TQ2081 : Parakeet on bird feeder, North Acton

taken 29 days ago, near to Acton, Ealing, Great Britain

Parakeet on bird feeder, North Acton
Parakeet on bird feeder, North Acton
The bird feeder is "pigeon-proof" with apertures small birds can get through but pigeons can't. Parakeets are so acrobatic they can cling onto the wire and twist round to get their heads through the small aperture and feast on sunflower hearts which disappear at an alarming rate.
Feral parakeets

Feral Rose-ringed Parakeets (Psittacula krameri manillensis) originally escaped from collections or private homes and have successfully survived the British climate, breeding and multiplying such that these birds are a colourful but not altogether welcome addition to the wild fauna of Britain.
They also make an appalling noise, which doesn't help to endear them to people, not to mention being a possible vector for psittacosis.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 May, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 9 May, 2020
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bird 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2032 8162 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.2415N 0:16.0320W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2032 8163
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Ring Necked Parakeet 

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