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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Looking for Parrots

Today we joined the Audubon field trip to Bownsville to look for the parrots and parakeets, there were 27 of us caravaning down and around town.
We found these two green parakeets on the grounds U of Brownsville.What a beautiful campus, right down town Brownsville.
We saw 6 more green parakeets and that was all for the parakeets and parrots. They kept a record of the birds we saw and we saw about 45 species today.
We stopped at Ramsey on the way home, feed the birds and walked around and saw several purple martins and a couple of them checked out a house we cleaned a couple of weeks ago. I thought that was rather cool to see them stop by. One little sparrow poked his head out and seemed to say I hope they don't move in.

We've been disappointed on the number of birds seen at various places we've gone to lately, we seem to always end up saying to ourselves we see more at Ramsey and why did we waste the gas on going there.
Like today we saw the purple martins and lesser goldfinch's in the few minutes we walked the park.


David S. said...

Are those Eclectus parrots in the first picture? Hard to tell. Thanks for sharing.

Kay said...

I wish I had been able to go on the trip to Brownsville. Thanks for posting the photos!

Kay said...

I couldn't agree with you more--Ramsey Nature park in Harlingen is a great place to bird!