A Web Site About the Wild Parrots of Brooklyn

Quaker Parrot Facts, lore, audio files, video clips, photos, pictures, photo comics, and other information about Brooklyn's flocks of wild Quaker Parrots (AKA Monk Parakeets).

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

More Fun Wild Parrot Sounds from Brooklyn

I've uploaded an 11-minute, MP3 recording of the Brooklyn Parrots. It was recorded on the Brooklyn College campus and you can clearly hear these birds calling, chanting, signalling, and possibly arguing with each other (this is, of course, Brooklyn).

You can listen to it by clicking here:

Several minutes into the recording, Brooklyn College's mellifluous electronic bells begin to chime, and they happened to be playing "New York, New York." the famous New York anthem composed by John Kander and Fred Ebb and sung so memorably by Frank Sinatra. A chill went up my spine when I was standing out there with my microphone, especially at the passage when Frank would sing the lyrics "If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere." The parrots - among the most amazing urban survivors in New York - seem to cheer even louder. Then the bells begin playing Sinatra's classic "It was a Very Good Year" and the birds begin to really cut loose!

If you own a Quaker Parrot, I'd be very interested in hearing what your bird's reaction to this MP3 file is!

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