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Old 16th January 2014, 10:48 PM   #1
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I spotted this acrobatic Ring-necked Parakeet visiting the garden early in December. I left the photos on the camera so long I had almost forgotten about them!

Bt the way, it seems a long time since anyone else contacted the Forum. Where is everyone?

Perhaps with the advent of the Big Garden Birdwatch (25/26 Jan) we will get more posts. (It wouldn't be that the new format has put people off? Never!) I have got my RSPB form all ready for the off, though I must say I preferred the form from last year, which had 24 little tick boxes per species, so that if you say two blue tits together you ticked two boxes, and then if you saw another 5 together you ticked a further three, so at the end of the hour your best score was the no of filled in boxes.
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Old 21st January 2014, 07:25 PM   #2
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Love your Green Ring necked Parakeets

Are they in your garden area, or another garden?

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Great photos. I didn't know that they had spread to your side of London.
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Yes, Kathy, it is our back garden. We get quite a lot of them now, in the park mainly, or flying overhead. I saw four the other day, perched in a tree in the next road. You can never mistake the noise they make! However, it is only rarely that I have spotted them in the garden. This one was by itself, though I have seen a pair before now. They usually go for the fat balls or the sunflower hearts.
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Yes, Kathy, it is our back garden. We get quite a lot of them now, in the park mainly, or flying overhead. I saw four the other day, perched in a tree in the next road. You can never mistake the noise they make! However, it is only rarely that I have spotted them in the garden. This one was by itself, though I have seen a pair before now. They usually go for the fat balls or the sunflower hearts.
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Great to hear from you Jandy. Hope all is well with yourself

My OH hears Green Ring necked Parakeets in some of the London parks and they are very noisy indeed.

I can see them being part of the UK culture, with our bird feeders in the future.

Not good to be honest as they are not UK bred wildlife, imposters comes to mind... but we will see.

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I know they are not "naturalized citizens" exactly, and their noise and depredations in orchards etc can make them unpopular, but I rather like having them around, adding an extra touch of colour and excitement in fairly humdrum surroundings. I also admire them for thriving in whatever our weather can throw at them! They so seldom come to our garden that they make little difference for our usual birds.
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I've heard that there is a small colony in my neck of the woods too Jandy. Nice take on these in your garden.
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