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Old 01-13-2008, 12:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I think when you have these birds around it's ok to grow bananas. We have a rather large population of these in Southern California but rarely do they land close enough to get decent pictures. These were taken in front of a friends house and about 10 blocks from my house.



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Old 01-13-2008, 12:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Neat... wish we had some around here, they are really pretty birds.
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you have those birds around, you need all your naners and fruit trees in a greenhouse for protection
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Beautiful birds, and awesome pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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They 're flyin in some sort of attack pattern in that second pic . Gives you the feeling that you're bieng bombarded .
Remember the classic Hitchcock movie "The Birds" ?
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I think when you have these birds around it's ok to grow bananas. We have a rather large population of these in Southern California (snip)http://www.californiaparrotproject.o...et.html#photos
I guess you can grow bananas in Brooklyn, New Jersey, and Chicago. All have populations of wild parrots...

http://www.brooklynparrots.com/2006/...arrots-of.html

...and Yacolt, Washington...

http://www.brooklynparrots.com/
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I saw a group of quaker parrots here . According to the homeowner , they had been feeding in the same cluster of pecan trees for several days .
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There are a few wild parrots out in my area. Not sure what species, but they are very fat and healthy.Lots of fruit trees in the area, so i assume that they are eating good.
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Nice pictures Mitchell. We have a number of species here but they are very wild and fly high and fast to avoid the trappers - often hear them screaming as they fly overhead! In the Staines area in London there are several thousand parakeets that live alonside the River Thames. They are the descendants of a few that were released about 30 years ago.

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We've got a population of ringed tail lorikeets in the UK.
They're mainly seen in and around London and the surrounding areas just outside of the city,but I've started seeing them a few miles from where I live now.They've got a very distinctive call so you allways know when they're nearby.
Fantastic looking birds,they'd definately add a tropical feel to any garden.
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We've got a population of ringed tail lorikeets in the UK.
They're mainly seen in and around London and the surrounding areas just outside of the city,but I've started seeing them a few miles from where I live now.They've got a very distinctive call so you allways know when they're nearby.
Fantastic looking birds,they'd definately add a tropical feel to any garden.
I have a colony of parrots living in the wood next to me. The local legend is that a pair escaped some years back and have bred. They have survived here for the last 5 years i know of but we haven't had a bad winter in that timeframe. It is good to see and hear them though,still a very rare site in the UK.
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Pictures can sure put a smile on your face!! I never knew there were wild parrots in the U.S. !!

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We should all be glad that they're birds and not macaques !
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7055625.stm
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I haven't ever seen a wild Parrot here but it sure is cool that they are around there!

I love The Birds, seen it many times. Creepy thought, eh?
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Thankyou, that was a real ni-iceeee picture! Put a smile on my face too!
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:28 PM   #16 (permalink)
 
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I have a colony of parrots living in the wood next to me. The local legend is that a pair escaped some years back and have bred. They have survived here for the last 5 years i know of but we haven't had a bad winter in that timeframe. It is good to see and hear them though,still a very rare site in the UK.
The lorikeets are supposed to be a tough as old boots,thats why they're slowly moving out of London and into the surrounding countryside.I live at least 30/40 miles out of town and I saw them just a couple of miles away in Cobham.i'd guess that if I were to look in the local woods that they're probably already here.It'd be fantastic if they are.
Theres a small population of green parrots in London aswell,they regularly go one of my old customers garden in Bromley.When I was fitting their kitchen a few years ago they told me about the flock of lorikeets that came every morning to feed at first light.Obviously not believing them I went to look outside,didn't see the lorikeets,but did see a couple of green parrots in one of the trees.Very surreal

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Old 01-13-2008, 02:43 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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we have also birds like that here, they don't live normally here in the netherlands but Amsterdam and Amstelveen (even sometimes in uithoorn, my village!) are full of that birds and I like them
the only difference is that they are completly green
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Wow beautiful birds. That's neat I had no idea they came up as far as LA. That's awesome!
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Looks like I got the name of our UK parrots abit wrong.lol
They're actually called ring-necked parakeets and they're over 5000 birds living in the SE of the UK,how cool is that
I just read up a bit on them on the RSPB website
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We have wild Quaker parrots here, they nest in the powerlines.
There's also various Macaws as well, and even sightings of the Hyacinth...
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