Friday, October 01, 2010

Snapshots from September - Sylvan Heights

We were recently in North Carolina visiting family, and had the pleasure of visiting Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park in Scotland Neck.  Even though the weather was a formidable 98 degrees, we enjoyed walking around with our intern-guide, Matt, and learning more about birds from all over the world.  It's definitely worth the drive from the Triangle area!

Clockwise from top left: JaneG. feeding a crane; a Nene (Hawaiian Lava Goose); Jazz talking with a Scarlet Macaw; Scarlet Ibis

Left: Boardwalk to the breeding center.  Right: Bebop feeds the toucan a guide-provided grape; unknown berry (still looking for this one's name--its bright fuchsia color caught both my eye and Jane's)

4 comments:

Renee in BC said...

Looks fantastic! I love, love, love the Scarlet Ibis. Or is it Ibises?

Fiddler said...

Thanks for stopping by, Renee! As far as I know, either ibis or ibises is correct for the plural form of the word.

Anonymous said...

the berries you saw are on a bush called a Beauty Berry.

Christina said...

Thanks--I thought it might be Beauty Berry but was unsure. : )