Saturday, September 02, 2006

Tweet, Tweet, TWEAT, Tweet...

"Those little nimble musicians of the air that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art."

-Izaak White

I went to the San Francisco Zoo last week, on a cooler then normal day, which isn't the best time to visit the zoo, because most of the animals were cuddled up and not real animated, but one exhibit I did particularly enjoy was the new bird exhibit, "Binnowee Landing." For an extra $2.00 you can enter the large walk through aviary habitat. Included in the admission, is a feed stick so you can get up close with the birds, as they eat nearly right out of your hand. It was an awesome experience. I was able to get close to the Eastern Rosella, which is a large, colorful parrot, and for about 10 minutes or so, I had a friend in a small, blue parakeet, who sat on the end of the feed stick I was holding, as I walked around the exhibit photographing the other birds. I am getting real good at one handed photography! LOL. The birds in the above photo, are Australian Cockateils. I didn't get a chance on this visit to feed them, maybe next time. :)

Other birds...

Chilean Flamingos

Parakeets

Magellanic Penguin

Peacock

Eastern Rosella

My friend, the blue parakeet. :)

-OndineMonet
"At The Zoo"
San Francisco Zoo
August 23rd, 2006
Afternoon

11 comments:

Gaboatman said...

Carly
You shot all of these great shots one handed? While balancing a bird on a stick in the other hand? Wow! Impressed here! The pics are great and it sounds like you had a great visit at the zoo despite the cooler weather.
Sam

DesLily said...

aren't parakeets amazing at how many colors they come in? I always had a hard time picking "just one" when I was a kid lol.. too many pretty colors!

(I bet Elvis would have liked to go! hahaha)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos, Carly. :)

--Shelly

GLendaRs said...

Your bird photos are so amazingly beautiful! awh.

Suzanne R said...

Aw, that parakeet is adorable! I, too, am in awe of the fact that you shot the pic of him and others one-handed. But then you probably don't have a big, bulky camera like I do! LOL!

Steven said...

Those are nice birdies!

Nancy said...

Awww...I'm not only impressed, but I'm touched. You really connected with Mr. Blue Bird. Wonderful shots too!! Geez.

Nancy

http://journals.aol.com/nhd106/Nancyluvspix/

Becky said...

Oh awesome! We love feeding birds. I wish we had something like that around us.

Pamela said...

WOW those are wonderful pictures! I wouldn't have been able to do that well with two hands, let alone one hand!
Aren't the colors just beautiful! That blue parakeet looks like he connected with you in the picture!
Pamela

Karen Funk Blocher said...

If you ever get out this way, I'll take you to the aviary at the Arizona Sonora Desert museum. Perhaps not as spectacular, but I know you'll like it!

Linda (Lou) said...

Carly, the colors in your pictures are astounding. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. I'm looking forward to reading back through your blog and seeing future entries as well!