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Re: wild quaker in northern ohio for two summer now

Posted by electra on 6/24/07
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    I have been feeding a group of wild quakers in northern ohio for
    the past two winters/summers. I never say too much for fear of
    people coming to disturb them. I think its neat that they are
    reclaiming some of the lost carolina parakeet territory.

    On 6/23/07, Kim wrote:
    > 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.