Monk Parakeets
East vs. West, Where Did The Amsterdam Monks Come From?

Sunday Monks

I spent Sunday morning with the two Monks of Amsterdam Avenue.

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The nest is under the air conditioner on the top floor.

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The nest with the Monk's fire escape perch on the left.

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The pair continued their nest building.

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At times one would sing loudly while the other went to break a branch.  It seemed that the louder and longer the song, the longer the branch that was brought back.  Anyone want a free Ph.D. thesis idea?

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By the time I left they had started an arch over the nest.

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Periodically, the pair would stop and cuddle.

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Off to get another stick.

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A leaf became a snack.

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As I left, the nest building continued.