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No, that is not an error in the title of this blog! And, there is actually no dancing involved, OK, maybe one dance shot! This post will feature some amazing shots I was lucky to get of Flamingos at the San Diego Zoo! It was our first stop when we went with Russel of Russel Ray Photos! Again, thank you Russel and Jim for such a lovely day!

What was really cool about seeing these lovely, colorful birds, was that they were nesting or preparing their nests…So, without further ado, I hope that you love these photos of this lovely bird!

So, do you do the flamingo? Here is one doing that lovely dance!

Let's Dance!

Let’s Dance!

And, let’s sing!

A duet!

A duet!

These lovely birds mostly breed in the Galapagos, Columbia and Venezuela, and some lesser known places. And, they breed at the San Diego Zoo too! Here are a couple of shots that we were lucky to witness of these birds nesting!

Nesting

Nesting

More of the nesting birds

More of the nesting birds

Periodically they take a break to snooze.

Resting bird

Resting bird

Or they converse with one another about the work being done.

Having a conversation

Having a conversation

When they raise their heads, they have lovely profiles. Don’t you agree?

A lovely profile

A lovely profile

And they often look at the visitors and I swear I could hear this one asking a question!

Are you looking at me?

Are you looking at me?

It is their feathers that are so incredible what with all their color and patterns!

Beautiful feathers!

Beautiful feathers!

Flamingo feather patterns

Flamingo feather patterns

They also stop often to do a bit of housecleaning!

House cleaning

House cleaning

Did you like this series of photos? I would love to hear from you!

Now go and have a great Wednesday, and, again, thank you for stopping by!

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Those amazing folks over at Let’s Be Wild have chosen the subject “Birds of a Feather” as this week’s challenge! Having just spent 4 1/2 hours at the San Diego Zoo with Russel from Russel Ray Photos, along with his partner Jim and my husband Paul, I was able to put together some photos of lovely birds! Not all are from the zoo, though…Let’s go and check out these lovelies and some not so lovely but still amazing birds!

One of the most colorful and beautiful birds that we observed at the zoo is the Mandarin Duck. They are brilliant in color and they are quite a sight to see!

Mandarin duck taking a break from swimming

Mandarin duck taking a break from swimming

The next really colorful birds are truly amazing! I was able to catch three flamingos lined up in a row napping!

A trio of flamingos sleeping

A trio of flamingos sleeping

We saw a lot of babies at the zoo, and here is a cute little duckling out for a Friday afternoon swim! This photo is what my friend Penny would call an awww photo!

A baby swims

A baby swims

And the birds were nesting too! Here is a pair of cormorants with mother bird on the nest and father bird standing along her side!

Nesting cormorants

Nesting cormorants

The newest bird at the zoo is the White Pelican. It is such an amazing bird that I will do a post featuring this bird at a future date! Be sure to check out the colors on this “white” bird.

A white pelican loaded with color

A white pelican loaded with color

The herons were pretty amazing too! Here is one on the lookout followed by another shot of a different one.  The second photo reminds me of a flasher, and that is because of the way it is holding its wings!

A gray heron

A gray heron

This heron is flashing!

This heron is flashing!

I have no idea what type of bird this next one is, but it is looking right at me!  I see a lovely regal lady wearing a hat and with the most beautiful eyes.  What do you think?  Thanks to Russel Ray for identifying the bird below!  It is a Harpy Eagle!

Pretty bird!

Pretty bird!

Then we came across the condors! They are amazing birds, and I was able to catch this one as he stretched its wings!  Check out the fur collar!  You might want to double click on this photo to really see the detail in the face!

The condor spreads its wings

The condor spreads its wings

From the deck of the cruise ship we were on, I was able to catch a pelican as it flew by!  This is indeed a lucky shot!

Flying high!

Flying high!

The above photo looks to be a bit grainy but it is actually the air that was really hazy!

The funniest thing I saw was on the deck of the ship in the pool area for the kids. I was lucky to find the deck empty of people and was photographing the seagulls on the deck rails. When I turned around, there were three gulls sitting at the edge of a water slide. Then one jumped in to take a bath! The entire series of photos will be another post, but here is a shot of this bird enjoying its bath!

A gull taking a bath on a Carnival Cruise

A gull taking a bath on a Carnival Cruise

I hope that you enjoyed these lovely birds! Please look for the link to my post at the LetsBeWild Photo Challenge! Please feel free to leave a comment on their site for me!

I hope that you have an excellent Monday! Thanks for stopping by today!

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