bird photography Sandra Palme

Ring-necked Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)

The Ring-necked Parakeet is originally an African/Asian bird but a few escaped captivity in Britain and, being a very
adaptable and intelligent species, these colourful parrots have been breeding successfully in Britain since the 1970s. They are striving in the Southeast of England in particular and spreading slowly - like it or not, they're here to stay.
There is no scientific evidence whatsoever that they have a detrimental effect on native species so why not just enjoy this gorgeous addition to the large family of British birds? 

Here are a few record shots, most of which were taken in Richmond Park, London.

ring-necked parakeet ring-necked parakeet in flight ring-necked parakeet Richmond Park
Male ring-necked parakeet Parakeet in flight Female ring-necked parakeet
ring-necked parakeet Surrey   ring-necked parakeets
This beautiful young parakeet visited our Surrey garden and stayed all day in November 2012.   A pair of parakeets at Hyde Park, London.