Great shot, thanks!
Tags: monk parakeets, parrots, quaker parrots, wild parrots, wildparrots_NJ
Yesterday Mayra reported:
Just wanted you to know that about two months ago I saw my first parrot just south of Fort Lee. I have seen several since then on the same stretch of road. Last week, on two occasions, I saw a beautiful smallish parrot on Riverside Drive in Manhattan, around 96th Street. Oh, joyous!”
It is quite thrilling when you notice them for the first time, isn’t it? Then, once that happens, like many other things you all of a sudden see them everywhere! It’s almost always likely that with these guys, you’ll hear them way before you see them – then just look up!
PS: I do wonder if the Riverside Dr. bird might be an escapee?…
Tags: monk parakeets, parrot legislation, parrot news, parrots, quaker parrots, wild parrots, wildparrots CT
On January 19, George Sommers’ From the Parrot’s Beak reported:
Chester CT. parrots (and chickens) can stay: UPDATE: Last week’s column reported on a Chester CT man’s petition to ban “noisy fowl”, aimed at chickens but including parrots from the town.From Sally Murray, Town Secretary: “The scheduled public hearing of the Chester Planning & Zoning Commission for Monday, February 4, 2013, at Valley Regional High School in Deep River to hear the Petition submitted by John S. and Bonnie B. Bennet to amend the Town of Chester Zoning Regulations Section: Definitions, ‘Livestock’ and Section 40R, Animals, has been CANCELED due to the fact the petitioners have withdrawn their petition.” Thanks to Dr. Amy Hopkins of Connecticut’s The Parrot Club.
Tags: monk parakeets, new york, parrots, quaker parrots, wild parrots
Since many of you have inquired, on December 29th, the New York Post wrote the following:
Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s . . . hey, it is a bird, a parrot no less — in January! The Quaker parrots or monk parakeets, as they’re known, haven’t just lived in New York for decades, they survived Hurricane Sandy and are now ready to outlast a sub-zero winter. Read more…
Tags: long island, monk parakeets, nassau, new york, parrot news, parrots, quaker parrots, wild parrots
Courtesy of CityParrots.org:
The “extra-tropical“ department of the parrot researchers group of the International Ornithological Union (IOU) with Roelant Jonker (City Parrots & CML Leiden University) and Michael Braun (Heidelberg University) organize the global parrot count. The main focus of the study are neozoon parrots, meaning parrots which have been introduced by man to locations they are not native to. Read more…
Tags: amityville, long island, monk parakeets, new york, quaker parrots, wild parrots
These pictures were taken a few years ago but I re-posted them for everyone to keep in mind the best present to give the parrots during this time of year is to keep those feeders full! Happy Holidays from WildParrotsofNY.com.
And just for laughs, be sure to check out the From the Parrot’s Beak Christmas Edition courtesy of George Sommers.
Tags: long island, monk parakeets, new york, quaker parrots, suffolk, wild parrots
On July 4th, Donna reported:
“Hello, After getting out of my car early one morning and hearing an “unusual” bird sound, I realized it was Parrots I was hearing, I went back and was able to snap these photos. You can post them if you choose to. I spotted two but there may have been young birds also. I really didn’t want to draw a lot of attention to the birds for fear that harm may come to them.”
Thanks Donna! And you are right, many nests in Amityville and other places have simply “disappeared”. Assuming the birds were not taken (which may or may not be the case) and are adults, they can rebuild and very quickly too. But it’s not good when either fledgelings or babies are in the nests, which is almost a guarantee during this time of the year.