FIRE crews had an unusual call out at the weekend - a parrot stuck in a 60ft tree.

The incident happened in the Newcastle area.

A spokesperson for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue tweeted: "On Saturday evening Blue the Parrot got stuck in a 60ft tree. Crews from Newcastle Central and Gateshead came to the rescue. Using the aerial ladder platform and some coaxing with food Blue was eventually reunited with its grateful owner unharmed."