My blogging has been disrupted by an unfortunate accident, so let me pick up the thread and get back to our days in Singapore.
On Thursday, we took a taxi to the world famous bird park at Jurong, to the west of Singapore. I wanted to see their see their incredible bird aviaries and displays. This collection of aviaries houses hundreds of exotic bird species and covers an area of 49 acres. In January, it will be moved to a new location near Singapore Zoo as both are run by the same company.
You enter the bird zoo under arches dripping with orchids and proceed around a circular route with a variety of large flight aviaries as well as some walk-in aviaries, each featuring birds from different habitats.
Singapore is located just one degree north of the equator, but its only here that you could see Antarctic penguins! These King Penguins are kept in an indoor area that is air-conditioned and chilled.
We had walked three quarters of the way around the park when Jill was distracted by a pelican and drive her buggy over this single step and fell onto her left hip. From here, she was taken by ambulance to hospital where, after surgery, she is now much more comfortable. I’’ll write about that part of our story soon. (I took this photo in case I needed to prove anything to the insurance company).
I’ll let some of the birds speak for themselves. While I have some interest in birds, I am not so much of a ’twitcher’ that I know every species so there were many that were fascinating to see, but I don’t know what they are called. However, I enjoy photographing them. I find it quite difficult to see some of the smaller birds in the wild, but theses ones were ‘served up on a plate’.
Sun Conure (Sun Parakeet)
South American Condor
A little bird of the African treetops
African Grey Parrot
A variety of Lorikeet