All Videos Tagged Wild (Leimert Park Beat) - Leimert Park Beat 2021-04-17T17:31:42Z https://www.leimertparkbeat.com/video/video/listTagged?tag=Wild&rss=yes&xn_auth=no The tradition of Wild Parrots tag:www.leimertparkbeat.com,2011-05-12:677129:Video:49794 2011-05-12T00:06:05.797Z walter https://www.leimertparkbeat.com/profile/walter <a href="https://www.leimertparkbeat.com/video/the-tradition-of-wild-parrots"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/57531633?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>15 years ago, I was laid up in bed with a broken leg during the hottest summer in decades. It was the year of the Atlanta Olympics. Having a Dutch door in my bedroom, I was able to keep a breeze flowing through my room. It provided comfort during those scorching days. I used to see the red petal flowers from the tree outside falling in clumps. In the 35 plus years that my… <a href="https://www.leimertparkbeat.com/video/the-tradition-of-wild-parrots"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/57531633?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />15 years ago, I was laid up in bed with a broken leg during the hottest summer in decades. It was the year of the Atlanta Olympics. Having a Dutch door in my bedroom, I was able to keep a breeze flowing through my room. It provided comfort during those scorching days. I used to see the red petal flowers from the tree outside falling in clumps. In the 35 plus years that my family had owned the house, I never saw anything like it. I could not figure out what was going on. I thought perhaps that a life of indulgence had caught up with me.<br /> <br /> Finally, after a week of mystery, I hobbled outside with crutches and discovered a wild green parrot eating the bright red flowers. It was having a ball floating around the tree, hanging by its feet to grab them. The next year, two parrots arrived in the springtime and danced in the trees. The following year, 7 parrots arrived. The year after that, a flock of 15 filled my tree. Each year since 1996, wild green parrots fill my tree feasting on the Coral tree. They announced their arrival, a yearly tradition, yearly last week with loud singing.