We complain about desertification, we complain about water rationing, we hope and pray for rain...but after a few days of it...we wish it would go away and our beautiful sunny skies would return! Is it just human nature to want whatever we don't have?
Molfetta has been invaded by parrots in the past decade. How they arrived here - in what is definitely a non-tropical environment - is the stuff of local urban legend. The prevailing theory is that a pair of these small green parrots escaped from a ship docked off shore and made their home in a large palm tree in the Madonna delle Rose neighborhood. Ten or fifteen years ago there was just one big nest full of parrots...now they have spread out all over town. The fields around my house are chock full of them and I hear their squawking and see them zooming from tree to tree every day.
The hard part is capturing them on film. They, like all birds, are fast when they fly by. And they tend to roost in the green trees, where they blend in completely. This morning they happened to be flying by while I shot the photo of the two doves on the telephone lines. I don't think they're identifiable as parrots here, but...trust me...they are!
Walther von der Vogelweide Monument
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