15 April 2014

Free flight bird show at Taronga Zoo, Sydney

There wasn't a chance of capturing the birds in flight unfortunately; they were so swift. Mostly too, you didn't know where they were going to come from, left or right.   It really was a very creative show too, and so enjoyable.

Barking Owl

Brian,  Brian King Images, asked if they actually make a barking sound.  See what you think here, on Birds in Backyards there is an mp3 link in side-bar. 

Major Mitchell Cockatoos

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

Brolga



Trainer had asked if anyone in the audience would like to offer a $2 coin to this Galah.  They were to stand up, arm extended, with the coin in their upturned hand.

...it has just returned with the coin and handler puts it in her pocket, thank-you :)

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo obligingly picks up paper

and dumped it into the bin


A nice ending too, the woman who had donated the $2 coin was asked to stand up again and put out her hand.  The Galah flew back to her and returned it.



 
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28 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole well this brought back great memories of watching this display at this Zoo some years ago. All your shots are great. Many thanks.

Stewart M said...

There is a great display of free flying birds of prey (and a few parrots) at Healsville Sanctuary - I always like it.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Carole;
It must be SO marvelous to see these display!!! I've only seen the show hawks trained to catch the prey on TV.
Thank you very much for sharing this post♡♡♡

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

TexWisGirl said...

how very cute. and so beautiful, too.

DeniseinVA said...

Fabulous photos Carole, not only for those magnificent birds, but also for the very recognizable scenery in the background.

Irma said...

Hi Carole,
Beautiful series of flying birds of prey.
It is always difficult to photograph them properly, they are so fast.
Greetings Irma

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Zoo, all of them are superb, especially the give and take bird.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds. I like the shot of Major Mitchell Cockatoos.

eileeninmd said...

Carole, awesome post of the various birds. They are all beautiful, I guess it is nice for them to fly free. Great shots, have a happy week!

Merlesworld said...

It's a great zoo, love the Sydney skyline, but the birds are the stars
Merle...................

Brian King said...

I've never heard of a Barking Owl...do they actually make a barking sound? Beautiful photos!

Carole M. said...

Brian, thanks for asking! They do, so I've gone across and added a link to their call; let me know what you think ....does it sound like a dog? :)

mick said...

Great photos and it must have been fabulous to be there and watch these birds.

Jan Castle said...

What an enjoyable place!
Jan

Montanagirl said...

Wow - Love your photos! What a wonderful visit for you.

Kleine Waldameise said...

Wow, tolle Fotos, die mich träumen lassen. Danke fürs Mitnehmen.

Ida said...

Oh I would have really enjoyed seeing this. That Owl is especially cool.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous birds. Looks like an awesome show.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a fun show! Beautifully photographed.

Gail Dixon said...

Awesome bird shots, Carole! The markings on the owl reminds me of our barred owls, but this one has bigger, brighter eyes. What a beauty!

thewovenspoke said...

Very nice photos and it sounds like fun to go where they are

janiceadcock said...

Nice action shots!

Roan said...

Amazing birds and loved hearing about the coin trick.

Phil Slade said...

Hi Carole. Your local zoo looks to be in a more picturesue location than our own does. Our bird display didn't have owls or raptors, just parrots doing much the same tricks - rubbish in bins etc. Thanks for the Barking Owl link - I think we have one next door just over the garden fence!

NatureFootstep said...

how cool! I have never seen a show like that. Woudl be nice.

Susan said...

Lovely - I like those extra little tricks thrown in too. A beaut post Carole :D)

Anni said...

That is amazing!! And such an entertaining narrative...

Sorry, I'm so late in dropping in to visit and view your blog post from linking at the Bird D'Pot this week...we are still trying to get back into routine from our week's trip.

I appreciate you participating.

Helma said...

I love owls, but you probably already knew that lol .... Also you Cockatoos I find very beautiful. Beautiful colored crests :-)