A Monk Parakeet colony in Addison, Texas. These bird have broken rank with the other Monk Parakeets in The Dallas/Fort Worth Area, and have built their nest in a tree rather than an electricity substation as is the norm.
The nest in this tree gives a good idea of what these birds might build in the wild. Monk Parakeet nests are constructed of masses of twigs. Their nests contain multiple openings and can be quite large. The nests are a communal structure that many birds will share.
This site also has a second nest located across the parking lot from the first. This nest is located behind a pair of transformers high on a telephone pole. The parakeets were seen to shuttle back and forth frequently between the two nests while I was on site.
NOTE: A follow up to this post can be found here: Monk Parakeet – Bad Taste
|Date||–||Oct 20, 2012|
|Time of Day||–||Midmorning|
|Type of Behavior||–||Congregating|
|Main Article||–||Monk Parakeet||Observation Location|