Matilda, the red-tailed black cockatoo of Tracy Aviary, has been found.
Residents on Belaire Drive, in the foothills north of Parleys Canyon, spotted the bird in a tree Tuesday evening. Matilda had been missing since she flew away from a training exercise Saturday afternoon in Liberty Park, apparently spooked by construction noise.
The residents who found Matilda waited by the tree for aviary staff to arrive, said Helen Dishaw, Matilda's trainer. Two staffers climbed the tree, and Matilda hopped onto one of their hands; she was then passed hand to hand as the staffers climbed back down the tree.