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robar Nov 6, 2007 11:13 AM

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these are large parakeets from bolivia(i think) that have taken over one end of the lake. i'll be happy when the leaves drop..

robar Nov 6, 2007 11:13 AM

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and a female grakle. if they diappeared i'd be real happy.

Dal1970 Nov 6, 2007 12:03 PM

Nice shots Roy.

I esp like the second one.

BTW - what is wrong with the Grakel?


Edit - Having just skimmed over this

I think I understand why you want them gone.

Lyrics51 Nov 6, 2007 1:37 PM

Roy, I have never seen a parakeet in the wild, so this is a first for me. Thanks for posting!


robar Nov 6, 2007 5:23 PM

darren,, grackles???? NOISE!! to many of THEM!!! don't park under them because of copious amounts of bird POOP!!!! they also eat eggs. etc,etc

glenn, these are are really big parakeets. about 7-8''.. they are not indigenous.. i can get more info if you like.


Black Knight Nov 6, 2007 5:56 PM

Lyrics51 wrote:

Roy, I have never seen a parakeet in the wild, so this is a first for me. Thanks for posting!

That makes two of us. Excellent catch Roy


rhermans Nov 7, 2007 3:45 AM

Nice shots Roy,

we don't have any free parakeets in our neighborhood, but I know that there is a bunch of escapees in a park 50km.

Just hope some of them migrate closer to my place :G


robar Nov 7, 2007 6:48 AM

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the power company here hates these birds but are doing an excellent job at PR.
the leaves on the trees are still on the trees and you can hear what seems to be 50 of them in the tree but you have to look very intensely to se them as they blend in so well. i'll try for some more soon.
these are back also.


snostorm Nov 8, 2007 11:43 PM

Hi Roy,

In the Chicago area, there are at least two large colonies of Parakeets living in the wild. They obviously aren't native to the area, so they're all escapees and their offspring, but they have built very large communal nests, and live in them year 'round. I know approx where they are, but haven't gotten down there to investigate -- maybe next spring, I'll make it a point to find them and get some shots.


robar Nov 9, 2007 8:18 AM

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that's exactly what they've done here. one of the links mentions chicago. the electric company here is doing all they can to keep from harming them but it may be a losing battle.. here's another from yesterday. didn't even get out of the car. hey--- it was a drive by shooting... lol


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