I would guess you'd catch him by putting out seed, but unless you've got a cage to then keep him in that wouldn't really help much. You could try phoning the RSPCA, who could maybe catch him and keep him safe. He's likely to die pretty quickly unless he's recaught.
Do budgies not survive in the wild then? I know there is a thriving parrot population in west/south-west London...
Generally not in this country, as far as I know. The weather is against them and they easily become food for bigger things. The Ring-necked Parakeets - which have now spread to north London! - are bigger so not such easy prey for Sparrowhawks or Kestrels.
Have tweeted it. (Absolutely NO pun intended!!)
We lost a blue one about a year ago not far from the Nick Nick !
@Ali well I hope he's yours and he has gone cheerfully feral then.
Just to confirm that the parakeets have definitely made it as far as Finsbury Park, I've seen/heard one there a few times (though not this summer, yet).
Is it the parrots that make such an extraordinary racket in the trees near Crouch Hill station / Mount Pleasant Villas ... like castrated, but steroid-fuelled magpies (if you can imagine such things)?
I counted about six when I did the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch earlier this year. gardener-joe - that almost certainly is them. Noisy little buggers.
I saw the green parakeets recently, from my window that looks over parkland walk. Must have been 5 or 6 of them at least, eating the berries on the trees. I knew they where in the Greenwich area, but never thought they were this far north in london
A cage is up for grabs
in Victoria Rd between Lorne and Albert Rd.
Just wanted to register my parakeet spotting. Had 3 beauties in my apple tree this week. I was excited to see them. Been away from my garden for a few years and was not aware they were in our area. Will look for them in future.
Yes, they've made it this far north now. I've seen several in Finsbury Park and about 10 in Abney Park Cemetary in Stoke Newington.
I saw 3 on an apple tree on Sunday as well, the Jays were trying to scare them off
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