It’s a Miracle! Lemi the Brooklyn Heights Parakeet is Home

Lemi, the Brooklyn Heights parakeet who literally flew the coup last weekend is back home – safe and sound.

She’d been spotted on Flatbush Avenue, and more recently on the tennis court at Fort Greene Park. Now, word comes via Instagram that she’s A-OK:

AMAZING news: Lemi was retuned home tonight! She’s back w her family after a journey down Flatbush w some sparrows, and brief, friendly captivity w a knowledgable bird lady. She’s thinner, says her family, but “so so happy” to be home.

Lemi’s owner texted BHB last night and tells us:

Lemi came home tonight. A wonderful couple in Prospect Heights found her on the corner of Flatbush and Sterling Pl last Monday, trying to find food with a sparrow next to her. After the tip of the instagram sighting last night I renewed my search and found a “found” parakeet ad on Turned out to be her (I could not believe it when they confirmed that the code on her foot band was correct). Just picked her up. We are stunned and so happy for all help and support we have received.

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  • SharkLzr

    So happy to hear this news!! I’ve been on the lookout for Lemi.

  • Miss DLS

    Wonderful news!

  • PubliusBklyn

    I love happy endings.

  • NYcorgi

    Yay! So happy to hear the good news!

  • Barbara Shernoff

    Great news–so happy for Lemi and his family!!