This was sent to Lesley, one of our members, by a friend who saw it in her garden at Trimmingham, near Burnley Road, Halifax, in the early part of this year. Thanks for getting it to us.

I have also had reports of a small flock of them feeding in gardens in the Greetland Valley.

They breed in nest boxes in the south, especially round London, where they’re often not welcomed. They eat a lot, being as big as pigeons, and are dominant at feeders.

They’re feral in Amsterdam as well.

They attract attention by their raucous calls.