Last week I gave you a few shots from Monkeyland in South Africa. Next door is an equally enjoyable reserve, the Birds of Eden. In some ways this adventure is a little more fun and interactive…some of the birds actually come and sit on your shoulder, your back, your head. Yes, it happened to me and I found out…I don’t really like it. But the rest of the experience I did. One of the things that was hard to miss was all the different colors of all the birds inside. So, I wanted to showcase a bit of the 220 species of birds you can find at Birds of Eden.
A couple of things you need to know. First, I don’t know bird species. So, I didn’t name each of these. If you would like to educate me, please feel free to do so in the comments and I will update the post. Second, most of these photos were taken without any zoom. You really can get this close to the birds without them flying off. There are many more types of birds, but here are some of my favorite shots.
The Birds of the Birds of Eden, Free Flight Bird Sanctuary
OK, this one is the Grey Crowned Crane. I do know the name of one!
Flamingos! Yes, Captain Obvious gets one right!