PUBLISHED: 11:01 09 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:01 09 December 2017
Residents across Welwyn Hatfield have been all of a flutter at the sight of an unusual and brightly coloured visitor to their gardens.
A number of readers have been in touch with the Welwyn Hatfield Times after spotting flocks of bright green parakeets - a non-native species - gathering in trees and enjoying bird table offerings.
Although a sub-tropical species, the ring-necked parakeets tend to live in colder areas and their native habitat is most likely the foothills of the Himalayas.
They were first spotted in the UK in Kent in 1971.
By the 1980s, they were also in London.