New Victoria Vox Video on Facebook

If you have a Facebook account, you should log in right away.  A new video of Victoria Vox’ “Bird Song” is up.  It’s animation produced by Arketype, Inc.  Look for Victoria’s Hitchcock-like cameo.

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

CBC photo

CBC photo

In 2003, the documentary The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill  appeared in theaters.  It told the story of San Francisco activist/ musician/ writer/ eccentric/ (oh all right he’s a homeless man are you happy now?) Mark Bittner and a flock of cherry headed conures.  Descended from birds brought to San Francisco as pets, these birds were endangered when Bittner began caring for them.  Visually spectacular, the documentary brings out the individual personalities and complex relationships among the birds.  Along the way, it brings out a good deal of information about the relationship between the city of San Francisco and its natural environment.  Below is a clip from it PBS posted on youtube. 

Click here to see my favorite parrot, Mingus, dancing as Bittner plays the guitar.

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