Consolidated Edison, New York City’s major electricity supplier, is having issues with Monk Parakeets building nests on utility poles in my home borough of Queens.  Having learned from previous public relations nightmares the compnay is not moving straight to extermination but trying to find ways to discourage the birds from nesting on the poles (the bulky stick nests are a fire hazard).  Here’s hoping they find a humane way to deal with the situation!

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.