Hello Macaw

Fri 23rd December 2011

This is a red Macaw Parrot. Here he is with his handler, Teeneil. He was very friendly and could do lots of tricks.

Matt

Matt says...

I think he’s wondering what I’m doing behind the camera. Either that or he’s striking a pose!

 
Claire

Claire says...

It was very interesting to see the birds after the show and see how they respond directly to their keepers.

 

Proud Peacock

Tue 20th September 2011

There were lots of Peacocks wandering around the park, occasionally approaching people who had bits of food.

Matt

Matt says...

The Peacocks have an amazing plumage, we the males do at least. I’d love to get a photo of the tail fanned out but none of the males seemed that interested. Must be the wrong time of year.

 
Claire

Claire says...

I didn’t know Peacocks like ice cream so much, apparently they like popcorn too!

 

Polly on my shoulder

Tue 20th September 2011

We stayed in the parrot enclosure for ages, interacting with the birds. This beautiful one wouldn’t leave Matt alone choosing to sit on his shoulder instead of the tree.

Matt

Matt says...

Finally, I’m a pirate! Arrrrr Jimlad! Surrrrrender the loot!

 
Claire

Claire says...

This reminded me of the bit in Ace Ventura when the animals flock to him. Alrighty then!

 

Daggers on the roof

Fri 26th August 2011

I wonder how many thousands of years it’s taken to form these beautiful shapes. And how long they went undiscovered.  Amazing really.

Matt

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Claire

Claire says...

Check out these mean looking Stalactites! At one point I found myself wondering what would happen if one fell. Good job we have insurance!

 

Stalactites an stalagmites

Fri 26th August 2011

The stalactites inside the cave were impressive. I thought they looked a little bit like giant jellyfish hanging from the roof. From now on I shall call them Jellyfish rocks!

Matt

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Claire

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