Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Birds of a Feather...

flock together at the
Bird House at The National Zoo
in Washington, D.C.
 
  Blue Crowned Motmot

 Burrowing Owl

 Wrinkled Hornbill

  Red-Crested Cardinal

 Sunbitten

 Mountain Bamboo Partridge

 Pin-Tailed Duck??

 Mountain Bamboo Partridge

 Scarlet Macaw

  Red-Crested Cardinal

 Asian Fairy Bluebird

Red-Billed Hornbill
 
 The Red-Crested Cardinal was my favorite...

 a really beautiful bird!
 
Many Thanks to my dear friend Eileen at
for sharing all the information on the Smithsonian National Zoo.
With all the times I have visited Washington,
I had no idea this zoo existed.
This Bird House at the zoo is amazing!!

Sharing this collection of wild birds with Stewart for
Wild Bird Wednesday
 

35 comments:

  1. a great bunch of exotics here! great photos of them! i've seen those cardinals posted by a blog friend in hawaii. so cool!

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  2. Just amazing! The exotic birds are gorgeous!

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  3. Those are just gorgeous photos of gorgeous birds! When I lived in the jungle of Bolivia for a year, there were macaws that would perch on the housetop. Brought back a great memory!

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  4. I would really like to see those kinds of birds those birds are just amazing. I think it is funny that the burrowing owl is there. We have some that live here. I wish I could record the sound they make in the spring. It is the most haunting thing I have ever heard.

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  5. Marvelous photos Debbie, such a lovely variety. Thanks to Eileen and now to you, I can't wait to get back to the National Zoo. It's within easy reach of us so there is no excuse. I've been saying how much I would love to go back there to see the Gorilla Exhibit. We met a delightful couple who were part of a group who donated to this exhibit and they were able to tell us about individual apes. And now I have the bird house to look forward to. Thank you so much for sharing these delightful photos.

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  6. Lots of interesting birds!!! I have never heard of any of these varieties - well, except for the burrowing owl...
    And I love the cherry blossoms in the next post... I really looked those beauties over with a fine tooth comb...
    We are getting snow now - can I move away from here?

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  7. oh, me too!! Red crested cardinal all the way!

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  8. Fabulous photos of some very interesting birds! I love the red breasted cardinal too. Looks like you had such a great trip!

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  9. Debbie, they are gorgeous !!
    My favorite is the red crested cardinal. It's delightful.
    Greetings

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  10. That blast. I love birds. The photos are beautiful!
    Thanks for your good wishes, Debbie. We're home. Paco goes well.
    a kiss.

    This is the National Park Monfragüe. Wonderful:

    http://asimegustaelmundo.blogspot.com.es/2011/06/parque-nacional-de-monfrague.html

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  11. Wonderful birds! They're all gorgeous.

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  12. I agree the Red Crested Cardinal takes the prize ... but, they are all beiutiful in their own way. I wish they didn't have to live in a zoo, but then I am guessing they are provided a high quality of life by the Smithsonian Staff. Beautiful pictures, Debbie ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  13. Oh,Debbie,such beautiful birds!!My favorite is the red crested cardinal!!Gorgeous pictures!Thank you for sharing!!
    Dimi...

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  14. You got some great shots. That red crested cardinal is amazing.

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  15. The cardinal is my favorite too, Debbie.
    What a beautiful variety of birds.

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  16. ...been to the National Zoo a few times...only to see the Pandas. Now, with all the beautiful birds you and Eileen share, I wanna go back.

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  17. Debbie, I am so happy you enjoyed the Zoo's bird house. It was one of my favorite parts besides the Pandas.. Your photos are awesome, well done! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  18. That's a great variety! Fantastic shots! It would be hard to choose, but that Red-crested Cardinal is awesome!

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  19. Why am I not surprised that you went to the birdhouse?? Beautiful birds...great pictures!

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  20. That is a sweet owl. I haven't been to the National Zoo in a while!

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  21. Please excuse me while I pick my jaw up off my desk! Wow wow wow!! All of these birds are stunning. You did a really remarkable job of capturing each one of these beauties.

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  22. Wow - a fabulous collection of photos of gorgeous birds. I have to say that the Red-crested Cardinal is my favorite as well!

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  23. These birds are beautiful - and they know it!

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  24. You did a great job in capturing these photos! I love love love that owl.

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  25. Oh what wonderful pictures!!!

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  26. What gorgeous photos of these exotic birds! I love the cardinal best.

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  27. HI Debbie Brilliant bird shots that you saw at the zoo

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  28. Oh now this just made me smile. The Wrinkled Hornbill is the most interesting bird I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing my friend. Hug B

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  29. The National Zoo is one of the places on my bucket list too see. I hear it's amazing.

    That Macaw is my favorite. They are gorgeous birds!

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  30. They have fantastic colours!

    http://ladyparisienne.blogspot.fr/

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  31. Oh what beautiful birds!
    Yours sincerely.

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  32. Wow so many great and beautiful birds. You got some wonderful shots of them.

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  33. Beautiful birds, beautiful shots!

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  34. A great range of birds - I'd love to see any of these in the wild!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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