Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Ring necked Parakeet - River Clwyd

With a long awaited Welsh tick bagged with the Deganwy female Ring necked Parakeet at the end of last year, I didn't expect to see my next quite so soon. A beautiful evening on the River clwyd this eveninghad me a Tony Kearney searching the skies for the bird producing loud squeaks and squeals. A cracking male Ring necked Parakeet was soon picked up in flight flying around the Old Tip and even flying over the River into Conwy to the fields on the opposite side of the River. It seemed to settle in some trees on the Old Tip and we searched everywhere for it. No sight or sound on our outward journey. However on our way back the bird called from deep within the bushes and after some stealthy searching we came eye ball to eye ball with this superb bird for a few seconds. It soon flew off high towards the town. Other birds on the Clwyd included 3 Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper, 10+ Greenland Wheatears, Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover and 30+ Sandwich Tern.
Some cracking Greenland Wheatears on the Clwyd this evening in the evening sunlight. Peachy breasts, brown in the back, pale edged primaries and it's large size all obvious in this picture.
The typical view of today's Ring necked Parakeet.
Until I came eyeball to eyeball with it in the bushes.
No rings Rob !! ;-)


  1. Afraid this Parakeet is plastic, just been to the vets in Rhyl where a poster is displayed in relation to a missing pet Ringed neck Parakeet.

    Mark M.

  2. Excellent! Rob will be soooo happy ;-) Lovely bird all the same.

  3. A male appeared in Rhuddlan this time last year, so does it get out every spring?

  4. Yes but plastic can still be beautiful chaps ;-)

  5. We have a ring necked parakeet regularly feeding in our garden in Wrexham.

  6. Saw one at the end of August in South Wales being apprehended by a crow. Thought it might have been an escaped wild bird. Two days later saw a pair preening on a roof above my garden. Are there other sightings in South Wales?