Parrots At Large In Petersham

I heard a rumor that parrots were rife in Petersham and the surrounding areas. Turns out the rumor was true.

Spotted a load of them today in Richmond Park. I was told they had a member’s bar on the go, so I went down to investigate.

No question about it.

Check out the look in the eyes of the one on the door turning away the non-members:

Then I saw a couple more of them appear out of nowhere:

Which was also the moment I decided to observe them from elsewhere.

January 15, 2012. Uncategorized.

7 Comments

  1. The Zen Parrot replied:

    Indian Ringneck Parrots (also called parakeets).

  2. Lun-Sei replied:

    It’s amazing that they adapted to live there!

  3. Bicoid Babe replied:

    This reminds me of the wild monk parakeets that live in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. I suppose these guys were once pets, or offspring of former pets.

  4. pigeonblog replied:

    The Zen Parrot: Cheers for that. Have you met these guys?
    Your pal
    Brian

    Lun-Sei & Bicoid Babe: They are indeed bred from former pets. Rumor over here is it was a couple who flew off from a Zoo. Clearly didn’t hang about for long coz there are thousands of them now!
    Your pal
    Bri

  5. London Personal Trainer replied:

    I regularly see these parakeets in Regent’s Park – they seem to have a favourite tree. Watching them is like a flash of the Indian sub-continent in my own back garden.

  6. Leonie Concepcion replied:

    parrots are nice pets indoors, i always keep them inside our house..

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  7. Hello London! | Pigeon Blog replied:

    […] quiet of a weekend. Perfect in fact, and not a seagull in sight. Plenty of parrots though. Jesus. I thought they only lived in Richmond Park, but they’re bloody everywhere here. Millions of them. Still, sounds like they keep […]

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