Posts Tagged ‘flock’

It’s Orange Bird Season in California! Our Best-Looking Native Bird Has Got To Be … The Hooded Oriole

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Your pet-store Cherry-Headed Conures certainly are handsome animules (see below), but our Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill don’t really belong in Frisco, not really.

So the Hooded Oriole takes the crown

Here’s one [oh, if you want to add your comment to all the others, use this link] at Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake from, IDK, a decade ago? This male has a blush of orange, as is typical for this time of year – they generally have more of a pure yellow color at other times:

Here’s an effort from Bob Gunderson‘s Dust Trombone from a few years back – dese boids are all over the place dese days, so enjoy them while they last.

Now here are your beauty champs from the 415’s Import Division:

A friendly pair in the Presidio. 

They love to fly

and eat flowers.

Look to the skies…

Remembering the Good Old Days When It was Legal for Tourists to Feed the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Back in the day down there betwixt San Francisco’s Financial District and the Golden Gateway Apartments, tourists would come along and just hold their hands out, with astonishing results.

Wild parrots looking for a handout – via Gwen in a great capture from 2007, before The Law

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Ah mem’ries;

First it was all like this (Yes, this is the view you’ll get of the 415’s famous wild parrots from our Filbert Steps.)

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

But now it’s all like this. (Gee, should I get a Chinese character inked on my Europid skin and be a laughingstock for the rest of my life or should I get something cool like this instead? Mmmm, decisions, decisions…)

Wow! That’s a good one, Deanna Wardin of Tattoo Boogaloo.

That’s the best tattoo I’ve seen in the 415.

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill were made famous a few years back by the movie with the same name. Get the new Special Two-Disc Collector’s Edition today, why don’t you?

A friendly pair in the Presidio. Click to expand:

They love to fly

and eat flowers.

Look to the Skies for Signs and Wonders…

The Wild Parrots of San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill, From Far Away and From Nearby

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Believe it or not, this is a color photograph of the Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.

A view from the Financial from a few days back:

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But leave us remember more colorful San Francisco scenes…

First it was all like this (Yes, this is the view you’ll get of the 415’s famous wild parrots from our Filbert Steps.)

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill – Click to expand

But now it’s all like this. (Gee, should I get a Chinese character inked on my Europid skin and be a laughingstock for the rest of my life or should I get something cool like this instead? Mmmm, decisions, decisions…)

Wow! That’s a good one, Deanna Wardin of Tattoo Boogaloo.

[UPDATE: OMG, OMG, it’s their One Year Anniversary on July 30th, 2011 – Joyeux anniversaire, Tattoo du Boogaloo! All the deets.]

That’s the best tattoo I’ve seen in the 415.

Ever more deets, after the jump

(more…)

The Best Tattoo in Town: A Flock of Cherry Headed Conures – The Wild Parrots of San Francisco from Tattoo Boogaloo

Friday, July 15th, 2011

[UPDATE: OMG, OMG, it’s their One Year Anniversary on July 30th, 2011 – Joyeux anniversaire, Tattoo du Boogaloo! All the deets.]

First it was all like this (Yes, this is the view you’ll get of the 415’s famous wild parrots from our Filbert Steps.)

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill – Click to expand

But now it’s all like this. (Gee, should I get a Chinese character inked on my Europid skin and be a laughingstock for the rest of my life or should I get something cool like this instead? Mmmm, decisions, decisions…)

Wow! That’s a good one, Deanna Wardin of Tattoo Boogaloo.

That’s the best tattoo I’ve seen in the 415.

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill were made famous a few years back by the movie with the same name. Get the new Special Two-Disc Collector’s Edition today, why don’t you?

A friendly pair in the Presidio. Click to expand:

They love to fly

and eat flowers.

Look to the skies…

The Loving Wild Parrots of San Francisco: Is This a Nest High Up in a Pacific Heights Eucalyptus?

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Could be.

These South American parrots should feel right at home in a south-of-the-Equator tree, non?

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Will their chicks soon join the flock in Telegraph Hill?

Or maybe they’ll just end up hanging out in Sue Bierman Park eating flowers:

It will be one or the other, probably…

Our Sutro Tower Has Become Overrun with Ravens – Let’s Hope They Don’t Do Any Damage

Monday, November 29th, 2010

See?

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Do hundreds of them live up there?

Courage.

And was ST oranger back in the day, back in 1977?

Don’t know.

Anyway, let’s not let those boids take over, or anything. Birds can be dangerous, of course.

With a mighty voice he shouted: “Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great! She has become a home for demons and a haunt for every evil spirit, a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird.

Ocean Beach has Too Many Sanderling Birds and Not Enough Snowy Plovers, It Seems

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

I’m thinking that Ocean Beach has just about all the sanderlings it can handle these days.

See?

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Them boids remind me of the times when the skies of San Francisco get filled with wild parrots:

Not sure if the rare snowy plovers of San Francisco are supposed to be here this time of year, but I haven’t seen any lately.

This new sign is the only hint I could see that we sometimes have snowy plovers at Ocean Beach:

Oh well.

San Francisco Surrenders – The Pigeons are Now Firmly in Control

Friday, July 31st, 2009

They’re everywhere.

As seen on Market Street. Mid-Market, actually, home of boarded-up storefronts and empty newsboxes, for some reason. Look at these boids strutting around on the Champs-Élysées of the West” like they own the place.

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I, for one, welcome our new avian overlords. (Actually, maybe not. Histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, and psittacosis – the risk of contracting those conditions is something to consider before cleaning up after these flying rats.)

Maybe we’ll get the birth control thing figured out one of these days, but probably not.

All Hail King Pigeon.

San Francisco’s Friendly, But Wild, Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill were made famous a few years back by the movie with the same name. Get the new Special Two-Disc Collector’s Edition today, why don’t you?

A friendly pair in the Presidio. Click to expand:

They love to fly

and eat flowers.

Look to the skies…

The Boisterous Parrots of San Francisco Now Fly All Over Town

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

It used to be that the Wild Parrots of San Francisco kept mostly to the area around Telegraph Hill (as you can see here on the two-DVD Collector’s Edition of the famous movie, just released).

But nowadays, they roam farther afield, giving you more chances to see (and hear) these happy looking birds. Keep looking up to the sky or down in the trees eating plum flowers – you’ll spot them eventually)

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