Was so excited to get home from work. I managed to kiss my wife hello before I proceeded to check in on my bird. She was as happy to see me as I was to see her. We want to the open field by the creek, and it was clear she was eager to streatch her wings. She has 4 them and after being in her cage all day I could understand. Today I told her to go far, I instructed her to fly east, way from the setting sun. She, flew perfectly, but half way into flight I noticed she lost some altitude, but quickly regained it. Seeing everything stable I told her she could keep flying. After just over half a mile I asked her to come back, however this time I helped navigate her back, told her it was an important skill to have. She agreed and soon she was safely within my sights. I let her speed around the open field, letting her practice her flying skills, soon I noticed her getting tired so I asked her to return to me. Once she had landed, a very smooth landing I might add, I proceeded to help her fold her wings. It was then I noticed in horror, that 2 wings were bloody, as well as small blood splatter on her normally remarkably clean body. I suspect, that she was hungry during her flight, chased a bug and processed to eat it. I simply must teach her better eating manners. I guess the dip in altitude was her chasing and eating a bug. Not sure what else it could have been. Now, the worst part of this story is that I did forget to feed her some memory before we left and I had none on me, as such a long fantastic flight will only be a memory for my bird. I know totally irresponsible of me.