Wild Parrots

Since I’m making an effort to find little things that make me happy and focus on them rather than all the crap that sucks, let’s talk about the flock of wild parrots in my neighborhood.

They are Red Crowned Amazons and there are many theories on how they came here. Some say it started with released or escaped pets. Some say they migrated from Mexico. Personally, I don’t care how they got here, I’m glad they’re here. They make me happy.

They are very noisy in the evenings when they fly around squawking, getting ready to head to wherever they’re roosting for the night. They move around the city, going where the food is.

The past week or so has brought them back to my neighborhood. So as the sun is starting to set and the breeze is blowing and the air is cooling off (however slightly) I hear the parrots and I yell to Ben “PARROTS!” and I go out in the backyard (sometimes he joins me, sometimes he ignores me) to watch them circle and land in trees or on the wires. Then they take off and circle and land again. Then they fly off to their roosting spots.

The flocks range in size from 10-15 birds to 25-30 birds. That’s a lot of noise when they’re all squawking at the same time! It only last for a few minutes, maybe 10 at the most, but for those 10 noisy minutes I’m happy.

I’m going to go watch for parrots now. It won’t solve my problems. It won’t make everything magically better. It WILL give me a few minutes of joy. I’m trying to string as many of those together as I can.

25 thoughts on “Wild Parrots

  1. I find in these difficult times anything you can do to escape for a bit and just detach and unplug is great. Do what you need to do to escape to your little “happy place.”

    Maybe even teach them to talk?

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    1. It would be so cool to teach a whole flock to say something. They are wild and I’ve never seen one closer to the ground than about 15′.
      They’re fun to watch cuz they are usually in pairs when they’re just sitting on a branch or wire. They squabble at each other like old married couples.
      I keep looking for a feather to add to my collection of shells, rocks, misc stuff & I haven’t gotten one yet. Something to look forward to I guess.

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  2. What a cool concept, and what an awesome example! Your ability to stay sunny (yep, even (and especially!) during the tougher times) never ceases to amaze me, Cosmic Sister ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜. You light up the world ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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    1. Awwwww…๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ To quote a better band and a better song…๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ I get by with a little help from my friends๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต
      Seriously, without everybody sending me those ๐Ÿ’Œ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถGood Vibrations ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’Œ I’d have a much more difficult time bouncing back. THANK YOU โ˜ฏโœจ โ˜ฎ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œโฃ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ˜Ž

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      1. Awesome songs, my lovely! Lol I’ve gotten these exact songs popping into my head at random ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚. Great choices, Cosmic Sis!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’“๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

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  3. Bird watching can be so much fun!!! I didn’t get to see much varieties of birds growing up so when I went to Australia, imagine the fun I found looking at birds, colourful birds, parrots, cockatoos, rainbow lorikeets, they are chirpy but beautiful, I would just stand in the middle of a street or trail, looking up, staring at the tree and searching around, trying to catch a nice pic of them and time just flies when I’m doing that. And cats too lol! They are a welcome distraction from the chaos of the streets ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿ˜ธ (where are the bird emojis??!!)๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Here’s some birds ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ•Š Chickens and Penguins count. I love all the Hawks we have in this area. I also love hummingbirds. At our old house there were House Finches that nested in the eaves of our porch. I like all things nature except bugs. I’m just not a fan of the bugs.

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      1. I hate mozzies but mozzies love me!!!๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ˜‚ Especially during summer, I can’t stand still when I’m waiting at the bus-stop, I have to keep moving back and forth, or else I become their target!!!

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  4. Oh, that is so cool! I love watching birds! We bought our kids some Zebra finches a while back. We especially figured they’d cheer my daughter up after her surgery. What a privilege you have such interesting ones nearby! โ˜บ Way to find joy where you can! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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  5. Wow what site, “wild parrots” I’ve only seen a grouping like this in a zoo and recall how interesting and noisy they can be. We’re sorry things have been rough these past days and are hoping the clouds of this will blow over soon. We love birds and had a parakeet at one time and it often took my mind off the troubles of the day watching it sing and eat and yes even talk.

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    1. Thank so much for your kind thoughts! It is pretty cool to see all those parrots flying around free. It’s funny to watch them chase the crows too. We have some huge crows (maybe ravens?) but the parrots will chase them out of a tree the want.๐Ÿ˜„

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  6. There is a population of ringnecked parakeets in London. Urban myth says they are descended from Jimi Hendrix’ escaped pets (or deliberately released by him) but in truth I think they have been there since long before Hendrix ever came to London. I love birds, they’ve been an enduring interest since I was ten or so. ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฅโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I had to Google your birds๐Ÿ˜ They look alot alike. I like birds a lot too. I wouldn’t want to have one for a pet, I prefer watching them in nature. I love the sea birds..gulls, pelicans. We have hawks and falcons…doves, mockingbirds, finches and if course, sparrows๐Ÿ˜˜

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    1. I love ducks too. They sometimes hang out in an ornamental pond in the downtown area. I used to take Ben to feed them but we got in trouble. Seems the city didnt like cleaning the pond so often and didnt want people encouraging the ducks to stay.๐Ÿ˜‚

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