A pair of Monk Parakeets also known as the Quaker Parrot.
I watched as they kept biting at the small limbs, and I wonder why?
Until I saw one with a stick in its beak, and another pull a strip of bark off a limb- both of them flew to a nearby Coconut Palm tree. Then I realized the birds were building a nest.
Monk Parakeet are the only parrots that build a stick nest rather than using a hole in a tree.
These birds are not native to Florida, but have established a feral population throughout Florida and several other states as far north as New York City. Florida is thought to have 100,000 of these smart- but oh so loud birds. More photos here
linking to: Wild Bird Wednesday