Editor – I was astonished to read the article from Robbie Vermont in the July 25 edition of the NEWS.
While I can only plead guilty to the transgression of feeding invasive parrots, I wish to offer in my defense that the Indian ring-necked parrots came to my existing bird feeder.
I did not attempt to attract them.
Exactly how one prevents them from feeding along with the other more welcome species is, as I am sure Robbie can appreciate, very difficult.
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I could try displaying an eviction notice, which would obviously have to be written in Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, and Punjabi, but I feel this would be fruitless, or nutty even.
I agree that they can be noisy, but far less so than the nearby N3 motorway.
At least the parrots stop at night.
If I am sounding rather negative on this front, please feel rest assured that if any of the other category two items mentioned by Robbie, ie watercress, Burmese pythons, peacocks, Nile Tilapia, and mussels, ever invade my garden, I will have the means to handle them.