Parrot Sighting in Freeport on Christmas Eve!

Kristin reported today:

“Hi there,

I am in South Freeport on the water, my husband had just put feed in the feeder and as I looked out from my kichen window, I saw a parrot. Thought I was seeing things, so I called my husband in and he saw it and then another flew to the feeder. Wow what an amazing sight to see! At first I believed someone let pet parrots out mistakenly, but then I googled wild parrots, found this website and looked at the pictures and learned they were wild parrots! How fun!”

Thanks Kristin!
Happy Holidays Birdies!

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16 Responses to “Parrot Sighting in Freeport on Christmas Eve!”

  1. 1 sunnyskies December 24, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    It’s such a gift to see them, and of course, the feeders really help them get through the cold weather, so hopefully, they’ll be back. Happy Holidays!

  2. 2 Oscar from Long Beach December 25, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Parrots spotted in Long Beach on Christmas day! We saw at least 6 parrots in a tree on Lincoln Blvd. in Long Beach,..they are so pretty and was such a treat to see!!!!

  3. 3 ParrotsinTville December 31, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Another sighting Christmas Day reported in Fort Hill New Jersey:

    Came across your website I was doing a search with Fort Lee NJ and Parrots after spotting two of them on Christmas Day.

    At first I thought there were someones pet that had gotten loose was attempting to coax them down, to take them to an animal shelter but they got frightened by a charging squirrel.


  4. 4 steven December 31, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    i saw parrots on top of power lines on miller street on
    12-30-2010 cool sight

  5. 5 steven December 31, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    just forgot to mention in south freeport south of atlantic ave.

  6. 6 Jim January 3, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Have noticed quite a large nest on Hicksville Road (Rte. 107) in the North Massapequa area near the Gulf Station/Behr’s Plaza shopping center, in a telephone pole transformer set-up. They’ve been there since mid-2010.

  7. 7 ParrotsinTville January 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Building on transformers is a favorite location for the parrots and it’s never good news for them. At some point the power company removes the nest, often during a time of year where there are babies or fledgelings in the nest and unfortunately, depending on the policy of the electric co., the birds are often gassed. 😦

  8. 8 Rich S. January 31, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I have several nests in my neighborhood in Lindenhurst.

    2 in a park on Shore rd.

    1 on Montauk Hwy. about 1/2 mile west of Wellwood Av. on the north side outside a strip mall.

    Theres another near the end of Baylawn Av. in Amity Harbor, just before the entrance to Tanner Park.

    Just had one feeding on my back yard.

    • 9 ParrotsinTville January 31, 2011 at 6:05 pm

      Now more than ever is the time to keep those feeders full. Parrots are highly reliant on these during the winter months. Thanks for the update!

      • 10 February 12, 2011 at 3:29 pm

        11 Parrots spotted in South Freeport (same house as Christmas Eve). Filled up the feeder again this morning, just went out back and saw 2 hanging from the feeder and 9 more sitting on the power line in the backyard. Hope this becomes a regular sighting.

  9. 11 ParrotsinTville February 12, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    If you send me some pictures, I’d be happy to post them!

  10. 12 Kristin and Matt February 13, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Parrots came back again today. Emailed you pics.

  11. 13 Parrot sighting June 6, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Hello, My husband and I were driving in South Freeport yesterday on East Bedell Street. There was a quaker parrot on the electric line. Being that I have been the owner of a quaker Parrot I got out to get a closer look. Getting right under him while he was perched on the power line.

    It seems these parrots have adapted very well to our cold winters. He seemed much bigger than any quaker I have seen in a pet store or owned. Many more feathers to keep them warm.

    I have heard stories of a crate carrying quakers broke and hundreds of the birds were released back in the late 80’s in Kennedy Airport and they have been making Valley Stream their home for years. Amazing that they have survived in this climate!!!

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