Well, earlier this year, he got a girlfriend! Or just a pal. I don't know enough about wild green parrots to know male from female yet. But he stopped crying, and the two are inseparable. It's still just the two of them, but they can be seen all over our neighborhood.
Including in my apple tree!
Silver and I spooked them the other day when we were coming back from our morning walk. And this morning, they came after we were back in the house, and I got to watch them. I took some monumentally lousy pictures with my cell phone through the window, but it was the best I could do without going outside and spooking them. My sister was leaving for work at the same time, so I quickly called her and she was able to see them from her car, so she took an equally lousy picture from the other direction. Still, they're way cool.
They perch on their right leg, pick an apple with their left talon, then hold it up so they can eat it. It explains all the half-eaten apples I have out there!
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|My pic from inside the house... let's play can you find the green parrots on the green tree??|
|This is the pic my sister took, with only one of the parrots in it.|
And an extra Silver pic, just because.