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Fancy Flamingo Feet

The feet!

Greater FlamingosI was at the San Diego Safari Park last week and caught these flamingos doing their fancy mating dance…. which basically looks like a group of flamingos crammed together about to get onto a crowded subway train.

Sparrows in a glass garden

On the recent Northwest Camping Trip Extravaganza, we stopped at the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum.  Chihuly loved to integrate his work into and take inspiration from the natural world. Many of his pieces mimic natural flora shapes but seem other-worldly, especially when they are placed in nature instead of in a museum. I really enjoyed the gardens, but it was especially thrilling to see several White-crowned Sparrows frolicking in the gardens and sitting on the art pieces.

Here are some photos of the garden and the sparrows. I’ve also included a video of one sparrow taking a bath in a tiny puddle in a rock surrounded by Chihuly glass pieces. This museum and garden experience were one of the highlights of the trip


Upset little hummer

This cute little hummingbird came the day I put up my hummingbird feeder. He was very upset that I was in the yard near the feeder, so he chirped his displeasure from a dead bush in my neighbor’s yard. I thought his display was adorable, which obviously wasn’t what he was going for.

Winking House Finch

After filling up the feeder in the backyard, I looked up and saw this female house finch hanging out winking at me. She just kept doing it and I thought it was really great so I grabbed my camera and got some video.

Happy Monday.