Every once in a while I’m in the right place at the right time with the right camera and lens configuration to capture some wonderful wildlife photos. Such was the case on a Sunday afternoon in May, 2019 in Stuart Florida near a friend’s home.
Along with being the “sailfish” capitol of the world, and hailed as the most pedestrian friendly little town, Stuart, Florida is home to several active flocks of wild Quaker Parrots. Like some people build “butterfly gardens” to attract butterflies one good neighbor built a “Parrot Friendly” bird sanctuary with water features and feeders as a form of enjoyment for themselves and the neighbors. Te garden attracts many species of birds who enjoy the food and bath but the bird activity attracts bird watchers and photographers.
From the sidewalk, or even from a car window on the street, a passer-bystander can enjoy and photograph many birds as well as dozens of wild Quaker Parrots in the backyard of this inter-coastal waterway home. The day I visited I captured several hundred very nice images of active parrots enjoying life in the South Florida sun.
This very short video slideshow represents just a few of the bright green parrot images I photographed using the Canon 5D M IV and the Sigma 150-600 Sport lens. Click the video and expand it to full screen on you 4K monitor, if you have one. This is my very first full 4K video and it was produced on my LG-V20 cell phone with Kinemaster software. The music is licensed through Kinemaster and included with your premium purchase. Thought I would throw the stats in since I will be asked.
These wild Quaker, “Monk” Parrots have been my favorite bird subject since I first heard one in the trees above my head in Fort Lauderdale, FL many years ago. I hope you enjoy seeing them.