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  • Should the Parakeets be culled ?

    Boots @Boots Dagenham updated 23 days ago

    Parakeets face massive cull as Government considers shooting 'grey squirrels of the sky' that are Britain's fastest-spreading bird species.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9104197/Parakeets-face-massive-cull-Government-considers-shooting-grey-squirrels-sky.html?ito=facebook_share_article-facebook_preferred-top=IwAR2DKNxiDYE8c_va8-fUH31gcKwVoOdmFOImNH4mb7_AeQgxxYOj64P7w3E

    • We have swarms of them flying over our area. During last summer, I saw a pair feeding on our neighbo..

    • Have not seen any in Hertfordshire. Would however like to see a cull of Pigeons and grey squirrels

    • Not seen any in Norfolk either, agree with culling pigeons and grey squirrels though.

    • We have loads but undecided about culling them. We hardly see any birds now so if the parakeets are ..

    • I have the parakeets but still get all the different small birds too, only ever seen Redwings here o..

    • When will world governments decide to reduce (or, at least stop the increase of) the human populatio..

    • We get robins and some finches but no sparrows, starlings or blackbirds. Plenty of magpies and pigeo..

    • Have been reading about this on another birding site. Apparently it's not the case that they are pla..

    • @Le... - Good

    • Wood pigeon recipeshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/food/wood_pigeon

    • squirrel pastieshttps://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2008/may/11/recipes.foodanddrink

    • @Te... Years ago before I stopped eating meat, I cooked pigeon. It was a very dark tasty meat.

    • Growing up on a farm with a brother who was a crack shot we used to often have pigeon on the menu. H..

    • @Li... My father used to shoot from our farm so our fare was similar to yours .

    • @Se... Fingers crossed!

    • @Bo... I've never seen a parakeet, even though I live across the park from you. Hubby has taken phot..

    • @Ma... That's surprising , I don't see them so much as I did and they don't come to my feeders anymo..

    • @Bo... No never seen one or heard one I'm always on the look out for them knowing they are so near.

    • I dont think any living creature should be culled.

    • @Al... Rats??

    • @Ca... or slugs ??

    • Mosquitoes and midges are the bane of my life.

    • Everything has it's place in the chain - remove one and it affects others.

    • @Bo... I think the current pandemic is already helping.

    • @Li... Wasps are really important pollinators.

    • @Bo... That’s true but parakeets aren’t indigenous to our country and are pushing out our smaller bi..

    • Yes, I know really, and wouldn't advocate destruction normally, but we have had wasps' nests in an a..

    • Normally nature does this very well on her own by providing predators in proportion to the food supp..

    • I don't find it helps to have very black and white views on complex issues like culling. Research su..

    • I'm actually quite surprised that they seem to be prospering considering the climate, the difference..

    • Climate isn't a problem. They originated in Himalayas or so I've read.

    • @Cl... they have been here 50 years now so the generations may have become hardier anyway, they are..

    • @Cl... According to the article I read they have no known predators in the U.K. Perhaps their colou..

    • Obviously things are changing according to this article in the Independent.It is only comparatively ..

    • @Le... Could you direct us to specific examples please.

    • Google - Parakeets uk .......take your pick !

    • @Ro... This article gives a sense of the complexity https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rs..

    • Are these parakeets carrying a disease?

    • Here’s an interesting case and opinions for and against https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020..

    • @Ro... No but the article talks in broader terms. The 'success' of culling relies on the overall re..

    • @Le... what annoys me with badger culling is that as far as I can see they do not test those that ..

    • Not sure about that RobRoy but there are very divergent views on the 'success' of culling - just rea..

    • @Le... I am with Brian May on this one. And am pleased to see the news that ‘The controversial cul..

    • @Le... A very interesting article but it only deals with one aspect of culling namely, that done t..

    • I think pandemics and natural disasters do that for us.

    • I do not like pigeons and I am all for proper management of every species. However would also like t..

    • @Lo... not sure those parakeets would make good eating! The thought of eating a badger 🦡 makes me..

    • I haven't found any recipes for parakeet, but I have read they should be treated the same as partrid..

    • @Bo... I agree with you but how do you propose to reduce the world population? Not so long ago I..

    • Hungary is also offering incentives for more children.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-471926..

    • @Vi... They help but not enough, as population growth is predicted to out strip our ability to feed ..

    • Take heart. There was an article written in July 2020 by James Gallagher, BBC Health and Science cor..

    • Italy population is declining and the powers that be are worried about supporting the older generati..

    • Most European Countries have a falling birthrate (less than replacement rate) and coupled with an ag..

    • https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/02/europe-ageing-population-migration-birthrate/

    • @Le... Really interesting about Africa having such a large population of young children. So often ..

    • Parakeets fly over here (from London in the mornings, back again in the evenings) but never settle t..

    • We have quite a lot of sparrows, blue tits, great tits, longtail tits, blackbirds, a couple of robin..

    • @Sa... we saw 3 Goldcrests the other day, only the second time I had seen any as close up. Tiny li..

    • We have all of the above and an increase in goldfinches (only used to see them in the fields, not th..

    • @Ha... perhaps it’s looking for those bright green parakeets below 😃

    • It seems that Parakeets have recently been added to the species list of birds allowed to be shot.

    • @Cl... interesting

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