Don't worry- Pierre is safe and sound. The once prolific traveler has settled into a sedentary existence on a shelf having been replaced as our favorite photography target by Townes.
The avian escapee was non other than Townes's lovey. The poor guy was probably just hoping for a new chance at life that involved less drool than his normal daily routine:
Yesterday, I looked away for a moment as Townes was showing his most beloved toy the plants on the porch and was shocked to turn back and see him releasing the duck back into the wild by shoving him between the bars. He didn't make it very far:
Thankfully, our neighbors did not require a ransom to be paid for the duck's safe return.