Picturesque parrot spotted near North Walsham

Parrot at Ebridge Mill

Parrot at Ebridge Mill - Credit: Archant

It's not every day when on a walk that you spot a colourful parrot hidden in the bushes.

Parrot at Ebridge Mill

Parrot at Ebridge Mill - Credit: Archant

And eagle-eyed snapper, Susan Cockaday, 62, could not believe it when she took a walk at Ebridge Mills, near Spa Common in North Walsham on Tuesday.

She was walking along the canal when the beautiful bird landed and had a bath. She said: 'It flew past me low near the reeds, couldn't believe what I saw, it was so beautiful, its colour was so radiant, my friend didn't see it until I showed her when it landed, it had a bath and drink, I took loads of pictures whilst it was doing that.

'We went in the pet shop to see if anyone had lost one then drove to the Vets in North Walsham to report we had spotted a parrot or parakeet but nobody had reported one lost. All I have done is worry since that it will be OK, seemed happy enough but being so colourful it must be at risk from other birds.'

The parrot stayed for around 10 minutes before flying off again.

Parrot at Ebridge Mill

Parrot at Ebridge Mill - Credit: Archant


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