Parakeets Get the Shove in the UK

To: "Birding-Aus Aus" <>
Subject: Parakeets Get the Shove in the UK
From: "Tony Keene" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 03:32:48 +0000
It's sad, but it needs doing. They're displacing native species from nest sites 
and I've heard that people in Surrey and Berkshire are finding them to be quite 
a pest. Not only that, the numbers are increasing and they're starting to 
spread. Overall, there's momentum building for a drive against all introduced 
species with claims that removing them will save a few billion pounds from the 
bill for periodically clearing one area only to have it repopulated later. I 
just wonder how far they'll go - I mean rabbits, brown hares and pheasants are 
introduced species, but have been around for up to 2,000 years in Blighty.*

 >>It certainly is becoming less easy being green in the UK.

 I'm sure Greenfinches, Green Sandpipers, Green Woodpeckers and Greenshanks are 
unaffected. ;)


 * I've had to explain to quite a few people at work that Blighty is not a town 
in the Midlands, but a nickname for Britain as a whole.

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