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…!