News from Maureen and Bill Perrie, who have seen and filmed some rather
Over the last few weeks we have first heard and then seen
ring-necked parakeets in the park – usually in the trees in the swampy ground at the ‘cascades’ end of the duck-pond, and in the neighbouring parkland.
Today Bill managed to video a pair of them in the trees.
He’s posted it on YouTube – here’s the link:
There’s quite a lot of information about these birds on the internet.
Most of them are in the south-east of England.
There seems to be quite bit of controversy about whether they spread by extending their existing territory, or whether new flocks are created from escaped caged birds. Also debate about how much of a nuisance they are – or likely to become.
Hope this is of interest to fellow park-lovers.
Maureen and Bill
Watch the video – and tell yourself it wasn’t a typo… not ring-neck pheasants (though there may well be some of those too), but ring-neck parakeets!