wild parrots

I'm totally in love with parrots so my husband occasionally finds pictures online and emails them to me. I'm not sure where these pictures came from, otherwise I'd give due credit, but they are so adorable, and they look like the wild cherry headed conures in San Francisco (which they might be, I just don't know), so I just had to share. My husband bought me the movie, "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" last year for Christmas, and although it broke my heart, it also became an instant favorite. Then he bought the book, and while I'll always be a fan of Sophie Kinsella, Plum Sykes and Emily Giffin, the book jumped to the top of my list as well. I thought I'd finally found someone who understood and was as connected to parrots as myself. I won't get on my soapbox and preach of the atrocities that go on in a parrot's life day to day, wild and domesticated, but I will say that if you are a little interested in parrots, or in the animal-human bond, or in anthropomorphizing at all, then you should definitely watch the movie. And then if you have time, read the book as well. And if you feel inclined to email Mark Bittner and let him know how touching the movie is, go ahead, he always responds!

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