Whos keeping an eye on me....

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

New life bird (or at last a view that is now tickable)

A whistle stop trip to Germany for a work meeting brought me a new species for my life list.

Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri 

The status of this species in the UK is (Bou Catergory C1 - introduced breeding species), I have seen this species once before in Richmond Park, London but never felt comfortable ticking it as it was very distant, through the bins in poor light and flying away from me..... some would argue about ticking them even if they were sat next to you!

Anyway I could hear the distinctive call while doing a tourist walk through Dusseldorf on Tuesday afternoon whilst waiting for a flight home and after a 5 minute walk I caught up with a couple of large flocks totaling 60+


FAB said...

Congratulations Dave for catching up with the noisiest regular visitor to my garden at last.

TexWisGirl said...

laughing at frank's comment. :)

Unknown said...

Wow!! You sure saw them. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.