Lost Bird Spotted Near East Dover Elementary

Students spot tropical bird in tree behind school Monday

After a usual routine of clearing plastic lunch trays and tossing brown paper lunch sacks into the garbage, students head outside into the sunshine to enjoy the back half of an elementary school lunch period. On Monday, an unexpected visitor was flying nearby.

Flitting against a blue sky Monday at East Dover Elementary's rear playground was a tropical bird. Students pointed up at a pine tree, for a bird that appeared lost on the south side of the school property.

A school employee told Toms River Patch the bird was spotted during the last lunch of the Monday school day.

The bird was about the size of a hand and mostly green, with a bright yellow-orange beak and some red plumage on its wings.

Tuesday's lunch, the bird was gone, said the employee.

k May 10, 2012 at 12:08 AM
My daughter plays on that playground I wish they would fence it in it is right by the woods. I have requested it before so far no results.
Mary Ellen Mcgaughan-azack May 10, 2012 at 02:54 AM
mt husband also saw 'the orange bird' on monday afternoon while bbqing. we live at the foot of silver bay rd on cattus st. hope it finds its way home.
Drucillia Demiglia May 10, 2012 at 11:19 AM
What does your post have to do with a lost orange bird? Did the bird attack your daughter ?
Mattie May 10, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Mostly green with an orange beak (Like a candy corn color) with a little red on its sides just under the wings - could be an Eclectus parrot. Would be a good project for the kids to look up different "green parrots" and do some detective work to get a good description.
Lenny May 10, 2012 at 01:22 PM
"Tuesday's Lunch, the bird was gone" ?? gee, the food at the school cafateria ain't what it used to be.
diana mcphee May 10, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Could this possibly be a lovebird??
Tyler May 10, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Its my friend Stephen Mcphee's lovebird
Tyler May 10, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Sorry peach face
Mattie May 10, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Could be Diana, but lovebirds are pretty small, and depending on how high up in the tree it was, it would be easily unnoticed. The fact that this bird in the story was so noticeable and was described as bigger than a hand (that far up in a tree) it's more likely bigger than a lovebird. BUT who knows, right?
diana mcphee May 10, 2012 at 08:19 PM
OK thanks Mattie, it just seemed ironic. Unfortunately my lovebird escaped this past Sunday and I live in the section of East Dover.
Tyler May 10, 2012 at 08:22 PM
I ment it may be his
Stephen McPhee May 10, 2012 at 08:24 PM
That is my bird!
Stephen McPhee May 10, 2012 at 08:26 PM
It is a peach faced lovebird that got out of the cage on Sunday and traveled away
Joe McPhee May 10, 2012 at 08:37 PM
All kidding aside if anybody has information on this bird we are looking for a peach faced lovebird. The coloring is green a little red with an orange beak. If anybody found it capture that receives it please reply to this. If anyone can capture it somehow there will be a reward.
Joe McPhee May 10, 2012 at 08:41 PM
If anybody sees the bird and is able to capture it there will be a reward. Correction to last post


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