(Aratinga wagleri)Scarlet-fronted parakeets, courtesy Dennis Paulson
The parakeets, while a semi-tropical species, seem to find the habitat in Seattle's Maple Leaf neighborhood good habitat. Apparently, they've also frequented the Seward Park area.Lynda emails that Maple Leaf’s resident Scarlet-fronted parakeets returned on Monday.“I heard and then saw three of our Scarlet-fronted parakeets flying over my yard at 12th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 90th Street about 9:30 this morning.“Why any bird would want to migrate for the winter to the north and higher elevation (from Seward Park) I don’t know, but I’m glad they still are around to do it.”
The "Waldo Woods" on 15th NE has been noted even in Wikipedia as habitat for the "parrots".
Local birders Simone Lupson-Cook, a birder and Maple Leaf resident and Dennis Paulson with Seattle Audubon have confirmed these sightings.