I found some new friends at Horsepower for Kids Sanctuary in late November. The toucan is a fairly new resident and was very friendly (he was surrendered by his owner).
You don’t often see white turkeys.
The ducks were being their usual cute selves in the big pond.
Roosters have a run of the sanctuary. Some are skittish and stay in the bushes and some will walk right up to you.
The big shells were enjoying their breakfast.
This guy was showing off.
The last time I was at Horsepower for Kids petting zoo/animal sanctuary was in early March. At the end of May I stopped by right after they had re-opened up. I figured this was a good place to get out and stretch my legs and it wouldn’t be crowded. Everything is pretty spread out and there were only a few other people there first thing in the morning. These above juvenile geese were growing up in the safety of a pen with a small pond before being released in the big lake. I realized that they were just eggs when I was there in March and now they were almost grown up. It would have been fun to see them as tiny fluff balls but at least they were growing up to be handsome loud annoying big geese.
The best was seeing the baby peacocks although they were pretty shy and stayed under the bushes. I”m sure the neighbors close by wouldn’t think more peacocks were the best though. So cute!
This goose let me know to stay back (taken with my 400mm lens and cropped).
I only saw one baby chicken wondering around with the adults and she was pretty big.
A few of the other smiling faces.
This beautiful bird was a rescue that the sanctuary had recently taken in. It was a former pet and was very friendly.