Look! Up in the sky! It’s a………… uh, parrots?
As I was driving around Clairemont stop-signing this morning, I saw about ten big birds sitting on the utility wires. I had no idea what they were but I knew I had not seen them before. Here are two of them:
The best I can tell, these are red-crowned parrots (Amazona viridigenalis). I’m open to correction since parrots don’t reside naturally in California. All the populations we have here are the descendants of escaped pet parrots.
Posted on April 15, 2012, in Birds, Fauna, Mother & Father Nature, Photos, Picture of the Moment and tagged amazona viridigenalis, clairemont, parrot, red-crowned parrot. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.