Today while i was on my way to go in the garden, I noticed a bird near me that flew away since they saw me walking around. I thought it was a cardinal or mockingbird, but then I took a closer look at it sitting on a chain link fence it was a parakeet, a yellow parakeet to be exact. Someone in the neighborhood probably lost it and now its flying loose. I bet the reason why it was near my garden today is because I have a pen with doves and quails around and that may of attracted the bird to go near them to find food to eat. I did leave some bird seed out hoping it will come back so I can catch it. It seems to me that every summer I notice especially parakeets that are found flying around, are people not closing the bird cage's door closed? I'm not sure what the reason is. Is it because they aren't a too expensive bird to purchase in pet shops and children can get a hold of them easily then not care for them. Many times in the past I caught a few parakeets that I found flying in my garden, I just didn't feel it was right leaving the bird flying around with no one to care for it. And the fact it most likely won't survive without food and water especially during the winter months. I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for the bird in case I spot him. Hopefully he'll get hungry and come back. I could maybe try leaving a cage out their but I'm going to see if it even will come back first.