by LAUREN ZAKALIK
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:02 PM
EVERMAN -- Ask just about anyone in Everman, and they can tell you exactly where the birds are.
"We have one in this pole right here, a pretty good-sized nest," said Michael Box, who runs Everman's Public Works Department.
But these aren't your garden-variety gulls or grackles; these are wild Quaker parrots that live in gargantuan nests. And no, they are definitely not indigenous to Tarrant County.
"They're a South American bird," Box said.
No one is quite sure how they landed in Everman decades ago; Box has heard a rumor that the birds were a couple's pets and either were released or escaped and started multiplying. Since the last time News 8 checked in on the birds five years ago, Box said their population has doubled.