PHAINOPEPLA Photo of the Month

Black-hooded Parakeets by Louise Rishoff

October Photo of the Month

Black-Hooded Parakeets, by Louise Rishoff

Photographer Info: Taken by Louise Rishoff with a Canon Rebel EOS, with a 70-300mm lens and 1.4 teleconverter.

“I tripped on some stairs in February and broke my foot, so hiking was out for a while and all I could do was photograph what I could see from my car.

“This picture was taken in the Peter Strauss parking lot from my car window. I was actually monitoring an Acorn Woodpecker nest when I heard a major racket and in came a flock of screeching parakeets that then lined up on that board fence rail and proceeded to feed on the spring oats.”

Louise Rishoff is a retired lawyer, former Mayor of Agoura Hills, and now the District Director for State Assembly member Julia Brownley.

Please submit your photos to Only one picture per photographer per month please! Ideally, the picture will be taken within our area and the information will include the location and the date it was taken, what camera and lens was used, a short account of how the picture was taken, and profile of the photographer. Good shooting! Thanks, Lynn.