Sep
21
2009

Of Birds and NOT bees..

The long weekend… Being good citizens, Darling and I decided to make the road less crowded by NOT going back to our hometown. We decided to stay put in the Klang Valley instead. So what to do instead of the usual shopping? We went to KL Bird Park – The World’s LARGEST free-flight walk-in aviary. We got the tickets earlier during MATTA fair so our tickets are priced at RM10 per adult when the usual is RM15.

The first thing that greeted us as Darling wanted to park the car were these. I saw them ‘vandalising’ cars parked near the slope. They were trying to pull out the antennae and throwing cans on the cars! Goodness.. I wanted to step out to take a snap shot, but Darling forbid. He was afraid they might come after me and my camera! Lol..

This is how you enter the enclosure. Ethan just loved playing with those dangling chains…

Birds food. Ethan wanted to eat the corn. NOOOOO!!!

See how tame the birds were? We could go really near… And the nearer we were, this little rascal couldn’t resist trying to ‘catch’ them..

I think this is a pea-hen. Because it did not have those beautiful feathers..
Right? Right? Wrong?Hornbill.. Ethan’s favourite. He squatted there for a good 15 minutes without moving, admiring the fish. We had to carry him away but still, he did not want to budge. Even though it was a cloudy day, it was still kind of hot. The sweltering heat and the humidity is not too kind on my little rascal. He finished the whole packet of Ribena in just one go. The Ribena here cost RM4.50 while a can of 100plus that I took cost RM4.00!

The wise ol’ owl. Another of Ethan’s favourite.Ahh.. a break in the shade. We really enjoyed the Eagle Feeding Show. We were treated to eagles tearing, shredding and eating white mice right before our very eyes! With all the intestines dangling, blood and all.. Gruesome? Ethan enjoyed it. He can even tell me that eagles eat white mouse now. @@This ostrich was just too cute. Saw me trying to photograph it, quickly came to the fence and started to nibble. 1Malaysia. Birds of all feathers flocking together for a meal.Even their garbage bins are so cute. Flamingo. Nice? Ok~la. Such noisy birds! The front view of the proud peacock. The backview. ^^ We went for the Bird Show and just look at this cute little fella cycling.. Patriotic to the bone, raising the Malaysia Flag – Jalur Gemilang.Overall, I would give the Bird Park my thumbs up. It was clean and shady with so many birds flying freely above us. Nice!

One word of advise though, not a place to bring your stroller if you are coming with a toddler, a foldable and lightweight buggy maybe alright as you may need to use the many staircases around. Food and drinks are quite costly too. Mozzies? We did not encounter any. Maybe because we used repellent…

Oh yes, if you are planning to drive there, do not park your car near the slope. MONKEYS!!!

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    Plan to go there tomorrow, if I can get my lazy butt off the bed. :P

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    like the peacock shot! simply beautiful! ps you're invited to comment on my post too =)

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    Merryn, I never been there before la.. good to take the kids there for a walk walk and see all types of birds…(Btw, the pics showed u r a sweet mummy la.. somemore u said u r fat fat.. mana ada?)

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    I been to KL Bird Park once and I hope to bring Ryan go in my December trip to KL.You are a pretty mom…at last saw your pic at ur blog!

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    what a nice outing. love the pics. boy, the drinks are freaking expensive lah.

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    went there b4 with philip.. but not going again in the near future…

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    poor boy sweating as he drank from the tumbler. could see the beads of sweat on his face.Nice pix and captions.

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    Haha! Ethan so cute trying to catch the birds! Lucky you stopped him from eating the corn meant for the birds! LOL! Wow! He's really into fish isn't he? I think 15 minutes looking at fishes is like meditating. Ethan already learning how to meditate! Haha!

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    wah, looks like fun! fun! fun! hmmm… can think about making a trip there hor :)

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    Sure looks like Ethan had alot of fun. He is so cute in the pic; staring at the fishes in the pond. I am very impressed by his attention span, a full 15 mins without moving away from the pond!

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    never been there before..nice outing =)kenwooi.com

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    great weekend..

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    wow…sound n looks good ya!! Got to ask my hubby to think about it!! :-)

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    wow, another interesting place to visit :-p

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    It's a very nice side trip fro you and your family, I can see Ethan really enjoyed it. And no no ethan with the corn! haha

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    Wao, I have been there once long, long time ago. Nice place.

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    What a nice day out at the bird park. Love the ever elegant flamingo :)

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    Nice summary. I think I also want to go there next time.

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    Nice outing! Is it also more fun than going to the zoo?

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    Sounds like an attractive spot for kids. Will explore this birdpark when we drop by KL the next time.

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    Looks great although the bit you mentioned about the stroller put me off……

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    Birds watching. Back to nature….kids love such activities….

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    Lovely outings!~ :)

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    Thanks for the tips. Will certainly make a trip there when I feel better.

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    A great family outing aye! I wanna go to! Lots of interesting animals to see. A day to discover for Ethan! :)

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    Yupe! Thank goodness Ethan didn't eat the corn. Kids..the are so naive! :)P.S. I am following and I have added you to my blogroll! :)

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    Looks like fun. Will bring Gwen to the Bird Park one day. :)

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    My girl has been to the bird park during one of the kindy's excursion. Altho I dun fancy looking at birds, I'm sure the kids wud love it. Hmmm… must ask the 'driver' to bring us there one day. :)

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    I can see the sweat dripping down on his face. Really hot ya! You all are very lucky to see the peacock showing its beutiful feathers. It is a very nice picture.

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