Arepas and Dancing and Parrots – Oh My!

This past weekend was the 25th Festival Latino here in Columbus, Ohio. There were all the usual suspects such as food:

Festival Latino, street food, Columbus Ohio

Dancing, singing and things for sale (I’ve learned that I cannot do the Bachata but am fairly good at the Merengue)

Salsamante Dance Academy, dancing

But there was also a parrot rescue group displaying a few parrots from tropical North and South America for the crowds to see. The birds were stunning and well behaved (save for a few bird squabbles over snacks); with supervision from the group you could even have one sit on your arm or in my case have a “wooooo” off with a parrot.

eclectus parrot
Eclectus Parrot
blue yellow macaw, parrot
Blue Yellow Macaw
Scarlet Macaw, parrot
Scarlet Macaw and feathered friends
Scarlet Macaw
Scarlet Macaw with watermelon snack

This is Mickey, the hammiest Hyacinth Macaw ever. He is the parrot that I had the “wooo” off with. Isn’t his face so animated looking? It is the largest macaw and the largest flying parrot species; native to central and eastern South America. While you can’t see it in this image, these parrots come in at about a meter (3 feet) long and have been known to live 50 years in the wild.

Hyacinth Macaw
Hyacinth Macaw

While I was unable to stay as long as I wished to (still working on improving my health with physical therapy beginning today) it was good to get out and to eat more than I should have – don’t tell my doctor!

Teri 📷


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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography.
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4 Responses to Arepas and Dancing and Parrots – Oh My!

  1. Pit says:

    Love the shots of the parrots.

  2. Lavinia Ross says:

    I grew up near a friend with Macaws and other parrots. They are beautiful birds! It looks like a fun festival.

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