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Bird Watching: Wild Green Parakeets

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Fauther
Mcallen, TX

May 15, 2012
3:48 PM

Post #9125180

Sometimes, but not often enough, Green Parakeets will visit our backyard. Here in McAllen, Tx and throughout the Rio Grande Valley, flocks are common, attracting birdwatchers. Some flocks number in the hundreds.

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BajaBlue

BajaBlue
Rancho Santa Rita, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 15, 2012
4:03 PM

Post #9125192

Now THESE are real cuties !!!!!
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2012
4:13 PM

Post #9125198

Pretty birds! Are they escapees from the pet trade, or are they native to the area?

This message was edited May 15, 2012 6:15 PM
Fauther
Mcallen, TX

May 15, 2012
8:33 PM

Post #9125462

The Parakeets origin has always been a question. Some say they traveled north from Mexico and some say they're escapees. As long as I remember they've always been around.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

May 16, 2012
6:56 AM

Post #9125797

I lived in McAllen in '68 and don't remember ever seeing them . Wish I had .

BajaBlue

BajaBlue
Rancho Santa Rita, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 16, 2012
3:37 PM

Post #9126378

digger what were you doin in McAllen back then ?
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

May 17, 2012
4:51 AM

Post #9126901

A man ,Baja . Need I say more ?Corpus for awhile , on North Beach , then down to McAllen for a coupla years . I went back through there a few years ago and what was a small , quiet area with fruit farms is now a strip mall all the way out N 10th .Geezs! Might as well live in Dallas.

BajaBlue

BajaBlue
Rancho Santa Rita, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 18, 2012
3:24 PM

Post #9128830

LOL
I still consider McAllen "home" 0 lived there from 57 till 86.

Everytime Fauther posts something, it makes me so homesick !

I agree with you about how it is so congested now, I know
we could never go back but I still want to...
ironic wht you say , guess where we live ? in
the sticks outside of Dallas !

Time moves on, but I DO miss the citrus orchards, birds,
and being able to pop over to Mexico or SPI
whenever inspired to do so.

And of course being able to visit face to face friends
from my youth, thank God for phones and internet !

But dont get me started on all I miss !



This message was edited May 19, 2012 7:43 PM
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

May 19, 2012
4:16 AM

Post #9129292

I moved there from Dallas, then back . Too many places have been discovered by us yanksand are no more , My favorite places were Red River N M and the Arkansas River in Colorado .

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