Kevin Burgio remembered the first time he saw monk parakeets. He was out bird watching "and I ran across this puddle that had like five or six monk parakeets drinking from it," he said. "I'm like, 'What the hell is that?' Did someone lose like five parrots? I didn't know there were parrots here."
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Some years ago I was told not to bring a knife to a gunfight when defending urban parrots. Power outages are not just a nuisance but a serious threat to people that depend on some form of live support at home. Parrot lovers cannot simply dismiss these issues, I was told.