Funny faces at the zoo

“Gimmi a kiss, lady”.

A fun day at the zoo over Thanksgiving week while my sister was visiting. The young zebra eating while mom was watching over was born last July.

A black and white warbler hiding out in a tree.

Pretty birds and lunch for some of the birds in the aviary. After this appetizing walk through the aviary it was time for us to leave and go have lunch (we opted for salads).

The zoo was decorated for the holiday season.

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More assorted fun at the zoo

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Pretty birds in the aviaries.

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Cutest family at the zoo.

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This gives a whole new meaning to “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”

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The resident injured eagle had climbed the tree and was hanging out on a low branch right over the walkway. He was observing everyone walking by.

All at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa.

Birds at Butterfly World

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There was an abundance of visual stimulation at Butterfly World. Besides tons of butterflies fluttering by you, there were tiny birds whizzing by as well. Lots of bright colors going by. The picture in the middle is of two birds that had landed on a lady’s head.  One had landing and was picking through her hair like he wanted it for nesting material. The other one landing and they were fighting over her head. After a few seconds, they both took off. She was just glad they didn’t poop in her hair.

Birds in a Butterfly house?

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All of the above were taken in April at the Key West Butterfly Conservatory. It was a  nice surprise to see more than just butterflies there. These birds were flying all over the conservatory, eating all of the snacks that were strategically placed near the path. Except for the flamingos of course. They were wading in a pond in the middle. I had not finished editing all of the pictures from the trip until recently so I’m finally getting around to posting these bright-colored beauties.

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