Ipswich: Exotic bird spotted perching in cemetery

NESTLED in the trees at Ipswich Cemetery an exotic visitor has been spotted perching in the branches.

The brightly coloured parrot, understood to be a Crimson Rosella, native to Eastern Australia, was first seen by Tom Wilmot, who lives nearby in Cemetery Road, last Tuesday.

The 31-year-old told The Star he has seen the bird several times since his first sighting and has reported it to the RSPCA in Martlesham.

On Sunday the science teacher spent an hour scouring the trees at the cemetery in his quest to capture the stunning visitor on camera.

He said: “Getting these photos just shows the bird has survived for a week and is managing to fend off the local wildlife.”

The RSPCA told Mr Wilmot they had had no information about the bird but are checking their lost and found database to see if it’s a lost pet. Call the RSPCA at Martlesham on 01473 623280 with information.