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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

8 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Stonking photos Bri.

Enjoyed your company, the chat and the Bird - thanks for coming down to see it.

John

Brian Sumner . said...

All credit to you John. Another mega under your belt. Many thanks, a first for the area.

Tracy said...

Fantastic. Have they moved up from down south or an escapee?

Brian sumner said...

Starting to get more sightings lately. Slowly moving north, been a few round halifax

Daniel Branch said...

Cracking shots Brian. Hopefully it'll stick around for a bit

Brian sumner said...

I take it you dipped last night daniel. It will probably hang around as there are plenty feeders to go at

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Belting find and pics Bri, & John

Brian Sumner . said...

John was the finder and alerted me by text.