This bird had a piece of jewelry in its mouth that it had stolen from somebody who had ingnored the warning about not wearing jewelry in this particular exhibit. We used my pen to try to distract the bird from the jewelry, but it just crushed it and held on to what it had.
Parque das Aves March 28th 2006 After the boat ride under the falls we decided to stop by the Parque das Aves, a bird park that features most of the birds of South America as well as a few from Africa. Many of the birds, unfortunately, were in a cage, which makes for not so great photography, and the mid-afternoon lighting was having a strange effect on my camera, so many of the photos were blurred.
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South America » Brazil » Paraná » Foz do Iguaçu Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of t... ... read more
Last year I wrote about my trip to South America (Paraguay and Brazil). This year's destination did not involve any international travel, just a nine hour drive across country with some old friends to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio and then to check out the sights in Chicago, Illinois.
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