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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Posted By: TBJ♥

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill - 09/14/08 12:47 AM

I know I've already made a post called this but that was like forever ago, so I'm making it again.

Anyways, this book is really good! smile There's a movie of it too on PBS. It's written by a man who feeds the cherry-headed conures who live in California (they're wild). He has some stories about the birds that are really touching.
It's also about his life a little, which is interesting because he used to be homeless, and he still does not have a job.

Here's his website: http://www.markbittner.net/

Here's the film's website: http://www.wildparrotsfilm.com/

smile
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill - 09/14/08 02:17 AM

this is a very good film. i have the dvd.

i really enjoyed the fact that he didnt try to cage and harness the birds and make them his "pets"

he left them alone and let them come to him if they chose to.

he did cage a couple but he tried to not do that.
Posted By: TBJ♥

Re: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill - 09/14/08 12:58 PM

I liked that too. He usually just took in the sick ones and let them go. Except that one that refused to leave lol.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill - 09/14/08 08:13 PM

HAHA yea that one got a taste of home life and wouldnt let it go haha i loved how it would annoy him and he would put it in time out outside in the tree for few minutes and then open the door and he would come back in


hahaha
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill - 09/14/08 08:19 PM

LOL - that one looked so forlorn, like "I promise I'll be good now -- it's scary out here!"

Love the DVD; am keeping an eye out for the book...
Posted By: ithica256

Re: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill - 03/16/09 02:27 AM

This film was recommended to me. I liked it, but it made me sad because his retelling of Tupelo's death reminded me of my budgie when he was ill. I like the film because I think it helps people who are not familiar with birds to know how much personality birds have.
Posted By: KittyL

Re: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill - 06/26/09 02:47 PM

I loved both the book & movie & recommend both. I here rumors the is a flock of cheery heads in Casa Grande Az. Anyone know anything about it?
Posted By: PartlyCloudy

Re: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill - 03/06/10 12:40 PM

I watched this last night and really enjoyed it. I found Tupelo's death to be so sad, and obviously Mark so regrets not holding her.

Mingus was hilarious with his nest possessiveness too, although I didn't like that Mark "punished" him by putting him outside where he was so frightened.

Anyway, the book has been added to my TBR list.

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