Image, right, by Jonas Bengtsson
Are you looking for somewhere different to take your date this weekend?
Try a romantic excursion to Hither Green Cemetery at dusk and witness one of the largest parakeet roosting sites in all of London. Wow your partner with ornithological facts like:
-13 different parrot species have been recorded in the wild in Britain
-parakeets can live up to 34 years in captivity
-parakeets breed from late January and make nests inside tree cavities
(If your lovebird is impressed, then congratulations – you’re made for each other!)
Gold kudos for curio-glamour, nil points for their damage to fruit crops and wild birds.
Image by Loz Pycock