Saturday, 16 April 2011

Bird Park Visit

Last weekend our wee family took a trip to Monte Casino's Bird Park. and we got to stroll through the HUGE walk in averies.  They put on a wonderful Bird Show at the park's amphitheatre, where they've taken injured and abandoned birds and reared them back to health but because they have been "humanised", they train them and use them in a very special Bird Show.  We even got to meet a Black Falcon!

They also have other animals on display - frogs, scorpions, spiders, sloths, cameleons, monkeys and the longest snake in the world (behind glass of course)...

Afterwards we went for lunch at a restaurant close by where we got really bad food and even worse service - hence the disappointed faces.


Beautiful Black Falcon takes flight

Hornbill Catching Food

Cape Vulture - endangered

Lunch Time!

The Cape Pink Flamingos

Kaylin enjoying her Ice Cream Break

Lemur - Its King Julian!

The Playful and colourful Parrots

Megan on her Drink Break

Ugliest Marabou Stork Bird

Owl

Southern White Pelican

More Snacks? Well, we were there for 4 hours!

We went for lunch after the Bird Park and My Boerewors was NOT impressed with the Food or the Service (probably because they didn't have his favourite beer).  No they really were pretty bad.  Our sad faces are because of the horrid restaurant NOT the Bird Park.  The Bird Park was AWESOME!!

Lunch

Snake with wee horns on his nose...

Pepper Steak with chips and onion rings

Even Megan wasn't impressed with the restaurant

A Beautiful and intelligent Tucan

NOT impressed with the restaurant
During the show the birds fly right up to you and land on the tree stumps amongst the audience in the amphitheatre.  Its quite spectacular!




Emperor Tamarin Monkeys that were after the girls fizzy drinks




10 comments:

David Barber said...

Looks cool, Gillian. Pity about the restaurant though, BUT they seem to be doing a great job with looking after the animals. Take a packed lunch next time though.

You snake was a West African Gabon Viper. (Isn't google great!!) :-)

Matty said...

It isn't often that you find good food at a reasonable price at a public attraction. At least you enjoyed the park. Love the colorful pictures.

Brian Miller said...

nice stach on that last tamarind...so no on the restaurant...looks like one little girl had lots of fun at the bird park though....

Lesley said...

Bad service / bad food / lack of good alcohol can seriously ruin a day. I'm glad that the birds won and saved it for you!

Mena said...

Despite the horrible restaurant it looks like you still had an awesome time :)

Melanie said...

Birds look awesome. That food looked like an abomination. Hospital food looks more appetizing. I am sorry for your wretched food experience.

W.C.Camp said...

Bird Park looks great and LOVE THE MONKEY 'STACHE!!! Sorry about how the food tasted, but actually did not look bad! W.C.C.

THUNDERCAT said...

If that crazy monkey were after ANYTHING that I owned...why lie, I would let his punk ass have it lmfao!

Mike Smith said...

Looks like a good time was had by all. Well, nearly all...!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

@David thank you so very much for that information. Check your snail mail!

@W.C.Camp I also love the monkey 'staches. Too cute!

@thundercat you should've seen the length of their frikken tongues!

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