Have you seen the Connecticut parrots?

Have you seen the Connecticut parrots?

There are 39 comments on the TheDay.Com story from Jul 31, 2011, titled Have you seen the Connecticut parrots?. In it, TheDay.Com reports that:

Monk parakeets tend to build their nests in tall trees or on top of utility poles.

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Sol

Since: Jan 08

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#1 Jul 31, 2011
They're still around Cherry Street in Milford - pretty birds!
Haven't seen a lot of them since the weather 'hotted-up'(a little Bridgeport-lingo there for those of you reading this on stolen computers).

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#2 Jul 31, 2011
There are many of them living on Boston Ave. in Bridgeport. They talk a lot and poop a lot. Best of luck to them.

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#3 Jul 31, 2011
It is bedtime for Tippy and her fish and myself, and to all, a good night.
Had Enough

Gales Ferry, CT

#4 Jul 31, 2011
I see them around parks everywhere. It's pretty interesting how they got acclimated to living here when they originally came from warm climate in So. America. It made me mad when UI started killing them. They are pretty birds and they are a nice part of the scenery.

Sol

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#5 Jul 31, 2011
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
They talk a lot and poop a lot.
Wait - what PART of Boston Avenue?
You COULD be talking about the locals...

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#6 Jul 31, 2011
Across the Street from CVS on Boston Ave. near Bishop Ave. Good night Sol.

Sol

Since: Jan 08

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#7 Jul 31, 2011
Bishop Ave: the locals EAT the 'keets.
G'nite!

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#8 Aug 1, 2011
Had Enough wrote:
I see them around parks everywhere. It's pretty interesting how they got acclimated to living here when they originally came from warm climate in So. America. It made me mad when UI started killing them. They are pretty birds and they are a nice part of the scenery.
They came from an area of Brazil that includes some high altitude plateaus, up to 9000', so it would have to get pretty cold at times there. They are actually parakeets. The nests they build have to be seen to be believed- ever see one?
BPT

Woodbury, CT

#9 Aug 1, 2011
they were in the trees in my yard one morning, i thought i was in the amazon with all the noise they were making....always fun and good to see them.

“'never'”

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#10 Aug 1, 2011
You really see the bright, bright green if you watch them fly below your vantage point, like if you are in a tall house. They look amazing.

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#11 Aug 1, 2011
When looking up at the birds, keep your mouth shut, or you may get poop in it.

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#12 Aug 1, 2011
Good Morning America. How are you? My four brothers and I are your favorite native sons and Tippy is your favorite native cat.

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#13 Aug 1, 2011
Their nests are incredible! There are a whole bunch of them in the pine trees along Meadowside Road in Milford. My mom's neighbor has some in one of the birch trees on her front lawn too. And yeah, they do make a racket, don't they BPT?
BPT

Woodbury, CT

#14 Aug 1, 2011
LynneB wrote:
Their nests are incredible! There are a whole bunch of them in the pine trees along Meadowside Road in Milford. My mom's neighbor has some in one of the birch trees on her front lawn too. And yeah, they do make a racket, don't they BPT?
it's funny lynne, they seem to do everything together......they arrive and leave at the same time and scream together.
they get along better than we posters on this forum;)
IDAHO

Eltopia, WA

#15 Aug 1, 2011
dON'T HAVE ANY BUT THEY ARE PRETTY....

http://www.google.com/search...

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#16 Aug 1, 2011
BPT wrote:
<quoted text>it's funny lynne, they seem to do everything together......they arrive and leave at the same time and scream together.
they get along better than we posters on this forum;)
Yes they do! LOL!

When they first escaped from the pet store in Southport (a friend of mine used to work there, she said they got out the back door that one of the other workers had propped open), what?, has to be at least 25 years ago now, people were sure they were going to die off because of the cold winters. They nested in some huge, thick shrubbery in Black Rock and stayed warm enough, because here they still are, and have spread far and wide. I love watching them! They've adapted pretty well to the climate here.

Since: Mar 08

Stratford, CT

#17 Aug 1, 2011
Saw alot of thm in Th Capital Ave/St Vincents Hosp area last year and the year before..There were at least 50 making a racket...What generation is that form their escape during accident. I was told 3.
Idaho great link you provided thanks!
IDAHO

Eltopia, WA

#18 Aug 1, 2011
THE GENUINEPHYLLIS wrote:
Saw alot of thm in Th Capital Ave/St Vincents Hosp area last year and the year before..There were at least 50 making a racket...What generation is that form their escape during accident. I was told 3.
Idaho great link you provided thanks!
CATCH A COUPLE AND SEND THEM OUT HERE!! lol
BPT

Woodbury, CT

#19 Aug 1, 2011
i heard the story that they dropped a crateful of them at the docks years ago and that's how they got here..........who really knows????
IDAHO

Eltopia, WA

#20 Aug 1, 2011
IDAHO wrote:
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CATCH A COUPLE AND SEND THEM OUT HERE!! lol
That might not be such a good idea as the tree huggers probably would not let us cut the trees they nest in!! LOL

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