Evening photos: Squirrel, birds

Photo of squirrel by reader “Bataviawillem.”

unnamed-2A parakeet sits on a branch in St James’s Park in London. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

unnamed-4A sunbird in South Africa. Picture: Sheila Marchant-Webb

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  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    A wild Rose-ringed Parakeet in London?! What?

    Apparently, that is not an uncommon thing…….

    ‘ The main British populations are based around London, primarily in the west and south-western suburbs. They can be regularly seen in places such as Crystal Palace Park, Battersea Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich Park and Hampstead Heath, as well as Surreyand Berkshire. A large population in the south-west of London, consisting of many thousands of birds, is known as the Kingston parakeets. The winter of 2006 saw three separate roosts of circa 6000 birds around London.’

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose-ringed_parakeet

    One particular population of feral parakeets in London has their own Wikipedia page….

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingston_parakeets

    • Frau Katze

      The menace of feral parakeets! I had no idea.

      • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

        Ditto that.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Since today was the first day of Passover, my musical selection is an excerpt from the Hallel prayer from the morning service (Psalms 113 to 118, with introductory and closing benedictions). Specifically, this is the last part of Psalm 115 and the first part of Psalm 116 sung here a capella by a small group of Israeli female soldiers at an impromptu outdoor service.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBNXo1pX9yw

    • Frau Katze

      Very nice. Thanks.

  • luna

    The Mating Dance – A must see!!!!: https://youtu.be/7dx2CUMtZ-0

    • Frau Katze

      Cool! It’s tough to get a date if you’re a bird.

  • ed

    it`s the third year for a squirrel I feed by hand ,he/she has just come in my patio doors demanding monkey nuts .if I don`t get off the sofa he/she will jump up next to me and stare me down till I go in the kitchen for the nuts [ed uk]

    • Frau Katze

      LOL. The squirrels have you trained.

      • ed

        I`m also butler to three very demanding cats ,two sisters and lodger our adopted tom cat [ 36″ nose to tail weighing in at 17lb but soft as a brush ,but the urban foxes don`t mess with him ] all neutered all happy