by Pontius Paiva
People usually covered their ears, or skipped the aviary altogether.
Oddly, the squawking didn't phase the little girl or her mother. They smiled, admiring the large, colorful birds.
The zookeeper wondered how anyone could tolerate such obnoxious shrieking...
When suddenly, the child lifted her tiny hands and signed, "Pretty feathers."
Nacarat and Turquoise written and illustrated by Pontius Paiva Copyright © 2017 Pontius Paiva - All Rights Reserved. Photos used with permission granted under use of CC licensing.