Wednesday Wings

Another one from Barcelona. Parakeets are neozoons in many parts of Europe, including the Mediterranean, though interestingly, their number their is relatively low (3000 in Spain, 800 in Portugal) when compared to colder countries like the UK (35.000) and Germany (10.000). The Barcelona population makes one wonder about the accuracy of that count. 

Parakeet in a tree

©Giliell, all rights reserved



  1. Ice Swimmer says

    This is a picture that’s fun to look at. The colour space is calming but the parakeet looks slightly mischievous.

  2. Nightjar says

    Cute, love that expression and shiny eye. I never saw any, I know there are a few populations here but as far as I know they concentrate in public gardens and parks in the big cities and I rarely visit those places.

  3. voyager says

    Wild parakeets in Germany and the UK? Wow, I thought they were strictly a tropical bird. They do blend in well, though. Great photo, Giliell.

  4. rq says

    Thankfully, not here, yet. But I’m sure it won’t take long.
    And a cute capture, when I was in Barcelona, they wouldn’t sit still for me to take photos!

  5. jazzlet says

    I love the way that parakeet is looking like it’s about to do something distinctly mischievous.

    The parakeet population in the UK which is mostly in London is a result of escapes/releases, but is now self-sustaining.

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