This story - not just NPR's creepy detachment from reality - is true! Greenwood Cemetery in Sunset Park is the highest point in Brooklyn, and (as far as I know) is still a home to quaker parakeets. Their nests are something to behold. I was enamored by the longevity and general mischief of these birds.
Steven C. Baldwin wrote about the birds on his blog when I first drew this comic, and he still does, in addition to hosting birdwatching tours. His stories about the plight and beauty of these birds was my inspiration for this chapter.
4 thoughts on “#132 – survival story”
Thanks for all the details. Those little guys are the cutest!
learning so much about these wonderful birbs
They are still there. In fact, there is a breed of parakeets now entirely unique to Brooklyn after co-mingling with pigeons.
I love the assumed immigrant story part. <3