The range of dese boids has increased a lot since I first saw them on the Filbert Steps some 11 years ago:
Speaking of which, they still hang out there, but they aren’t as approachable as back in the day:
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:
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…
It’s kind of new, it’s totally for you. It’s the Parrot Quadricopter AR Drone 2.0.
I told you all about this contraption before, but at the time it was only available online. These days, you can head on down to the SoMA Costco (America’s First Urban Costco) and get one for less than $300.
Then, you train your new pet to listen to simple commands from your cell phone (yes, there’s an app for that) and then you’re on your way to a Pulitzer:
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It’s new, it’s you. It’s the Parrot Quadricopter AR Drone 2.0.
Your Android or iOS device, which you already have, can run an app to tell this thing where to go.
Then you can get video like this.
Oh, and they throw in an extra battery for you.
And don’t worry too much about any legal hassles.
Get with the times, people.
Just as you could see Mark Bittner feeding wild parrots in the movie Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, you can see people going out of their way to feed wild pigeons on Masonic Avenue. They’re just like the feral cat feeders of Golden Gate Park.
Time for the daily sidewalk feeding:
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Maybe that’s why we have so many pigeons around town.