The Rainforest at the top of the Baltimore National Aquarium holds over 250 birds, and at least 18 species.
Trying to find them high in the tree canopy is another story though. Spending about 45 minutes in the forest, I kept hoping that these exotic beauties would show themselves.
There is something about birds and me, no matter where I go. Seems they like to give me “the Glare.” I’m guessing it’s mostly likely because I’m staring at them with one really big eye. Bet it freaks them out.
The surprise for me was the Motmot that was getting baby mice for its meal from the wall where the keepers place them for him. Kind of creepy.
Hope you have a colorful day. Bella
Categories: 2013 Project 365, Baltimore, Birds, Nature, travel
Thank you so much Elisa.
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Thank you so much for sharing this with your readers.
Very beautiful birds, nicely done! I’ve noticed that birds look at me differently now when I’m using the Beast to photograph them than they do when I use a smaller lens, could they know?
Humm..being stared at by cyclops just might be it. That is funny that you notice it also. And here I was thinking it was just me.
Nice job of getting up close and personal with those exotics. Nicely framed and executed throughout the portfolio.
You are so very kind Tom. Can’t thank you enough for your generous comment. How are you and Italia?
Alive and well.
I vote for the Scarlet Ibis, but they are all beautiful!
I think the Ibis is really cool too. Evidently they like being high up in the trees.
Love the birds in the top 2 photos; aka the angry bird and aka the beautifully colored bird – thanks so much for sharing:)
OMG !! Is he not an “Angry bird” In fact, isn’t he one of the models for the game?