Photo: Ring-necked Parakeets @ Chorlton Water Park
Ring-necked Parakeets have started a population in the Manchester area, in the Rusholme area and along the Mersey Valley
Platt Fields Park, Chorlton Water Park, Heaton Mersey Common and Fletcher Moss are amongst the best places to see them
The population has risen from a few birds around Rusholme to a population that must now be in triple figures
Due to their colours, noise and general exuberance, this species often captures the general publics’ imagination and attention, usually after people have come to terms with the incongruous sight of a big, green parrot sat in a Manchester tree!