Thursday, November 09, 2006

National Aviary

We were in Pittsburgh yesterday for an early morning doctor's appointment and after it was over, went to the National Aviary. It is filled with birds from all parts of the globe. It's a private, non-profit avian zoo, according to their brochure. There are over 800 birds of 200 species, many threatened or endangered in the wild. The aviary is a resource for the enjoyment, breading, study and conservation of birds.

The kids liked the Victorian Pigeon from the rainforest section the best. Very funny looking creature and the pair of birds were like the mayor and his wife, showing off their "town."

The bald eagles always draw my attention. With election day just over, I guess it was a gut reaction.

I took a couple hundred photos there and some of them turned out better than expected. I'd love to go back there and get a chance to get closer to all the birds and photograph them. Many of them are already flying around, but too many are behind glass or cages.

It's a great place to visit if you have an hour or so. The price of admission is $8 for adults and $6.50 for kids, so it's an affordable trip.


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