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:
They don’t have an eight hour work day – it’s a little shorter than that, but every day they commute over Pacific Heights / Alamo Heights / Ignatius Heights / Cathedral Hill to find sweet sweet fruits outside of the Northeast Core of San Francisco.
Squawk squawk squawk all the way…
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…
The colors of the Orange and Black are, officially, in PANTONE-speak:
PANTONE 19-1102 TCX – “Licorice” [Black]
PANTONE 17-1462 TCX – “Flame” [Orange]
PANTONE 11-0601 TCX – “Bright White”
PANTONE 17-1044 TCX – “Chipmunk”
PANTONE 13-0917 TCX – “Italian Straw”
PANTONE 11-0701 TCX – “Whisper White”
PANTONE 15-4003 TCX – “Storm Gray”
Did not know that…
Also, they’re coming back to the bay area, believe it or not. Fox Theatre, October 5th.
True Faith video
It goes cherry, white lemon, blue raspberry:
Via Whole Wheat Toast – click to expand
Just like a Popsicle Firecracker, non?
Did you know that the first popsicle was made in San Francisco by 11-year-old on a freezing night in 1905?
Frank W. Epperson invented the Popsicle on an extraordinarily cold night in San Francisco
No sir, did not know that. Thanks Wiki!