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Offline KevinH

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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2010, 01:07:11 AM »
The parrots are Ring-Necked Parakeets (or Rose-Ringed Parakeet) and I reckon Andy has put them in here to try to get rid of them.

Whenever they newly appear in people's gardens (or nearby), folk say, "Ah, how lovely, what pretty birds". A month later, the same people say, "Aaaarghhh, what noisy birds, don't they ever shut up?"

They are a pleasing sight (or infestation, to some) moving slowly north and west out of the SE of England.

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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2010, 01:36:15 AM »
There you go, you see. Its amazing what you can learn on here.  Thanks Kev and Andy - I did enjoy that diversion  :thup:
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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2010, 10:53:56 AM »
Sorry it was a bit off-topic :D
I love the parakeets, they can be a bit noisy, but its worth it, some info here,
http://10000birds.com/ring-necked-parakeets-in-the-uk.htm
and some fab photos which make mine look a bit pathetic. Rumours of the Origin are interesting,
I heard it was a James Bond film in the 60s, no one is sure, they can survive our winters which
is why they are still here
Andy
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(They are quite mostly quite timid, which surprises me, as they are obviously fairly intelligent, i havent
heard one talk yet  :24: )
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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2010, 12:18:46 PM »
If they're a pest,and not protected,you could always have parakeet pie!


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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2010, 12:41:56 PM »
They are classified as an alien invasive species, and therefore not protected


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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2010, 12:19:23 AM »
See this Natural England site for information on controls of Monk Parakeet & Ring-Necked Parakeet. Part quoted below.
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... reports have suggested that because of the licensing changes, both species are now classed as pests and can be freely removed by members of the public.

This assertion is completely inaccurate and it is important to emphasise that the licensing changes do not affect the legal protection for either of these species. It remains illegal for anyone to kill or interfere with monk and ring-necked parakeets except in exceptional circumstances.
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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #46 on: March 09, 2010, 01:33:10 PM »
Angela,
you didnt win the vase :'(
but id like to send you the other label ive got , just to say thanks really,
it will be of far more use to you than sitting in a vase on my shelf ;D
Please email me your address,
cheers
Andy
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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #47 on: September 02, 2012, 11:35:42 AM »
I thought I would add my only two Mdina earth tones pieces I have to this thread....

The egg shaped vase is 6.5 inches in height and has a distinctive sig. to the base with an M that is more of an N and a curly d . The bottle is unsigned and is 11 inches tall but I bought it from a lady who said she bought directly from the Mdina studio in Malta during the 1970's. The bottle is full of bits of frit/grit ! Hope you like them...
Mike


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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #48 on: September 02, 2012, 08:19:42 PM »
Hi Baked-beans- I had thought that I too had an earth tones vase but no it was not to be. Very similar to your lovely example, I am tending towards MDG for an I.D on that one. Thanks for posting I had forgotten about this thread. regards Carolglass
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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #49 on: September 03, 2012, 09:31:52 AM »
Are you looking for a confirmation of Mdina or MDG, Carolglass? Pics would help! ;)
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