“There was a nest on Ogden St. off of Higbee Lane in West Islip. The last photo I took of them at the nest was in September 2016 (see attached). I have also seen and photographed them at the nest January and February of the same year (2016) when I first learned about them. I went to pay them a visit on 3/12/17 and the nest was completely gone. Is there a way I can find out what happened to these parrots who nested there? I hope their well being was taken into consideration when it was removed.”
It is almost a certainty the birds met with an unfortunate end. Considered a potential fire hazard, the power company probably dismantled it and often this occurs in the wee hours to avoid public scrutiny. I expect it will be unlikely that you’ll get anyone to tell you what precisely happened and when.
This is the crux of the issue of wild parrots being classified as an invasive species and sadly one of their favorite places to build is what puts them in harms way.
George reported today that he saw about a dozen parrots and was kind enough to send along this photo – thanks George!
As a follow up George reported on the 28th: “My mother says they now flock to this tree every morning. The most she has seen at once was 25 parrots, and 4 conures. The sounds they make are amazing.”
This question, along with a great pic came in today from Soledad. And the answer is: you can feed them just standard wild bird seed – you’ll often see them on a feeder with a bunch of other birds. Naturally they like parrot food as well. 🙂
Actually now it is a good time to do it, because while the birds have many other sources of food during the summer months, they are pretty much reliant on feeders over the winter.
Howard reported this today in Nassau County – thanks for the pics!
Today David reported that these guys have returned to Berlin, NY for the second year in a row. Thanks David!
Larry sent me these awesome photos today. Thanks! Great shots!
Jennifer reported today:
“I saw these beautiful green birds in Merrick today.I assume they are the parrots you discuss in your blog? They were beautiful. About 20 of them!!!”
Yep, that would be them. Thanks for sending in the picture!