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Friday, February 20, 2009

On Rupert and The Wild Parrots of Brooklyn

In Bed
Photo by myself of our puppy Rupert, in bed.

Our dog enjoys sleeping in, often crawling under the covers.


Apologies for all the animal photos recently - I'm feeling a bit under the weather. Hopefully the coming weekend will provide some nice recuperation.

Meanwhile, here's another story about animals in New York:

Believe it or not, Brooklyn is known for flocks of wild parrots. Mark and I see them at feeders in our neighborhood. Yes, parrots, those sociable green birds you imagine hanging out in tropical forests. How they manage to survive our winters is a mystery, but the parrots are here, and they are flourishing.

Brooklyn Parrots is a website dedicated to the wild parrots in Brooklyn. The site presents dramatic photos of the birds in flight, as well as loads of historical information.

In fact, you can attend safaris with blog's author Steve Baldwin. Steve conducts tours around Brooklyn, tracking the parrots in their favorite haunts. The next safari is on March 14th and will tour through Brooklyn College and the Greenwood Cemetery.

Do check out this lovely site if you can, here.

Related posts: On Dogs in the City, Man and Companion on the Sidewalk and Unleashed in Long Island.


Olivier said...

bravo pour le portrait, il est si craquant sur cette photo.

bravo for the portrait, it is so cute in this picture.

steve baldwin said...

Thanks so much for your nice comments - they're much appreciated.

The wild parrots of Brooklyn salute you!

Sharon said...

Too cute!!

Babooshka said...

Oh he's just so cute.

Kitty said...

Thanks everyone!

Steve, I'm glad you read the post.
I was going to email you tonight about it. Keep up with the good work!

Ken Mac said...

i think you woke him up!

Anonymous said...

Awww! So cute! He's growing very well. I saw another cute puppy coming to visit in my building the other day. They're all so cute.


Anonymous said...

He is very very cute. Don't leave him tied up unattended outside anywhere as I am sure someone would take him

That's amazing re the parrots. They have evolved into an altogether hardier species to survive in NY. We have loads here - green ones with red fronts and they are really noisy!

Ming the Merciless said...

I've heard of the Brooklyn parrots from my friend who did the cemetery tour of Brooklyn recently. It's amazing how something like that could flourish in the city.

Rupert is way too cute for words to describe.

• Eliane • said...

I hope you feel better. Your puppy is adorable. Can you refuse anything to this cute pair of eyes?

Ted and Lori said...

great photo. I never really mind animal photos if they're well done, as this one is. Cute sheets too.