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Re: Wild Budgie in Virginia Is It Possible?

Posted by Kim on 6/23/07
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    On 6/16/07, jill wrote:
    > On 6/09/07, Kim wrote:
    >> I live in Northern Virginia and about three years ago I
    >> was driving around my neighborhood and saw the brightest
    >> bird I had ever seen. Highlighter green. Now the same
    >> bird (or that's my guess) comes to my feeder regularly.
    >> It holds its own fending off the other birds and seems
    >> quite happy. Last winter it snowed for weeks
    >> straight...Any guesses about whether or not it is the same
    >> bird. Did it migrate and come back. I read on-line about
    >> wild monk parakeets in my area but the pictures don't
    >> match. Yellow head bright green body with balck wavy
    >> lines on the wings. I know nothing about birds can you
    >> help me solve the mystery?
    >
    >
    > hello kim,
    > budgies live anywhere between 5 and 10 years...depending on
    > the overall health of the bird...diet climate etc.
    > they have been kept sucessfully in outdoor avairy's for
    > years....generally in less cold temps. the thing about snow,
    > doesn't happen with really bitter temps as a general rule.
    > it's quite possible that you are seeing a bugie that has
    > escaped from someone's home during spring or summer and had
    > enough time to adjust. sounds like he's figuard out where
    > the food is sooooo......he'll probably be around a while
    > longer. no other budgies to make a family with so no off
    > spring but you will probably get much enjoyment from him
    > until he does pass on...enjoy....
    > p.s. they are migrators by nature but i don't believe they
    > will without other budgies to go with them....


    Thank you for the info Jill. It sounds like he is doing just
    fine and he still comes to the feeder everyday and bullies the
    other birds.