“I would like to share with you, that the parakeets have returned and are having a wonderful time in my garden. Last week I was sitting down in the garden with my husband and was having a lovely evening together, when all of a sudden about 20 spectacular looking parakeets came and greeted me with such joy. I wasn’t sure what was happening because their last visit was on the 14th of May 2011 at 8.45am. This time they made their presence felt in the evening.
“Two days ago I saw a pair of them rummaging through my courtyard, almost like they were modelling for me. I stood very close to them and could not help but was awed by their colour ,luminous green. I am not a very good photographer really, it was by chance that I managed the shot that I took. I wanted so much to share it with you last week, but due to time constraints I left it to today. I do believe this pair will come back in the next couple of days and feast in my garden. They are actually quite friendly. I wonder if these are escapees or migratory birds…”
7th March 2011
1. These are Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri). The parakeet above is a male, eating the seeds of the common ornamental shrub, the peacock flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima).
2. Check also an earlier post HERE.