STUYVESANT TOWN — A good Samaritan is searching for the owner of a tiny yellow bird found in Stuyvesant Town on Monday night
Regina Dooley found the friendly female bird with clipped wings hopping along the ground through the housing complex near East 14th Street and Avenue A and with the help of passersby managed to catch it.
She has put fliers up around the neighborhood, written to bird blogs and even created an email account — firstname.lastname@example.org — in an attempt to find the bird's owner.
"I went to walk my dog and she was right outside the steps [of Dooley's building] and she was making a tweeting noise," said the 47-year-old Stuyvesant Town resident who works in finance. "I thought she was hurt because she didn't go very far."
With the help of another passerby, Dooley got the bird into a box and into her apartment.
The staff at the nearby Petopia pet store identified the bird as a parakeet, according to Dooley.
While Dooley confessed to being a dog person and thought the owner would be found in less than a day, she said having a bird around has its perks.
"She is quiet and listens when you are talking to her and turns her head to look at you," she said.
Dooley put up posters around the housing complex and placed notices on blogs, but if no one comes forward others have already volunteered to take the bird she has been calling "Tweety."
"I am just going to give it some time to see if someone comes forward," she said.