Larry sent me these awesome photos today. Thanks! Great shots!
Posts Tagged 'long island'
Tags: long island, monk parakeets, monkparrots, nassau, quaker parrots, wild parrots
Tags: long island, monk parakeets, new york, quaker parrots, wild parrots
I know everyone gets very excited when they see wild parrots, especially if it’s for the first time, however, I implore you not to disclose specific nest locations on this site or anywhere else. There are poachers out there as well as other evil-doers who do not have their best interests in mind. When public locations and specific cross streets are provided, that makes their job a whole lot easier.
The parrots are only truly safe when they nest on private property, but due to their natural preferences this doesn’t happen a lot. When someone posts a comment with a specific location on this blog I try to be diligent and redact it, but the bottom line is, if you enjoy our green friends and want them to have a shot at survival, the best thing you can do for them is to keep their precise whereabouts to yourself.
Tags: long island, monk parakeets, nassau, new york, quaker parrots, suffolk, wild parrots
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.
Tags: long island, monk parakeets, nassau, new york, quaker parrots, wild parrots
Russell reports: I saw six flying over my house in Bellmore. I have been hearing them since last fall but finally saw them yesterday.
Tags: long island, nassau, new york, parrots, quaker parrots, wild parrots
Tags: long island, lost bird, nassau
This morning Rich writes:
“Hi, thought you might be interested.
I have a feeder on the end of my dock here in Point Lookout(11569), yesterday and this morning there is a wild? parakeet that found us. It might have spent the night in a nearby pine tree.”
Rich, this is likely an escapee. Hopefully someone might recognize it. Thanks for posting! (Great shot BTW)