GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
For a while now, I have really wanted to do something special for my readers, so yesterday, we took a visit to the
This is a real treat for any visitor to our city and I wanted to share it with you all.
I was armed with my new camera, so this means that today's post is a bumper photographic post.
Please go and grab a cuppa...
Sit back and relax...
and enjoy your own special visit to one of the joys of our city...
THE MONTECASINO BIRD GARDENS:
It was a beautiful, sunny, winter's day and the birds were out in full force.
Above: The Macaws had a lot to say to each other - including fighting over some prized leaves.
Above: The pair of Spoonbills now have a chick.
Above: I fell in love with this sweet couple...:)
Above: Pelicans basking in the sun...what a life!
Above: Most visitors purchase small bowls of nectar to feed the Parakeets.
Above: Flamingos trying to escape their attendant.
Above: Marabou Storks - the most 'handsome' of the lot!
The large bulbs under their necks serve as cooling mechanisms.
SOME OTHER CRITTERS:
Above: One of the most venemous snakes in Southern Africa..
The Black Mamba
Above: One of the Meerkats who took on sentinal duty for his family.
THE OPEN-AIR FREE-FLIGHT BIRD DISPLAY:
Montecasino Bird Gardens offer spectacular open-aired, free-flighted bird displays twice daily. The birds are trained to perform for a live audience. Their performances are breathtaking.
Above: A Toucan called 'Pawpaw'
Above: A Hornbill in full flight
Above: A Hornbill demonstrates his natural instinct to catch snakes.
(In this case it was a rubber snake)
South Africa's National Bird...
The Blue Crane
Above: One of the beautiful Raptors.
Above: The Marabou Stork takes a walk of honour.
Above: The children are enthralled.
Above: Even the Black crow has been trained to teach the children how to pick up litter.
Above: The endangered Cape Vulture.
I hope you enjoyed accompanying us to the
A final note:
Many of you are aware that I am busy with Maxdog's book. I have created a 'Fan Page' for him on Facebook in an attempt to log up support for its publication. If you would like to keep abreast with this journey and to be one of his supporters, I invite you to visit his fan page. Please would you click on 'like' when you do visit. This way, it will really help to canvass sponsorship for the publication
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Sending lotsaluv to you all!