Sunday night we headed down to 10th St about 5:30 PM to see the parrots. It's an amazing sight that happens in different places across the Rio Grande Valley.
They swoop in, flocks of them. There may be flocks of grackles in the same area but the grackles stay out of the parrots chosen areas. They line up on the wires and chatter loudly while they preen each others feathers.
They pair off and cuddle up. Sometimes they even hang there upside down.
It's an amazing sight. One site I found labled them as Red Headed Mexican Amazons sometimes also called Green Cheeked Amazons. Supposedly they are native to north east Mexico they are somewhat endangered. At dark they head to their favorite trees where they settle on inner branches so they are hard to see.
You will find some much better close-up pictures and some more information at http://www.texasescapes.com/KenRudine/Green-Parrots.htm.
Hmmmm........based on some further research, I think these are actually green parakeets rather than parrots. They are much smaller but have many of the same personality traits. Very fun to see.