- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) - A magician has been reunited with his pet bird after a Fairfax County police officer rescued it.

Police tell local news outlets they recently returned Sunny the cockatoo to Springfield magician Edgar Jorge Vidaurre, and the reunion has become popular on social media.

Officer Mike Thompson responded to the call and found the yellow-crested bright white bird 12 feet high in a tree. Thompson says he had to talk Sunny down as the 17-year-old bird’s wings had been clipped after previous antics.

Vidaurre, aka Dr. Magic, says the cockatoo is his adopted baby and goes with him everywhere perched on his shoulder.

The magician says he had left Sunny on a tree branch while he played soccer and forgot to take the bird with him before leaving.

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