I haven’t always been the most trusting of birds. My (ex) in-laws once owned Lovebirds that would fly directly at my head and poke at my eyes if allowed to perch, and once in Seattle a Cockatoo tangled itself in my hair (don’t ask). However, Robert the Parrot has restored my confidence in winged creatures.
I met Robert at the Anacortes Art Festival on Saturday, and his owners Jim and Lisbeth were gracious enough to let Andy and I take a few photos. He even hopped onto my arm for a few minutes! One person commented that it looked like his feet may have hurt my arm, but Robert was quite gentle and didn’t leave so much as a scratch.
Robert is 4 years old and hatched on the island of Hawaii. He’s been in the Pacific Northwest about 6 weeks and seems to be adapting quite well! In addition to enjoying art festivals, he likes to go hiking and sailing and can be found riding on the bow of a kayak every now and then.
If you think it looks like he is posing, you are probably correct. Yellow-Naped Amazon Parrots love to be the center of attention and are highly intelligent. He stole the show at the art festival!
14 thoughts on “Robert the Parrot”
Beautiful parrot. At least he looks friendly. Years ago, I bought a conure parrot from a pet shop and that thing was meaner than mean! Unfortunately, it wasn’t tamed. Finally after a few bloody bites on my fingers, I gave him to a friend. A few weeks later, my friend called me and told me the parrot accidentally flew out of the window… and got away. 😉
“Accidently flew out the window”….Likely story! Love it! 🙂
what a handsome fellow – well captured Jolene.
Thank you, Sheila. I agree – he is a handsome fellow!
What a pretty bird! I lived with a parrot for a while…They are so smart and a lot of fun to have around. You captured this one beautifully. 🙂
Thank you, Caryn. I wish I’d have known he talked at the time – I’d have liked to have heard that!
He does have some lovely feathers, doesn’t he? Perfect subject.
What a cute fella!
Aww. I thought of you when I was photographing him, David. 🙂
Excellent shots, Jolene. 🙂
Thank you, Ted!
Beautiful bird, great captures Jolene!
Thank you, Martina!