Saturday, October 18, 2008

PhotoHunt: Family




The PhotoHunt theme this week is "Family".


This is a Family group of red-masked parakeets (or cherry-headed conures, if you prefer). Truthfully, I don't know where Mom(s) and Dad(s) were, but these are mostly maturing juveniles. They're beginning to get the red around the beaks and you can see where they're beginning to molt a bit and get in some red feathers here and there.

Over the last couple of years, I've only ever seen them here in small groups of anywhere between 2 and 6. This is ridiculous! Here's your challenge: How many parrots do you see? Go ahead and click on the photo!

Altogether, including the ones on the other feeders and that I could see on the power lines and/or trees, I counted 24! And that's just what I could see! I have never had so many at once, ever. I'd say they're a Family - brothers from a different mother, sisters from a different mister.

I love these guys - parrots make me smile. You just can't help yourself. :-)

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20 comments:

jams o donnell said...

What a wonderful sight. It would be great to see something like that in my garden! Happy weekend

FamiliaKhuletz said...

Oh my gosh.. that's a lot of birds! So pretty and free!

My entries are posted here and here. Hope you can stop by. Happy weekends!

earthlingorgeous said...

Cute family of flamingo's! Nice different take of the family theme!

Shinade said...

Oh how creative and oh so pretty.

Mine is up to.

http://shinade.blogspot.com/2008/10/photohunt-family.html

Happy week end:-)

YTSL said...

These are parakeets in the wild (or, at least, flying free)?? Amazing if so!!!

inyang said...

what??? you counted 24! i only counted 16 hahaha

nice one :)

RJ Flamingo said...

Yes, there are 16 of them on the feeder! I counted 24 total in the yard, but there may have been more in the trees... And yes, they are wild and free!

bintang4 said...

They are so many..
Why don't you just catch one of them..
And teach them to speak :)

FickleMinded said...

wow! awesome pictures!!!

FickleMinded said...

i added you to my new blogroll,sorry for the long hiatus,i love your comment on my blog,you make it sounds like we've know each other personally!

Sammawow said...

That is quite a lovely family all feeding together! Great take on the theme!

little light said...

24? i can't see them. but i do love parrots. i've heard one sing happy birthday!

Mrs Mecomber said...

Oh my goodness, what a lovely site!! We'd never see that in New York State, not unless the pet shop broke a window, lol.

I have some very vintage photos up for my Photo Hunt today! I hope you can get a chance to see and leave your link.
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-family/

pat said...

Great take on the theme and a wonderful shot!

Happy Weekend.

Leslie said...

Thanks for coming by - your bird picture is fantastic! Wow! :)

Daisy said...

Those birdies are gorgeous! I only counted 14. I should practice counting more.

We have some wild parrots that live in my neighborhood, but they look different than those. They make a lot of noise!

Gabriel said...

What a cool picture, RJ!!! I loved it, it was very original.

Thanks for dropping by. Have a great week!

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Rambling Woods said...

Very clever take on a fun theme.

{i}Post said...

WOW! I have never seen anything like that before! Great take on the theme!

Dragonstar said...

Great! I counted 18 - I think! They have such happy faces. What sort of temperament do they have?

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