OOER, we saw a red parrot flying around Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve.
It’s not everyday you see a parrot in England flying in the sky, I guess it had either escaped or someone had released it, but wow what a wonderful and unusual thing to see.
Seeing that beautiful red parrot flying free made me happy, I really hate it when people own birds as pets, a bird should be free to fly the skies not imprisoned in a cadge for the entertainment of humans, (it’s my own pet peeve, everyone has them :-)).
It was a wonderful sight to behold, parrots are such wonderful flyers and so colourful, it filled my heart with joy to see it enjoying it’s freedom.
I think it was a crimson Rosella parrot, it had joined up with a group of magpies and was flying around with them. They seemed happy enough to have the parrot with them, the magpies wasn’t chasing it away or attacking it, so I guess they had accepted the small red parrot and was happy to have this cute crimson rosella parrot flying with them.
It was a great sighting, you never know what you will see if you just look up from the floor once in a while. I’m glad my hubby has a good pair of eyes or we would have missed it, no one else seemed to have noticed a bright red parrot flying around them, I have no idea how you could missed a crimson Rosella,
it’s a stunning parrot.
Parrots in the UK isn’t as unusual as it sounds. escapee parrots took up residence in the London some years ago, there is now a large colony of green parrots in London and it is being debated if they should now be considered to be a British bird species since they stay all year round.