We have a flock – or more likely several flocks – of feral parakeets in town. I saw these two going after the sunflowers in someone’s front yard.

Mostly green - two green birds perched on the back of a mature sunflower stalk with broad leaves, leaning over to get at the seeds.

A bright green bird seen from below against a blue sky, perched on a cable, grooming its wing.

We have a flock – or more likely several flocks – of feral parakeets in town. I saw these two going after the sunflowers in someone's front yard. #birds

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Today I spotted some of the feral parakeets

Today I spotted some of the feral parakeets that live in the suburbs around here. I hear them squawking as they fly overhead almost daily, but it’s been a while since I’ve seen them, and even longer since I’ve seen them close enough and still enough to photograph!

While out walking today I found three of them perched on a cable up above the street. After a minute or two, one of them flew over to the top section of a nearby palm tree.

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Parakeet on a cable.

Parakeet on a palm tree.

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Mitred Parakeets: I stopped to grab coffee and heard the parakeets squawking in the trees.

Mitred Parakeets:

I stopped to grab coffee and heard the parakeets squawking in the trees. These were the first two I spotted, and they stayed together like that for the whole time I was there.

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Sometimes I’ll hear the squawking of the feral parakeets that live in town as they fly past.

Four green birds in flight against a blue sky.

Green and red parakeet in a palm tree, grooming its leg.

Sometimes I’ll hear the squawking of the feral parakeets that live in town as they fly past. Usually I don’t have a camera with me, but one time I managed to catch four of them flying (not very detailed, as you can see), and once I managed to catch one that had stopped in a palm tree long enough for me to use the zoom lens.

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Mitred Parakeets (in flight)

Mitred Parakeet

I heard the squawking and went for my camera, but this is the best I could get. Still, you can at least see the green color and a bit of the red on one of their heads.

After they flew on, I saw a few others diving out of palm trees and wheeling back up in the direction they’d come from.

I’ve seen and heard the feral parakeets before, and managed to get some decent pictures a few weeks ago. I can’t be certain these are the same parakeet species as that one, but it seems likely since they’re introduced.

Previous observation of mitred parakeet: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/26590485

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I spotted some of these feral parrots in the grocery store parking lot today.

Green and red parakeet in a palm tree, grooming its leg.

Green and red parakeet in a palm tree.

Green and red parakeet in a palm tree, looking sideways.

Two of these parakeets flew across the grocery store parking lot into a palm tree, squawking as they went. I could only spot one of them once they’d settled, but I managed to get almost a dozen photos of it while it sat there.

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Link: Feral Parrots Are Taking Over America!

“These birds, descendants of escaped pets, have managed to create thriving colonies in these cities despite the annual cold weather.”

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I spotted some of these feral #parrots in the grocery store parking lot today. Two #parakeets flew across the lot into a palm tree, squawking as they went. I could only spot one of them once they’d settled, but I managed to get almost a dozen photos of it while it sat there.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/26590485

Is that Feral Parakeet Giving me the Bird?

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Two #FeralParakeets flew across the grocery store parking lot into a palm tree, squawking as they went. I could only spot one of them once they’d settled, but I managed to get almost a dozen photos of it while it sat there. #birds

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/26590485

Is that Feral Parakeet Giving me the Bird?

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@gannet In some ways, maybe. I looked at the Wikipedia articles for both species, and …

@gannet In some ways, maybe. I looked at the Wikipedia articles for both species, and it looks like the Monk parakeets are better suited for urban environments just from the fact that they build nests instead of using holes in trees.

The Monk parakeet article doesn’t mention what they eat, so I’d have to read up more to guess whether they occupy a similar niche in that aspect.

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