|Posted on Thursday, 22 March, 2007 - 05:27 pm: |
The ES ran a story about these birds yesterday-now I know what they they look like- however they are doing a poll on whether these birds should be officially culled as they are allegedly posing a threat to native species. There appear to be some serious proposals to do this. Any views on this? When I find the link again I'll post it, unless someone else beats me to it.
|Posted on Thursday, 22 March, 2007 - 05:29 pm: |
also on BBC and ITV websites.
|Posted on Saturday, 24 March, 2007 - 10:36 am: |
Certainly the conservation guys Iv'e spoken to at the Devonshire Road Nature Reserve don't see a great problem with our local parakeets and seem to rather like them.
|Posted on Monday, 26 March, 2007 - 10:16 am: |
Rod Liddle wrote about the parakeets in the Sunday Times. I will get the link.
|Posted on Monday, 26 March, 2007 - 10:19 am: |
link to Liddle column
|Posted on Monday, 26 March, 2007 - 10:32 am: |
RSPB spokesman on radio 4 Today said the papers were misrepresenting the RSPB view and there were no plans to cull parakeets.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today/listenagain/ (6:30am-7:00am) 19.16 minutes - 19.30 minutes
This link will self-destruct tomorrow morning.
|Posted on Friday, 30 March, 2007 - 10:13 am: |
Phew! The SE23 parakeets are safe. I was just enjoying the presence of two of those colourful noisy birds yesterday on my way to work. And as Rod Liddle says, there is no reason to cull them as there is no evidence they damage local wildlife. However I disagree with him on wild mink. They have no predators and are responsible for endangering too many of our endangered wildlife. I'd happily shoot them myself - and on television if Rod wants it. However I don't think SE23 is overrun with mink and the subject is parakeets so undoubtedly I'm going off the on a tangent...