Wild Lilac-crowned Parrots (Amazona finschi) of San Diego
On a recent road trip to San Diego – Coronado Island I came out of my hotel and there were 6 Wild Parrots in the tree squawking up a storm. Unfortunately I was on my way to work and did not have time for photos. That evening at dinner I asked our waitress, Cara – a local, about the Parrots, with the help of Cara’s friends, facebook, ebird the search was on. I spent the next few days looking, more listening, for the Wild Parrots on Coronado and the Point Loma area. Then on my last day I found at least 20 hanging out in the Eucalyptus trees but they soon were gone. Then I found another 6 living in some Palm Trees near the bay. I spent the next several hours taking photos, what a great experience.