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FITCIP Mar 14, 2012 10:23 AM

green beings mean me no harm...
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One of the few places in the UK where these Parakeets live and breed all year round. rumour has it that there was only a dozen or so accidently released from a local wildlife park a decade or so ago, they have now bred and are numbered in their hundreds if not thousands across the coast of kent. Here in Ramsgate, Kent, i have them in all my local parks and although they are quite tame they do not willingly allow you to get to close. This chap was making good use of a tree knot, making his new home for the next bunch of Parakeets to arrive. Im going out again this week as soon as the sun is shining, only this time i'll take my tripod and a bit more time. Oh, and leave the kids at home ;)


jjdog2 Mar 14, 2012 11:59 AM

Nice detail on the second one John. Love to see some more.


catalex54 Mar 14, 2012 12:27 PM

Agree with JJ, great shots John, but I love the second one.

FITCIP Mar 14, 2012 6:32 PM

thanks jj and alex, the second almost cos me an ear lol. i got closer than he wanted me too and he swooped and squawked at me. i took my ticking off and retreated. didnt go back there today as the weather didnt improve, but forecast for sun tomorrow so i will take the tripod and ghillie suit and go on a bird hunt.

saly Mar 14, 2012 7:10 PM

Very cool! It would be very interesting if indeed he/she makes a nest there. You could keep a photo log of their babies!!

FITCIP Mar 14, 2012 8:17 PM

thanks saly, not a bad idea, i know of several nests in about 3 parks all within walking distance from my home. so like a typical man, i'll drive to one tomorrow and take a look see ;)

Raghu Mar 14, 2012 8:53 PM

Amazing how they keep their head straight - though hanging upside down, as in the first shot. Great details in the second. Well done, John. Look forward to seeing more, especially young ones - I have never seen the young of parakeet.

xHassan Mar 15, 2012 3:06 AM

That my friend is an angry bird :D

Tullio Mar 15, 2012 2:11 PM

The second shot looks great. The first suffers from heavy noise reduction.

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