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Wild parakeets

Postby Primrose » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:08 pm

We're having a lot of wild parakeets visiting our bird feeders these winter days now food has become scarce but I was surprised today, as well as seeing streaks of green fly into the garden, to see a flash of yellow. One of the visiting parakeets had canary yellow plumage and was markedly different from all the rest. I tried to get a photo of it but it was obviously nervous on the birdfeeders and didn't stay long before before flying off. I will look out for in in case it visits again.

I know some birds do vary in some ways from the normal plumage of their species but it,a surely unusual to have one with plumage of a comp,geeky different colour. It was obviously flying around as part of the visiting flock so not a loner.
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Re: Wild parakeets

Postby Diane » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:34 pm

Might have been an escaped big canary?
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Re: Wild parakeets

Postby peter » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:53 pm

Flocks of the damm things in London!
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Re: Wild parakeets

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:34 pm

I seem to have forgotten, did they all come from escapees?
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Re: Wild parakeets

Postby peter » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:57 pm

That's believed to be the case OH, noisy, agressive flocks, outcompeting the indigenous species.
First time sighting is "oh interesting who's it escaped from" a few years later you're wishing for a 410. :wink:
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Re: Wild parakeets

Postby Clive. » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:13 pm

Let's see if I can remember how to post a photo...... :wink:

This was 4th October 2011, at my work location.

We see..and hear them...from time to time.

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