CAPTAIN, the budgie who was rescued from the rough seas
Half a mile out to sea and in rough weather, it was the last thing the members of the diving club expected to see.
There, being thrown about helplessly on the waves, was a little blue budgerigar. Bedraggled, half drowned and too tired to fly, it seemed it would not be long before he was heading to the great bird cage in the sky.
The divers turned their boat around and rescued the budgie from the waves. The following day, the budgie nicknamed "Captain" by their rescuers, was looking full of bounce again. He was brought to an animal shelter where he recovered.
Left: Cathy Jackman with fellow members of the Torbay diving club , who helped her rescue the distressed bird off the Devon coast.
Right: The budgie Captain tried to cross the sea. How he got out there, remains a mystery.
The RSPCA said it was unbelieveable that the tiny bird had been spotted and saved so far out to sea.
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