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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Mega for the end of March.

                           Ringed Necked  Parakeet
                         or Rose Ringed as they now seem to be called


                                            A stonking finish to March.

With a last dinner time dash around Raggalds Flood and Old Guy Road looking for a March Wheatear which never materialized I thought ,well thats it for March.
That was until we arrived home from Sainsburys this evening when I got a text from Bradshaw John reporting a Ring Necked Parakeet near his home in Bradshaw. Had it been another day on I,d have taken it as an April Fools day joke but still being March I had to take him serious.
Within a few minutes I was Bradshaw bound where John was kindly waiting for me.
We watched for a while in despair at the conifers it had been in but no signs of the bird until we moved to a new position and there it was, large as life trying to get to some garden feeders but being harassed by a black cat.
The bird was very agitated and vocal but soon the cat got bored and moved on leaving the parakeet free to feed.
The light was now poor so most pics were spoilt, especially the flight shots.
Many thanks to sharp eyed John Little who once again has plucked another mega out of Bradshaw.
BS