It is freezing cold winter and there are parrots! The last time I saw wild parrots I was in tropical Belize. I ran and grabbed my camera because I was sure I had found something unique. I figured someone had released their pets and they were building a nest or that the parrots had escaped from the Brooklyn Zoo which is nearby. I was feeling like an urban Jeff Corwin, first a white squirrel and now parrots in Brooklyn!
Here are a few of the shots I was able to get.
After getting home and doing a little research I found out there have been parrots in Brooklyn since the 1960-70’s. You can find out more about these birds at BrooklynParrots.com. The Brooklyn parrots website has some fantastic photography and describes how these Quaker Parrots got to Brooklyn from Argentina.
Brooklyn never ceases to amaze me.