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Parakeet Cull On Jeremy Vines Tomorrow Channel 5

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Paul-t-b, Jan 13, 2021 at 9:28 PM.

  1. Paul-t-b

    Paul-t-b Engaging Member

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    Caught the tail end of the programme today and they said they were going to discuss parakeet’s being culled on the next program. (14th January 2021 )

    Not expressing any views myself but the angle I believe is the threat to native song birds.

    We get at least a flock of 10 every day to the feeders n the garden. All our neighbours feed them as well.

    Just intrigued if the general licence and shooting in general comes into the discussion.


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  2. George Mcmillan

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    Taney are sooooooooooo detrimental to the habitat and native birds .
     
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    Do we take our guns down to the studio?:D

    Any discussion by that pencil-necked sissy Vine is unlikely to get anyone anywhere--like any other broadcast discussion, a total waste of time.
     
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    Anyone have a recipe?

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    Samobaggins I own to many fx rifles

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    I think he’s far to bitter and boney to cook
     
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    And we all know what the outcome will be........I know it’s winter and snowflakes will show up.
     
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    The feathers look nice in a hat band

    They're noisy and destructive, nice to look at being so vibrant and different. They should be controlled.
     
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    stefan I am the passenger

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    as far as im aware all good to put a bead on and take ? unless some one knows better ?
     
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    Samobaggins I own to many fx rifles

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    As always people don’t see the bigger picture when it comes to none native and invasive species.
     
  10. Dan Simpson

    Dan Simpson Lil Old Wine Drinker Me.. hic hic

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    On a personal note I'd rather be given a licence to cull seagulls than parakeets.
    Now before anyone points out the various ills that parakeets cause, it's just a personal view, I don't like gulls
     
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    That’s what you get for living in Dartmouth buddy, if it ain’t the grockels it’s the bloody seagulls, overrun with the bloody things ain’t it... ;):up:

    Ps, they’re not seagulls anymore they’re land gulls now...
     
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    Burden666 Probably American

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    They should come under the Invasive Alien Species directive anyway (worth a Google for the finer points)
     
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    They will only repeat on you! :laff:
     
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    Here , here, too true sir

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  16. Dan Simpson

    Dan Simpson Lil Old Wine Drinker Me.. hic hic

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    Aye mate, but I have more chance of being allowed to cull the grockels than I have the gulls.. We live just outside Dartmouth, down at Blackpool Sands, and considering there's the beach, there's not any where near the number of gulls that Dartmouth has.
     
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    Problem is they are bright and different, so that right there will have people up in arms, probably be campaign to stop the cull by the end of the program.
     
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  18. Dan Machin

    Dan Machin I would if I could, but I canner so I shanner...

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    Unfortunately if Jeremy Vine is presenting an 'argument or opinion' it will already be a decided verdict, I have personally never encountered a parakeet in the wild, probably haven't reached the wilds of Staffordshire, but if they are creating a problem, then I'm sure we professional and responsible pest controllers will have a safe and properly considered approach to deal with any problem they are creating.
     
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    " Shakespeare's bird" here is just that.

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    To be honest I really wish that they had not got into the enviroment in the first place , its not nice because its our native wildlife that pays the price , the parakeets which will pay the ultimate price when they are culled and the one species that caused it all in the first place (man) gets away scott free ! after all they did not get here on their own.
    I do not deny that now they are out there that they need to be controlled , just wish people were a bit more responsible.
     
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