Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. Catch A Rabbit Records 991. CD.
Title: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2003). This film focuses on the flock of cherry-headed conures (and a lonely blue-headed one named Connor) who flock around the Telegraph Hill region of the city and their closest human companion, Mark Bittner. Through his own words, we learn of his life as a frustrated, homeless musician and how he came to live in the area where he decided to explore the nature around him. That lead him to discovering the parrot flock and the individual personalities of it.
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.
One of the questions Mark Bittner and I get asked most frequently, since he had to stop feeding the wild parrots, is Who’s feeding and taking care of them now? Some people even wonder whether the flock died out after Mark left San Francisco. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.
It chronicles the relationship between Mark Bittner, an unemployed musician who is living rent-free in a cabin in Telegraph Hill in San Francisco, California, and a flock of feral parrots that he feeds and interacts with-cherry-headed conures, mainly, but also two blue-crowned conures, one of which is named Connor. Bittner also wrote a book by the same name on the subject. The musical score was created by Chris Michie, a Bay area musician, formerly the guitarist for Van Morrison. It was his final project before he died from melanoma. Style:MLA Chicago APA. "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Soundtrack.
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill is the inspiring story of how one man found his life’s work-and true love-among a gang of wild parrots roosting in one of America’s most picturesque urban settings. Mark Bittner was down on his luck. He’d gone to San Francisco at the age of twenty-one to take a stab at a music career, but he hadn’t had much success. The gig came with a rent-free studio apartment on the city’s famed Telegraph Hill, which had somehow become home to a flock of brilliantly colored wild parrots. In this unforgettable story, Bittner recounts how he became fascinated by the birds and made up his mind to get to know them and gain their trust.
The wild parrots of Telegraph Hill rose to fame in 2003 when a documentary was released about the flock and their unofficial caretaker, Mark Bittner. Bittner was living in an apartment on exclusive Telegraph Hill rent-free in San Francisco at the time. The birds are officially known as Mitred parakeets or Mitred Conures. They are part of the parrot species.
Director: Judy Irving. A homeless musician’s life is transformed after he discovers a flock of wild South American parrots living in San Francisco. How they got there is a mystery, but Mark Bittner forms a bond with the exotic birds through his music and his patient, attentive care. Running time: 1:23:00.
CreditsOzzie Ahlers - Keyboards
Andy Kulberg - Bass, Flute
Chris Michie - Bass, Composer, Guitar, Primary Artist, Vocals
Claire Elizabeth Michie - Design, Liner Notes
Jim Reitzel - Bass
|1||Cherry Blossoms Chris Michie||Chris Michie||3:23|
|2||It's Magic Chris Michie||Chris Michie||1:21|
|3||El Coto Chris Michie||Chris Michie||5:03|
|4||Grasshopper Chris Michie||Chris Michie||2:39|
|5||North Beach Chris Michie||Chris Michie||0:54|
|6||Canary Wings Chris Michie||Chris Michie||0:18|
|7||Canary Wings Two Chris Michie||Chris Michie||0:35|
|8||Going Home Chris Michie||Chris Michie||2:34|
|9||Connor Intro Chris Michie||Chris Michie||2:54|
|10||The Gardens Chris Michie||Chris Michie||1:23|
|11||Connor's Theme Chris Michie||Chris Michie||1:42|
|12||One Whole Chris Michie||Chris Michie||0:59|
|13||Connor and Sophie Chris Michie||Chris Michie||2:49|
|14||Man of the Year Chris Michie||Chris Michie||3:22|
|15||The Great Chris Michie||Chris Michie||3:22|
|16||The Mansion Chris Michie||Chris Michie||3:36|
|17||Sand Hill Chris Michie||Chris Michie||3:32|
|18||The Flying Dutchman Chris Michie||Chris Michie||3:13|
|19||Palo Alto Chris Michie||Chris Michie||3:10|
|20||The Count Chris Michie||Chris Michie||3:11|
|21||The Sanctuary/Take Me Alive Chris Michie||Chris Michie||3:11|