i had one of my young ferals get loose today, that i did not intend to let loose, and when she left she busted out. i watched for her up untile dark , and she did not come home to roost. i wonder do ferals like homers come back home?
Sometimes they do come home. I've released many at the local duck pond park who came back to visit and mooch for a bit. You'll probably see your bird again, but you need to decide what's really the right thing for this bird.