Opinion

All ended well for the parrots

All things considered, Port Orchard’s ongoing parrot saga came to about as happy an ending as could be expected on Friday, as workers climbed the soon-to-be-removed Mitchell Avenue Cinglular Wireless tower and tore down their nest — after first checking to see whether there were any eggs or babies inside, of course.

The fact that the birds apparently hadn’t bred lends weight to the argument that they may not be suited to this environment, which was the reason some had suggested they be captured and cared for instead of simply letting them take their chances in the wild. But as long as the parrots don’t represent a threat to indigenous plants or wildlife — and authorities don’t think they do — they’re probably no worse off free than protected but caged. And they’re probably happier about it.

Or at least they will be once they finish building a new nest, which observers say they’re already busy doing.

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