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The Battle Scarred Bird

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Walking in an aviary does have its hazards. Take this bird for example (whose identification I could not find; the zoo’s website was no help there). Near as I can figure, it really does not like to have its photo taken. Every time I raised my lens up to my eye to compose a shot, it was ready to dive bomb me. Here it is, just as it jumps off its perch. And here again.

Absolutely terrifying, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I let out a scream when it happened; I was afraid it would hurt itself or damage my lens. The first time, I thought, “Okay, maybe I’m in its way.” But the pattern became clear after the second time.

The Battle Scarred Bird
13 March 2011
Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY

Written by Allison Frost

May 23, 2011 at 10:47 am

The Wood Duck in the Aviary

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I took a staycation this March in an attempt to save up money for my November vacation (when I hope to go to the Festival of the Cranes). But dang, it’s hard to think of things to do when most things around town are closed til April at the earliest! Even looking to the rest of Long Island, there wasn’t much exciting going on. So I made the trip out to an old favorite, the Bronx Zoo.

This guy can be found in one of the aviaries. Yep, you can find his fellows on Long Island, but I haven’t spotted one in a while. So it was a treat to see him at the BZ.

The Wood Duck in the Aviary
13 March 2011
Bronx Zoo, NY

Written by Allison Frost

May 20, 2011 at 10:45 am

The Skittish Penguin

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The Skittish Penguin
29 September 2009
Atlantis Marine World, Riverhead, NY

The Goat by the Barn

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The Goat by the Barn
02 September 2009
Holtsville Ecology Center, Holtsville, NY

Feeding Time at the Penguin Tank

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Feeding Time at the Penguin Tank
29 September 2009
Atlantis Marine World, Riverhead, NY

The Bear in the Cage (Part II)

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Part I

The Bear in the Cage (Part II)
02 September 2009
Holtsville Ecology Center, Holtsville, NY

The Llama in the Pen

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The Llama in the Pen
02 September 2009
Holtsville Ecology Center, Holtsville, NY