A new first in cycling for me this week was flushing out six green parrots from the cut grass beside the road.   I am not making this up, though at the time I thought I must be hallucinating … parrots ?!  

The parrots were about 1 foot long stem to stern and were flying upward rapidly.   I understood that to mean they hadn’t clipped wings so they had been out in the wild a long time.  

I’ve cycled that way for over a month and never saw any parrots.   The next day driving in my car past there I saw 4 green parrots in flight going by while I was stopped in traffic.   So there truly is a small group of parrots living in that area.

Now I have something fun to look for as I bike through there.