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What is this bird?
« on: June 13, 2012, 08:22:42 AM »
Any idea what this is?  I’m guessing that it is some type of parrot, it has started turning up in the garden in the last couple of weeks.  I think it may be an escapee but it is very skittish, any movement and it has gone.




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Re: What is this bird?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2012, 09:47:57 AM »
Looks like a Budgie
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Re: What is this bird?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2012, 09:54:07 AM »
Looks like a Budgie

I was going to say the same thing.  But wasn't sure. lol..  :)
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Re: What is this bird?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012, 05:18:36 PM »
  Yep. I'd go for a Buggeryjar.....a posh one by the looks of it!
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Re: What is this bird?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012, 05:31:40 PM »
How big do Budgies get as this bird is about the same size as a Blackbird, but it does look like one.

This is a shot from the front if it’s any help.


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Re: What is this bird?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2012, 05:32:16 PM »
Parakeet here in the states.

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Re: What is this bird?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2012, 06:03:40 PM »
The parakeet population in the south of England is rapidly expanding: they are the avian equivalent of rhododendrons - spreading like mad. So my guess is parakeet too.
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Re: What is this bird?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2012, 06:57:51 PM »
The parakeets Howard refers to are Ring Necked Parakeets, green all over with a red collar and about the size of a small pigeon, nothing like the creature here. We get inundated with the screeching b***ards when the apples are just about getting ripe. They also move about in small flocks.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/r/ringneckedparakeet/

I think this is a Budgie. There's some old Grannie calling it somewhere.
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Re: What is this bird?
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2012, 09:57:05 PM »
  Just as a quick aside. My neighbour has a parrot (From the rescue.) and is trying to teach it to say "Help I've been turned into a parrot!"
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Re: What is this bird?
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2012, 04:42:32 AM »
The parakeets Howard refers to are Ring Necked Parakeets, green all over with a red collar and about the size of a small pigeon, nothing like the creature here. We get inundated with the screeching b***ards when the apples are just about getting ripe. They also move about in small flocks.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/r/ringneckedparakeet/

I think this is a Budgie. There's some old Grannie calling it somewhere.

I defer to your superior knowledge. Luckily we don't have to suffer any of these creatures; just damned deer eating everything that isn't under or surrounded by wire mesh.
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Re: What is this bird?
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2012, 07:46:06 AM »
The parakeets Howard refers to are Ring Necked Parakeets, green all over with a red collar and about the size of a small pigeon, nothing like the creature here. We get inundated with the screeching b***ards when the apples are just about getting ripe. They also move about in small flocks.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/r/ringneckedparakeet/

I think this is a Budgie. There's some old Grannie calling it somewhere.

I defer to your superior knowledge. Luckily we don't have to suffer any of these creatures; just damned deer eating everything that isn't under or surrounded by wire mesh.

Are you allowed to eat the deer, that you have been feeding this way?
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Re: What is this bird?
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2012, 08:13:53 AM »
So a parakeet then, one thing I do know about it is that it makes a lot of noise at 5:30 in the morning >:(
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Re: What is this bird?
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2012, 08:47:02 AM »
It could be, just could be, with a bit of luck, a Norwegian Blue. :legit:

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Re: What is this bird?
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2012, 08:48:38 AM »
The parakeets Howard refers to are Ring Necked Parakeets, green all over with a red collar and about the size of a small pigeon, nothing like the creature here. We get inundated with the screeching b***ards when the apples are just about getting ripe. They also move about in small flocks.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/r/ringneckedparakeet/

I think this is a Budgie. There's some old Grannie calling it somewhere.

I defer to your superior knowledge. Luckily we don't have to suffer any of these creatures; just damned deer eating everything that isn't under or surrounded by wire mesh.

Are you allowed to eat the deer, that you have been feeding this way?

In France you can eat anything, as long as it's smothered in some sort of sauce!

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Re: What is this bird?
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2012, 09:27:21 AM »
It could be, just could be, with a bit of luck, a Norwegian Blue. :legit:

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