are you getting my good side?
you can't see me
my husband coaxed this one onto his finger even without the cup of $5 nectar
we caught a bird fight, feathers flew
there's even a home for ducks
such long skinny legs
lovely colorful facial markings
taking in some sun
we just caught this one on the way out... it had the most beautiful colors!
It happens every time. I wonder if these birds know they're being held captive. Have they ever experienced the freedom of flying in the world outside? They might be safer from predators in their amusement park save haven, but do they ever want outside of their cage. I wonder where Busch Gardens gets all of these beautiful birds. I am glad we get to enjoy their company.
While it's very different experiencing birds in their natural habitats, I do enjoy seeing exotic birds while in a park too. Not too different than a zoo; these animals are captive. In a cage or not, they are still wild at heart. They may take nibbles of your fingers, they fight, and they fly. They're still birds.