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RING-NECKED PARAKEET - Psittacula krameri

 

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© Brian Thompson

 

 

 

2018:

JANUARY: At least four birds at feeders on Fairway Close and in flight over St. Anne's Church, Oldland on the 9th, at least two in trees along Siston Brook, Oldland Common on the 10th - 11th, six from the Siston Brook/ St. Anne's Church area on the 14th, three on the 15th and 29th - 31st. FEBRUARY: At least three present in the St. Anne's Church/ Siston Brook/ Willsbridge Valley area from the 1st - 21st with six on the 11th, four on the 15th; Two in flight over Warmley on the 5th. MARCH: Two reported in the Awkley area flying high east around the convergence of the M4/ M48 with a further three in flight over Abbey Wood roundabout, Filton at around 08:15 on the 6th; One was seen flying north along the sea wall at Severn Beach on the 7th; Two were seen in the garden of The Glen at New Passage on the 11th before flying back into the village; At least two in the Willsbridge Valley area on the 20th with one on the 23rd; Two at St. Anne's Church, Oldland Common on the 28th; Two by The Anchor car park, Oldbury on the 29th; One on Streamside Walk, Thornbury on the 29th and 31st. APRIL: At least one at the Willsbridge Mill Reserve, Willsbridge on the 1st and 3rd; One from Kingsgate Park, Yate on the 11th - 15th; One seen heading east over Old Sodbury at 08:45 on the 13th. JUNE: One from Streamside Walk, Thornbury on the 3rd. SEPTEMBER: Two or three were heard calling from trees around the M5/ J14 Falfield at 16:40 on the 26th; One was noted on Streamside Walk, Thornbury on the 29th. OCTOBER: One was seen between Severn View Services and Aust/ Littleton ST Works on the 7th; 

 

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2017:

AUGUST: Two were reported from Downend on the 29th; SEPTEMBER: Two were seen in flight over Cherington, Yate heading toward Wapley on the 18th. OCTOBER: One was reported from Aust Cliffs on the 18th and at BS35 4AX the Aust end of the A403 on the 19th. NOVEMBER: Two birds were reported from the junction of Owls Head Road and Cock Road, Kingswood on the 15th; Three adults attending feeders in a garden backing onto Mangotsfield Cemetery, Downend on the 16th; One was reported between the houses in Kingston Drive, Mangotsfield and Stockwell Close, Downend on the 24th. DECEMBER: Three taking advantage of feeders in a private garden on Station Road, Kingswood on the 1st; Three over at Kingswood, Bristol at 15:20 on the 8th before heading south towards Cock Road Ridge; Three at feeders on Westbourne Road, Mangotsfield on the 23rd.

 

2016:

One was seen late afternoon in gardens at New Passage on October 29th.

 

2015:

One flew south west and calling over the Territorial Army garden at New Passage around 07:40 on August 9th; A female, presumably the individual seen at New Passage on the 9th was present in a garden on Abbott Road, Severn Beach from the 11th - 16th at least; One was reported in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth area on October 18th.

 

2014:

One in the Shaft Beach area at Severn Beach just south of the Second Severn Crossing on April 16th; One over The Boar's Head at Aust on September 21st.

 

2013:

One over Pilning Wetland around 08:10 on August 1st; One heading south over Frampton Cotterell at 11:00 on August 21st.

 

2012:

One over a garden in Frenchay on June 6th. (Ray Bulmer)

 

2011:

One over Frenchay Park Road on February 19th heading north towards the Ring Road.

 

2010:

One at Leap Valley, Downend on May 22nd with the same or another over Bellevue Road, Kingswood around 20:15 on May 23rd; One near The Harvester Pub, Cribbs Causeway on September 22nd; One from Oldbury Power Station on November 14th for fifteen minutes. It flew over Lagoon III at 15:35. Calling loudly circled a number of times until 15:50 over shore and at one point over to mid-river. It was always at quite a height and eventually flew off towards Oldbury village; Perhaps the same or another over Thornbury at 07:30 on November 24th.

 

2008:

One at New Passage at around 10:15 for ninety minutes on April 16th with the same or another over Oldbury Power Station on the same day.

 

2005:

One mid February at Longwell Green, no further details are available.

 

2004:

An individual from Almondsbury between April and October in a garden next to the A38 feeding on Cotoneaster, Holly and Ivy and had attached itself to a group of Woodpigeons feeding with them. It was observed spasmodically over a period of several months.

 

2000:

One on Filton Golf Course on August 12th.

 

1996:

A female was present at Fishpool Hill, Brentry on September 28th - 30th. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire; A probable female was reported on October 10th near Westerleigh.

 

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