Here then are my birds on a wire for Rinda's Summer Scavenge Hunt. Much more beautiful than my previous pigeon on a phone line, I think you'll agree.
We saw lots of other very unusual animals too. It's a good breeding zoo with an excellent educational programme. If you're not an animal lover then you're welcome to click away now. I am, though, and I'm quite proud of some of these pictures. The highlight of the day for me was snagging a photo of fruit bats in flight - very very quick and hard to photograph. For the kids it was the chance to feed the giraffes.
As we left through the gift shop I grabbed another from Rinda's list - a rack of postcards.