Re: Wild Budgie in Virginia Is It Possible?
Posted by jill on 6/16/07
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?
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....