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#841 Rich T Bikkies

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:12 PM

The rose-ringed parakeet in the UK. Fascinating — to me, at least!
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:58 PM

View PostRich T Bikkies, on 15 May 2019 - 04:12 PM, said:

The rose-ringed parakeet in the UK. Fascinating — to me, at least!

This is another one of the hookbill species that is considered to be established in the U.S. as well. Rose-ringeds are mostly in California but also Florida.
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:00 PM

I am a bit surprised that no one noticed what the bird was in the picture I posted. It was native to the US.
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:55 AM

View PostAnBr, on 15 May 2019 - 11:00 PM, said:

I am a bit surprised that no one noticed what the bird was in the picture I posted. It was native to the US.

Oh, come on, we've had our three guesses. So now now you can't keep it from us any longer!

I'm sitting this one out; I can't even identify half-a-dozen British birds!
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:10 AM

View PostAnBr, on 15 May 2019 - 11:00 PM, said:

I am a bit surprised that no one noticed what the bird was in the picture I posted. It was native to the US.

"Was" being the operative word!
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Posted 21 May 2019 - 11:31 PM

Wendy took this awesome clip. https://drive.google...h0drWElqNQqAfRQ

I took a pic of a little friend who joined me for brekas https://drive.google...CG_2P465uvfLNqF

and this guy a little later https://drive.google...TXxWoQzHvDlCp13

no idea what these are https://drive.google...CHwfRo846YIpI0M

And this one late evening https://drive.google...5CK7E3O9wF8Mh9d

Ended up spending all day just watching the birds. Nature, so peaceful and relaxing!
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