This little fellow (or this little miss) swooped in while we were opening the pool and cleaning the back deck. He (I'm just going to call it a boy!) landed on the table and started eating some of the flowers that had fallen off a tree in the back. Ray quick grabbed the camera and got a few good shots.
I was standing on the other side of the deck and called to him (well, I tried making some kind of bird sounds), and he flew right at me! He landed on a little shed we have in the side yard and he kept looking at me and squawking to me!
We do have lots of wild parrots in this area, but Ray thinks this one must be a pet that got loose. I wanted Ray to try and capture him so we could be sure if he belongs in the wild or not, but he was afraid of Ray and flew down the driveway a little and sat on the gate for awhile. Then Ray spooked him again and he was gone.
He came back a little while later and landed on the roof of our back room and he kept looking at me and squawking again! I squawked back! We were able to get a few more pictures before he flew off.
I wish you could have seen him in flight, he was so pretty, lots of blue feathers on his back.
I really like this little guy! I hope he comes back!
2 weeks ago