Four species of parrots come to roost each evening in Oliveira Park in Brownsville, Texas. Groups of 30-40 birds fly in, perch on bare branches or wires, calling continuously, and flitting from place to place before settling down. Bird watchers and photographers congregate to admire the spectacle, and it is impressive!
White-fronted Amazon parrots also made an appearance, though it was too dark for me to photograph them. Lilac-crowned Amazon parrots have also been seen in this mixed flock.
Why are so many parrots fond of this park in Brownsville, Texas? Perhaps because there is a lot of fruit and produce grown here in the fertile Rio Grande valley, and the park trees make excellent cover for an overnight stay. Some birds may be wild birds from points south in Mexico, but others are probably escaped pets that have since gone feral.
We finally gave up our observations when the sky looked like this….