And then there was 2020...
Anyway, I'm listening to the parrots outside right now, they're incredibly noisy. A flock of them are snacking up in the neighbor's date palms. These are Red-masked Parakeets, and not native to the region, they're feral flocks descended from escaped or released caged birds, and they've thrived in San Diego, among other places in California. Beautiful birds, though!
This colorful, long-tailed parrot is native to northwestern South America, where it lives mainly in dry forests of western Ecuador and southwestern Peru. Escaped cagebirds have established feral populations around San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego, California, and locally in Florida. Often they are found in mixed flocks with the similar Mitred Parakeet. In the United States these parakeets are seen mostly around exotic plantings in city parks and suburbs, not in wild habitats.