Two parrots show each other a little bit of love in the upper branches of a tree in South Pasadena.
Bird expert Kimball Garrett peers through his binoculars at a flock of parrots as they fly over South Pasadena on December 15.
A group of parrots take flight shortly before dark in the skies over South Pasadena, Calif.
Parrots gather in the branches of a tree-lined street in South Pasadena.
Hundreds of parrots fill the trees near a school in South Pasadena.
You may have heard their squawking before or seen their bright green wings sailing above the traffic; there are thousands of wild parrots living in the San Gabriel Valley. Lately, they've been flocking to one of their favorite spots, a preschool in South Pasadena, Calif.
Kimball Garrett, the ornithology collections manager at the LA County Natural History Museum, met with Madeleine outside Calvary Preschool to find out more.
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