They had 3 birds on their carousel; the Eagle and these two:
I don’t know which one I like the best, but I think the Hummingbird is a striking sculpture. The coloring is metallic and the beak is formidable.
And of course those flippin’ “Zoo Pigeons” are everywhere:
Apparently this one outiside a door at the Education Department is early for a class…
This guy is hiding from the kids that were chasing him around when all he wanted was some pretzel crumbs:
On top of the Passenger Pigeon Memorial is a bird, but there seems to be some discussion as to what kind of bird it is:
Steve Malowski, the Team Leader here at the Bird House seems to think it’s a Quetzel. This building is the last remaining building from a series of buildings just like it called “Bird Row”.
They even share in our lunches:
Birds seem to be everywhere here at the zoo. In a later post, I’ll explain why I think this is right. They were after all, one of the main reason the Zoo is here in the first place. And I’m working on a piece about “Martha” the last remaining Passenger Pigeon, and Inca, the remaining Carolina Parakeet.
Patricia Sund is a Free-Lance Writer residing in Florida with her three African Greys. She has been published in About.com, Bird Talk Magazine, Birds USA, In Your Flock Magazine, Good Bird Magazine as well as numerous websites and newsletters. She is currently doing research for a book titled "Parrot Nation".