Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fisherman's Wharf - Monterey, CA (George's Birds)

I recently visited Monterey and went south a bit more also visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea, Point Lobos State Reserve, and Big Sur. This trip along California's beautiful coastline has lead me take many many beautiful photos! I am here to share them with you spread over several blog posts. I hope you enjoy!

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Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To view the best photos from this trip, use this link. See my best bird photos from 2012 here. To view all of the photos from this trip, use this link.

Parts
Point Lobos: Birds and Seals | Squirrels | Flowers and Misc | HDR Scenery | Regular Scenery
Fisherman's Wharf - Monterey, CA: George's Birds | Sapporo Sushi & Steakhouse | Scenery | Birds/Misc Seagulls
Carmel-By-The-Sea: Photos
Message from the Author: So sorry for the delay in photos, I have been very busy recently. My summer college classes just ended like a few days ago, the day after it ended, I went on a white-water rafting trip which I just got back from yesterday. What else I have planned? A trip to Yosemite coming up in 5 days. So my schedule has been tightly packed recent, so I didn't have any time to post. I will be looking at those white-water rafting trip photos later today. The photos from the trip was mainly from my campsite (I camped out for 1 night) and not from the rafting trip (for obvious reasons... LOL). I attempted a 2 hour star trails time lapse that night because the campgrounds was in a pretty rural area and I really wanted to try. Those photos will be coming up later...

What a long message today! So anyways let's talk about today's photos. When I went to Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf, I saw a guy pushing a cart of birds to the parking lot. The cart said George's Birds. I think they were performance birds for the street performance. The guy let the people that gathered around to take photos, pet, and hold his birds. Anyways, here are the photos of the birds! I hope you enjoy them! They are pretty cute.

Update 7-31-2012: Further Googling shows George's birds are not show birds. George's Birds is a rescue program run by a guy named George Brandt. He takes the birds to Monterey Fisherman's Wharf every Sunday afternoon on a display cart. He allows anyone, especially little kids, who is interested to pet and hold them. He also accepts donations if anyone want to support his rescue program.

Here are the Fisherman's Wharf tourists playing with the birds.  

The parrot species are definitely not in my North American bird guide. So unless anyone tells me what the name is in the comments below, I won't have any names for you. 


African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus)
I do know a few parrot breeds as I have two parakeets and I've read a little bit about parrots/parakeets online. 

Left: Blue-and-Yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna)
Right: Please help me in the comments below.

White Cockatoo (Cacatua alba) (also known as the Umbrella Cockatoo)


He had two of them. 

Here is a guy scratching its neck.

Not sure about what parrot this is either.
Update 5-1-2013: A commenter says this is a Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus)

Thank you for looking at these photos! I hope you have enjoyed these cute photos of the birds. I have coming up 3 more posts on Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and Big Sur photos. Again, I am sorry about this long delay in the photos. I may start posting a little bit more frequently to catch up as I have new photos coming in and I haven't even finished posting up my old ones yet. Please don't forget to share my blog posts with your friends! If you would like to get notifications next time I post, you can "Like" me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Parts
Point Lobos: Birds and Seals | Squirrels | Flowers and Misc | HDR Scenery | Regular Scenery
Fisherman's Wharf - Monterey, CA: George's Birds | Sapporo Sushi & Steakhouse | Scenery | Birds/Misc Seagulls
Carmel-By-The-Sea: Photos
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