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The photos below were taken in March and April 2007 with the Sony cyber shot digital camera.
July 16, 2007 the amendment to S.F. ordinance #486 banning the feeding of these wild parrots in any park in the city of San Francisco went into effect.
The birds will be healthier as they will now forage for their food the way nature intended and the many problems that were inherent in the feedings will come to an end or at least be minimized if and when the public stop feeding them in accordance with the law.
People will still be able to enjoy seeing the birds, but now they will see them as the creator meant them to be, wild and free.
The San Francisco supervisors are to be commended for their wisdom in giving the parrots the right to be wild birds and not pets.
It became necessary for this ban to be passed because the birds were becoming so tame that people began trying to walk off with them thinking they would make good pets.
Parrot poachers in S.F.
These attempts to steal or harm the birds was the last straw that culminated in the feeding ban being put into place. One bird napping attempt was at Ferry Park and one on the Greenwich steps while Mark Bittner and Judi Irving, who live nearby, were out of town. Below is a copy of Mark’s report.
“I talked to the woman who witnessed the attempted bird napping up
here. It was right around my house while I was out of town. There
were a lot of tourists around when he suddenly announced that he was
going to catch one of the birds and that if anybody had a problem
with that they should leave.
The witness started arguing with him. He claimed it was alright to catch them
because they had escaped from a pet store and were commercial property.
He had his silent wife and two daughters there watching. The girls lured a bird
down with apple and then he tried to net the bird and failed.
The witness argued with him some more and he finally left.
"He was kind of nasty, and didn't seem too bright", she says.
"This never happened when I was feeding them." said Mark. "They would
not go to other people.”
The other attempt was reported on Indy Bay by “Therron” at:
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