A total of 14 high value budgies have been stolen from a house in Brechin.
Tayside Police said some of the birds were worth a lot of money and they appealed for witnesses to the crime.
The theft occurred at an address in Montrose Street between 2100 BST on Friday 3 July and 0730 BST on Saturday 4 July.
Detectives believe that the thief has experience of keeping budgies and knew which of the birds was most valuable when stealing them.
A spokesyokel told The JT: "Just last week someone stole a box of bridies from outside the bakery. Where will it all end?"