By Alex White
There was a colourful visitor to the village where I live today.
Easier to hear than to spot, this Alexandrine parakeet spent the afternoon flying between two hedgerows on the outskirts of the village, sometimes just sitting calling or at times being mobbed by crows.
Ring-necked parakeets are a common sight in London. I’ve seen them in St James park but the bird today had slightly different marking, including red patches on the shoulders.
I’m not sure whether this is a captive bird that has escaped or a feral bird.
Here are a couple of short clips from our Meadow camera traps , thanks to Mr Graham Stewart. I have been out of action for a few days now , but hopefully on the mend and looking forward to seeing our new visitors in the flesh. You might also like…. ©️ Wildonline.blog 2021
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