Friday, November 25, 2011
Parrot in the Desert
This isn't a great photograph, but once and a while I just have to include something unusual. We were walking around the Gilbert Riparian Preserve and Water Ranch and I was taking pictures of birds and stuff when we saw this parrot eating with a group of grackles. Phoenix has flocks of parrots and other rather strange birds, mostly escaped from captivity but still living quite well in the desert. We don't usually see them this close and I don't usually have a camera when I see one. Have you ever tried to take a picture of a bird with an iPhone? Anyway, here is an uncommon sight.