Saturday, June 21, 2014

California Dreaming: Part 7

Red-masked Parakeets
I am not one to get too excited about introduced, non-native bird species. I am much more thrilled to see birds that are living right where their ancestors have always lived. However, I was kind of looking forward to seeing the flock of Red-masked Parakeets that were made famous by the book, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. Earlier this month when I was in San Francisco I found the parakeets and was able to photograph several of these colorful birds.

Three Red-masked Parakeets

These parakeets are quite noisy, and I would get quite tired of their incessant screeching if a flock lived in my neighborhood. So, I think I will continue living in South Dakota I will just enjoy the exotic wild parrots of telegraph hill on my next visit to San Francisco.

Red-masked Parakeets in a palm tree