Yeah, I’m way late. Life exploded around here.
I had wanted to do the Zoo again, but with this crazy weather it would have meant running around in serious cold and rain. I don’t think so. So I wound up chosing the Aviary when I realized how many years it had been since I was last there. And I desperately needed a day off.
I went ahead and paid extra for a show and got lucky to be chosen as a participant. It was a pirate themed show and I got to hold up a piece of a treasure map for a bird to come and take from my hand. Yay! Sorry, no pictures. Photography was not allowed. I do, however, have pictures from the rest of the day. So here are a few of my favorites:
Keel-billed Toucan. So bright and cheery!
Stellar’s Sea Eagle
Luuve their expressions!
Who are you lookin’ at?
I could literally have reached out and touched this one.
Malayan Great Argus
Not a good picture of this bird. I had to lighten it so you could see it. This bird is huge. Bigger than a Peacock.
Me feeding the Lorikeets.
Victoria Crowned Pigeon
Another close encounter. This ‘pigeon’ is about the size of a duck.
Brown Pelican. Most of the Aviary is now open rooms where you are in with the birds.
These guys are really strange to watch fly.
These guys let me get really close!
Sudan Golden Sparrows
Crested Wood Partridge
Very small. A softball and a half?
A very small ground owl. He was in his own cage behind glass but he very sweetly poked his head up for me to get a picture.
My son’s contribution. He insisted I take a picture of this t-shirt in the gift shop.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures!