We have been hearing a lot of squawking in the trees at the back of the park and today we saw what was making the noise. I’d heard that the parrots were around but we hadn’t seen them until today.
Of the net “The photo on the left is of a Mexican Red Headed or Red Lored Amazon. While many are companion birds, they are considered endangered in the wild.”
The one on the right is a picture of a bird in the park.
These were in a tree across the park but the camera managed to zoom them in.
Off the net “The red-crowned Amazon is a large, chunky, green parrot with a brilliant red forehead. They live in lush Atlantic slope forests of the lowlands of northeastern Mexico. There, they nest in cavities in large, old trees and dine on seeds, fruits, flowers and nectar. Thanks to rampant habitat destruction for agricultural and ranching uses, and illegal trapping for the pet trade, the wild population of these endangered parrots has declined dramatically from more than 100,000 in the 1950s to somewhere between 3,000 to 6,500 individuals, according to a 1994 BirdLife International study.”
This info came off the internet and now I see that the parrots are happily residing in Texas and California and adapting well to urban life. Obviously they are here in Sinaloa as well.
Dinners. We’ve been enjoying some good dinners lately and here are a couple.
Fresh guacamole, mixed carrot/apple red currant salad, fresh green beans, hot pickled onions, baked potato and a piece of tender sirloin steak from Soriana’s. That’s a lot of food! Luckily we eat quite lightly throughout the day so we can handle it.
This is huevos rancheros “ A la Kathy.” Quesadilla’s with manchego and cheddar cheese/refritos negro/fresh guacamole/ and huevos poached in a tomato salsa mix. Oh…and a little salad on the side. P.S…..I haven’t gained an ounce since we got here!
Last night it was cloudy and we were treated to a beautiful sunset over about a ten minute period.
Even though these are beautiful they don’t rival the ones we saw when we stayed in a condo in Kino Bay (Sonora, Mexico) back in 2008.
Another good day.