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National Aviary


Anthrocon brought Mbala and I to Pittsburgh, and though we didn’t have much time to explore the city we did get the chance to visit the National Aviary – a place I’ve always wanted to visit! With multiple free-flight aviaries, interactive exhibits, and many beautiful birds it was a wonderful side trip.
Penguins!

Probably my favorite bird there - William the victorian crowned pigeon.


A Steller’s sea eagle keeping his plumage in stellar shape.

Two rainbow lorikeets allopreening.

The noble pelican.


missmonstermel decided she really liked this guy.

He was dreamy!

He made amazing noises at Mel.

Eric tried his luck, but the cormorant was a one woman man.
Thumbs up for the national aviary!


Awesome crowned pigeon again.

Eagles are always serious business.

I absolutely love sea eagles!

Penguins? Eww!

Really cool interactive penguin exhibit!

Bernice in the free flight aviary.

Amber feeding a golden-breasted starling.

The starlings were really quite brazen!

Scarlet Ibis.

If you’re ever in the Pittsburgh area, I highly recommend checking the aviary out! http://www.aviary.org/index.php

Comments

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walkswithtigers
Aug. 12th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
Awesome! I haven't even come close to going through my photos yet.

Those penguins hated me...the cormorant wasn't too excited, but I think I saw one of the eagles checking out my ass.
foxfeather
Aug. 12th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
I am finally kind of caught up on my trip photos - some from like 5 years ago! It usually takes me forever to process them.

And you go, guy! I couldn't even get a phone number. :
thornwolf
Aug. 12th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
That starling is gorgeous! I've never seen one like that :D I don't think anyways...
trufflehog
Aug. 12th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
GODDAMN CORMORANTS. creepy dudes up here on the cape.

that ibis <3

this place looks fantastic. will have to remember it!
nambroth
Aug. 12th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
Look how beautiful your photos are! My camera was having seizures because of the low light.
arikla
Aug. 12th, 2010 03:27 am (UTC)
It has been YEARS since I was there, and i have always wanted to go back. Looks like they have really improved since last I was there! (to give perspective, I was there the year they became the national aviary instead of just the Pittsburgh Aviary... I had adopted a Madagascar Kingfisher for awhile :) )
aerinl
Aug. 12th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
Oooh, that starling is gorgeous @____@
synnabar
Aug. 12th, 2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
Yay! I love the photos! :D Thanks for sharing! :D I wasn't up to going myself (we had thought about it too, Maggock had great things to say about it!) but maybe next year... :D
corvus_animus
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
Yay bird photos!

I want to go so bad. I might drive down for the Society of Vert. Paleontology meeting so I have an excuse to go to the aviary!!

Thanks for sharing the photos :D
jamminbison
Aug. 12th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
Omfg, these pictures are so great. I wanna visit this place! Thanks for posting! :D
gishkishenh
Aug. 13th, 2010 04:00 am (UTC)
Bird.. BIRD.. BIRD IS THE WORD! XDDDD

YAY for the pics of the little color birdie with meeeee! I has proof of my feeding worms to birds. XD
peachtales
Aug. 17th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
Gorgeous!
uniformgrey
Aug. 17th, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
You got some really great photos here! What great exhibits they have!
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