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messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by Penguin68 January 12, 11:40AM

Well, that would be goodbye to birds in Dulwich. There is no way to train nest robbers to be species discriminate. Cats already take what they can catch. In the millions!

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by nxjen January 12, 11:55AM

Fitzgeraldo Wrote:
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> 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?



Now I know your first post wasn't serious. And if this second post is, it would still be against the law - see my earlier post.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was january 12, 11:57am by nxjen.

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by exdulwicher January 12, 12:43PM

How do you cope going outside and seeing/hearing hundreds of them? Or is your life just one great Hitchcockian nightmare of birds everywhere?

As mentioned - leave them alone, it's against the law to disturb birds nests.

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by bcam January 12, 01:30PM

You’re either a troll or a really mean-spirited animal abuser.
Your wacky-races bonkers and frankly sick solution to kill baby birds is against the law.

Why don’t you move to a concrete high rise instead of unnaturally focussing on killing animals? Or just get over your fixation. Go for a walk. Flagellate yourself with a horse hair vest and cat-o-nine tails. Take your mind off Parakeets.


Fitzgeraldo Wrote:
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> 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?

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by JohnL January 12, 01:45PM

Fitzgeraldo Wrote:
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> 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?

Or maybe just some ear muffs smiling smiley

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by JohnL January 12, 01:54PM

Actually Americans hate Starlings which were introduced from the UK (LOL take that Trump) but even the Americans fully loaded can't get rid of them so as the Parakeets seem harmless I guess leave them be.

[www.smithsonianmag.com]

"People quickly realized what a pest these birds could be and tried to get rid of them. In Hartford, Connecticut, in 1914, residents tried to scare the birds away from their nests by fastening teddy bears to those trees and firing rockets through the branches. The White House tried speakers that emitted owl calls. Columns around the U.S. Capitol were outfitted with electrified wires. People have tried shooting, poisoning, trapping, repelling and frightening the birds, but the population still grows. They have plenty to eat and lots of habitat to live on—what else does a species need?"

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by nxjen January 12, 01:55PM

There’s something very familiar about Fitzgeraldo’s style of posting ...

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by malumbu January 12, 01:57PM

Bloody green squawky things - stay out of my garden damn you. Black and pied squawky things are fine.

Guardian has an article on them as pests so surprised this isn't echoed more on this thread.

Informed (if wordy) (RSPB) view: The RSPB is not in favour of a cull of parakeets at this time, but believes it is important that the spread of the ring-necked parakeet is monitored and its potential for negative impacts on our native bird species assessed.

The government is obliged to ensure that non-native species do not adversely affect native wildlife and has developed a policy framework for addressing the possible risks associated with such species becoming established. This includes the production of evidence-based risk assessments of non-native species already in, or likely to reach, Great Britain. Decisions on the type of action necessary is based on the outcome of these risk assessments.

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.

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by ED Bird January 12, 06:13PM

The only "vermin" here, Fitzgeraldo, is you. If you spent less time living in your cosy little bubble & had any clue about the horrors other countries are currently facing, you wouldn't have posted this insensitive drivel to begin with.

You do realise people are risking & losing their lives to save animals - many on the brink of extinction - in Australia's bushfires right now? Does your situation compare?

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by Trinnydad January 12, 09:21PM

A different view...

[www.theguardian.com]

messageRe: Green parakeets
Posted by JohnL January 13, 10:00AM

It's pigeons where I am - I'd love a bit of variety - but all I see is pigeons.

They even tried to nest in my flat a few years back (came in the window and brought loads of stuff)

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