I doubt anyone who knows me will be surprised that the birds were high on my list of animals to photograph. I won't bore you with ALL the shots but warning....there are a lot. I was disappointed not to be able to go in with the lorikeets though and of course taking shots through cage and wire is a challenge and some shots you'll see the faint outlines of wire and others I managed to get it to fade out. Hey! Good photo challenge for me.
I left the wire in on this first shot. This big vulture was sitting on the wire right above my head as I walked through their enclosure. I just thought it was so cool and of course listened to everyone else worry about "poop on the head" while others never even bothered to look up. I photograph birds...I ALWAYS look up! LOL
Maribou Stork - this bird looked pretty formidable as they had just gotten fed and is housed with the vultures.
I never thought I'd say this but these really are intense and beautiful birds! Cape Griffon Vulture
Love birds (hey - you were thinking it too!).
I adore flamingos and think they are just super cool. These had the most lovely colors and were not behind wire! Woop!
There was a mallard duck family that apparently has adopted the flamingos (and their food) as family (probably for the food).
I liked this shot with the reflection and the single feather floating on the water.
This looked to me like quite the conversation that was going on.
Blue (Stanley's) Crane - yes I had to go look it up.
Crested Caracara (yup had to look that one up to) - what a super cool bird
Burrowing Owl - we have these in MT but never have seen them in the wild.