An African Crowned Crane at the Riverbanks Zoo, showing off it’s moussed up hairdo.
Carolyn opted to run back under cover immediately entering the Parakeet Aviary because of the warning signs that “Poo Happens!” We can barely see her face inside the glass window behind all of the beautiful parakeets.
This group of parakeets were trying to get some shut eye in the midst of many other parakeets flying around and screaming. I was impressed with their ability to stay asleep.
This parakeet must have known I was taking its portrait. I was blessed with a beautiful serenade while snapping this photograph. Don’t ask me to distinguish this bird’s song from many other birds in the aviary.
This hornbill danced back and forth on this limb the entire time we were watched. He also made some calls that were very peculiar sounding, in all honesty it’s difficult to describe but I thought we were in Jurassic Park for a moment.
A male red cardinal at the Knoxville Zoo. He finds plenty of food scraps to eat.
A condor at the Knoxville Zoo stretches his wings out to collect some sun on them. A condor’s wingspan is around twelve feet; WHOA!
These geese wondering around Centennial Park in Nashville, TN think they own the trail. Or maybe we think we do?
Ant thinks he is Cody from ‘The Rescuers Down Under’ interacting with Marahute (the golden eagle from the movie) or in this case an Emu at the Noccalula Falls Wildlife Habitat in Gadsden, AL
Ant and an Emu from the Noccalula Falls Wildlife Habitat in Gagsden, AL are having a stare down.
This scene was very attractive and different to me. An extremely old and weathered tree stump hundreds of yards out in the ocean. Lanark Village, FL.
I’m watching you…this is my handrail
This pelican knows the deal…why all of the extra work flying when this guy feeds me?
These beautiful birds really enjoy visitors who feed them!
You think my tail feathers are finished..nope, they’re still happening
May I have a seat with you? I don’t take up very much space.
I found this stick. Pretty cool huh?
Our very informative and lovely friend, Sammie. She made sure everyone was enjoying their time in the very interactive aviary
unbelievably beautiful colors
a lorikeet observes the dome of a fellow Zoo visitor
lorikeets flock to visitors who supply them with nectar- very cool and exciting- obviously!
more lorikeets in pursuit of their nectar
The “no-see-ums” apparently bother everyone in Florida
we assumed this large structure was an historic site, and it may be, but it is currently owned and operated by Wells Fargo- yes we are glad they are everywhere now, but that was a little disappointing.
Birds have represented their popularity very well in Southern Florida
An Anhinga drying off its feathers in the sun. Check out the fantastic coloration and contrast of the white and black feathers.
White pelicans enjoying some bath time in the Everglades. If I were them I would keep my eyes out for gators near by.
A spoonbill enjoying the water in the Everglades. It’s cool to view these unique birds in person.
Pelicans and spoonbills enjoying some time by the water
A crane stands alone in the everglades