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This Parakeet  is a bird originated from the centre of the Africa to Indian

Subcontinent, but said to be spread many area in the western Europe as well,

while adapting to live in the urbanized human environment. 

Someone said it started more than 50 years ago though, I heard the story

about 15~20 years ago as the birds increased its population enormously

and becoming a pest (in the west London ).  —– Yesterday, when me and

my friend who bought a DSLR (and more lens) having a shooting session

in a park, he pointed me this bird since they spread east of London as well.

(He is a guy who bought 800 mm lens to shoot birds photo though, he

didn’t bring it on this occasion = Too big and heavy !)



This morning (well nearly mid-day, still much earlier than yesterday) 

I went back the same place to shoot the bird with 500 mm lens though,

not many of them today.  (The park-keeper told me, that they are more

active when the sun is going to set. = after 4:00, like yesterday —– but

I wanted to have the direction of the sun-light from the side.    🙂 )

Anyhow, I have to comeback again and again to get one nice photo.  😀

(By the way, the photo above, a bird eating Acorn = Using just the beak,

still able to open an Acorn shell and eat only its carnal then drop

the empty shell —– What a skill !  = You may try to eat a packet of KitKat,

while holding it on your mouth (of cause without using your hand)

leaving only empty packaging. —– I’m not asking you to fly, but just eat

sweets = even a bird can do.  Why not a man.  😀  😀 ) 



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  1. bentehaarstad said, on November 14, 2013 at 10:42

    Do they survive the english climate?

    • yoshizen said, on November 14, 2013 at 13:08

      So the proof of pie is here as they been stay and flourishing through many winters.
      Park keeper said they make open nest on a tree though I haven’t seen yet
      neither a hole on the old tree trunk, —– still, they must found and using a gap
      on the roof kind, to shelter the coldest time = like Sparrows nest and survive.
      And the most important point is, unlike real forest or mono-cultured country side,
      urban environment has many fruiting trees in the gardens and feeding post to the birds.

  2. elenacaravela said, on November 14, 2013 at 18:00

    What a beauty!

    • yoshizen said, on November 14, 2013 at 18:09

      They looks beautiful, —- on the real life though, they squeak all day long, driving the people mad.
      God created nothing perfect 😀

  3. drawandshoot said, on November 14, 2013 at 23:14

    Wow! These are gorgeous, Yoshizen.
    I had no idea they would survive in your climate. That’s sort of cool as long as they don’t get out of hand…

    • yoshizen said, on November 15, 2013 at 01:03

      Thank you Karen.
      The matter is no longer “Would or Wouldn’t” = as a De’fact = They have had done!
      And became too too many. (If they were a bit less noisy, no complaint. 😀 )

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