Most parrots around here are easy to see and hear - but a green parrot against green leaves is not so easy. Red-winged Parrots often fly over my place but they seldom come down and stop in the trees. Friends who live a few blocks away from me have started hanging out a seed "bar' for the Red-winged Parrots that are around their place. However, as soon as these parrots have finished eating they take the seeds away - otherwise the big White Cockies simply pick it up and take it right away. Females and immature males are green with just a thin stripe of red down the side. They are the hardest to see against green leaves.
Males have a much wider piece of red color on their wings and are black down the back.
This male was even prettier. I am told it is a young male still showing some immature feathers.
This is the female again.
This photo reminded me of all those times someone will ask to have their photo taken again because they blinked at the wrong time!