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The birds

A few days ago we were overtaken by a mega-flock of parrots, hundreds of them arriving in the garden in the late afternoon.

megaflock of parrots


They were after something blooming in the conifers here--

conifer lunch hour

parrot flock descends

And as they ate, they discussed and argued--

wild parrots in Malibu

green those parroty voices that sound like ripping sheet metal.

Until this hawk sailed by. Everyone went silent for a second, then flew away.

hawk and wild parrots

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