Jan. 1st, 2011

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[livejournal.com profile] wieselkind and I were having a cup of tea this morning before she had to catch her train, when a very loud screeching noise came from outside. I looked up and saw three birds, and was about to turn away again when Heather noted they were parakeets! I should have recognized the shape in flight but I don't really expect to see parrots in England so it wasn't immediately obvious to me. They circled then landed on the flats opposite then dissappeared again in the direction of Ladywell Fields. They then came back (flashing brilliant green) and landed in the tree behind my flat. I took these photos from the porch:


Seeing these guys has lifted my spirits. Not only does it remind me of when I used to see big flocks of Aztec Parakeets flying over my house in Belize, but it's a treat on the first day of the New Year and makes me feel hopeful.

I may go wander around Ladywell Fields later to see if they're still around and I might get better pictures.

More on these type of parakeets here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose-ringed_Parakeet
ginasketch: (kakapo)
[livejournal.com profile] wieselkind and I were having a cup of tea this morning before she had to catch her train, when a very loud screeching noise came from outside. I looked up and saw three birds, and was about to turn away again when Heather noted they were parakeets! I should have recognized the shape in flight but I don't really expect to see parrots in England so it wasn't immediately obvious to me. They circled then landed on the flats opposite then dissappeared again in the direction of Ladywell Fields. They then came back (flashing brilliant green) and landed in the tree behind my flat. I took these photos from the porch:


Seeing these guys has lifted my spirits. Not only does it remind me of when I used to see big flocks of Aztec Parakeets flying over my house in Belize, but it's a treat on the first day of the New Year and makes me feel hopeful.

I may go wander around Ladywell Fields later to see if they're still around and I might get better pictures.

More on these type of parakeets here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose-ringed_Parakeet

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