Saturday, April 30, 2005

Mark Bittner: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

An inspiring story of paying attention to one's environment and developing relationships beyond the human world.

(courtesy of Prarie Mary who posted it on the ASLE)

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill


Okir said...

I once became the "owner" of a wild parrot, trapped up in the mountains near my home in California. It had a rather wild parrot call (shriek), and that's when I noticed that there were other free birds in the neighborhood with the same parrot call. To my surprise, I realized their was a large flock of wild parrots in the locale, of the same breed, apparently. My poor parrot longed to join his/her free mates, so one day I set him/her free, and was happy to see it flying about with the others for many months afterwards. I think they must've migrated out, because I no longer hear them in the area.

Thivai Abhor said...

Great story Jean--thanks! I wonder of domesticated parrots, escape and have created new tribes of parrots repopulating diverse areas of the US.

Many people do not know this, but the US used to have native populations of parrots. Here in Kentucky, early European explorers wrote about huge flocks of parrots.

I miss California--say hello to the beautiful mountains for me!