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Parrots In The News 02/03/19

Discussion in 'Parrot Media' started by DizzyBlue, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Haven't done one of these for a while so a little nosey around the tinternet reveals the following stories

    Devon - Parrot recovered by being played a recording of his siblings squawking https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-46985006

    Berkshire - African Grey ordering items on his own Amazon account via Alexa https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...ders-owners-Amazon-account-talking-Alexa.html

    Somebody managed to take a picture of another Night Parrot (good news for the species) https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11...ed-in-kimberley-for-only-second-time/10550784

    Err Swift Parrots are entering into love triangles and affairs!! https://www.abc.net.au/news/science...ragic-love-triangle-in-swift-parrots/10581070

    Dublin African Grey found at Airport runway is reunited with owner https://news.sky.com/story/slovak-s...n-airport-runway-reunited-with-owner-11644860

    Sefton Park in Liverpool now has ringnecks seems these birds are moving further north https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/people-baffled-exotic-green-parrots-15910665 @KEV H
    plumsmum, dianaT and bikergirl Carol like this.
  2. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Thank you for those updates.
  3. KEV H

    KEV H Regular Member

    Me and Halle went seen them in December mixture of blues and greens lots of them aswell
  4. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    :aplastao::aplastao::aplastao::aplastao::aplastao::aplastao::aplastao: My favourite posts Tasha thank you, I will comment on them later
  5. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    It always pays to record your bird and others of the same species, this is a great example of how recordings being played can help recover a lost bird.

    Alexa sounds a dangerous thing to have when you have parrots in the home, I can just imagine some of the things my flock would order but I don't think I could cope with the amount of kiss-a- grams that will be calling at my door.

    Yes it is fantastic news these birds are still around but I hope our interference will not put them back into hiding, I just like to know the night parrot are recovering in numbers.

    Having kept these lovely birds and knowing there existence is under fret I am pleased they have developed a nest box that the sugar glider cannot entre, some times Nature can be the cause for parrot decline and it needs a little help from us humans, I found this a very interesting article so thank you Tasha for posting it on

    Drat, Poor grey did not get to go on his holiday as he planned, I think airport security was too good Ha Ha or maybe he forgot to take his CITES paperwork with him and get his passport, but any way his back home and safe.

    Now the ringnecks are spreading and taking over, it dose not surprise me, but now these feathered friends have adapted so well it will certainly be appreciated by many seeing parrots flying free for the first time. I cannot help but admire the way they adapt so well. it may not be too long before Nigel gets them on his feeders I just wonder how evolution will change them over many years, its always been a question I have asked myself did parrot live hear in the past? I know we have not found any trace of parrots from the past but there bones are so hard to find and along with many other species it would not surprise me if we had some but they was hunted to extinction. now I am wondering what is the oldest bones found from a parrot and how long ago had they lived? any ideas?

    Sorry it took a little while to reply and yet again Tasha thank you for posting the news items and this is still my favourite posts.
  6. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

  7. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    yes the sightings in the south has been under investigation since the claim was made.