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A Kiss Too Far?

Spring has started to arrive in London, at long last.

So what is a south-west Londoner to do on a sunny March afternoon? Why, they go to Richmond Park for a walk around the ponds.

We weren't the only transplanted Londoners there, as the feral parakeets were taking the opportunity to noisily begin their mating season. I took a photograph of a pair necking in a tree as we walked through a small wood near Pen Ponds.

A Kiss Too Far?

There's something alien about seeing a parrot in London, but they're certainly colourful.

A Flash Of Red

Richmond Park, London
March 2012

Comments

sbisson
Mar. 14th, 2012 06:50 pm (UTC)
They're ring-necked parakeets (also known as rose-ringed parakeets), from India. The story is that they're descended from Jimmi Hendrix's, released after he died - and there are over 30 thousand of them across London...

Here are a couple of good links about them!

http://animaltourism.com/news/2011/05/20/london-parakeet
http://www.projectparakeet.co.uk/

Edited at 2012-03-14 06:51 pm (UTC)
natf
Mar. 14th, 2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
Ah hah! Thanks!