Thursday, March 26, 2009

Parrots at Silver Springs Park


There is a rather large entry area coming in to Silver Springs Park. Visitors walk over a bridge and then across a wide open area before buying tickets and going through the gates. Just as one crosses the bridge, you will almost always find a couple of parrots sitting perched on a tree off to the right. They are not tethered in any way and you can get close and talk to them. That's fine. But if you understand what they are saying, you may wish to see professional help.

These two parrots didn't talk to us at all. They simply sat there in regal splendor and one of them actually turned as if to ignore us totally.

But they were pretty. I understand their wings have been clipped so they can't fly away.

19 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

This is not a photo, it is a triumph of colors!
Great shot and really funny post.

Boise Diva said...

They are gorgeous - I suppose they know that, too.

Lois said...

The colors are fantastic! What beautiful birds, but then I think all birds are beautiful anyway!

Jarart said...

They make a wonderful photo sitting there in all their splendor.

Jacob said...

@Lois - you know, sometimes being "for the birds" is a really good thing!

m_m said...

They are beautiful! Nice photo!

Lisa Wilson said...

They are so beautiful! I always say that I keep my pet birds at the zoo. There was a hyacinth macaw at the Tulsa Zoo that once told me to, "Shut-up!"

Jacob said...

@ Lisa - Did you? Shut up? LOL

Aisha said...

Gorgeous! They're just beautiful. :)

Jackie said...

They are beautiful, though I feel sad about the clipped wings.

susieofarabia said...

The colors are just beautiful! They look so regal.

PJ said...

What beautiful birds. Do you have wild populations of any tropical birds that far south. Atlanta has parakeets and we have nutmeg mannikins, I would be surprised to learn you didn't have something.

Jacob said...

@PJ - No, I think there are some parrots that got loose in the Ft. Lauderdale area. Lots of little green parrots down there, too.

Nancy said...

We have a wild flock of parrots flying around San Deigo and they are the green ones ones as well. Beautiful birds...my Aunt had one and he was the "nicest" bird til he bit my uncles finger almost off!

Jacob said...

They can be a problem; not so nice when he's got uncles' finger in his beak!

JM said...

Macaws are simply stunning! I was very lucky to have visited the Manu Biosphere in the peruvian Amazonia, where they are by the hundreds allways flying above our heads.

Bergson said...

I like this birds

Annie said...

Wonderful color aren't they? Isn't it a shame we have to clip their wings to be able to enjoy them...I have lovely colorful lorikeets that come to visit the gum trees at my place in Australia. I ma enjoying the weather, spring blossoms and architecture in NYC at the moment!

Kcalpesh said...

Lovely, Amazingly shot. Looks so lively with all the colors!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson