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.
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Russell reports: I saw six flying over my house in Bellmore. I have been hearing them since last fall but finally saw them yesterday.
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“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. “
Thanks for the pictures Lori!
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We’ve reported this before, but many people find it amazing the Quakers can withstand a New York winter, which all but pales in comparison to the Windy City.
Today, Brian from Chicago reports:
“Just thought I would let you know there are wild parrots here in the Chicago suburbs. It seems from the internet others have been spotted around here, but I walk a lot and noticed a whole tree of them in the dead of winter. I thought I was seeing things.
Then today I saw a bunch in the same spot – and obviously – around big time power lines.
Anyway – just thought I would share. When you see them you want to get closer – but not really possible.”
Thanks Brian for the update!
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Today Chris observed the following:
“On 5/28/2013 at approximately 10:00 AM I witnessed a group of 6-8 mature size Quaker parrots flying from West to East on Merrick Road, in Merrick, NY (11566).
They appeared to be agitated, as they made quite a bit of noise. They stopped for roughly two minutes and then began to head East again with great speed.
I am amazed at the tenacity of these birds, as I witnessed them as a young child and then again in my twenties.
I view them as an omen. Not as good or bad, but as an indicator of belief.
You may rub your eyes, you may doubt your ears, but those are real birds.
Thousands of miles from their ancestral home, doing what birds do.”
They likely weren’t agitated Chris; noisy is their natural state and you’ll generally always be able to hear them before you see them. ;^}
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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?…