I can now reveal that Cody himself was knighted "sir bird" by prince Charles. The ceremony took place in the austere environs of Buckingham Palace.
A minor international flap occured when after being knighted, Cody proceeded to rob the place of a massive collection of British coin pound coins. I understand the coin is his favorite coin in the world, treasured for its wonderful feel in the hand or beak.
Unfortunately our beloved Cody is now on the run from the law.
I am requesting that all loyal DC members prepare a nest and place it in a shaded area of your yard or apartment (leave window open) for Cody to hide out in.