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Blue and Yellow Macaws These macaws have been free-flying in Kirkby Stephen for well over 25 years.  They return at night to a place of safety.  There is a charity trust fund which pays out up to £ 10,000 each year for damage done to chimneys.  There are also Scarlet Macaws, the hybrid and some African parrots. Ara ararauna,Blue-and-yellow macaw,Cumbria,Kirkby Stephen Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Blue and Yellow Macaws

These macaws have been free-flying in Kirkby Stephen for well over 25 years. They return at night to a place of safety. There is a charity trust fund which pays out up to £ 10,000 each year for damage done to chimneys. There are also Scarlet Macaws, the hybrid and some African parrots.

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  1. Wow. In the Netherlands, the Rose-ringed parakeet is the only tropical bird that somehow manages to survive winter, but a bird far larger than this is even weirder. Posted 4 months ago
    1. They do get fed at night if they want but are definitely habituated. The Rose-ringed parakeet has a very large population in and around London but has moved north, and so is now seen in and around Manchester. Posted 4 months ago
  2. That is really interesting, macaws in the UK. Posted 4 months ago
    1. Only because of the work of one man, John Strutt, sadly now dead but he set up a charitable foundation and it's great to see them, and also occasionally visitors who hear a couple screeching and the see them. Posted 4 months ago
      1. How intriguing. Thanks for sharing Posted 4 months ago
        1. Cheers Niel! Posted 4 months ago
  3. Very fascinating! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks. I've just put a couple of photos of the Scarlet & a hybrid below also from Kirkby Stephen. Posted 4 months ago, modified 4 months ago
  4. Here are a couple of photos of Scarlet Macaw & a Hybrid also investigating the chimneys of Kirkby Stephen

    Scarlet Macaw & Hybrid on chimney tops Happy macaws - from a free flying flock of macaws and parrots  - https://www.cwherald.com/a/archive/corner-of-eden-exotic-parrots-share-with-native-birds.450773.html Ara macao,Cumbria,Kirkby Stephen,Scarlet macaw


    Scarlet Macaw with hybrid Investigating a chimney for a nest site??? These are free-flying macaws in Cumbria - see https://www.cwherald.com/a/archive/corner-of-eden-exotic-parrots-share-with-native-birds.450773.html  Ara macao,Kirkby Stephen,Scarlet macaw,Solway Firth. Cumbria United Kin
    Posted 4 months ago

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The blue-and-yellow macaw, also known as the blue-and-gold macaw, is a large South American parrot with blue top parts and yellow under parts. It is a member of the large group of neotropical parrots known as macaws. It inhabits forest and woodland of tropical South America.

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  • f/5.6
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  • ISO320
  • 400mm