Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday Everman,TX Parrots

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan. Click on the button on my sidebar to see Susan & all the others playing. On Monday I introduced you to my new friend Laverne that owns the awesome trailer Boss Lady that I introduced you to on MET MONDAY (for those of you that missed it GO BACK IT IS WAY WONDERFUL!) Oh My Gosh she is so unbelievably COOL!!!!! I just can't wait to tell you about Laverne & all that we saw & all that I learned! She is fascinating & sooooooooooooooooooooo much FUN!!!!! You will hear a LOT more about her! In the meantime... POLLY WANT A CRACKER????? I know you are thinking "WHAT IS THIS SILLY GIRL THINKING & WHAT IS THAT! Parrots! Green Parrots! And their NEST!

Yes, in Everman, Texas (located just south of Ft Worth) there was once a pair (mating pair) of Parrots that either got away or were turned loose. These two have now multiplied to well over 100. They all live within about a 3 city block area. The nests are built on the high line wires & you can hear the squawking (LOUD!!!!!) all around. They are on the wires & in the trees.

Here is a nest that has a trumpet vine that has grown up and around the entire nest.

Here you see it from a distance.

If you click on the photos to enlarge it you will see two birds peeking out at you! Have you ever seen anything like this before????? I sure hadn't! Hope you enjoyed.

34 comments:

James said...

I just moved from Irving and didn't have any idea that there were wild parrots in Texas.
Very cool post. Those nests are incredible.

Blue Creek Home said...

This is just too cool! Who knew???

SharDon Exclusives said...

How fascinating!!! I would love to see them. Don't they have problems with the electric or phone company setting up house on that pole? Aren't they absolutely lovely and they seem to have adapted to their surroundings. I will bet the people that own the property hate the noise but the conversation starter at a party woul be priceless!! Thank you for sharing this. Sharon

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

That post is incredible. The parrots look so pretty. Can't wait to go back and try to get close to them. They are so pretty.
I go to the RA doctor tomorrow. Talk to you soon.
Hugs,
Pat

Joyce said...

How cute the last photo is showing them in their little homes. On Hilton Head there is a large nest and the phone company went up an put a cone on the top of the pole I guess so that it tells the workers not to touch the area. Well I hope that what is what it means. The nest keeps getting larger but does not have the pretty greenery like your photo which is amazing. Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Thank you for sharing this great post! What a fantastic nest they have up there!!

I was wondering the same thing as Sharon about the electric lines!

Maybe you could teach them all how to sing- or sound tough and mean and say things that would scare the bad guys off!

blessings
mary

Shannon (Faith and Chocolate) said...

That is SO cool! I had no idea! What a sight! We will have to trek down there sometime.... HI sweet dear! I've been sooo lost without my bloggie friends.... We all need to get back together sometime to "play" or something? Hope your summer has been wonderful. I can't believe it's almost over! Where did it go? ;P
Hugs,
Shannon

Giovanna said...

Wow those nests are awesome! Didn't know there were parrots in Texas !

Claudie said...

Hi
First I have to say hello to Miss Rea.
Second OMGosh! i would have never believed this parrot post. I just showed my son Colt... amazing.
Happy OW
Love Claudie
xo

mbkatc230 said...

Wild parrots in Texas - doesn't that just beat all! What neat photos, love the last one one with the birdie peaking out at you! What a neat post. We've lived in Georgetown for almost 28 years and I'd never heard this. Kathy

Caroline said...

That is so cool...love the photo of the two peaking their heads out!

Maryrose said...

Hi Charlene,
That is a great post. I can't believe the nests those parrots make in the vine like that. Thanks for sharing I enjoyed it.
Maryrose

Really Rainey said...

Wow another incredible post! This is so cool and no I have never seen anything like it! I can't wait to hear more about Laverne too!
Keep em coming!
Have a great week!
~Really Rainey~

LaVerne #497 said...

Once again, Charlene...thank you. To answer the questions.....those of us that live here, love our little parrots and I have never heard anyone complain about the noise. They do wreck havoc with the power lines sometimes but they are worth it. Aren't they adorable?

Mary said...

What a fantastic series of photos. The nests are just amazing. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Deborah@ The Painted Nest said...

O.K. Hi girlfriend!!! These parrots are all over FL. The bild their nest on these poles because in nature the are tree top dwellers. It is warm around those transformers. They live in colonies. That's why you see so many. In Fl. it's aginst the law to move them. They are very loud. But they are very pretty and fun to watch!!! Just thought you'd like to know. OH ~~They are "Quaker Parrots."~~~~Blessings, Deborah

Donna Marie said...

Excellent post!!!!! I would LOVE to see the nest in person! That nest is huge!!! It looks like a hotel for birds!

xoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Janie's World said...

Bird Condominiums! I've never seen anything like that before. Thanks for sharing!

Collected Treasures said...

Oh My.....I LOVE the birds....I want them in my backyard at the store......survival instincts are so amazing, aren't they! xo ojana

Amy said...

That is so cool!! I've never seen anything like that before!!! Great!!!

Elisabeth said...

Wow! That's amazing...who would have thunk it? In Texas, parrots are nesting and living in the wild. Love your documentary photos. Thanks so much for sharing.

Bonnie said...

I work at a rural electric company. We have seen many different things in our lines, but never something like this. Thanks for sharing.

Jennie said...

That is very neat.

Jeanne said...

Wow, I thought you were kidding. How wonderful to see such a sight. I did enlarge the photo and there they were. I am loving this post today. Thank you.

Hugs...Jeanne

marieDee said...

Very interesting post...love the photos! Reminds me of a great documentary I saw of wild parrots in San Francisco: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. Here's the website for the film.
http://www.wildparrotsfilm.com/

Marsha said...

Simply amazing! I can't believe they live in condos next to each other either. This was a great OW post that I enjoyed learning about immensely ;)

Lisa said...

That is so cool!! Wild parrots! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Lisa

Collected Treasures said...

Hey Lady.....I also found a 28foot trailer that even had a bathroom and shower, and it was so cheap. Richard says we can't pull one that big?? Keep lookin! xo jana

Light and Voices said...

Parrots make such interesting nests in trees. I didn't know that they were wild in Texas. How neat is that?
jfm

alittlespottowriteforgetmenot said...

Hi Charlene!
This is amazing! I had to yell for hubby to come and take a look! We loved watching them in Florida, hubby said that they take care of each others babies, they really work together don't they?
Thanks for sharing :)
Hope you are doing well and staying cool!
Madai

Alisa said...

LOL!!! That's crazy!

Vicki C said...

Okay.. now THAT IS COOL! Thanks for sharing!... and NO , I have never seen anything like that before.

Susan said...

Charlene...that is about the wildest thing ever! My goodness...wonder what will happen when there are thousands instead of hundreds! :-) Great pics!

The White Bench said...

How fascinating! Never seen anything like that!
Thanks for sharing,
hugs to the princess,
Monicax.

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