"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
Emily Dickinson

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Caribbean Flamingos are nesting at the San Diego Zoo

Caribbean Flamingos generally lay one egg, which hatches in about 30 days.

Young hatchlings show downy gray feathers.

A parent cares for an older chick. Photos by J.J. Meyer
They may not be backyard birds in California, but I couldn't resist posting these photos I took at the San Diego Zoo on July 22.  It was a good time to see the flamingos in various stages of nesting.  We also had the opportunity to feed the flamingos as part of the Backstage Pass Tour.
Happy birding!

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