Local NewsPhoto & Video Big Bird Bubba, speed demon Originally published September 13, 2016 at 8:00 pmUpdated September 13, 2016 at 8:05 pm Flying down 15th Avenue East on Capitol Hill, a very large cockatoo named Big Bird Bubba sits squawking and fluttering on the bicycle handlebars of his owner of 18 years, Muraco Kyashna-Tocha, on their daily flight/ride. “He really loves the downhills the most on our rides when he spreads his wings pretending to fly,” said Kyashna-Tocha. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times) The cockatoo loves to ride downhill on the handlebars of his owner’s bicycle. Share story By Steve RingmanSeattle Times staff photographer Related Stories A cool-down is coming, along with summer solstice | Wednesday Morning Brief, June 20 June 20, 2018 Too hot to handle: Politics of warming part of culture wars June 20, 2018 It’s almost summer — so get ready for cool-down in Seattle area, forecasters say June 20, 2018 What’s the region’s second-fastest growing neighborhood? Hint: It’s not in Seattle. June 20, 2018 More Photo Galleries Set sail for Elliott Bay Marina’s Downtown Sailing Series SPU grads celebrate with a traditional Ivy Cutting Cap and gown check Steve Ringman: email@example.com. View Comments No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ. Powered by Livefyre The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.