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It would want to be back in because it is hungry set up food and a pull string trap to catch it when it goes to eat.

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A friend of mine has got a pair of lovebirds that free fly in his orchard and nest in the holes in the apple trees.Both accidentally escaped and have been out for 2 years now and have done well.They've never hatched chicks as he removes the eggs before they develop but I wonder if the chicks would learn from the parents and stay around.

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The Queen had an aviary of liberty budgies,ring necks have colonised tracts of southern England.Many of the less rare Macaw species were often kept at liberty,especially Green winged as they have an habit of flying in small circles,after being educated to their surroundings.I had a flock of Rosella,s that were allowed their liberty and bred and thrived for a season,a spuggy hawk put a massive dent into that enterprise.

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The Queen had an aviary of liberty budgies,ring necks have colonised tracts of southern England.Many of the less rare Macaw species were often kept at liberty,especially Green winged as they have an habit of flying in small circles,after being educated to their surroundings.I had a flock of Rosella,s that were allowed their liberty and bred and thrived for a season,a spuggy hawk put a massive dent into that enterprise.

nice one i like the rosellas bet it was nice to see them out flying about..i have a small flock of avairy bred bush type budgies that were born to my avairy, might be tempted to try them in spring atb

 

All you need to do is put several wire funnels in your aviary sections,stick a branch through initially for the birds to find their way back.Its best to do it when the birds are breeding as it encourages them to return to their partners and nestbox.The Rosella,s were often a bright flash of red flitting through the trees in unison,11 of them at one stage,sadly the hawk flew faster and hungrier.

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The Queen had an aviary of liberty budgies,ring necks have colonised tracts of southern England.Many of the less rare Macaw species were often kept at liberty,especially Green winged as they have an habit of flying in small circles,after being educated to their surroundings.I had a flock of Rosella,s that were allowed their liberty and bred and thrived for a season,a spuggy hawk put a massive dent into that enterprise.

nice one i like the rosellas bet it was nice to see them out flying about..i have a small flock of avairy bred bush type budgies that were born to my avairy, might be tempted to try them in spring atb

 

All you need to do is put several wire funnels in your aviary sections,stick a branch through initially for the birds to find their way back.Its best to do it when the birds are breeding as it encourages them to return to their partners and nestbox.The Rosella,s were often a bright flash of red flitting through the trees in unison,11 of them at one stage,sadly the hawk flew faster and hungrier.

 

cheers you have convinced me to go ahead with it :D and will be looking forward to the spring now ..i have always had some of their feeding vessels the same as you can buy for feeding wild birds, hoping that if i did get any ascapees, they might recognize the feeders and stand a better chance in the wild ...thanks very much for the info :good:

 

Expect a few losses,at least 25% in the initial stage,dependant on the fecking hawk factor,nothing a pole trap will account for :angel: .Any young liberty bred birds often take the equation down to more acceptable levels with each generation.

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Any bird escapes the aviary here gets smashed by the myriad of birds of prey, from butcher birds to hawks.

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Any bird escapes the aviary here gets smashed by the myriad of birds of prey, from butcher birds to hawks.

How do the native bird species survive such onslaught.

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small birds stick to the under story and thick cover. only darting out for short periods. parrots tend to stick to large flocks . and it is amazing how the bright colours camouflage in the gum trees. Australia is also a very big place and birds and Cockatiels and budgerigars do not live east of the ranges though they have there own predators. small finches and wrens. get smashed by any of there preditors that can get in where they live but most are to big. the lorikeets are a bit bigger but they cop it from the hawks.

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