Friday, October 3, 2008

The Aviary

I was only going to do one post but couldn't wait on this one so make sure you don't miss my pelican post below this one. I knew the zoo had an aviary but I'd never gone up the hill to it. Today I decided to go. As I neared the door this stench nearly knocked me out. I thought, "this can't be the aviary". Oh, but it was. I stood for a minute with the map of the zoo over my nose wondering if I dared to go in. The odor came form the pond where the flamingos were. Eeeewww! Those poor birds. But once I got past that pond the smell went away and I was glad I went in, still I was disappointed. The sad thing was I think that smell lingered in my clothes because I kept smelling it until I got home and showered.


Compared to the number of signs of birds living there I hardly saw any. This was my favorite. I'll be posting the others later after I edit/downsize them. I don't know what the name of the bird above is though I've seen it before. There wasn't an identifying picture of it among the other ones in the aviary.


Blue Eared Glossy Sterling


Inca Tern


Sacred Ibis


Roseate Spoonbill


Scarlet Ibis

11 comments:

Jayne said...

Beautiful birds... too bad about the lack of Febreeze. :c)

2sweetnsaxy said...

Febreeze! LOL! I sure could have used some around there.
:-D

piedmontperspective said...

Another great set of bird photos! Love the Black Crowned Crane (first photo), they are so beautiful and the Roseate Spoonbill.

Paz said...

Awesome photos!

Paz

June said...

I guess it might be stinky when all those birds get together...still, it would sadden me to think that they must live in those conditions for our enjoyment. I know I think of that when I'm at zoos, etc. Great shots all...

The Birdlady said...

Great aviary post - no wonder you were anxious to post...glad you did.

Mary said...

They are all so beautiful, aren't they? And you have captured them wonderfully!

kjpweb said...

Odors are usually a sign of bad maintenance... Not seeing all of the birds however is pretty normal.
And it is the first immature Scarlet Ibis I ever saw a pic of! Thanks! :)
Cheers, Klaus

BNS said...

Love that scarlet ibis. What a strange looking bird.

Nick S said...

You have some great places to visit over there ! I love that first one.

Leedra said...

Hopefully you left a comment, if they had a comment card. Great series of photos.