LISTEN: The rise of the London Parakeets

Photo taken in Richmond Park, London, by Charos Pix

According to the RSPB, 17,000 ring-necked parakeets now call London and the South East of England home. In the audio piece below, I explore how the birds became established in the country’s capital, and discuss what their presence means for native bird species.

Original material was recorded on an iPhone5S and edited on GarageBand.

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