During the girls’ visit with Grammy the other day, they went to a local zoo that had a parakeet exhibit. Lots of parakeets all over the place, in the same spirit as the butterfly exhibits that have become very popular.
Chloe and Sophie each held a feeding stick to attract the birds, and as you can see from the photo, the birds were not shy. Their friendliness and proximity enchanted the girls, and they had a grand time.
It’s a very good thing I wasn’t with them. Because had I been there, my main preoccupation would have been all the potential for well-targeted bird excrement falling on the human invaders. There were tons of birds hanging out, ergo tons of potential for poop. And there were no plastic protective ponchos in the offing. The girls and my mom were spared, however. Lucky for them.