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Parrots Withstand Cold Weather In San Francisco's Financial District.
by Z
As everyone faces the problems of cold weather, I was surprised to see a flock of parrots near the anti-recruitment demo I want to today in San Francisco. They apparently have survived at leat one past freeze, so hopefully they can make it through the next couple of days of record cold. I was at the anti-war protest and heard a flock of some loud bird flying overhead and figured they might be the parrots I had heard about so when I was walking back to BART and heard a loud sound from a nearby park, I walked over and found a few people feeding the birds apples, while hundreds of other birds were just sitting in the trees above the park. Apparently this is the same flock that was up on Telegraph Hill and had a movie made about them. Although I just heard them squawking, apparently the type of parrot in SF is one that can talk and is quite intelligent (some other species of parrots can have a human "vocabulary of 950 words, and shows signs of a sense of humour").

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