Thursday, January 16, 2014

Parrot Season

They arrive.


They enjoy a shrieking, screaming visit. I think they're having a good time.


They leave.
They'll be back.


26 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I think they sense something... Are u any where near the fires?

TheChieftess said...

I didn't realize Northern Pasadena had so many parrots!!! I know SoPas has been dealing with them for a long time...They are beautiful...and fun...and ANNOYING!!!

LOLfromPasa said...

I love the light, Petrea! And how nice to see a post from you today :).

Deb said...

Nice capture and lucky you to have local parrots, busy bright and brash (no idea what the rest are called!)

Petrea Burchard said...

The Pomona fire is visible from the freeway bridges here, KBF. But I took these pictures ages ago.

Chieftess, they're birds! They have no boundaries! I love them, despite the racket.

Lauren, the birds woke me and I remembered I had these pictures, so I thought I'd share.

Bellis said...

They're noisy and we always know they're there, but getting photos like this is rare because they're usually so well camouflaged in the tree. Did the tree have some tasty new shooots, I wonder? When I walk in Hahamongna at sunset, they come flying in from the west and head toward Altadena, chattering away, anxious to get home before their mothers get mad with them for being out late. I read recently that a pet parrot that could speak Spanish had escaped in Pasadena. If he joins the flock, they'll be bilingual.

-K- said...

Reminds me of "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill," a documentary with a very happy ending.

Petrea Burchard said...

"Busy, bright and brash," I like that, Deb.

I am excited to have bilingual parrots, Bellis. Once they've all learned Spanish we can teach them English and they'll be trilingual.

I saw that, K! Ages, ages ago.

LONDONLULU said...

Made me think of Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill too! I loved that documentary. What a sweet surprise to see this post, I love the light.

Ms M said...

Glorious photos!

Petrea Burchard said...

I don't know if this gives much of a flavor of the documentary. I remember sweeping views of Telegraph Hill.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OMiVruHMPA

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wonderful captures, Petrea!
I can imagine their cheerful vocalization. Love the tree too.

Katie said...

Great series of photos! I remember seeing the parrots on Telegraph Hill in SF when I first moved to the area in the late 90s, but I haven't seen them lately. I guess they'd rather be in Pasadena!

Margaret said...

I love the parrots.

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you, Sonia!

Those Telegraph Hill parrots were a tourist attraction. I wonder where they're off to?

Me too, Margaret.

altadenahiker said...

Remember the crows flying over the Illinois farmland? That's what this looks like.

Petrea Burchard said...

Yeah. And then you hear me sigh.

JM said...

Beautiful series, Petrea! We have them here too (don't ask me where they came from), but have never seen so many together.

Book Dragon said...

Are they always around?

I drove through Pasadena today and waved. Did you see me? ;-)

Petrea Burchard said...

JM, maybe yours came from different sources like ours did--pets, pet stores, tropical gardens, etc. Now they're a wild flock.

BD, I think they're always around but they're especially loud in winter.
I was at the Norton Simon Museum! I saw you! I waved back!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

They come, they go, they'll be back. That about sums it up.

Book Dragon said...

LOL

Nathalie Beaumes said...

For me, screeching parrots remind me of Australia. Your post gives me a dreadful sense of longing...

Gunn said...

I just like this:)

Arianna Marangonzin said...

Bellissime immagini...raccontate ed in movimento
Beautiful pictures and told ... moving
Ciao

Petrea Burchard said...

Grazie, Arianna.