My visitor hopped back on a bus and is in Chicago now, my school presentations are over, my hiring spree for a local study is finally done and I am back from my trip to help promote the city’s best private/public partnership event (which means no one paid me to go but I went anyway).
Of course, it is Spring Break 2011and it doesn’t matter that this blogger is back because most of you are probably gone. Enjoy!
I had briefly made a comment in a recent post about missing the pandemonium (using the technical word for a group) downtown parrots. Now that I am in Laredo and really focusing on what is going on downtown – I still have not heard nor seen one single green parrot.
Did they freeze during the 2 days of weird winter storm that killed most of our desert plants? Did they fly further south and have just not come back yet? Did someone use them as target practice? Is there an ornithologist in Laredo who knows where are the green parrots of downtown Laredo??
I miss their early afternoon noise fest. They always traveled in group and were easy to spot when you heard movement and looked up at a green cloud flapping all over downtown. Maybe they are just on their paisano break – if you spot one or two or the usual thousand, let us know.