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A bird in the hand...

By Chinga
Hyde Park has a little secret spot where you can hand feed the Parakeets... Want to see London's wild parakeets up close? There's a place in Kensington Gardens where the colourful blighters will land on your hand, so long as they think you have food. Wild parakeets are now one of the commonest birds in London. These screeching, eye-catching birds have been clocked in all 32 boroughs, and even the Square Mile. They are alluringly photogenic, but move fast and are usually shy of humans. So it's gratifying to find a place where they're tame enough to hold in your hand... And they are green !!!!
Thank you to Jeff (Kojack) and Debs (Frogs123) for gracing the "Verde" Images! Isabel GrinGrin

Tags: Birds General Wildlife and nature Wildlife and nature birds Green birds Hyde Park parakeets

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ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
16 Aug 2017 11:19AM
Brilliant, Isabel!
They are hardy little fellows.
debu 11 India
16 Aug 2017 11:27AM
Excellent set of images.
Debu
16 Aug 2017 11:39AM
Excellent set Isabel, lead image a slight favourite,
Fred.
Minty805 Plus
4 41 9 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2017 11:42AM
That's very interesting, Isabel, I just hope they don't affect the indigenous species though, like the grey squirrels have had such a damaging effect on our gorgeous native reds. Super pictures.
Allan
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
16 Aug 2017 11:49AM
Great set 😊 😊
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
16 Aug 2017 11:51AM
When I commented, I didn't realise you were showing the whole flock!
Loved the versions (and the folk in them).
16 Aug 2017 1:22PM
A great set of images
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2017 1:29PM
Love the lead image Isabel - great to get a close up like that.
Kate Grin
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
16 Aug 2017 1:31PM

Quote:..A bird in the hand.....
And in the bush too! Grin How wonderful to see - and to interact with - these beautiful birds, much better than the b***dy herring gulls when there's food about! Grin Great set, Isabel, love 'em all SmileSmile
Trev Smile
manicam 17 44 1 Canada
16 Aug 2017 2:25PM
fantastic photos.GrinGrin
Sherman
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2017 3:31PM
Incredible looking set of these colourful birds Isabel.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
GrinGrinGrin `Lovely capture
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
16 Aug 2017 3:36PM
Cool to know a friendly bird!
16 Aug 2017 4:28PM
A wonderful and interesting set of images Isabel.
Jeff.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
16 Aug 2017 4:31PM
Great pictures. Ed
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2017 4:52PM
A terrific set and esp.love V4
but don't they have blue ones!!!Tongue
Ju
dimalexa 4 5 Greece
16 Aug 2017 5:23PM
Fantastic set, Isabel! All photos are so beautiful, but for me the lead, v.4 and v.9 are a little more up! At Chalandri, a suburb of Athens, where I live, there are many free parrots, almost like them, because of a stream and many trees, but they are not tame enough, to come near people. One time I took a photo from a balcony, with ultra tele. I'm impressed with your photos!
Dimitris
16 Aug 2017 6:13PM
Nice set !! Smile
IreneClarke Plus
6 1.4k 2 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2017 7:10PM
Wonderful set
16 Aug 2017 7:55PM
These are brilliant Isabel. Cathy
16 Aug 2017 8:00PM
Just wonderful, and green too Isabel. My son and his wife used to live in Hackney an there was a wood + park nearby where you could do just this. Lovely birds to look at.

Dave Wink
jocas 6 6 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2017 8:20PM
How wonderful GrinGrin great set of interactive images GrinGrin
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 762 England
16 Aug 2017 8:57PM
We had one in the garden a couple of weeks ago (and on the neighbour's roof a month before) so they are spreading far and wide.
16 Aug 2017 9:14PM
Love these images delightful. Really good to see so many versions too. Nice one Isabel. Debs
HarrietH Plus
10 303 Portugal
16 Aug 2017 9:15PM
We have these parakeets in Cascais too. At first there were only a few but now there are many more.

Maureen
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2017 9:16PM
Excellent, Isabel.

Ken.
femape 3 Argentina
16 Aug 2017 10:09PM
Bella imagen
16 Aug 2017 11:37PM
Captivating Isabel... what a cool experience that would be..
cheers walt
Spkr51 4 United States
17 Aug 2017 1:08AM
Excellent capture ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
17 Aug 2017 6:18AM
Wonderful set of showing this creature well done Isabel.
WesternRed.
17 Aug 2017 6:33AM
Very good , Isabel , never seen anything like that before ! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2017 6:38AM
Perfect psittacine (parakeet) portrait!
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
17 Aug 2017 6:50AM
a great set Isabel...great focus in the lead
A superb series, Isabel.

Ray
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2017 3:28PM
A excellent Set IsabelGrinGrin

Cliff
ColleenA Plus
8 481 7 Australia
18 Aug 2017 9:25AM
How lovely, I hope it's all healthy food they're given. Great set
18 Aug 2017 11:26AM
what beautiful photo here in Australia we have many places that we can feed birds, we even had many birds visit one of our houses. We feed them all with many different things. It is always a pleasure when nature allows us in.

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