here are some bird superstitions from the National Audubon Society:
- If a bird poops on your head it is a sign of good luck.
- Don’t become a sailor if you kill an albatross, as superstition states you will get lost at sea (we just think you shouldn’t on principle).
- It is good luck if a blackbird makes a nest on your house.
- If you see 5 crows, sickness will follow; see 6 crows and death will follow.
- To avoid bad luck tip your hat if you see a magpie.
- Whatever you do to a robin will happen to you, so be nice!
- It is bad luck to see an owl during the day.
- A kingfisher is a very lucky bird.
- Three seagulls flying together, directly overhead, are a warning of death soon to come.
- Sparrows carry the souls of the dead, it’s unlucky to kill one (again, we think killing any birds is wrong).
- When a swan lays its head and neck back over its body during the daytime it means a storm is coming.
- Having a wren around will prevent one from drowning.
- A bird that flies into a house foretells an important message. However, if the bird dies, or is white, this foretells death.