Will the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Gain Official California State Bird Status?

When they’re not eating flowers, the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill like to fly around San Francisco in big flocks.

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Wild parrots above the KPIX-TV building on Battery Street and also near 202 Green Street, where Philo T. Farnsworth invented television a while back. 

Some people are afraid of these red masked conures, but others would like them to become the state bird of California instead of the Valley Quail. We have some quail in San Francisco as well, but not all that many.

Will the Parrot cell phone-accessory company be able to change our state bird from quail to parrot?

Only Time Will Tell.

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3 Responses to “Will the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Gain Official California State Bird Status?”

  1. Eric Lee says:

    I finally decided to write a comment on your blog. I just wanted to say good job. I really enjoy reading your posts.

  2. Luba says:

    I vote to make them the state bird! Besides, I’d like to think that when my childhood parakeet flew away from home, he went and joined these parrots and they accepted him even though he was smaller and blue. It’s my fantasy, and it’s much better than thinking he was eaten by the neighborhood cat.

  3. sfcitizen says:

    thanks.

    I was suprised at first to see them flying around. Thought they wouldn’t be able to survive in SF. they are hardy animals.