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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Parrots in Cuenca

Dear Family and Friends,

My friend, Nancy, told me about feral parrots living in Cuenca.  There are about 30 -40 of them.  Sometimes you can see them flying near the Tomebomba river. They are native to the coast of Ecuador.

Yesterday I got a real treat.  Karen Kimbler and I were at our new condo and heard something that sounded like crows.  To our delight, these beautiful parrots were on the terrace wall enjoying themselves.



I looked them up on line.  They are called Red-Masked Parakeets.  Much larger than what we think of parakeets. They like to eat tropical fruit and nuts.

I think I'll put some fruit out in a dish and see if I can entice them to come visit more often.

Hope your day is going great.

Love,
Nancy

3 comments:

  1. Absolutely wonderful! I envy you the experience! One time when we were walking in our neighbourhood near the Coliseum, a flock of parrots flew over our head. They were quite noisy. That was quite some time ago and we haven't seen wild parrots since then.

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  2. Wow, they are gorgeous! Great capture, Nancy!

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