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Lost cockatiel?
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calvin


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Joined: Feb 2006
Post: #1
05-07-2010 05:00 PM

I may be demonstrating my ignorance here of local birdlife, but there is what appears to be a very tame cockatiel pecking at the grass down the street from my house (on Stanstead Road). I know nothing about birds, so don't want to approach it but thought if it is someone's pet, someone on here might know...

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steveb


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #2
05-07-2010 05:13 PM

Was it green? If so, probably one of the parakeets noe rsident in south london. There was one in a tree near our garden on Saturday.

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hillwalker


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Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #3
05-07-2010 05:18 PM

Just walked past as well. On the bit of green grass as you walk down stanstead from the coop. Not a parakeet, this was grey with a yellow head and definitely looked like a lost pet. Very tame looking

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calvin


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Post: #4
05-07-2010 05:27 PM

Yes, definitely a cockatiel. It's very pretty and apparently has been there about a week.

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michael


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05-07-2010 05:36 PM

I'm sure it was a kestrel I saw outside FH Station on Friday evening at 6pm eating a mouse.
I really did not expect to see a kestrel by the side of the south circular.

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se23northener


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Post: #6
14-07-2010 01:52 PM

There is occasionally a Kestrel hovering over the long grass areas on Blythe Hill, and I have seen one over other parts of SE23 too. And sometimes sparrowhawks too.

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Rin


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #7
15-08-2010 04:31 PM

I was watching this little chap for a couple of weeks whenever I went past as he seemed to have found a home on the roof of Perrystreete, at the station end. His flying improved dramatically during that time and that might have something to do with the fact that I haven't seen him for about a week now. Any recent sightings?

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