Strange Facts: Wild Parrots in Brooklyn

I went to New York City once and I have no need to go again. The only things there that I had any use for was the USS Intrepid carrier and riding on the ferry (I was young then, you see). I can’t remember a time in my life when being in even a small city did not make my skin crawl. I dread going to one and I am always happy to leave.

But if perchance life should force back to that horrible city I should hope that I would have a chance to see the parrots that fly free in Brooklyn.

I must confess that it was a shock to me to discover that such birds live wild in Brooklyn. If there were not so many pictures and testimonials all over the internet I would not have believed it no matter what people said.

But here is a Washington Post article on the birds…

And here is a web site devoted to the birds

And here are some pictures of a parrot fighting over pizza with a starling…..

And last, but not least, here is the post by Dymphna that first alerted me to this fascinating fact.

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