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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter from the Wild Parrots of Brooklyn

Parakeets, Brooklyn
Photo by myself in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Happy Easter, everyone!

This was the most Spring-like photo I have, though believe it or not, these birds live in Brooklyn year-round. These birds were snacking outside a house in Park Slope, where we live.

Wild parrots thrive Brooklyn and...yes, they flock together. They are a nice relief to the pigeons and little birds.

I posted about the wild parrots a couple years ago. The website I mentioned at the time, Brooklyn Parrots, is still going strong. Steve Baldwin, the blog owner, posts news and wonderful photos of these birds in flight.

According to Steve, this species of bird was released in the US in the late 1960s, when there was a surplus in Argentina.

Steve conducts monthly parrot tours through Brooklyn. The next safari is on May 7th, and is free to the public. Just email Steve at his website to attend.

For the Brooklyn Parrots blog, click here.

Related posts: On Rupert and the Wild Parrots of Brooklyn, Odd and Colorful Birds, in Bryant Park and The Hua Mei Bird Garden, in Chinatown.

6 comments:

WTakeuchi said...

Hi Kitty! Happy Easter!! Lots of chocolates (I do not know if americans used to give chocolates on Easter)?
Nice parrots. We sometimes see them around doing a their noise.

RedPat said...

Wow that is quite a surprise that they survive in the cold northern winters! I'll have to check out the link.

Pierre said...

Surplus of argentina, can give beautiful things as i see :))

HAppy easter Kitty.

Bitter End said...

It is curious found parrots in the middle of a park ... But it's nice!

Laura Cousins said...

There are large flocks of parakeets in and around London, too. They are .. WONDERFUL.

Paul said...

Now this is a surprise to me, who would have thought it. But then I was surprised some years back to discover similar birds in and around some areas of N London. Happy Easter Kitty!