Monk Parakeets Visit My Yard

After months of ensuring that our bird feeders remained full, the famous Austin Monk Parakeets finally came to visit my yard. Here’s a bit of history on these birds:

These lime-green birds, also known as Quaker Parrots, have been in Austin for at least the last 20 years… According to an urban myth, the birds came from a pair kept as pets… When the birds fly, you might be able to catch a glimpse of blue in the wings.

Below is a blurry photo of our visitors. They’re loud, but pretty. Hopefully they’ll come back!

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