singapore postcard: parrots eating peas

I’ve written before about the charming flock of long-tailed parrotlets whose neighborhood we inhabit. They’re lovely and green with red beaks and, you guessed it, long tails.

On Thursday morning at school drop-off, four of them were having a snack in this peacock flower bush. They were pulling the pea pods of their stems, holding the pods in one foot, holding onto the bush with the other foot, opening the pods with their beaks, eating the seeds from inside the pods, and then dropping the pods on the ground. They are definitely feathered acrobats.