Parrots on the lam in Oak Park

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If you missed the sandhill cranes a week ago Tuesday (read more here), perhaps you saw the flock of wild parrots taking refuge momentarily in the large mulberry tree at the entry to Scoville Park, Oak Park and Lake, Sunday afternoon.

Green and yellow and emitting distinctive shrieks, they found something to nibble on before continuing on their way.

When did Oak Park become a bird-watching paradise?

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Vince Bray from Oak Park  

Posted: December 16th, 2010 3:16 PM

That is not at all unusual. Those are Monk Parakeets. They buzz all over the place. They have a large communal nest in a Cell tower South of North Riverside Mall. I have seen them all over Chicago at various times through the years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monk_Parakeet

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