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messageGreen parakeets
Posted by Fitzgeraldo January 09, 12:09PM

Although attractive to watch, these birds are exceptionally noisy. I have just noticed two pairs ‘billing and cooing’ in tall fir trees located in neighbouring gardens. I suspect that this behaviour will be followed by nesting in these trees.
The prospect of every visit to my garden during spring and summer being spoiled by a cacophony of screeching does not appeal. I understand that these birds are classified as non-native species and as such: “vermin”. On whom does the responsibility to remove such vermin (or their nests) rest?
I’d be most grateful for any advice on how to protect my sanity during the forthcoming months.

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by nxjen January 09, 12:20PM

“Ring-necked parakeets, like all birds living in the wild in the UK, are protected by law. The species can be controlled under licence in England, but only in isolated cases where the birds pose a serious threat to conservation of a native species, are causing serious damage to crops, or for air safety purposes.“

From the RSPB website [www.rspb.org.uk]

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Posted by bcam January 09, 12:42PM

Perfect solution attached. This should cut out all noise with the living world.
Enjoy!


Fitzgeraldo Wrote:
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> Although attractive to watch, these birds are
> exceptionally noisy. I have just noticed two pairs
> ‘billing and cooing’ in tall fir trees located in
> neighbouring gardens. I suspect that this
> behaviour will be followed by nesting in these
> trees.
> The prospect of every visit to my garden during
> spring and summer being spoiled by a cacophony of
> screeching does not appeal. I understand that
> these birds are classified as non-native species
> and as such: “vermin”. On whom does the
> responsibility to remove such vermin (or their
> nests) rest?
> I’d be most grateful for any advice on how to
> protect my sanity during the forthcoming months.

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Posted by bcam January 09, 01:24PM

A lower budget option attached if the house mods are too expensive....
Should knock out the noise of the verminous parakeets infesting and multiplying like bacteria in your trees.

: )




Fitzgeraldo Wrote:
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> Although attractive to watch, these birds are
> exceptionally noisy. I have just noticed two pairs
> ‘billing and cooing’ in tall fir trees located in
> neighbouring gardens. I suspect that this
> behaviour will be followed by nesting in these
> trees.
> The prospect of every visit to my garden during
> spring and summer being spoiled by a cacophony of
> screeching does not appeal. I understand that
> these birds are classified as non-native species
> and as such: “vermin”. On whom does the
> responsibility to remove such vermin (or their
> nests) rest?
> I’d be most grateful for any advice on how to
> protect my sanity during the forthcoming months.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was january 09, 01:25pm by bcam.

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messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by ED Bird January 09, 02:38PM

bcam, lol.

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by sunbob January 09, 05:54PM

A birdwatching friend and my small son were the other day discussing why on earth these lovelies are sometimes viewed as a nuisance. They nest in nooks of our flats and I love seeing and hearing them out of the window!

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by muffins78 January 09, 06:48PM

I love them too - we get lots of visits - and they are so pretty and vibrant. Happily send them our way!!

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by KidKruger January 09, 07:14PM

Magpies are noisy too, but you don’t need them look back at when they first roosted in the UK to create a culling or deportation strategy for them.
Stick some headphones on - or head off to the country.

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by peckham_ryu January 09, 10:09PM

May I be the first to welcome OP in advance to the Aircraft Noise thread ;)

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by Sue January 09, 11:18PM

big grin big grin big grin

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by IlonaM January 10, 08:09AM

We have quite a few down the Horniman end of Underhill and, as already mentioned, they're lovely to look at, very entertaining and no more noisy than magpies and crows. I haven't noticed them upseting the local wildlife. They are part of South London now, so enjoy.

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by Gaynor Hill January 10, 08:22AM

I love seeing all birds crows make a noise but doesn't bother me it's nature enjoy it

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by mikeb January 10, 10:22AM

Not sure the noise of the parakeets can be likened to the song of a blackbird or robin.

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by Penguin68 January 10, 10:59AM

It's a trade-off - great looks, interesting behaviour and flight patterns, irritating call - magpies and parakeets. Lovely voices, often hidden - other birds. The whole together adds to, at least my, joy in life. Indeed the best sounding birds are often the drabbest/ most hidden.

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by edcam January 10, 11:31AM

Good grief, get a grip.

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by ianr January 10, 03:13PM

bcam Wrote:
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> Perfect solution attached. This should cut out all
> noise with the living world.
> Enjoy!
> Attachments: 52645dbd6b07151d48d48cdbb64a17a9.jpg (507.9KB)

What and where is this?

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by B&G January 10, 04:18PM

Were ear defenders not on your Christmas list?

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by yeknomyeknom January 10, 07:50PM

I love seeing and hearing them

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by NewWave January 10, 08:54PM

I get great joy from seeing and hearing them they're adorable and nowhere near as noisy as seagulls

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by Jules-and-Boo January 11, 12:11AM

if you have parakeets, song birds will stay away. I'd rather have the little birds in our trees and the little robins who visit when i go outside.

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by EPB January 11, 01:23AM

Just be grateful they’re not peacocks

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by IlonaM January 11, 06:49AM

Jules-and-Boo Wrote:
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> if you have parakeets, song birds will stay away.
> I'd rather have the little birds in our trees and
> the little robins who visit when i go outside.

On the contrary, in my garden I have songbirds (blackbirds, two regular robins, a wren, various tits etc.), woodpeckers, nuthatches, chaffinches, et al. who are all visiting daily alongside the parakeets, magpies and beastly pidgeons. On observation the parakeets do not deter or harass the smaller birds and the only combat flying is between the robins and tits.

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by yeknomyeknom January 11, 08:53AM

We have parakeets alongside tits, wrens and lots of robins.

Jules-and-Boo Wrote:
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> if you have parakeets, song birds will stay away.
> I'd rather have the little birds in our trees and
> the little robins who visit when i go outside.

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by Sue January 11, 11:03AM

I thought robins were territorial?

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by exdulwicher January 11, 01:22PM

Sue Wrote:
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> I thought robins were territorial?

Only with other robins. They're fine sharing feeders with tits, nuthatches, woodpeckers, finches etc.

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by BrandNewGuy January 11, 01:40PM

There's plenty of evidence that smaller birds are getting used to parakeets and don't see them as a threat. In fact, the perceived threat comes from them having curved beaks – which most birds will see initially as meaning a potentially dangerous bird of prey.

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by bcam January 11, 05:10PM

Soon to be in Fitzgeraldo's garden!

ianr Wrote:
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> bcam Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Perfect solution attached. This should cut out
> all
> > noise with the living world.
> > Enjoy!
> > Attachments:
> 52645dbd6b07151d48d48cdbb64a17a9.jpg (507.9KB)
>
> What and where is this?

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by Sue January 11, 07:51PM

exdulwicher Wrote:
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> Sue Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I thought robins were territorial?
>
> Only with other robins. They're fine sharing
> feeders with tits, nuthatches, woodpeckers,
> finches etc.


Yes, it was the reference to "lots of robins" in the post above mine that I was referring to.

I suspect it is the same robin visiting many times smiling smiley

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by Sue January 11, 07:53PM

Just a suggestion to the OP, but you can buy mock-ups of birds of prey to hang in your garden. Preferably move them around, otherwise the birds might smell a rat.

No idea if it would see off the parakeets, but it would probably empty your garden of any other bird who might otherwise disturb you with its singing smiling smiley

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by Fitzgeraldo January 12, 11:25AM

I was wondering whether trained predators, ferrets perhaps or similar creatures might be dispatched to the tree-tops in the hope that they might disturb the nesting birds, eat their eggs/young (along with possibly the nesting parents-to-be themselves) and thus solve the problem?

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