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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
|Photo credit: Patch.com|
Monk Parakeets are generally smart, but the decision on the part of the parrots to build a large nest over a busy transit line whose electrified overhead lines run at 25,000 volts probably probably wasn't the wisest one.
The good news is that the removal happened in September: a time in which the parrots will have enough time to find another suitable, less risky structure to build their nests in or on.
Monday, September 24, 2012
HudsonReporter.com posts an article by Vanessa Cruz discussing the recent appearance of wild Quaker Parrots in North Bergen, New Jersey. These parrots have situated themselves in the general vicinity of the Lowe’s Home Improvement store on Tonnelle Avenue. The article includes a summary of the parrots' long history in New Jersey.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
On Wall Street, S17 (Occupy Wall Street's First Anniversary Birthday Protest). Steve Baldwin (of BrooklynParrots.com) and Occupy SaxMan with a group of peaceful protesters in an easterly direction, following instructions of the NYPD. The song sung is "Wall Street, Your Kingdom Must Come Down."
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
|The Carolina Parakeet. Engraving |
by John James Audubon
In an article in the UK Guardian newspaper, researcher GirlScientist acknowledges that many physical features of the Carolina Parakeet"closely resemble these same features in several parrots in the genus Aratinga, leading most authorities to argue they are close relatives."
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
|Photo Credit: Jenn Maskell|
The site is steveanddave.blogspot.com and you can get a good idea of what we do by visiting there. Thank you - if you need a good acoustic band that will lift up your gathering, please send e-mail.
|Photo credit: Barbara Baird/The Freeport Journal Standard|
Ms. Baird writes eloquently about the wild monks, traces their history in Chicago, and recounts her prior experiences with them in Corpus Christi, Texas. This article is a treat for all of us who admire these remarkable birds.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
BrooklynParrots.com's proprietor, Steve Baldwin, sings and plays guitar outside Sax Fifth Avenue as part of a protest against Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim. Steve is part of the group Steve And Dave; you can find out more about them at steveanddave.blogspot.com.