Search ends after bird is found dead
A pet owner says her last budgerigar has been found dead after it made a flight for freedom at the weekend.
Susan Vadencourt reported that Molly the budgie had flown out of the front door of her home in Wye on Saturday.
Molly had been rescued by the RSPCA before Ms Vadencourt gave it a new home.
The disappearance prompted a search on social media and Ms Vadencourt also posted leaflets around the village in the hope of its return.
But yesterday (Wednesday) she reported the news that the bird was dead.
She posted on Facebook: “To everyone who kindly forwarded my post about our beloved budgie Molly, I need to sadly inform you that her little body has been found.
“It was only two blocks away from home. She is now at peace and back home with her bereft family.
“The lovely stranger who found her put her into a beautiful box until we could be notified.
“Thank you to everyone who looked out for her. It restores one’s faith in humanity.
“The kindness of strangers has been overwhelming and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
Ms Vadencourt, a neonatal nurse, had previously kept many budgies at the aviary in her garden, where the birds enjoyed the chance to fly and exercise.
She had also adapted a window at the back of her home to allow budgies to come in to her home if they were cold, and said that Molly had recently spent a lot of time with her following the death of companion Charlie.
In the past she reported how other pet birds had also escaped, including Bramley in 2013, Baby in 2015, and Charlie last year.
Budgerigar Molly went missing after flying out of the front door of a home in Wye
Susan Vadencourt said the offers of help had restored her faith in humanity