Monday, May 15, 2017

Monk Parakeet

Hello,

I am sharing another Florida lifer, the Monk Parakeet. I planned a  daytrip to see the Burrowing Owls and I happened to see the Monk Parakeet in the same spot along with a Loggerhead Shrike.


The Monk Parakeet is a bright green parrot with a grayish face and breast.


They are native to South America. They have established colonies in the USA.


I watch numerous Monk Parakeets going back and forth to this light pole. They were working on a nest.


Lightpole nest at the ball field.








Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

63 comments:

Pietro Brosio said...

Beautiful green birds, very nice pictures!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Adaptability - that's nature for ya! YAM xx

Sussi said...

They look cute and clever:) Great photos!

Christine said...

A busy flock of parakeets & they don't seem timid or worried about spending time on the ground!
The site of their nest is very modern 'penthouse '!
Great photos, Eileen & hope you have a lovely week!

Linda said...

Lovely captures of this beautiful bird, Eileen! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have a great week ahead!

Tom said...

...it blends in!

✿ chica said...

Adorei as fotos e aves! Lindas! bjs, ótima semana!chica

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindos e bem apanhados.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Lynne said...

Very pretty bird . . .
Great pictures Eileen . . .

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

They have a humongous colony on a muni golf course I used to hit often. Their nests were right above the 14th tee. So noisy. Hard to concentrate on your drive. But they are cool birds.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - what a spot for a nest. Busy and pretty little birds. Happy week ahead. I always look forward to seeing what wonderful birds you find.

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic looking the Monk Parakeet, well taken Eileen.

magnoliasntea said...

Hi Eileen!
I really enjoyed this post on the Monk Parakeet. Love the photo of the nest building in the top of the light pole. I hope the nestlings to be will fair well when the ballgames begin.
Have a great week!
Toni

Mary Hone said...

I have seen those in pet stores, years ago. How fun to watch them in the wild.

Giga said...

ute parrots and nest in the interesting place. Regards.

Lois said...

They are busy! Beautiful photos Eileen.

Sandra said...

the last cute parakeet looks like he is saying Well, Hello There to you

Karen said...

How delightful to spot these bright green parakeets. I am watching a red headed woodpecker hammering on a stump outside my bedroom window this morning :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow, that was quite an amazing birding day. Could you let me know where you were? Love these pictures of these busy birds. Thank you so much as always for hosting and for sharing your pictures and knowledge.

Mildred said...

Such a lovely color. Have a nice Monday.

Pam Jackson said...

Okay....so I learn so much while blogging. I had NO clue that there were such a thing as Monk Parakeet!!! WOW...that is so cool. Thanks for sharing.

Jo said...

Well done on your lifer, Eileen and well done on such beautiful shots of the parakeets.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful bird! We haven't seen one yet but we'll keep our eyes open and camera handy! Hugs!

Cloudia said...

What a fun eye you have, E! Hope your computer issues are happily resolved soon

Suzanne Prickett said...

The little parakeets sure are pretty with their lime green and gray colors. And, what a nice name, Monk Parakeet. They really look busy, with their building. Have a nice afternoon, Eileen.

The Yum List said...

What a beautiful lime green coat.

happyone said...

They sure are pretty.

Martin Kloess said...

Thank you for sharing this moment.

Debbie said...

it's a beautiful color, you captured some beautiful images!!!!

Nora said...

Beautiful little birds and what a lovely color!

Rose said...

They are just so pretty...also remind me of green apples in their color.

krishna said...

Parakeets are beautiful..

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such pretty little birds and quite a fancy nest! Great photos!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

We used to see these parakeets in Brooklyn! The story was they escaped from a shipment at Kennedy Airport. They made their homes on power towers where tey could stay warm in winter. They were pretty but very noisy..lol

Andrea said...

Lovely green parrot, i wonder why it is called monk parakeet!

Uppal said...

I've noticed how busy the chubby looking parakeets are in the pics!

Lynn said...

So busy and colorful!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Such a lovely looking bird and it has made itself a very comfortable looking nest!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday Eileen :)

Lady Fi said...

What sweet birds.

Karen S. said...

They sure do have a wonderful world to enjoy don't they! Great captures catching them in day to day life.

Laura. M said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen. They have a lovely color. Very good catches !!
Good Tuesday, my friend.
Besos.

Photo Cache said...

These are precious.

Worth a Thousand Words

Ailime said...

Hi Eileen, I loved the pictures of the Parakeets do Monk and the construction of the nest. Always good to come here.
A hug and good week.
Ailime

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
wonderful photos of this fantastic birds.
Best, Synnöve

Margaret Adamson said...

Stil lovely Parrots to see eileen.

Denise inVA said...

How exciting to see these colorful birds. Loved your photos of them, thanks Eileen and have a great week :)

Phil Slade said...

Hello Eileen. Thanks for visiting me in Spain. I'm back home now where it's easier to get online with a PC rather than a smartphone. Interesting bird the Monk Parakeet and I remember seeing them in the Canary Islands where thay have established a feral population.

Patti said...

That's an impressive nest! One of these passed through our yard a few years ago. It was a joyful sighting. :D

William Kendall said...

They certainly are pretty!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

You've been missed Eileen! I hope you're okay...and maybe just computer woes.

Anyway, love the parakeets....we have 'em nesting here too. They're fun to watch and hear.

Michelle said...

They are lovely!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful bird! I wish you a nice and warm day :)

jandi said...

fascinating! have a beautiful day!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) What an exciting find. I really enjoyed seeing these lovely green birds, and to actually see them in the wild making a nest must have been thrilling. The Monk Parakeet and the Rose-ringed Parakeet have both established colonise in Portugal, but I haven't had the pleasure of seeing them yet. Congrats on your lifer!:)

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen
These birds are such a lovely colour.
I like all of your photo's especially the ones showing the nest too - they have to work so hard to build it!

Enjoy the rest of your week.

My good wishes

All the best Jan

RedPat said...

Great birds!

Lea said...

Oh wow!
Beautiful!

A Colorful World said...

Pretty birds! So busy with their nest!

A Casa Madeira said...

Lindo!
janicce.

Les Fous du Cap said...

Très jolis ces petits perroquets ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Maggee said...

How very cute! That is quite a nest built up in that light! Commune maybe! Thanks for sharing!! Hugs!

NatureFootstep said...

lol, a good place for a nest? Not sure about that :) But they take what they find.

Rambling Woods said...

I am amazed at the where birds make their nests Eileen...Michelle