San Diego, CA 92101 (By: Noel Gallego)

Kym Taylor was busy posting “Lost Bird” signs near Harbor Drive and West Broadway on Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. One of her birds named “Ricky” has flown the coop and Taylor is asking people downtown to be on the lookout for the lost bird.

Ricky was last seen Wednesday near the fountain area at the corner of Pacific Highway and Grande Palm Court enjoying the Birds of Paradise plants and taking a drink from the fountain. She did not look like one of the local natural birds with her colorful plumages.

“That sighting is a good lead,” said Taylor. “Ricky is a female grey cockatiel with orange cheeks. She flew out of an unknown rip in the screen window of my condo early morning Sunday. I’ve been looking for her since then.”

Being an ardent bird lover, Taylor was busy pulling a cart behind her with two other birds in it plastered with posters about the lost Ricky. She was handing out posters and asking for possible sighting from all the pedestrians for the scheduled parade on Pacific Highway as well as the security guard of the two high rise buildings at Grande Palm Court.

“Ricky can be skittish at times and she doesn’t answer to her name, but she is used to people” said Taylor. “But, hopefully she stays around this area with the water and the plants so I can get her back. If you see or hear her you can call me at 619-787-7105 or email me at [email protected]



Aziz Nov. 15, 2009 @ 4:27 p.m.

Nice bird. Hope she shows up soon!


mh91945 Nov. 21, 2009 @ 3:41 p.m.

I will try to give you a call Kym because I think I spotted your bird when I was on the way to the San Diego Public Law Library to attend the workshop on grant writing. Noe is very successful at that stuff and he has helped me out, but he was telling me about your bird and showed me the picture.


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