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"Monk Parakeet"
Monk Parakeet:    The Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus, also known as the "Quaker Parrot") is a species from Argentina and areas of South America which has gone feral in parts of the United States and elsewhere. There is a small colony of three nests in Yacolt, Washington.

 
Yacolt, Washington ...

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At nest, Monk Parakeet, Yacolt, Washington. Beautiful sunny spring day, some sun, some overcast. Image taken April 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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In nest, Monk Parakeet, Yacolt, Washington. Beautiful sunny spring day, some sun, some overcast. Image taken April 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Monk Parakeet, Yacolt, Washington. Beautiful sunny spring day, some sun, some overcast. Image taken April 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Monk Parakeet, Yacolt, Washington. Beautiful sunny spring day, some sun, some overcast. Image taken April 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... nest building ...

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Monk Parakeets, Yacolt, Washington. Beautiful sunny spring day, some sun, some overcast. Image taken April 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... nest ...

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Nest, Monk Parakeets, Yacolt, Washington. Beautiful sunny spring day, some sun, some overcast. Image taken April 19, 2011. Canon SX120.


... 2nd nest ...

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Second nest a block away, Monk Parakeets, Yacolt, Washington. Note bird in upper left, right image. Beautiful sunny spring day, some sun, some overcast. Image taken April 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... love birds ??? ...

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Monk Parakeets, Yacolt, Washington. Beautiful sunny spring day, some sun, some overcast. Image taken April 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Monk Parakeets, Yacolt, Washington. Beautiful sunny spring day, some sun, some overcast. Image taken April 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2011, Yacolt, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2011, Yacolt, Washington, click to enlarge
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Monk Parakeets, Yacolt, Washington. Beautiful sunny spring day, some sun, some overcast. Image taken April 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2011, Yacolt, Washington, click to enlarge
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Monk Parakeets, Yacolt, Washington. Beautiful sunny spring day, some sun, some overcast. Image taken April 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2011, Yacolt, Washington, click to enlarge
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Monk Parakeets, Yacolt, Washington. Beautiful sunny spring day, some sun, some overcast. Image taken April 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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