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Monday, December 03, 2007

Felonious Monks  

Looks like the monk parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus) troubling a public utility in Yacolt, Washington have received a stay of execution, but not before three of the birds lost their lives. According to this report from The Columbian, Clark Public Utilities has agreed to call off the crews charged with capturing and euthanizing the parrots, to give the Yacolt Quaker Parrot Preservation Association (YQPPA) a chance to find a more humane solution. The YQPPA endeavors to keep the flock of about 200 parrots in Yacolt by luring them away from their current nesting spot (around the town's electrical transformers). This is going to be a tricky endeavor, since monk parrots tend to imprint on their nesting sites, but the YQPPA is hoping to sway the birds with taller (and thus theoretically more attractive) nesting poles.






4 Comments:

I think they should be relocated away, before they rebuild nest in their power poles& then the city will just contract their killing.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/04/2007 02:09:00 AM  

There is not 200 Quaker parrots in yacolt.
There is only 16 to 18 birds..

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/06/2007 09:24:00 AM  

There is a private bird rescue that is wanting to catch and resell these birds back to those in the community that want them for 75.00 ea.
no vet care no cages.
is this sad or what...
these birds should be left alone to fly freely

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/06/2007 09:28:00 AM  

Get them Relocated before the city contracts their killing...

From Yacolt Washington resident...

By Anonymous Yacoltbirdlover, at 12/13/2007 02:35:00 AM  

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