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Re: OT: pests


I dreamt I went to see the swallows come back to Capistrano and was met by
this gaudy bunch of birds saying "Polly wants a cracker". --  Griff

zone 7 in Virginia

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Reeds" <lamegardener@msn.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2005 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: [iris] OT: pests


> In a message dated 8/26/05 11:31:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> jgcrump@erols.com writes:
>
> Several years ago, I saw a parakeet
>  among a flock of birds in my yard, and everyone to whom I mentioned it
tried
>  to explain to me that it wasn't what I saw.
>
> xxxxxx
>
> In southern California, not too far from where I went to I went to college
(I
> believe the city was Alta Dena or Sierra Madre) there is a neighborhood of
> older homes, heavily shaded by a massive canopy of tall, dense trees.  In
> those trees live a fairly large colony of green Amazon parrots.  Probably
> started many years ago by a pair of escaped or released pets, they are
usually
> hidden by the foliage.  Every once in a while, they cross a sparse area
and a
> number of the birds can be briefly seen.  Interesting how well non-native
> species can adapt given an appropriate environment.
>
> John Reeds
> San Juan Capistrano, CA
> lamegardener@msn.com
>
> ANyone know what happened to Bill Burleson?  I never see his posts
anymore.
>
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