Parakeets were spotted in a park in Swindon

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A rare species of bird has been seen in a well-liked rural park.

Originally from South Asia and Africa, rose-ringed parakeets have been using nesting sites in trees at Swindon's Coate Water Park.

It is believed that some of the birds that made up the wild British population escaped from a private collection in London about 50 years ago.

Since then, the birds have been expanding along the M4 corridor.

According to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, some people worry that the non-native species may harm the chances of native birds, despite the fact that many people find their bright green appearance and loud squeaky call endearing.

"We're aware of the birds nesting, and we will continue to monitor them to ensure that they don't have a detrimental impact on our native species in the park," said Councillor Matty Courtliff of Swindon Borough Council.

We won't be stopping them from nesting as usual because we don't currently anticipate any issues.

"In order to prevent these and other birds from being disturbed during the nesting season, the grounds and ranger team has modified their grounds maintenance schedule. ".

Although it does not currently support a parakeet cull, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) thinks it is crucial to monitor their spread.

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