So, I have seen these parrots, just once in a tree outside your apartment, and now a couple of times in nearby Yıldız Park. Today I went to the park with my friend Marijke, and she saw them too! I swear I’m not hallucinating! There were tons of them! But I asked a couple of students about them and they looked at me like I had two heads and said they’d never seen such a thing. So, I’ve been trying to find something about them on the internet and I’m not having much luck. I did find some photos of a type of parrot from India that looks like what I’ve seen here in Istanbul, but I’m not sure if it’s actually the same thing. I just imagine parrots all being rather tropical, and I don’t know why a bird would migrate from India to Istanbul in the winter. Strange. I hope someone will be able to give me more information about this! I need to print out a picture of the parrot that I found and see if any of my friends or students have seen one of these birds.