Barcelona, a photo a day

Parrots, finally!


There are quite a lot of these green parrots living free in Barcelona, but they are very shy, and therefore really hard to catch on camera. This afternoon, just below Montjuic Castle, I came across this little gang and, oh joy, they weren’t shy at all. I managed to go very close without them flying away. They are as big as a common pigeon, to give you an idea of their size.

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18 responses

  1. What little sweeties! I love them.

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    July 25, 2009 at 4:28 pm

  2. Didn't know there were green parrots. I only saw white parrots, as pets and bigger. Not to mention they're so talkative :).

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    July 22, 2009 at 3:01 pm

  3. hermosos!!!

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    July 22, 2009 at 1:01 am

  4. Pretty birds, interesting to see them living as pigeons.

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    July 21, 2009 at 12:46 pm

  5. I was shocked to find parrots in Barcelona… the ones I saw were in Parc de la Ciutadella and not too shy. Very weird… but they are cute! 🙂

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    July 20, 2009 at 6:26 pm

  6. What beautiful birds! How amazing that you were able to get so close.

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    July 20, 2009 at 6:08 pm

  7. A lovely trio! Interesting how they get used to people and their noise. Probably because they realize that humans will feed them.

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    July 20, 2009 at 2:32 pm

  8. Wow, they're beautiful! Love that shot!

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    July 20, 2009 at 1:46 pm

  9. Rob

    Right, that's fine, as long as you don't get blue feet, Leif!

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    July 20, 2009 at 11:33 am

  10. Wow, I've never seen or heard of these. They're beautiful. Glad you got so close.

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    July 20, 2009 at 4:13 am

  11. Polly what a cracker? I'm green with envy about your foto!

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    July 20, 2009 at 2:51 am

  12. They're so beautiful. I love their big blue feet. Well done, Rob.

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    July 19, 2009 at 11:24 pm

  13. very cute!

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    July 19, 2009 at 9:48 pm

  14. Beautiful birds Rob. Nicely caught!

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    July 19, 2009 at 9:01 pm

  15. Hello Rob. Thanks for visiting. Zoo and that there is a great experience playing with them. With respect to your picture, You are right. Shooting birds is always complicated. They flee quickly. But you get a good picture.

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    July 19, 2009 at 8:27 pm

  16. m_m

    Wonderful colors! Great capture!

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    July 19, 2009 at 7:39 pm

  17. Rob

    Yes, it's quite surprising. Sometimes you can see great flocks, hundreds of them. Well, Africa is just 800 miles away (just follow the coast till Gibraltar, and then straight across the … straight))

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    July 19, 2009 at 7:32 pm

  18. That's amazing, I've only seen parrots as pets or in pet stores.

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    July 19, 2009 at 7:12 pm