Great pictures of them!
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Great pictures of them!
Thank you Allison!
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great shots! I love the ones of them peaking their heads out of the nest
Oh my goodness that's amazing
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Awesome pics - the Quaker condo is something I want to see next time I get to Long Island for sure. How nice the 'authorities' leave it alone. Thanks for posting those. I never knew there were Quakers on Long Island - they're here in CT but I've never seen them (yet).
Are those quakers in the water in the last picture?
Oh wow! Beautiful pics! My sister lives on Long Island...I should tell her about them, even though she is not a bird person. lol
Glad you like the pictures! Just to answer some of your questions and tell you a little more about the birds themselves…..
Amityville is on the south shore of Long Island, NY and I included some pictures of surrounding scenery to give you an idea of what it looks like. The nest is on a dead end street and the last picture is of one of the canals that separate those streets (those are ducks in the water). Home owners dock their boats there. About two towns over there’s another large nest on a telephone pole (haven’t visited that one). Further west in (Whitestone) Queens, NY there are about 10 or more nests all on the same street. There are also four nests in Brooklyn. Each is on one of four light poles of the football field on the BrooklynCollege campus. I’ve been to both and am planning on taking a drive into Whitestone again one of these days and I’ll post those pictures. The ones I have of them are from last winter and I’d like to see how they’re doing now that it’s summer. They seem to be incessant builders and as a population gets bigger a few will break off and begin building a new nest close by. All of the Quaker parrots I’ve seen so far have been green.
Last edited by LaSelva; 06-11-2012 at 07:34 AM.
Great pictures! I love the one peering out of the nest! I took a picture of one sitting in a tree in my yard, but using my cell phone it was only a dot in the tree. I'm embarassed to post it after seeing these! There used to be more nests in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, but they are gone now. I think Con Ed took them down. They were on power lines.
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