Busch Gardens, near Tampa, Florida is beautifully landscaped. We had a great time there last March. I loved the combination of exotic bird encounters, zoo animals and thrill rides.
A wily octopus.
A sleepy Tawny Frog-mouth in the Kookaburra den. (Thanks to Stewart M. for identifying)
Duck or goose ballet.
This is how I felt after roaming around the park all day.
An ibis of a different color.
The innocent beginning of our parrot encounter...
We fed little parrots in a boisterous enclosure. We both look like we're terrified. Or grossed out. That was not the case. But, my shoulder parrot was freaking out. He was so upset that the red bullies were getting all the food. So, I thought he might peck me in the face. He didn't. But he cried and begged pitifully the whole time. I'll never forget the desperate mews. Right in my ear.
See, my husband grimaced too! He's really loaded down here. We loved it. Really!
Did you know that flamingos stink? Clothes pin style.
Look at how they sleep. Awkward. Pretzel style.
A scarlet Macaw close up.
Of course, there's rides too.
Oscar waves goodbye!
Meanwhile, Halloween month really gets serious this week. We visited the lonely Sand Hill Cemetery last summer. Oh, and it's haunted...
Visit my other blog, The Chorus of the Crows for the gory details...
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