Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wild Parrots!

The Husband and I spent part of our last day of vacation at Olde Town Orange.  There's an actual traffic circle there and in the center is a placid (if you tune out the cars) little park with a fountain and huge palm and evergreen trees.  Sometimes, if you're lucky, like we were today, you can hear and see dozens of wild parrots.  They're pretty amazing.

I hope you'll get an idea of what we saw and heard.  After I'd put my camera away, at least 50 parrots did a fly by and soared away into the distance!

A few years ago, I was sitting in the parking lot at the Bowers Museum before a Bead Society meeting and I was surprised by these colorful, noisy birds in the nearby trees.  I've heard different stories about their origins but no one really knows how they got here...  Want to learn more about the wild parrots of Southern California?  Go to here, to Amazornia .

It's been a nice, quiet vacation.  Got a lot of little things done that are difficult to get to during the workday, plus The Husband has been working every weekend in October...  It was good to just spend time together and be away from the Day Jobs.

Do What You Love!


Sheep Rustler said...

Lovely :) We have an enormous flock of very noisy parrots in our street who make a huge racket every evening near our place and then they all go to the pub nearby, where they shout for hours!! And then they come home. Noisily. We need earplugs against all our wildlife, and I live in the suburbs!!

Bear Chick said...

LOL! I was trying to capture the noise they make and naturally, every time I turned on the camera, they'd suddenly get quiet... Can't imagine living with an entire flock around!