I first saw them in Parc Montsourris on bleak cold day late in 2010.
Really, I didn’t see them until I had heard them, and with disbelief in my heart (Parrots live in tropical rainforests)
started looking for them.
I knew what parrots sound like and I concluded that there must be a cold weather resistant variety.
And I saw them hurtling aerobatically through the grey sky.
That was the start of a multi year photographic stalk of the birds.
And I have gotten a lot of pictures of them – mostly blurry; but there have been some good ones.
And since that first encounter they have expanded their range.
The only wooded areas that I go to that I haven’t seen parrots in are le Bois de Boulogne and Parc Monceau.
The tube feeders – made by an American company, the Droll Yankees – are in le Jardin des Plantes.