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Friday, 11 March 2011

West Sussex 11/3/11

A pair of Ring-necked Parakeets seen 30 yds inside Sussex this morning. They took a bit of finding but they showed well in the end. About 50 yds into Surrey another pair of Parakeets outside their nesthole.

The top 2 photos shows 1 of the 2 Sussex Parakeets and the bottom photo showing the Surrey pair with their nesthole to their right.
Nearby (West Sussex) were 3 Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers (2 males, 1 female) all within 50 metres of each other with regular drumming and calling going on. Also a few Siskins, Redpolls and Redwings about.

Male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. The photos really do not show the beauty of these birds.


  1. Great! I have never seen Ring-Necked Parakeets in west sussex before!

  2. Great sightings... great blog... but would be really good to know a bit more about where exactly the sightings were.

  3. Thanks for the kind comments regarding the blog. Due to the sensitivity of both species above, i am unable to give exact description on where to find them. Hopefully by disclosing the sites, the birds will be under less disturbance and therefore more likely to breed, increasing the numbers which in turn will make it easier to see them in the future. Welface of the bird must come first in my opinion.