18 February 2009

Mystery Bird: Blue-crowned Parakeet

If you guessed the Blue-crowned Parakeet as one of my latest yard birds then you were correct. This pair showed up last week on the line outside my front door. I'm used to seeing Monk Parakeets flying all over South Florida but this was just my second enconter with the Blue-crowned Parakeet. This pair spent a good time preening and grooming each other and didn't seem to mind that I was freaking out below them. By the way, the photos are taken through my bincos so you will have to look past the low quality digi-bining.


Sharon said...

Very cool to have these beautiful birds right in your front yard!

B Squared said...

Just saw my first Monk Parakeet today at my bird feeder. Never knew we had them. Love your blog.