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    Quarry Changes

    From Februarys Sporting Rifle

    "Natural England is thinking of putting Egyptian geese and monk
    and ring-necked parakeets on the pest list"

    Don't know what the monks have done to upset Natural England.
    By the way what is the minimum calibre for a monk in a habit on
    his way to matins Do you think 6.5x55 would be under gunned

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    Apparently there are large flocks of these green parakeets in parts of South London (?). They were said to be escapes from a film set years ago or somesuch.

    The Egyptian Goose, which is actually a duck, I think, is causing harm to our native duck species as being larger it can outcompete our native duck.

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    There used to be a load of green parakeets lived in Chiswick, just off the High Street, behind WHSmiths area.

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    There are thousands of the little green buggers in North Kent and south east london. They are supposedly very agressive to small birds and very noisy.
    Not sure about the parakeets though!

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    My sister lives in Kingston West London, they have th little buggers aswell. They make hell of a racket.
    I have seen them flying along the M25/A3 junction

    Jonathon

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    Re: Quarry Changes

    Quote Originally Posted by dave 67
    From Februarys Sporting Rifle

    "Natural England is thinking of putting Egyptian geese and monk
    and ring-necked parakeets on the pest list"

    Don't know what the monks have done to upset Natural England.
    By the way what is the minimum calibre for a monk in a habit on
    his way to matins Do you think 6.5x55 would be under gunned
    You don't usually need a rifle to shoot monk. Just whack 'em with a priest.

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    I think it was these parakeets that were featured in the Shooting Times last year. Apparently they were robbing vineyards of the grapes.
    basil.

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