Breeding Season Is Underway!

I’ve received a few emails in recent weeks as the parrots have become highly visible while they’re working on their nests. Breeding season generally runs from April to September, so if you see a nest that may be in jeopardy keep in mind that while the adults can quickly rebuild in another location, if there are eggs, babies or fledglings in the nest they have no way to get to there. This is at the heart of the power company issue – that the nests could be disassembled but it’s best to wait until at least October.

There have been some success stories where private owners have built their own platforms in order to entice the parrots away from a potentially dangerous situation. Detailed instructions for building this type of platform are available here.

Parrots in the Park

I received an email today from someone who was in the Conservatory Gardens in NYC yesterday and saw a flock of about 30 green parrots. They flew north and east into Central Park.

Wild Parrots Update in Flushing

On July 25 Sheila reported:

“Just would like to give you all an update on these beautiful birds. A flock of these wild parrots landed in our backyard here in Flushing about 4 days ago. What a thrill! They are a joy to watch & listen to. Sounds like they’re gossiping up there in the trees all day long. Some of our neighbors don’t find them amusing because of their constant talking. We hope they will stay for a time!”

Parrots Sighted in Bellmore

Russell reports: I saw six flying over my house in Bellmore. I have been hearing them since last fall but finally saw them yesterday.

 

Wild Parrots Spotted in Queens

Lori writes:

“I’ve been hearing parrots for months around our house in Murray Hill, Queens, but never spotted them. I finally saw them flying the other morning, then today I spotted them in a tree in our courtyard. “

Wild parrots spotted in Murray Hill

Wild parrots spotted in Murray Hill

Thanks for the pictures Lori!

Parrots Spotted in Lido Beach!

Today Sarah reported:

“I was amazed to see a “flock” of parrots at Long Beach H.S., today!  I never knew!  I’ve attached a couple of pictures.”

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Thanks Sarah – great pics!

Budgie on the Loose in Chappaqua

Yesterday a concerned family reported the following:

“Hello there,

I am just writing to report our sighting of a Budgerigar at the bird feeder at our house in Chappaqua, NY this morning.  We tried to catch it but were not quick enough.  Do you think there is any chance it could survive the winter, or possibly migrate Southward to a warmer climate?”

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Thank you for the wonderful photos!

It’s likely this bird was either released or is an escapee. Unlike wild parrots, he will not have the safety net of a flock or a formidable nest to survive the elements. Does anyone recognize this little guy? Please respond if you do, or have any suggestions on reeling him in.


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