Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wild Quaker Parrots Spotted in Valley Stream, New York

What are wild parrots doing on Long Island?
A correspondent reports that wild Quaker Parrots are appearing in Valley Stream, New York, a town that is on the South Shore of Long Island.

She reports that the parrots appear "intermittently" and that this is only the second year that they've been seen in Valley Stream.

This is the first report that I've received about these parrots in Valley Stream, although they've been reported before in the Long Island towns of Lynbrook, Oceanside, and Amityville. It remains unclear what brought these parrots to Long Island, although Valley Stream is only about two miles from Kennedy Airport, the site of the parrots' "great escape" many years ago. 
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