Chatty Parrots Land Owner in NJ Court Somebody didn't like their porch greetings By Arden Dier, Newser Staff Posted Sep 29, 2015 10:22 AM CDT 23 comments Comments Polly wanna shut up? (AP Photo/The Daily News-Record, Jason Lenhart) (Newser) – A pair of parrots in Avalon, NJ, apparently didn't get the memo that the borough would rather they shut their yappers. Birds Edmund and Arthur landed their owner Elaine Scattergood in court on Monday on a noise citation after police received a complaint in May, reports the Press of Atlantic City. The birds, which Scattergood bought at a yard sale eight years ago, used to sit on her porch and chat with passersby heading to the beach. "Now it's all stopped due to this humbug," she says. A judge ruled the summons will be dismissed if no other violations are reported within 90 days.