Monk Parakeets appear to be winning the war declared on them in West Haven several years ago by United Illuminating, which seeks to stop the birds nesting on utility poles.  The company no longer catches the birds to euthanize them, but is finding it impossible to discourage the birds (they like the warmth of electrical transformers).  The New York Times has an article.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.