There's a new kiddie party guy in town and he is ... odd.
Martin Odd, aka The Bird Man.
Because what 6 year old doesn't want a Rock Kestrel sitting on his head at his birthday party?
And who doesn't want their friends to experience the magic ...
... the wonder ...
... and the mind-boggling privilege of an African White Backed Vulture
pooping visiting in your living room?
Martin and his team of feathered friends (Macaw Parrot, Hadeda, Owls, Crow and more) do an amazing hour long show, full of facts and information, entertainment and education, guaranteed to leave all the guests (young and old) with lots to think about and remember about the magnificent birds which live amongst us.
Martin shows an affection and respect for his birds which we commonly associate with furry mammals, and speaks candidly of his early days as a budding ornithologist, seeking out nests as a boy around his home in the suburbs.
How wonderful to expose our children to an adult so passionate about what he does. Someone who has followed his childhood dream and now does the work he loves everyday.
Valuable lessons indeed.
And so entertaining!
Rounded off with a chance to hang out with a White Faced Scops Owl. A very special birthday party experience indeed.
More information on Martin's shows (he can also be found at Ratanga Junction in season) and his contact details can be found here, or on his facebook page Birds of Africa Show.