In a shameless attempt to promote the Liverpool RSPB group's big garden birdwatch event, Chris Tynan has kindly forwarded these shots by Laura Bimson of the Ring Necked Parakeets coming down to feeders behind the Palm House in Sefton Park.
Thanks guys - never can resist a big green squawker...over to Chris.
Liverpool RSPB will be hosting their big garden birdwatch event at Liverpool's Palm House in Sefton Park this Sunday January 22nd.
Gates will open at 12 and will close at 4.
Come along and find out more about birds from our feeding tables, if we're lucky, we may see the Ring Necked Parakeets. This is a free event, come along for a great day out!
Tropical Inc will be there with some of their wild creatures also.
With over 31,000 parakeets in the UK now, researchers at Imperial College London are trying a more scientific census with their Project Parakeet, which enlists volunteer birders around the country for simultaneous counts. More info here.
Laura adds: "If you want to see the parakeets yourself go to the feeding station (put up by members of the public) at the back of the Palm House in Sefton Park. Off the path, large tree with horizontal branch with lots of feeders hanging!
Late afternoon usually there.
Listen out for their squeaky dog toy trumpeting! I've seen 4 apparently up to 8?"
Thanks again for the pix Laura.
Not much to add - a few small parties of Fieldfare and Redwing on the coast today, otherwise quiet.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...