On Sunday, July 15, 2007, Samantha Hughston got here house from a buddy’s barbeque to seek out that 9 of her parrots have been lacking.
That Sunday was one of many few instances that Hughston had left the home this yr. She runs Babyblue Aviary, positioned in Northern California, and coordinates her errands and duties across the child birds’ feeding schedules.
Hughston mentioned that every one the birds have been there when she and her boyfriend checked in from the barbecue to feed the infants round 6:30 p.m. They went again to the occasion, and returned house round 10:30 p.m. to seek out the primary 4 cages within the aviary empty.
According to Hughston, two pairs of blue-fronted Amazons, a pair of Congo African greys and a pair of Hahn’s mini macaws have been bird-napped. In addition, Hughston’s pet hyacinth macaw, Lilly, which Hughston hand-fed and raised because it was 19 days previous, was additionally taken.
Further inspection of the aviary grounds revealed that some wooden panels had been kicked out from the 5-foot-high fence behind the aviary. A internet, believed to have been used to catch the birds, was discovered along with tire tracks main away from the aviary.
Posters, flyers and digital messages have been handed world wide in efforts to assist discover the birds. Hughston mentioned that she has obtained messages from individuals in England and all around the United States asking how they may help.
Hughston believes that her birds’ distinctive catch phrases will play a component find them. All of the parrots, however one, wears a leg band. She has photos of the lacking birds and extra info on how one can determine them on her web site. Click right here to visis BabyblueAviary.com.
The Solano County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation on the case and is in search of leads. Anyone with info can contact the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 421-7058.
Hughston mentioned the overall quantity of the chook’s value is someplace round $20,000. A $5,000 reward is being supplied in connection for the protected return of the parrots.
Hughston believes that her pet hyacinth macaw, Lilly, was the primary curiosity as a result of her different pairs of scarlet macaws, blue-and-gold macaws, Eclectus and umbrella cockatoos have been left alone. “Why leave the other macaws?” Hughston mentioned. “None of it makes sense.” Hughston is devastated on the lack of Lilly, who turned three years previous on the Fourth of July.