Posts Tagged ‘flowering’

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

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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…

Gorgeous Cactus: The Cacti of Golden Gate Park are Blooming – Reds, Oranges, Yellows, Pinks…

Friday, July 8th, 2011

See?

From what they used to call the Mexican Garden in what they used to call Strybing Arboretum, which, for seven decades and up until just last year, used to have free admission:

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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…

A Sure Sign That It’s February in the Western Addition: Mercedes Benzes Enrobed with Plum Blossoms

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

See?

The NoPA part of the Western Addition in late winter:

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

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

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.

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Like to Eat Flowers

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

San Francisco’s famous wild parrots have spread out a bit lately, so they’re easier to spot these days.

Watch them eating springtime blossoms (cherry? plum?). You can listen to them also. And of course, you can read all about them.

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Mmmmm…, flowers.