Friday, January 23, 2015


Hope is a parakeet with a color deficiency that has been adoringly nicknamed "Hope" by a local birder on Facebook We have been wanting and hoping to spot her for at least a year now.
The other day, my husband was on his way to work when he spotted Hope on top of a dead palm tree two cities from where she was last reported being seen . He got so excited and started taking these blurry pictures with his cell that he almost forgot about going into work. 
That weekend we got up early and drove to the same spot to take better pictures and to our surprise she was still there
sneaking in and out of this hole.

Sneaky little Hope many people were looking for you!


  1. SOOOO very cool! nice that she is treated like one of the flock by the others!

  2. How cool is that? I would consider that good luck to see little gifts like that!

  3. As always Hope shows up when least expect it and not always where you think it ought to be.

    Wonderful lesson!

  4. What wonderful pictures! Beautiful birds! I'm so glad you got to see Hope!

  5. Thank you all so much! We enjoy birding whenever there is a chance.

  6. That is so cool! What a wonderful place to live with birds like that flying around...must be paradise to be able to see that in your little world.

  7. Hope is a lovely colour, just right for her name. I laughed at your husband almost missing work...oh dear.
    I do like the photo of Tealyn at the top of your last post, what beautiful big brown eyes :)


  8. Ah, hope may hide, but not for long, for when it is being sought, it will be found!:))

    Happy weekend, Marissa!


  9. I love it when people get as excited about birds as I do

  10. She is the color of an Esperanza blossom (hope); I love that! blessings ~ tanna

  11. I have never seen a parrot that color. So pretty. How cool that you were able to spot her. I chuckled over your husband forgetting about going to work.

  12. This is so precious! Thanks for making me smile ;o) Hugs ;o)


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