Monday, April 24, 2017

Nanday Parakeet

Hello,

I have a few more lifers and Florida birds I would like to share. I was able to see the Nanday Parakeet also known as the Black-hooded Parakeet near the Crescent beach area on Florida east coast.


The Nanday Parakeet  is a non-native settler.  They were brought to the US as a pet and started as an escapee. By the 1990's these parakeets have colonies in as many as 19 Florida counties. They can live as long as 25 years.



The Nanday Parakeet is mostly green with the black face mask. They feed on seeds, fruit and berries. The nest in trees with holes.




It is always exciting to see a new bird and lifer. The parakeets are special birds to me even though they are non-native. I hope your enjoy my wild bird sighting. I wish the photos could be better, I took these shots from a parking and the birds on across the street high on the wire.

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

118 comments:

  1. Hello,

    Beautiful Nanday Parakeet! Nice to know that they can be 25 years.
    Happy Monday, and enjoy your new week ahead!

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    1. Hello, Marit! They are pretty birds and a great sighting for me. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  2. Congratulations on your newest lifer! It is exciting to see something for the first time!

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    1. Hello Florence, I am happy birder seeing new birds. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  3. It's funny that I know parakeets, etc come from someplace besides a pet shop, it's odd to see them "out"....LOL!

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    1. Hello, Sue! The parakeets may have been escapees at one time but for me they are wild birds. I loved seeing them. Thanks for the visit and comment. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  4. Hari OM
    Parakeets of all varieties never cease to amuse! Here's to a grand week. YAM xx

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    1. Hello Yam, the parakeets are a treat for me to see. Thanks so much for your comment and visit.
      Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  5. Parrots of any type are good - I used some as an excuse to stop and get me heart beat under control when I was taking some exercise today: these things need to be done!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Hello Stewart, I agree any parrot sighting is good for me. Thanks for the comment and visit.
      Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  6. I do love your Parakeets Eileen, I love all the various one I've seen whenever i've been in Florida. But as none natives dose this mean Mr. Trump will want them out of the country, LOL.
    All the best , Gordon.

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    1. Hello, maybe the birds will protest and not leave. LOL! Trump is not a favorite of mine. Thanks for the comment. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  7. Beautiful bird pics. Nice clicks.
    Have a nice week ahead.

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    1. Hello, thanks so much for the comment. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  8. Adoro ver tuas fotos! Sempre lindas e bem detalhadas! bjs, chica

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    1. Hello Chica, you are one of my favorite blogging friends. Thanks so much for all your visits and comments. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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    1. Hello, I appreciate you visits and comments. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  10. Beautiful parakeets, and I'm so glad for the ones that escaped captivity. I wish they were all free.
    Have a great week!

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    1. Hello, seeing the parakeets is a treat. Thanks for your visits and comments. I check on your blog for a new post, do you have more than one blog? Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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    2. Eileen, I have just one blog haven't posted lately. Went on a trip and came home sick. Better now though. :)

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  11. ...reminds me of the song 'bird on a wire.'

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    1. Hello Tom, I have to check out that song. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  12. It is quite incredible the number and variety of psittacids that have become established in Florida.

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    1. Hello David, I think the birds in Florida were great. Thanks for the comment. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  13. I think most north American parrots/parakeets were once escapees. Nice new bird!

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    1. Thanks Anni, It is always great to see a new bird. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  14. Wow, this is wonderful, enjoy your new arrival, thanks for sharing information, (so much I want to know and am learning here!) They are delightful.

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    1. Hello Karen, I am always learning too. I appreciate your comment. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

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  15. Wow, that's amazing. That's good they can survive as a non-native bird.

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    1. Hello Mary, I am happy they are able to survive in the wild. Thanks so much for the visit and comment. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

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  16. It is quite odd to see them as wild birds, but of course they are! Lovely shots.

    Enjoy your week Eileen,
    Andrea

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    1. Hello Andrea, I much rather see these birds in the wild than in a cage. Thanks so much for the comment. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

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  17. I have only seen parakeets once here, and I thought they might be like these, but when I checked my blog, they are not. this is the link

    http://snapperone.blogspot.com/search?q=parakeets

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    1. Hello Sandra, I left a comment on your parakeet post. Any of the parakeets are cool to see in the wild. Thanks for the comment. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

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  18. I like them too, Eileen! Enjoy YOUR week

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    1. Hello Clouda, I like all the birds. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

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  19. The Nanday Parakeet is another one, wonderful.

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    1. Hello, Bob! Thanks so much for the visit and comment. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

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  20. Wow, so nice to know they can live for a quarter of a century, Eileen! Lovely photos of this bird! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Hello Linda, I am glad these parakeets can survive so long in the wild. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

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  21. Those parakeets are the cutest!

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    1. Hello, they are cute! Thanks for the comment, I appreciate your visits. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

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  22. Strange to see those birds not in a cage, but I would guess they are happier being free....Michelle

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    1. Hello Michelle, I am glad they are not in cages and they are free. Thank you for the visit and comment. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

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  23. It's nice to see them out and about and not in cages.

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    1. Hello Lynn, I am glad to see them free. Thanks for visiting and for the comment. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

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  24. WoW!! beautiful birds on a wire - gorgeous color!!!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. I wish these parakeets were closer and not so high up. I appreciate your visit.
      Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

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    1. Hello Linda, thanks so much for the comment. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

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  26. Nice to see the birds. Didn't know they lived that long.

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    1. Hello, it is nice to know they can survive so long in the wild. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  27. Hi Eileen
    I can see how these parakeets could flourish in tropical Florida weather. There were also non native parakeets that lived in Brooklyn, NY, although I do not think they were this variety. They made giant nests on top of electrical conductors on telephone poles so that the heat from the wires enabled them to survive the cold winters. They were so colorful but also very noisy....lol

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    1. Hello Pat, I think the Monk Parakeets may have been the species in NYC. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  29. These are certainly sweet little Parakeets! You did a great job capturing them from such a distance, and, recognizing them. Happy Monday, Eileen. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Hello Suzanne, I always appreciate your visits and comments. You are so kind! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  30. Always nice to see your bird shots Eileen.
    Living up to 25years sounds good to me.

    Enjoy the rest of your week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hello Jan! Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  31. Great pictures. San Francisco has an unusual parrot population.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=san+francisco+parrots&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS718US718&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9r-C6lL7TAhVR6GMKHbF8CLYQ_AUIBigB&biw=1396&bih=690

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    1. Hello Martin, thanks for the link on the San Francisco parakeets. They are pretty birds too.
      Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  32. Wonderful sighting and photos for sure, Eileen. I get excited every time I see something besides a crow or seagull!

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    1. Hello Ellen, I do get excited to see new birds. These were special. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  33. What lovely fresh spring colours these birds are.

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    1. Hello, thanks so much for your comment and visit. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  34. The duo with fluffy feathers are so adorable...

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    1. Hello, the fluffy birds were busy preening. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  35. Wonderful photos of the parakeets! When I lived in Sarasota many years ago, it was always fun to see them in the trees outside my window. They were loud though!

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    1. Hello Lois, I really enjoyed seeing the parakeets, I can imagine if they were outside my window, cool. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  36. They sure are a pretty color...

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    1. Hello Rose, thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  37. I love the unusual color on these birds. Must be fun to see them in real life.

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    1. Hello Nora, they are pretty birds. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  38. Nothing wrong with these photos. I'm glad to hear that these beauties are surviving.

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    1. Hello Pat, the birds were a good distance away which makes them look fuzzy, I wish they were closer. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  39. Bom dia, o periquito é uma ave lindissima com lindas cores, as foto são excelentes, revelam bem a beleza das aves.
    AG

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    1. Hello, thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  40. Such cute pictures, Eileen.
    I wish you a very nice day.

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    1. Hello Mildred, I wish the birds were not so far away. The photos look too fuzzy to me. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  41. Wonderful to see these cute birds I'm sure. Very enjoyable for me to see your photos. Thanks Eileen and have a great day :)

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    1. Hello Denise, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  42. The parakeet are beautiful birds. Amazing they can live to 25 years. Have a beautiful day!

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    1. Hello Nancy, they are pretty birds! Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  43. Hi Eileen,
    wonderful photos of these colorful feathered birds.
    Best, Synnöve

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    1. Hello, Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  44. Hi Eileen, what beautiful birds. I didn't realize they lived so long.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Robin

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    1. Hello Robin, I appreciate your visit and comment. I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  45. It is hard to get used to the idea of Parakeets in the wild, but they are awesome. We actually have had some up here as far north as the Chicago area, but I assume they migrate south. These are handsome birds and you are lucky to have caught them ... great shots even at a distance.

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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    1. Hello Andrea, I was thrilled to see these Parakeets in the wild. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Have a happy day!

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    1. Hello! Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Have a happy day!

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  47. Hello Eileen and thanks for sharing your photos and knowledge with us! I was so surprised to learn that there are parakeets in the wild in Florida!
    They are sweet little birds!
    Enjoy the week ahead!

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    1. Hello, Christine! Apparently there are more parakeets in Florida than I thought too. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Have a happy day!

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  48. Loving your parakeets on a wire Eileen ♥
    Have a wonderful Wednesday :)

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    1. Hello Prunella! Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Have a happy day!

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  49. Hello Eileen,
    Lovely sighting!
    We had this species in our aviaries for a while but they were especially noisy although they make great pets!
    Great post, I love to see parrots and parakeets!
    Keep well, warm hugs :)

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    1. Hello, it was nice to see these parakeets in the wild. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Have a happy day!

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  50. Good photos even taken from a distance! I like the last photo the best. I will be away from my computer this week-end so I will miss posting to Saturday's Critters. Hope you have a great week-end.

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    1. Hello Lea, I will be away from the computer too. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Have a happy day!

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  51. That's a new one for me Eileen. The parakeets seem to like Florida to be so successful . I hope the rest of your week is sunny



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    1. Hello Phil, I am happy that the parakeets in Florid are doing so well. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  52. the parakeet looks strange with the dark face :)

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    1. Hello, yes the dark face is why they are also called Black-hooded. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  53. That's a lovely bird! I see all kinds of escapees along the roads here in NZ, including two white cockatoos.

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    1. Hello, I would love see the birds in NZ. The cockatoos are pretty. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  54. Great pictures Eileen . .
    Loved the ruffled feather couple in the final photo!

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    1. Hello Lynne, they were pretty birds, I just wished they were closer to me. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  55. The parakeets are pretty birds. Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Hello, I think so too. Thank you for the visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  56. Très jolis oiseaux ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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    1. Hello, thank you for the visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  57. I used to have these birds,very noisy but pretty,phyllis

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    1. Hello, Phyllis, it is cool you saw them too. Thank you for the visit and comment. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  58. I have seen them in Cape Coral, but never have been able to get a good picture. Thanks for these.

    After all this time, I think they could almost be called local birds. After all, starlings and a whole bunch of other birds were imported from England by some guy who wanted to have every bird that is mentioned in Shakespeare in America. And nobody talks about how those birds aren't native.

    There's a great book and movie called "Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" (It's San Francisco and not the same bird, but still the same thing...escaped birds that colonized.).....

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  59. More parakeets! It just amazes me, since I used to have them as pets... These look a whole lot bigger! Congrats on the Lifer! Hugs!

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