Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Parrots



For the past two weeks or so, our neighborhood has been visited by a biggggg group of very noisy (hard to catch on camera) birds. We couldn't figure out where they had come from or what they were. This week we actually got a closer look at some of the birds when they flew low over us in traffic and behold, parrots!

Parrots, in Los Angeles?! Apparently so. There is information out there suggesting it's not uncommon.

I had read about this once before on another blog (which I can't find now unfortunately) but there are flocks of wild parrots in LA. We are talking about bigggggg flocks of very green, very noisy parrots.

We talked with one of our neighbors last night and he said that they come and they go (apparently it's been a few years since they've roosted in the neighborhood but have been here before). We have a number of tall trees in the neighborhood which are apparently attractive to them.

Ours look a bit like this photo I found on the web.



Just when you think you've seen everything....

3 comments:

Beth said...

Yep, we have parrots here in SoCal. I think the rumor is that some pet store let them loose many many years ago, and they have multiplied. I'm sure there are tons of stories out there about it. It used to be they were only over in the San Gabriel area, but they have apparently moved east. I saw a huge group of them one afternoon over where I live in Glendora. They are everywhere.

Will you be attending the meetup tomorrow at Unraveled?

Sheepish Annie said...

Parrots??? I'm lousy with seagulls here, but the parrots don't make it this far. ;) Loved your Booga Bag! Nice job.

Carol said...

How funny! We get those too! But then, they like it warm too. Noisy aren't they?