Tuesday, February 15, 2011

There are parrots here

No, not at the zoo--just around, in the neighbourhood, perched amid the jays, crows, sparrows, etc. My boyfriend and I were out enjoying the mild weather last weekend when we happened to glance up at a tree : dozens of squawking green birds adorned its branches. Parrots...on the South Side? Yes, and apparently they've been around since at least 1973. They even weather out the winters here.
Monk parakeet, what a strange and noble creature you are.

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