Nanday parakeet sitting on top of a Mangrove Tree

On our visit to Tampa for the New Year, we took a day trip to Fort De Soto Park in Pinellas County, Florida. Our bird of the day was the Nanday Parakeet. I had seen them in St. Petersburg before, but we were not birding then and had certainly not been counting them. I wanted this bird to add to my “Life List”. Within five minutes of pulling into the parking lot where you can pay for a ferry ride to Egmont Key Island, a flock of 28 flew over our car and landed on the beach. I could hear them long before I could see them. What a site! By the time I got my camera out and walked over to the vicinity, they were flying all over the place, taunting me to catch them if I could. They finally landed in this Mangrove Tree and this one perched up on top right nicely for me. Life bird # 343.

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13 Comments on “SQUARE TOPS – ON TOP OF THE WORLD – Nanday Parakeet

    • This adventure was in January before the world went into lockdown. We have gone on a few the past few weeks that have almost no one around. Yes, we have fun on all our adventures. 😊

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    • Thanks. Yes are are difficult to get them to stay still long enough. I have a series that I shot in about 1 minute and then they were gone.

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