Thursday, August 27, 2009

Parrot Palaver

I almost skipped the post today, but I checked out Paddle Tales and found a saying on there that I am going to memorize. It inspired me to keep trying with my photography.

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
~Henry Van Dyke
Thanks Peggy for the inspiration!

I Love Parrots! I purchase a season pass each year to Jungle Gardens, solely for the purpose of photographing parrots. to see my Happy Face, click on picture to enlarge details

Fact 1: There are 328 species of Parrots

Amazon Parrot, he is very small, about 8 inches.

Fact 2: Parrots can fly up to 400 miles a day in the Jungle and there loud noise can be heard up to a mile away.

This is a Hyacinth Macaw

Fact 3: Large Parrots such as these Macaws live more than 75 years. small ones live 10 to 15 years

Military Macaws are the best known.
Fact 4: Most parrots have a keen sense of smell. It's believed that they exude an aroma to attract a mate.
On the Light Side of parrots!
A postal carrier is working on a new beat. He comes to a garden gate marked BEWARE OF THE PARROT! He looks down the garden and, sure enough, there's a parrot sitting on its perch. He has a little chuckle to himself at the sign and the parrot there on its perch. The mailman opens the gate and walks into the garden. He gets as far as the parrot's perch, when suddenly, it calls out: "REX, ATTACK!"


Peggy said...

Glad you put this post up!

I love parrots, too, particularly to photograph. Not quite so much as pets...we had a conure once (I guess they count) that was exceedingly loud. However, he did make us laugh when he did his imitation of the phone ringing and the answering machine picking up....

Beverly said...

What other animal has such vivid colors! Your photos are gorgeous.

Snapper II said...

The "Parrot Palaver" great pics. Parrot's are so colorful.

Sunny said...

What wonderful pictures. I love the blue parrot, he's gorgeous!
Sunny :)