England

Rose-Ringed Parakeets

I’ve recently started noticing the infamous South London green parakeets more and more in the trees behind our flat. This morning I was hanging out of our living room window with my camera when a neighbour walking his dog shouted up from below, pointing out that they’re actually nesting in our wall! Out on the street looking up you can easily see where a missing brick has allowed them access to the cavity of the wall and they seem quite happy up there.

I’ve been reading that these birds, originally from India, are becoming a real nuisance in our natural habitat and are actually endangering indigenous species of birds; the experts are even talking about a cull of the parakeets. For the moment I am happily fascinated by our new neighbours, and judging by their antics this morning, we might have chicks born in our walls soon…!

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6 thoughts on “Rose-Ringed Parakeets

    • Yes they are wild! About 5 o’clock each afternoon if you are lucky you can see a huge flock of around 50 – 60 of these birds fly past the house. There are a lot of them in South London. I haven’t seen them settled in people’s houses before though, so we feel quite blessed!

      I know, it seems like a joke but actually happening! : ) They are still here today.

  1. michelle says:

    Today we saw 5 green parakeets in the woods by tooting common. When we got home we checked it out on google and saw your post. Very surprised that they are actually quite common. They looked very well and thriving.

    • Ah that’s great that you found us through the parakeets! : ) Yes they are so common in our side of the city, they are becoming a nuisance I was told…! We are still waiting for the baby chicks… Thanks for the comment!

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