Thursday, November 20, 2008

Flint River Birds

The Flint River Aquarium had a new addition from when we were there last: an aviary. It was a sizable net-enclosed outdoor room. Here are a few of the birds that were residing in there.

A Canada goose:

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A pair of hooded merganzers:

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A little blue heron:

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A black-crowned night heron:

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And a yellow-crowned night heron:

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It is a nice exhibit. However, the blue jay that landed on B's head a couple of times was a little startling! It made me stop and put my camera strap around my neck. If it had decided to try out my head, I did not want to drop my camera.

4 comments:

Floridacracker said...

Nice birds. I'd love to be so close to a Jay.

David said...

Love the mergansers shot!

Dani said...

The Blue Heron is gorgeous!

S N B said...

Mergansers were one of the first ducks I learned to identify.