Friday, May 14, 2010

Lorikeet Lagoon

Lorikeet Lagoon, originally uploaded by Lukasmummy.

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Journalling reads: When we saw that Wild Asia came with a new exhibit called the Lorikeet Lagoon, we were not really sure what it was but the name had us intrigued enough to check it out. After we parked the buggy and finished having a giggle about the spelling mistake on the sign, we followed the instructions to go in. As we got to the gate we were told that we would have to go through the gate quickly as a bird had escaped. It was flying around inside the entrance way. On our right was a tiny kiosk with trays containing cups of liquid, We were told it was nectar, the sign read £1 a cup feed the birds. We decided not to do that this time as we were still unsure exactly what was inside. As we went through the second gate we were amazed at what we saw. There was a o large area of water in the centre and a path and fences all around it. On the outside of the fences were trees. Each tree had slices of fruit (oranges, lemons and limes seemed to be popular) or vegetables (mostly peppers) nailed to the trunks and branches. There were birds flying around everywhere. They were so tame and would drink the nectar right out of your hands. They weren’t in the least bit shy of us or my camera. I could have gotten even closer to them but I have a bit of a fear of flying things. I have never seen birds in such vivid colours before. Logan and Lukas thought the birds were really funny and they were both fascinated to watch them. Even though it freaked me out that they were flying so close, I’m so glad we did it!

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