This week’s pictures are of captive birds. We had an outing over the Easter break to Caversham WIldlife Park, mainly to see the koalas and wombats. I had no idea how big it was or how much there was to see and do there. As well as all the marsupials there were lots of native birds on show.
In one of the ‘meet and greet’ sessions there were owls and ‘parroty types’. Feel free to correct me if I’ve identified them wrongly.
I love being stared out by owls. This one is a frogmouth. I’m still not entirely sure whether a frogmouth is an owl or not.
The parrots and cockatoos were entertaining as ever – so intelligent and playful.
They were keen not to be out-done by the wombat and were showing off their best moves for us.
Then outside there were enclosures with birds from different states.
This stone-curlew was fairly well hidden until it started to stand up. If it hadn’t moved I may have missed it.
I couldn’t end without showing the cutest marsupial of the day. It’s called a bettong – a tiny, tiny kangaroo. It was surrounded by visitors, but just fell asleep, upside down, in the arms of its keeper. With his feet in the air, he quite happily slept through the action as all the visitors gently stroked his tummy.