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The wild parrots of south Texas 
20th-Apr-2011 06:21 pm
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I just realized that I haven't shared these photos with you. My husband and I go down to south Texas to see the parrots on a fairly regular basis. We went in March and took these photos. For me, it's the easiest, cheapest trip to see parrots in the wild.  One of these days I will find the double yellowheads that are now colonizing down there, but I haven't seen them long enough to get a photo yet. 

Mexican Redhead Amazon EatingMexican Redhead Amazon Eating

Saw this in May 2011 at Gibson's Park Weslaco Texas
Green ParakeetsGreen Parakeets

Saw this in May 2011 at Weslaco Texas
Whatcha doin'?Whatcha doin'?

Green Parakeet givng me that parrot eye in Weslaco March 2011
Pair of Mexican Red Headed AmazonsPair of Mexican Red Headed Amazons

Looking for a nesting site at Llano Estero Grande World Birding Center March 2011
 




Comments 
20th-Apr-2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you for sharing these! I love photos of wild parrots!
21st-Apr-2011 01:33 am (UTC)
Adorable!! Thanks for posting these!
21st-Apr-2011 02:20 am (UTC)
Thank you for posting. I really enjoyed them.
21st-Apr-2011 04:39 am (UTC) - Thank you!
I have more, I have lots more. I have been to Costa Rica 3 times and Panama once. Photos of parrots, parakeets and macaws in the wild I have. Plus, I'll be going back down to south Texas in about 3 weeks because a friend of mine who lives in the UK is coming over to visit her family and wants to go see the south Texas parrots.

I'll post some of my photos periodically if you all would like.
21st-Apr-2011 11:31 pm (UTC) - Re: Thank you!
I'm jealous :)
22nd-Apr-2011 04:02 am (UTC) - Re: Thank you!
Don't be. I never expected to go to these exotic places and see parrots in the wild, either. Once my kids were raised and adults, we had some discretionary income and when we don't, I work extra so I can go do these things periodically.
22nd-Apr-2011 01:24 am (UTC)
While you're in Texas, you should drive over to Arizona, maricopa county has lots and lots and lots of peach face lovebirds haha! My back yard has at least two flocks of 'em alone, I love to watch them land in the lawn to feed in the morning :)
22nd-Apr-2011 03:58 am (UTC)
I live in Texas but I have been known to drive to Arizona. Where exactly are the peach faced lovebirds? A general area where they roost or hang out will do. I don't need to come camp in your back yard:)
22nd-Apr-2011 06:01 am (UTC)
I'm curious too. Surely being in San Antonio has to be centralized enough to get to where they are...
22nd-Apr-2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
If you are in San Antonio, you can drive down to the Valley and see parakeets and possibly parrots. As of late, 10th and Dove in McAllen literally has hundreds of green parakeets that come there at dusk. The park outside the Valley Nature Center has Mexican red headed amazons that come and meet there right when it gets dark, and then they fly off to roost. We've had good luck being there at sunrise and we generally will find the amazons feeding and/or congregating on the phone wires before heading out to feed.
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