.......................................... Strix the harbinger
...........................................guards OakWood's gate, ever asking,
.............. . ......................................"Whooo passes this night?"

Friday, January 25, 2013

Day 14: Evening in McAllen

Green Parakeets, native to Mexico and south, about a foot long, maybe a tad longer. These were whirling about the sky and landed outside the Blue Onion cafe in McAllen, Texas. We were all impressed by the show and noise. After we had worked up an appetite doing all that admiring, we went in the cafe and ate salads, wraps and pizza. I had mine with an IPA from Real Ales Brewing, Blanco, Texas. I take back (again) all the bad things I wrote about Texas beer. It was excellect. And now, more parakeets than you could shake a stick at.



3 comments:

Margadant said...

I've heard about these flocks swarming about -- now I'll color it in as fact.

Gunnar Berg said...

We have about a dozen that are occasional vistors here at the inn in Alamo. I understand they may join the McAllen flock roosting in the evening, but I do not know this for a fact.

troutbirder said...

Wow. I had no idea. I thought you saw them in the pet store....