Update: One exotic bird returned, 'about a dozen' still missing from Marlay Park after Storm Emma

Update: One exotic bird returned, 'about a dozen' still missing from Marlay Park after Storm Emma

Update 12.51pm: One exotic bird has been returned to his home in Marlay Park in Dublin following Storm Emma.

The extreme weather caused the roof of an aviary to collapse allowing several feathered friends to escape.

A cockatiel was returned last night after being captured in a shop nearby in Terenure.

But Des King, who set up the aviary, says there's still a good few birds who are AWOL.

"We're missing a few diamond doves, a couple of buggies, another cockatiel...," said Mr King.

"About a dozen birds at this stage are missing."

Earlier: Fresh appeal for public's help after exotic birds escape Marlay Park during Storm Emma

There is a fresh appeal for the public's help in finding more than a dozen exotic birds that escaped from Dublin's Marlay Park.

They flew away after the roof of their aviary collapsed during Storm Emma, with one possible sighting since in Drimnagh.

The birds including budgies, parrots and diamond doves come from Australia and Asia but are used to the Irish weather.

However the DSPCA fears they could fall prey to native animals.

- Digital Desk

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