A PAIR of escaped macaws - featured in the Examiner on Wednesday - are now providing an unusual sight for people across the area.
The two brightly-coloured birds fled their aviary, owned by Peter Moore, of Taylor Hill, on Monday.
They were originally seen in Beaumont Park by Bruce Jackson, of Woodside Road, on Monday evening and settled there all Tuesday.
But they have spent the past four days in several areas of the town - obviously relishing freedom.
Sandra Chambers saw the pair from her bedroom window in Mountbatten Drive, Oakes.
"There are some tall trees on Oakes Road South and they settled there for several hours," she said.
Yesterday morning the pair turned up in trees in the garden of Ann Pearson, of Jagger Lane, Emley Moor.
"They are keeping us amused and making a lot of noise," said Mrs Pearson.
"Everything seems to come here - we had a little white budgie two weeks ago, and we have had other parrots before that.
"When we saw the story in the Examiner I said, `I bet they'll come here'."
Their owner Mr Moore is waiting for them to become weaker so they will be easier to catch.