Hi Richard,We have had Parakeet's in Nonsuch Park for about 12year's or more, there number's seem to get bigger each year as they spread there range in the local area,They are beautiful to look at but very noisy.
these birds are everywhere, loads in Reigate, Sry, shouldn't be here really,they would have a long way to fly home though.Noisy glad they don't come to my garden, I have loads of birds and love them, I would hate them to be chased away by this species.
Yes! Such a strange site especially midwinter with snow on the ground (and branches) to see a flock of bright green parakeets flash by is an incredibly odd sight! The urban legends surrounding these birds is almost as exotic! With rumors that they are from those that escaped Pinewood Studios during the filming of The African Queen in the 50s, and others stating that they hail from a pair released by Jimi Hendrix in London in the 60s as a gesture of peace!
Also a problem in Europe. You see them in Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris. I suppose they have novelty value for many.
Must be a site to see but I doubt we'll ever see them up here in the north of Scotland
Monday 2nd July- We had 7 parakeets in the neighbouring garden in East Barnet village- Hertfordshire - very beautiful but very noisy !