I would like to thank all the people who took the trouble to ring me regarding my letter about the exotic birds I saw on our property recently.
Thank you especially to Dave Grove, of the Breeze radio station, who identified them as rose-ringed parakeets.
On looking them up in our bird book, we found they originated India. We also discovered they have become a major pest in London where escapees have bred.
Our two must have escaped from an aviary and were obviously enjoying their freedom!
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