The flock, numbering about 45, has its home base around the Filbert Steps near Coit Tower. I've actually seen them, flying around; there is no mistaking the sound of a flock of parrots in flight because it doesn't sound at all like anything that occurs here naturally. It's an amazing feeling to see a film about something you've seen in real life; it's like being in on an in joke.
This is an interesting study of not just the parrots, but of a man who really had not a lot in his life before the birds, the politically hot topic of introduced species becoming established in California, and an exposé on yet another quirky feature of a city known for adopting eccentrics. It's charming, fascinating, a little sad, and romantic. If you get a chance to see this little film in your area, take it. It's worth it.