Saturday, July 11

A Day At The Sanctuary...

Today we went to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary with Phan's parents... we had such an awesome day... lots of birds to look at (and seeing as Beth's obsessed with birds, that was a good thing!), we saw a bird show with lots of different birds, a general wild animal show with snakes, baby dingoes, lizards and a golden possum... Beth insisted we stay and watch an Aborginal cultural dance demonstration (not something Phan and I would normally be interested in). The highlights though would be Beth getting to pat a kangaroo (She's normally a scaredy cat and won't touch animals, but this kangaroo was sooo placid, she loved it!) and she also looooved touching a baby crocodile (possibly more than touching a kangaroo!) And for us... it would be the lorikeet feeding... which is really indescribable... just imagine *hundreds* of lorikeets flying around and then feeding from dishes that people are holding... they sit on your arms and head and will eat... the photos kind of tell it all, but they don't describe the beautiful atmosphere and the sound of the birds chippering away... Honestly, it's a once in a lifetime experience... it's amazing!

My favourite photos from today (another post coming, but I wanted to get these up in a hurry so Bao could see them!) -

Up Close & Personal

She loved the baby crocodile...

Lorikeet Feeding Time

Lorikeet Silhouette

3 comments:

Phong said...

Phan needs another haircut

Ty Phoon said...

haha that kangaroo is so not interested. Classic! :)

Jessica said...

This sounds like an absolutely perfect day. The lorikeet feeding sounds incredible!

::insert jealous smiley here:: HAAAAHAHA