Hot bird shuffle gets a following

WHO’S A PRETTY BIRD THEN? Erin Whitford with Shuffle the galah who has become quite the celebrity for his daily travels.

A FEATHERED critter is becoming somewhat of a celebrity around Myrtleford – her own dedicated Facebook page steadily building her profile.

It was once thought that Shuffle the galah would never fly again after being handed over to wildlife carer Erin Whitford in a bad way 10 years ago.

However, the once flightless bird took to the skies again but unlike many of the other birds Ms Whitford has nurtured back to health, Shuffle returns to her Prince Street aviary every night.

That’s after a day spent visiting neighbours, local tradies, and businesses around town.

At least five different Myrtleford businesses received a visit from the bird last Thursday on a typically adventurous day that even ended in the hands of police.

On Monday the “game” galah was helping out at a school crossing.

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