Photo by myself in Bryant Park.
Several exotic birds were on display in Bryant Park last week. It was an official Park installation, where you could see the birds up close.
There were several birds, large and tiny. I was drawn to the tiny one. Their caretaker was generous enough to perch him on my finger.
Here he is, above, looking very sleepy. As soon as he got to my finger, he started blinking out of sheer exhaustion, the poor thing.
Apparently the exotic birds are part of display called 'Meet the Birds', held at the park each Tuesday, near the Carousel.
The birds are brought in from the Arcadia Bird Sanctuary of New Jersey, a non-profit organization that saves these animals from abuse, injury or homelessness. Often the birds, which have lifespans of up to 80 years, will outlive their owners. Thus the homelessness.
Bigger parrot friends, sharing a perch.
Another view of this lovely creature, this time on his caretaker's hand.
If you want to see these gorgeous animals in person, act soon. The display has taken place throughout the summer and there are only two Tuesdays left. The birds are there til September 29!
For more photos of the birds, visit the Bryant Park Blog.
Visit the Arcadia Bird Sanctuary in Freehold, New Jersey, to see how they've rescued hundreds of birds.
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