Strong, Enduring and Green

As the weather turns colder in the fall, the landscape is transformed into a display of autumn-colored visual splendor as trees and shrubs change color.

Parks, forests and yards are filled with end-of-the-season blooms and birds heading north and south on their journeys. Yet there are birds that dwell here all year like robins, wrens and green parakeets.

There is a strong, enduring legend of green parakeets or parrots that escaped from an display at the Columbia Exposition or as pets in Chicago i the 1960’s. No one thought that they would survive a cold Midwest winter, let alone thrive.

Monk Parakeet

Monk Parakeet, urban dweller

The Monk Parakeets are colorful birds that blend in with the leaves, and start to become more easy to see in the fall as the leaves change color. They are a lot of fun to watch.

For more photos on strength and endurance visit: Travel theme: Strong and Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

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