Parrots in Connecticut!

One day this week, I went out the front door to the car, getting ready to run errands when I heard a garbling in the trees. Thinking it was a crow, I happily looked up but what I saw was not black. It was green and yellow and I had never seen this bird in the wild, EVER! They hung around for 3 or 4 days but I haven't seen them the last few days. I was able to get some pictures of them. Here they are. One thing about these birds is that they huddle together in the cold, unlike the wild perching birds - at least in my observations. :)


  1. Either their navigation is very, very bad or someone let them loose. I hope they can survive the cold!!
    Have a Great Day!

  2. I've been reading about the parrots and parakeets in a nearby town for years but never made it over there to view them but to have them in my own backyard is something altogether different. And more exciting!

  3. I couldn't believe it, so I googled Parrotts in Conn. and there are lots of articles about them called monk parakeets. They have been seen in New York and Conn. since the 70's.
    How exciting to see them right in your own tree!!

  4. Very interesting. I bet that WAS a surprise!


  5. Wow, what a surprise! Linda, please stop over at my blog, as I have given you an award :-)

  6. I am amazed! I would have thought that they had accidentally escaped their cage, but after reading the other comments, I am more amazed! I used to live in New Britain, CT. My mother was born there and graduated from New Britain High. I know that the weather there can be as brutal as it is in the midwest, where I live now. It is astounding that these tropical birds can survive there. I have to pass this on to my sister-in-law, who has tropical the house, that is. lol


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