Ring-necked Parakeet– The UK’s only naturalised parrot, here’s a first in our garden! It turned up, screeching, in the Rowan outside the window, in very low light, (hence blurring). A pair were reported yesterday in nearby Roe Woods. This could be female, as it appears to lack the ringed marking on the neck. First recorded breeding in 1969 in the UK, from escapee caged-birds, big flocks of these bright and loud birds are now
seen in the South East. A pair were also spotted in Sheffield in 2003. Conditions: Heavy showers and cool. Temperature: Max 7- Min 2C.