Monday, October 5, 2009

Parrot at Silver Springs Park


This fine specimen must have had his wings clipped, for he and another parrot sit unfettered on a perch near the entrance of Silver Springs Park. I think he was posing for me.

43 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! What a gorgeous parrot! Super. Great color! Nice clarity.

I'm leaving tomorrow for almost a week--headed up to Harbor Springs for a writer's workshop!

If Ic an't get on-line up there, I'll catch up when I come home next week.

Don and Krise said...

And what a handsome bird he is. Beautiful colors here Jacob.

Memphis MOJO said...

He was posing, and such great colors!

Lee Spangler said...

beautiful bird. I love to see them in the wild.

cieldequimper said...

Posing? It looks enamoured. Did it croak tender words at you? :-) It's beautiful, the colours are so... Swedish (except for the hint of green)!

Vogon Poet said...

You are right, he's obviously smiling. Gorgeous portrait!

magiceye said...

oh wow! this is a fantastic portrait!

Olivier said...

le perroquet du pirate ;)

Saretta said...

What a beauty! How kind of him to pose for you! The parrots in my neck of the woods just zoom by screeching and squawking!

Kcalpesh said...

Truly awesome colors! Very cute bird and lovely photo this one! I'm loving it!

He's absolutely posing for you!

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Small City Scenes said...

He is beautiful. Lovely colors. How neat to live in a climate where Parrits can just hang out. MB

Small City Scenes said...

I mean Parrot! MB

Wolynski said...

Yes, parrots love to pose and show off their finery - most of them are very playful. Lovely photo.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Colorful picture! Like the DoF. The unsharp background adds to the picture.

Bibi said...

He's beautiful, and does look as if he's posing. I had a squirrel do this at the Cloisters in NYC. A real ham.

Antjas said...

Amazing creatures with old souls. But, having two parakeets, I bet these guys are noisy and messy.

Bergson said...

He looks you for the photo either successful

brattcat said...

Did he have anything to say or was he content to just sit there and look handsome?

Jacob said...

@ Brattcat - He was quite aloof; snooty, actually. Didn't say a thing. Not even, "Polly want a cracker"!

Leif Hagen said...

Jacob wan' a cracker?! Jacob wan' a cracker?!

Jacob said...

@ Ciel - You are funny! And so perceptive. I knew there was something special about this bird, but I couldn't quite grasp what it was...you did it! The damn thing's a Swede!

B SQUARED said...

Ciel has the comment of the day. Great observation.

Lois said...

He definitely loves the camera Jacob! What a beautiful bird. By the way, I posted two pictures of the old glass bottom boat on my blog today. Tell me what you think!

jusdealem said...

He was totally posing! Great colors!

Halcyon said...

A beautiful bird - even with clipped wings.

Daryl said...

Who you lookin' at?

Allison said...

Birds scare me. It's hard to put a leash on them and take a long walk. And these buggers live for 100+ years, if I'm not mistaken. That's a lot of parrot chow! He is, however, pretty to look at from afar:)

Jarart said...

That's a beauty of a shot Jacob. I think you might be right about the bird having it's wings clipped. That is a common thing to do to captive birds. It's kind of sad though...if one can fly one should be able to do so. Perhaps the bird has never flown and doesn't know what it's missing and that is why it looks so happy.

Jacob said...

@ Jarat and all - I don't know the circumstances of this parrot and other parrots on display (which I'll also be posting) but Silver Springs has for years been very active in bird rehabilitation and those birds that can be rehabbed are returned to the wild...others are made comfortable and if possible given a task at Silver Springs...some in the daily bird show.

Jacob said...

@ Allison - This guy's a puddy tat! I stood about 3-4 feet from him...he didn't even try to bite me...of course I didn't attempt to pet him; that could have been a problem.

So, the next time you're at Silver Springs, try to contain yourself; don't pet the birds and they'll let you get close!

Cezar and Léia said...

He is adorable and charming!
I miss Brazil! :(
Léia

Sharon said...

He is a beauty!!

Marie-Noyale said...

I give you the pixel award for this one!! ;~))

Rob said...

What a beauty!

Nefertiti said...

quelles couleurs !

la photo est eblouissante ;O)

Per Stromsjo said...

...and there you have it. Another trend! ;)

tapirgal said...

I wonder if Jacob noticed this isn't a horse. . . . But it is gorgeous, and wonderful color and clarity in the photo. I'd like to take this lovely bird home, and I've never been that much of a bird person (until watching wild birds recently).

Jacob said...

@ Tapirgal - You're so silly! Horses don't have feathers! Sheesh!

Halcyon said...

Hee... I guess we sort of switched themes for today. I had the horsies and you had the birds!

Virginia said...

Wow, everyone said it all but I agree , this guy liked you and posed Jacob!
V

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's a beautiful bird and was so certain it would look great on your blog, which it does, so the parrot was pleased to cooperate. ;-)

JM said...

Beautiful macaw!

Jacob said...

@ EG - I'm blushing!

"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