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Ring-necked parakeet (1 Viewer)

theconstantwalker

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When did you last see this bird in Cheshire. I used to see them often in the River Weaver areas of Barnton and Weaverham and they were a regular visitor to my Mum's garden (she loved to see them) but it has been a few years since we saw one.
 

davewalters

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Hi - Just to note that there was a small colony of Monk Parakeets between Barnton and Weaverham around the canal and River Weaver but they died out or were recaptured around 1991. They originated form the bird collection along the lane that's called something unusual like dark back passage or holehouse lane or something vaguely "Carry On"
 

Rob Smallwood

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Nearest Ring-necks are presumably the south Manchester park population that sometimes sees birds reported in Timperley, Dunham etc?
 

theconstantwalker

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Hi - Just to note that there was a small colony of Monk Parakeets between Barnton and Weaverham around the canal and River Weaver but they died out or were recaptured around 1991. They originated form the bird collection along the lane that's called something unusual like dark back passage or holehouse lane or something vaguely "Carry On"

Hi Dave, I remember the birds you mean in Barnton always on the roof of the house when i used to go for walks with my son when visiting his Granny but i don't remember the exact species. I have just dug out an old RSPB British Bird guide from 1997 (mine is a 1999 reprint) and this confirms the bird in Cheshire at the time. My last view was at Pickerings Lock on the Weaver in 2000/1 when i lived in Weaverham. I am Andrew Fulton by the way i played football with a Dave Walters is it you. :t::t:
 

Cheshire Birder

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Used to have a bird regularly in the 1990's on my local patch but had 2 others on the patch since then (both flyovers). Last one i saw in Cheshire was a presumed escaped bird at Red Rocks in August last year.

CB
 

markgriff

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I noticed in this month's Bird Watching magazine that someone reported having one in their garden last month in Prestatyn, Flintshire!
 

bradinho

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i think a regualr at IMF has had one (and a love bird) regualrly visit their garden on the Wirral, Ellesmere Port I think - I can check
 

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