View of a wild green parakeet on a tree branch in St James' Park in central London on Monday, June 22, 2020. Wild green parakeets are interacting with the public around St James' Park.
Dubbed “posh pigeons” by unimaginative Londoners, these brilliant green parakeets stand out among the fauna of Northern Europe's mostly grey cities. The story of how they ended up in London is a matter of some discussion and plenty of myth.
Unverified various sources say that parakeets escaped from the branch of Ealing Studios used for the filming of The African Queen "Isleworth Studios" in 1951. Parakeets escaped from damaged aviaries during the Great Storm of 1987. A pair were released by Jimi Hendrix in Carnaby Street, London, in the 1960s. (Photo/ Vudi Xhymshiti)