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.