March 4 2018 3:12 PM
Rare exotic birds are on the loose around Dublin after the roof of Marlay Park aviary fell in following heavy snowfall during Storm Emma.
Cockatiels, budgies and colourful kakariki are just some of the birds that escaped from the aviary in the south Dublin park.
Aviary keeper Desmond King manages the aviary on a voluntary basis and described the incident as a “real pity”.
“I set up the aviary about three to four years ago voluntarily. I bought the birds voluntarily at the start. I had my own aviary at home and got in touch with the council for help with setting one up in Marlay Park.