I never should have done it. As soon as my fingers hit the keyboard while typing the title to this post it happened. And admit it, for many of you reading this, it probably happened to you too. The "Partridge Family" theme song started playing in your head.
Hello, world, hear the song that we're singin' C'mon get happy! A whole lot of lovin' is what we'll be bringin' We'll make you happy! We had a dream, we'd go travelin' together, We'd spread a little lovin' then we'd keep movin' on. Somethin' always happens whenever we're together We get a happy feelin' when we're singing a song. Trav'lin' along there's a song that we're singin' C'mon get happy! A Whole lot of lovin' is what we'll be bringin' We'll make you happy! We'll make you happy! We'll make you happy!
It's actually appropriate. While these little birds are wandering around the Butterfly Garden, they quietly call to each other. Peeping and chirping softly....a little song they're singing while they're travelin' together. And.....fact of the matter is......watching this partridge family does make you happy.
The two crested wood partridge chicks are growing and learning how to get around in the exhibit. They are also able to fly short distances, something their parents typically do only to get into the trees to roost at night, or to quickly get away when startled.
Thanks to Dennis Harris for the great shots.