Wednesday, August 26, 2009

ABC Wednesday "F" is for "Feed Sticks"

Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo offers an up-close-and-personal aviary, where kids (and I am a large child) can buy Feed Sticks for a dollar and feed their feathered friends. The little parakeets and cockatiels in the enclosure seem to be endlessly hungry, and they are constantly eyeing new visitors to see if there's a feed stick in his or her hand.

Who ever came up with the expression 'eat like a bird'? These guys were famished!

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11 comments:

Tash said...

The boy is a cutie! He looks happy and somewhat bewildered at the same time. A for your 'F'.

Thérèse said...

And proud he is!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love the angle in this photo. Bibi your photos are wonderful.
It is funny about the birds and that saying. I once had a pet bird and he ate constantly!

photowannabe said...

Very original word for the letter F. Love the look on this cuties face.

Q said...

A fantastic idea. I need feed sticks for my birds.....
I bet they would also come right up for a snack.
Sherry

Jacob said...

That is so cool! What more could a kid want than a bird in hand!

Nicely done, Bibi!

Dragonstar said...

This is such a Fun Foto! We feed the wild birds in our garden, and they swoop down ready to demolish anything we put out for them!

On behalf of the ABC Team, thanks for joining this week's FUN.

Virginia said...

Isn't he brave! and cute too!
Maybe while you're still in the USA we can chat again. Would love that.
V

Roger Owen Green said...

here's to being a large child!

Alexa said...

Hey, you're not large at all (though I get the "childlike" part and totally agree)! This is a wonderful photo.
By the way, don't know where that expression came from, because birds pretty much eat their weight in food every day!

Kim said...

This exhibit (and the zoo personnel) has had a wonderful influence on a boy from our school. Last year I took in Audobon bird skins and some binocular kits for the children to experience birds up close at school. This little guy was fascinated and used the materials in class all week. His mom told me afterward that he visited this area of the zoo often and knew the man who brings out hawks and owls for children to see there. When my mom's canary needed a new home, he found a perfect one with that little guy. All because of a love of birds fostered here. Really cool interactive exhibit. I like your angle!