Are parakeets branching out into Keynsham?

Published on: 12 Aug 2013

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Manor Road Community Woodland is a good spot to look out for local wildlife – but walkers there have recently caught sight of a more exotic inhabitant.

This ring-necked parakeet has been spotted on several occasions by Andy Wait and John Aldridge, who took this picture.

The bird is the UK’s only naturalised parrot and has become a familiar sight – and sound, as they can be quite noisy – in some London parks and parts of the south-east. The RSPB says there are 4,300 breeding pairs in the UK.

Whether this is a lone visitor to the area or if the species is heading West remains to be seen – keep your eyes peeled!

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