London's tough Isle of Dogs neighbourhood is not the monk parakeet's natural habitat. The bird is native to Latin America. But, nonetheless, the monk parakeet has settled in.
Wildlife authorities are now trying to remove this feral parakeet population. However, they also have Lorraine Cavanagh to contend with. She and some of her neighbours are rallying together as self-styled parakeet protectors, determined to foil any and all attempts to remove the unauthorized feathered visitors.
As It Happens co-host Carol Off speaks with Cavanagh, who was at her home in London.