Skyway Quaker Parrots

In this video JK takes to the streets of Southeast Chicago and discovers that there is a species of tropical parrot nesting in the high structural beams of the Chicago Skyway.

Have you ever sighted one of these wild parrots in Chicago?

About five years ago, I was jogging along the Chicago lakefront. Somewhere near Soldier Field I saw a brilliant flash of green in the corner of my eye. I looked over and saw a parrot landing on a bush about thirty feet away. As I got closer to the bush I counted eight parrots. What makes this more unbelievable is that this was in the month of January and there was snow everywhere!
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Kinzie Street

Oh Kinzie, street of never-ending construction;
You Charles Scheeler fantasy, come to life!
You are my favorite secret passageway into Chicago’s downtown…

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