Before we headed into the strip district last Saturday, we stopped at the Aviary. I had wanted to go to the Science Center, but we were worried that it would be to young for us. I kind of wish we had done that. The Aviary ended up being a little disappointing. For our $13 each we got less than an hour of bird enjoyment. I think it would be better if you have kids, but with just the two of us, we breezed through the rooms and then were left standing in the hall wondering what to do next.

There were some pretty birds. And some pretty strange birds. This one falls under the pretty strange category:

What you can’t see in the picture is Matt standing off to the side making faces and noises at the bird. This was right before it started hitting those little plumy things on top of its head against the big cement thing that it’s standing on making the most eerie sound. And it was loud and kind of scary. I think Matt offended it.

This bird was probably my favorite:

I know Eagles are huge birds, and I’ve been lucky enough to see a few in the wild, but you don’t quite get the scale of them until you see them this close. The Bald Eagles were being anti-social, but this Sea Eagle was right up to the glass.

Next to the Aviary is a park. It was nice to see such a natural spot in the midst of all the buildings. There were quite a few people out to enjoy it. Some with their dogs, some with friends/siblings, some renting kayaks to paddle around in the little maze of pond.