Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday at the Feeder

Parakeet Lost.
One day last week I was watching my very quiet feeder mourning the fact that hardly any birds have been by lately.  Then, I looked up and saw this gorgeous patch of turquoise in the tree.  It was a stunning sight with the sun streaming through the leaves on a distant tree.  I didn't move, I grabbed my phone and snapped away.  He didn't move.  Then I ran upstairs and got my good camera and he was eye to eye with me and still clinging to the branch.

Upon much consultation with books and a birder, we determined that this was someones parakeet that was on the loose.  I enlarged a couple of the other shots and could see the beak and sure enough, it's a parakeet.

Poor little guy I hope he'll make it.  As for the family who lost him, I'm sorry for your loss.  He then flew away and I haven't seen him since.

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