Reverend Graham Witts from St Andrew's Church took this photo of the bird after seeing it twice in 24 hours.
Entries in Amazona amazonica - Orange-winged Amazon (5)
THESE parrots should be more used to the tropical climates of South America than East Yorkshire.
But the winter freeze across the region appears to be doing them no harm.
The Orange-winged Amazons – more often seen in Colombia than Cottingham – set up home in the East Riding village some years ago.
ON A STEAMY spring morning, Joe Barros and Paul Bithorn of the Tropical Audubon Society were driving around Miami with their windows down, listening for telltale squawks. Winding through golf courses, residential streets and downtown parks, the expert birders were searching for parrots, and they found them all over the city: yellow-chevroned parakeets crowding a backyard feeder, mitred parakeets preening in a melaleuca tree, a colorful flock of Amazons—lilac-crowned, yellow-headed and orange-winged parrots—on power lines, even a pair of blue-and-yellow macaws that flew into a nest in a dead royal palm. In all, Barros and Bithorn spotted 16 species of parrots before sundown, a number that would be difficult for a birder to top anywhere on the planet.