Macaws

The Macaws in The Botanical Gardens
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The macaws in the Botanical Gardens looked really threadbare, after watching them in the wild in Peru, we did feel sorry for this small group of under occupied birds. However it didn't stop us spending ages looking at them and their comedic ways. The first one was a chewer - we could hear Beez teak groaning even at this distance.
 
 
 
 
 
This pair were hilarious, whatever one did the other interfered
 
 
 
 
 
 
Whilst one scratched his head, the other bit his toes
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stretch wings, the other bit his neck
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interfering with having a good preen was one thing, but sniffing his bits was a step too far
 
 
 
 
 
Off he went, dive bombing to the floor
 
 
 
 
Off he scuttled on his twine toes
 
 
 
 
 
To the next pen to be alone and hang out for a while 
 
 
 
 
and preen alone
 
 
 
 
 
Then some flight training with that well known animal whisperer
 
 
 
 
Look cute
 
 
 
 
Smile for the camera
 
 
 
 
Then return to his nutty mate
 
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL ENJOYED WATCHING THE ANTICS
                     SAD TO SEE THEM WITH SUCH SHABBY FEATHERS