Re: wild quaker in northern ohio for two summer now
Posted by electra on 6/24/07
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.