I often see, and hear, ring-necked parakeets flying over the allotments, occasionally on them and once a couple chomping on my sunflowers.
On Wednesday morning I was amazed to see at least ten on plot neighbour Fran’s sunflowers that I showed here a couple of weeks ago.
Eight can be seen in the picture above, and here are a couple of closer pictures.
I stood and watched them for quite some time before moving over to my plot. Whilst there I saw one bird chomping away on my tall single sunflower. This is what it looked like afterwards.
I appreciate that these birds can be pests, especially when flocks strip fruit trees, but they’re amazing to see like this.
As far as plotting goes I did very little last week, and my few visits tended to be mostly just pondering and pottering. It was damp and dull all day yesterday but today and all next week looks like being dry, sunny and warm.
Have a good week!