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:

  1. Beautiful green birds, very nice pictures!

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

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  3. They look cute and clever:) Great photos!

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  4. 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!

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

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

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

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. Fantastic looking the Monk Parakeet, well taken Eileen.

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  11. 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

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

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  13. ute parrots and nest in the interesting place. Regards.

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  14. They are busy! Beautiful photos Eileen.

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

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  16. 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 :)

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  17. 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.

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  18. Such a lovely color. Have a nice Monday.

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  19. 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.

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

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

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

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  23. 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.

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  24. What a beautiful lime green coat.

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  25. Thank you for sharing this moment.

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

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  27. Beautiful little birds and what a lovely color!

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

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

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  30. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  36. 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

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

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  38. Stil lovely Parrots to see eileen.

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

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  40. 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.

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

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  42. 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.

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  43. Hello,

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

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  44. fascinating! have a beautiful day!

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  45. 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!:)

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  46. 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

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  47. Pretty birds! So busy with their nest!

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  48. Très jolis ces petits perroquets ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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

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

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

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