Is it a bird? Or is it a pirate? To be exact, it is Pegleg Pete the Pirate Parrot! This hot air balloon made the trip all the way from Champaign, Illinois, USA. He proved to be the star of the Canberra balloon fiesta.
As you see here - a neat takeoff. However, true to his rogue nature, Pirate Pete was not always careful about how and where he landed. As you can read here, he gained notoriety for touching down on roads and a freeway.