Bright and early Tuesday morning Secundogeniture and I got up and left the house for an adventure with Judy. It's winter break in Westport and we were on a quest to play the part of tourist in our own backyard. We picked Judy up from the train and headed to the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Bridgeport got hit really hard by last week's blizzard and only just re-opened a few days ago.
We were thrilled to be the first visitors to arrive at the zoo. While it was cold... for a winter day it was in the high 30s - so it was a pretty good day for visiting and spending the day outside.
We were so thrilled to see the prairie dogs out and about in the snow. Secundogeniture barely fit in the prairie dog underground viewing site. Compare it to this August 2005 shot when he could barely see without the help of his older brother.
We saw many wonderful animals. I loved seeing the two bald eagles just at feeding time. It was a great thing to see.
I just love how the peacocks and guinea fowl wander free around the zoo. The male peacocks were in full plumage. Their colors are always so beautiful to see - especially when contrasted against the snowy background.
The Beardsley Zoo is home to this interesting peacock with a streak of white in its tail. It reminds me of Cruela deVil's hair.
It was a great zoo day. I didn't get as many wonderful pictures as Judy - but then I took pictures on my phone and she used her amazing camera. Check out her photos HERE.