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Al Carbone (pictured) says he has nothing against the monk parakeets. He has found himself having to explain that, and a lot else about the bird brouhaha of City Point.

Carbone fields the angry—and sometimes grateful—calls and emails from United Illuminating customers about the monk parakeet nests in the waterfront neighborhood. He also has become acquainted with the parakeets’ special needs.

“Birds,” he said, “have issues.”

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