05:59PM, Tuesday 24 May 2016
A family have been celebrating after a mini social media campaign saw the safe return of their pet budgie.
The bird, called Tweetie, had made a dash for freedom on Friday and spent two days in the wild before returning to civilisation.
He was spotted admiring himself in a car mirror in High Road, Cookham, by mum and journalist Sarah Parfitt while she was out for a run on Sunday morning before following her home.
Unsure what to do with her new feathery friend, she snapped a picture and posted it on Twitter and Facebook appeal help tracking down its owners.
And within hours the family pet had been returned home to owners the MacLeod family.
Mum Andrea MacLeod said: “I thought after Saturday that that was it, so we were elated and really excited when we got the call [to say he had been found].”
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