Sunday, September 30, 2018

Paris Parrots

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.

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