I enjoyed the butterfly house and tried to photo the butterflies flying all around us amongst the tropical foliage. I am quite proud of these 4 images I am posting which I took with my new Panasonic Lumex camera. Afraid I have no idea what any of them are called, as the children were in such a hurry to get on to see the tarantullas (!) and we never got back to see the information board naming all the butterflies as there is so much to do here!!
We saw one of the flying displays with the American Bald Eagle, a rather fun looking Bush Baby owl and a falcon. Had a picnic lunch and then walked round the enclosures where there were llama, ostrich, water buffalo and domestic animals. It was a remarkably hot day and by 4 o'clock after a quick visit to the shop, made our way home in our very necessary air conditioned car.
Here are some other images, which you will recognise. I think I am getting used to my new camera now.
well worth enlarging these two as well for detail
I waited ages for this little finch to show himself coming out of their little nest being encouraged by his mum. The bald Eagle flew round for ages up on the thermals before getting closer and coming in to land.
Hope you enjoyed this little trip with us and the excellence of this new camera for sharp detail.