Well, here we go again—more Monk Parakeets, this time on a substation near the intersection of Royal and Marsh in Dallas, Texas.

Once again, I found this colony based on a tip I received from one of my readers. The bright green birds were frequently seen coming and going over her front yard. After identifying the general location, finding a likely electrical substation was not difficult!

Monk Parakeet - Royal

When I first arrived there was very little parakeet activity going on. I spotted one intrepid parakeet keeping watch at his communal nest’s front entrance. The many other nests at this site appeared to be unoccupied.

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Soon, however, a large group of parakeets returned to the substation and everything was quite raucous from that point on!

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Observations Details

County Dallas Dallas - Royal and Marsh
City Dallas
Date Sep 22, 2013
Time of Day Midmorning
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Commercial-Industrial/Warehouse
Type of Behavior Nesting
Gender Mixed
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Monk Parakeet Observation Location

7 Replies to “Monk Parakeet – Royal”

  1. I saw a group of three in duncanville behind the costco grazing in the grass. Last year I saw a large group of 20-25 at the intersection where riverfront Ys into Irving blvd in Dallas.

  2. I just saw a flock at Robbie and Conflans in Irving, TX. They were concentrated on a tree in West Park. Bright green and a distinctive call. – Sept 9 2014 : 9AM

  3. I have seen a group for the last 3-4 years near my home in Crowley. There is an elementary school near bye and I always seem to see them flying near there. They’ve flown over my house on several occasions too.

  4. I was mesmerized today by a colony of green parakeets in the 24 Hour Fitness parking lot at Royal and Central Expressway in Dallas. They were raising a noisy ruckus in a tree situated on the south side of the parking lot facing Royal and then enmasse they took off and flew west to a tree located in the Drive-Thru area of the McDonald’s fronting the service road of Central.

  5. I live off Knox on the Katy Trail and these birds live here too! I admire their birds calls and watching them build their stick homes in the towers. Gorgeous birds!

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