One would think that this green parrot (?) had escaped
from an enclosure, a pen. However, we sighted
an entire flock of them, numbering 12 or more.
They enjoyed the November berries immensely.
Is Paris temperate enough to support
what I imagine to be a tropical species?
UPDATE: "If you have ever spotted apple-green birds the size of a turtledove with
bright red bills during one of your strolls around Paris, you are
neither colorblind nor sleepwalking. You merely sighted one of the many rose-ringed parakeets (Psittacula krameri) that have made Paris and its vast suburbs their home."
You can read more here.
In the USA it is April Fools Day and we play pranks like,
"Look out! There's a spider on your shoulder!"
tradition in France includes poisson d'avril, attempting to attach a
paper fish to the victim's back without being noticed. There is an
interesting history of this holiday of foolishness, and it originated in
France in the 16th century. You canread about it here.
in France, people who are fooled on April 1 are called poisson d'avril,
which literally means the "April Fish," because a young naive fish is
This man who is kindly shucking oysters has been "tagged" with a paper fish.
So, are you going to play a little prank tomorrow?