July 1, 2011

Public Bird Sanctuary

I have no idea how common bird sanctuaries are in France, but in Annecy, I saw two. The first was along the river on the edge of the Old Town. One-third of the round construction housed parakeets, and assorted pigeons occupied the second third.

A white pigeon with enough ruffled feathers to make its own feather boa.

A relatively conventional-looking dove.

A boardinghouse for birds.

Oddly enough, there was also a bird sanctuary near the Imperial.

It featured a more eclectic mix of birds -- the kind you eat and the kind you see in zoos.

A peacock struts its stuff next to some poor rooster.

An ugly-ass turkey.

Hump-billed ducks.

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