The owner of a parrot that went missing at the weekend is desperate for the return of his beloved pet.
Charlie, a 20-year-old female African grey, flew away from her home in Wortham Place, Haverhill at about 2pm on Saturday (August 31).
Despite her owner Freddie Buckmaster having since received news of a number of sightings she remains missing.
Mr Buckmaster, 61, who has had Charlie since she was justa few months old, said: “She’s got a cage indoors and a cage outside and when it gets a bit sunny I put her out there.
“I was just putting her outside into the cage and something spooked her.
“She was on my hand and I got a bit complacent, she’s such a clingy bird normally but she just took off.”
Charlie flew off in the direction of the former Chalkstone Middle School and - after details of her disappearance was posted on Facebook by Mr Buckmaster’s son and son-in-law - reports have been received of at least two sightings at Newt Pond and one on the birds estate.
An anxious Mr Buckmaster has three times been up to Newt Pond to see if Charlie - who has never gone missing before - is there, but as yet has had no luck.
He said: “I would love to get her back.
“I had her at about three or four months old. When we first got her I used to mash up some Weetabix and bend a spoon to feed her.
“It’s a much-loved pet, it really is. She’s a good talker. She talks a lot and she’s got a good vocabulary.”
Charlie is grey, a little big bigger than a pigeon and has a bright red tail explained Mr Buckmaster.
He added: “After 20 years she is used to people but she’s a one person bird so will only come to me, but now she might be so stressed she might just come to anyone.”