Monday, February 23, 2009

Parrots, oh Perchance

I have just dropped off my wife at her work in San Gabriel and was on my way to Bonelli Park for another look at the courtship rituals of grebes. Just a block away I saw a pair of Red-crowned Parrots perched on electrical wires above the street. I quickly parked the Jeep, grabbed my camera and started shooting away. Red-crowneds are by far the most common feral parrots in the San Gabriel Valley. I have seen Mitred, Red-faced, Blue-crowned and Yellow-chevroned Parakeets around here as well.

Here is a picture that I thought is really begging for a caption. So my dear friends, how about having a go at it?



* Pirates of Penzance, 1983

13 comments:

PSYL said...

Caption: I think what happened to the late Uncle Bob was that he touched the other wire with his other leg.

Namib Naturalist said...

An attempt at a caption:

"No, no. Can't you tell? This is just the SF7318BB long haul overhead telephone cable. The new SF7322BB has only been installed in 5th street!

Tom said...

Looks like they are both checking if he`s developing a pot belly!

Sparverius said...

I'm not even going to attempt a caption, but its a great picture.

mick said...

No caption - but that's a great photo. Parrots are always so interesting to watch.

Keener said...

Caption:

"Well, I thought I was a male!"

Kallen305 said...

Both have just realized they are in bad need of a pedicure. ;o)

Great pictures!

Mel said...

'Told you to pee before we left...'

Kyle said...

"Whatever you do, don't cut the black wire!"

Great shot, Bob & Cynthia!

Red said...

Honey, you got a little smoodge right there.
Did I get it?
No, no, right there!

Larry Jordan said...

Gorgeous capture of the parrots Bob! I think he is trying to impress her and she's saying, "Wow, that's amazing! You can balance on one leg!"

MaineBirder said...

"You keep picking at it and it will get infected!"

Nice shot!

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Thank you all for the hilarious captions you provided.

My take:
"See that newly-washed, shiny Mercedes down there?"