The spread of the ring-necked or rose-ringed parakeet in the south-east of England has been well documented and I suspect that many of us have noticed their increasing presence.
Until today I had not encountered them any closer than Meopham. Other friends had told me of the birds visiting their feeders or sitting squawking in trees in nearby. Today I saw for the first time two parakeets feeding on rowan berries at the side of my house.
They have arrived in Northfleet.