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Ring necked parakeets here to stay?

From Derek Carter - 18 months ago there was a solitary female now there seem to be at least 8 but we think a lot more. Could your members look out for these birds and send in records please. I've had 6 up around Douglas Avenue this week. Other people have reported them in Manor Gardens and Withycombe Rugby Club.

Interesting story they seem very adaptable and feed on tree flowers and seeds. This one is trying out the sweet chestnuts which are obviously not ready. We’ve seen them feeding on Silver Birch and Sycamore. We think they are here to stay.

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