These last couple of weeks there has been an increase in the number of parakeets heard in and around the wood. It’s as if they have just realised what a nice place it is and are hanging about more and more. There is to date no evidence that these birds are having an adverse effect on our more traditional birds. The only downside is the racket they make! Still, we’re not quite classified as a “roost” yet – these consist of anywhere between 100 and 15,000 birds!
Here’s a short documentary about London’s most exotic bird: