Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Wild Parrots of Shoreline


Thanks to Shoreline Area News for this photo and report of the feral Mitred Conure parrots of Seattle, showing up in the same Shoreline neighborhood, just north of Seattle, for the second year in a row.

According to the Shoreline Area News:

The parrots have returned to Stefanie Gendreau's back yard for the second year.

From information received after we published her photos last year, it seems that there are several small flocks of parrots that remain in the area year round. Although parrots are tropical birds, the weather here is mild enough that they have been able to adapt. Parrots have been reported at Golden Gardens, Leschi, and, of course, in Stefanie's Shoreline back yard.

As they are so far from their homeland, bird experts believe that these parrots are escaped pets, who have found each other in the Northwest skies.
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