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#5892152 - 08/23/15 04:47 PM Backyard Ruckus This Morning
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Milling about the backyard this morning, some birds were making a ruckus. I couldn't identify them by their sounds and soon I found out why. I'd seen em on a fly by once in a while, one or a pair. This morning, there were over a dozen and possibly as many as twenty, screeching an carrying on. Got out the old Canon and stuck the telephoto on her.

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#5892208 - 08/23/15 05:28 PM Re: Backyard Ruckus This Morning [Re: Dirt]
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Nothing like wild parrots..

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#5892211 - 08/23/15 05:31 PM Re: Backyard Ruckus This Morning [Re: Dirt]
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There's a flock of Monk Parakeets that live in my neighbor hood near downtown Houston. They make a lot of ruckus.
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#5892216 - 08/23/15 05:33 PM Re: Backyard Ruckus This Morning [Re: Dirt]
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Neat pictures up
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#5892289 - 08/23/15 06:24 PM Re: Backyard Ruckus This Morning [Re: DQ Kid]
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Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Nothing like wild parrots..


Pretty common I hear in Florida and along the coast, be neat to see them around
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#5892340 - 08/23/15 06:59 PM Re: Backyard Ruckus This Morning [Re: Dirt]
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Hope you don't mind, I lightened up the first photo a bit. I have never seen the parrots or parakeets around here.





Edited by Michael W. (08/23/15 07:00 PM)
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#5893380 - 08/24/15 01:21 PM Re: Backyard Ruckus This Morning [Re: Dirt]
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#5893450 - 08/24/15 01:51 PM Re: Backyard Ruckus This Morning [Re: Dirt]
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I see flocks of them flying up and down the coast when I'm at my buddy's place in San Leon. It's pretty neat.
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#5895134 - 08/25/15 10:57 AM Re: Backyard Ruckus This Morning [Re: Dirt]
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Those things fly all around Austin, I see them on riverside dr. Seeing a neon green bird fly across the road will catch your attention.
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#5896615 - 08/26/15 01:38 AM Re: Backyard Ruckus This Morning [Re: Dirt]
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There are a bunch in Del Valle. They are quite large, too. We have some in the radio tower where I work. One night an owl paid a visit! You should've heard the ruckus!

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#5896758 - 08/26/15 07:56 AM Re: Backyard Ruckus This Morning [Re: Dirt]
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cool pic
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#5896943 - 08/26/15 09:51 AM Re: Backyard Ruckus This Morning [Re: Dirt]
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Those are cool to see flying around town, but yes, they are LOUD. Cool pics.

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#5897144 - 08/26/15 11:58 AM Re: Backyard Ruckus This Morning [Re: Dirt]
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Cool!

I think they shoot them for sport down in Mexico!?!
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#5900510 - 08/28/15 09:13 AM Re: Backyard Ruckus This Morning [Re: Dirt]
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That's cool, there's thousands of green parakeets down in McAllen. They roost by the lowes on dove street if anyone ever goes down there it's quite the show. All the power lines lined up and trees full of em. They load up in the trees just like grackles do. Had some videos of em on an old phone, but I don't I can find anything now. Starting to become quite the nuisance down there for all the fruit tree farmers.
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#5902459 - 08/29/15 11:44 AM Re: Backyard Ruckus This Morning [Re: Dirt]
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There are several flocks in Irving
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