cletus 3Named Cletus, the bird is a year-old green-and-blue Amazon parrot. (Click to enlarge)



cletus 4A Shrewsbury woman is seeking help in finding her year-old parrot, which took off over the Navesink River in Red Bank Wednesday.

Jenn Disney said the bird, named Cletus, was sitting on her shoulder, as usual, as they relaxed on her boat at Irwin’s Marina next to Riverside Gardens Park when something spooked the animal.

“He caught wind,” suddenly found himself over the water and took off toward the Riverside Towers high-rise, Disney tells redbankgreen.

Extensive searching failed to turn up any sign of the bird or word about his possible whereabouts, she said.

Disney is offering a reward for the bird’s safe return. She described him as a green-and-blue Amazon with partially clipped wings.

When approached, “he might growl, but he won’t bite,” she said.”At this point, he’s scared, so he’ll probably go to” whomever finds him.

Anyone with information is asked to call 908-309-9608.

[UPDATE: Cletus is back home. Justin Pandelo, a resident of the Shrewsbury Manor Apartments next to the Molly Pitcher Inn, found him outside his unit. Someone at the complex who had seen one of the flyers posted by Jenn Disney told Pandelo about the missing bird, and the bird and owner were reunited early Thursday afternoon. Pandelo declined the reward, asking Disney to instead “pay it forward.” Disney says she is “beyond thankful.”]