Photo from the original Reddit post reporting a sighting of the parakeet
While the exotic white-eyed parakeet is native to the tropical island of Trinidad, a more familiar common parakeet (often known as the budgerigar) seems to have made its home in our District neighborhood of the same name. Gracing first Gallaudet and now Trinidad with its striking blue plumage, the little guy seems to be exploring NE. While "wild" parakeets are not unknown in the United States (Connecticut of all places has a large colony of green and yellow budgerigars), it seems likely our exotic visitor is an escaped pet and not part of feral flock. If you know of anyone who may have lost a pet parakeet in the past few weeks (he was first spotted August 4th), let them know about our this little guy (or girl). Otherwise, just keep your eyes open for the startling blue among the drab plumage of our more common avian friends. I do imagine he/she might be open to a new housing situation as the weather cools.
Hey @FrozenTropics spotted that parakeet at 1124 16th St NE this morning. pic.twitter.com/dPTzpGYNBQThe tweet above shows the parakeet hanging out on 16th Street
— Eric Kollig (@kwijybo16) August 20, 2014