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This observation contains a number of photographs of White Rock Lake’s resident Monk Parakeet population. A portion of the photographs are of a nesting site located on some electrical equipment near the southwest end of the lake. The majority of the photographs are of a larger congregation of the birds a little further north around an area of the lake know informally as Parrot Bay.

The Monk Parakeets nest on this power equipment.

The Monk Parakeets nest on this power equipment.

You can get an idea of the extent of the parakeet's nesting activities from this photograph.

You can get an idea of the extent of the parakeet’s nesting activities from this photograph.

A Monk Parakeet eating acorns near Parrot Bay.

A Monk Parakeet eating acorns near Parrot Bay.

A Monk Parakeet congregating with Great-tailed Grackles.

A Monk Parakeet congregating with Great-tailed Grackles.

A Monk Parakeet taking a drink.

A Monk Parakeet taking a drink.

One tree in particular contained an abundance of Monk Parakeets.

One tree in particular contained an abundance of Monk Parakeets.

This Monk Parakeet in well camouflaged among the green leaves of the tree.

This Monk Parakeet in well camouflaged among the green leaves of the tree.

A Monk Parakeet at White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas.

A Monk Parakeet at White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas.

Notice the male Great-tailed Grackle in the background.

Notice the male Great-tailed Grackle in the background.

More Monk Parakeets.  The birds that make up the lake's population are thought to be descendants of escaped pets.

More Monk Parakeets. The birds that make up the lake’s population are thought to be descendants of escaped pets.

This tree was absolutely full of these charming, green birds.

This tree was absolutely full of these charming, green birds.

Monk Parakeets at White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas.

Monk Parakeets at White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas.

Pretty among the changing leaves.

Pretty among the changing leaves.

A Monk Parakeet.

A Monk Parakeet.

A Monk Parakeet.

A Monk Parakeet.

These birds seem to be highly intelligent.

These birds seem to be highly intelligent.

Monk Parakeets searching for food with a Great-tailed Grackle.

Monk Parakeets searching for food with a Great-tailed Grackle.

This Monk Parakeet is searching for acorns on the ground.

This Monk Parakeet is searching for acorns on the ground.

A Monk Parakeet on the ground.

A Monk Parakeet on the ground.

These birds are on the ground searching for food.

These birds are on the ground searching for food.

A pretty and unusual addition to the urban wildlife living around White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas.

A pretty and unusual addition to the urban wildlife living around White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas.

Observation Details

County - Dallas
City - Dallas
Date - November 4, 2007
Time of Day - Afternoon
Temperature - Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather - Clear
Habitat - Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior - Congregating, Feeding, Nesting
Gender - Mixed
Maturity - Adult
Observer - Chris Jackson
Main Article - Monk Parakeet Observation Location
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  One Response to “Monk Parakeet – White Rock Green”

  1. I saw a flock of these beautiful parakeets in Richardson yesterday, perching on a high wire… Must have been about 20 of them. They were so pretty!

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