Friday, February 25, 2011

Flamingo Friday: Making a Splash

I’ve seen the flamingos feeding many times, and dipping their beaks in water before preening themselves with their dripping bills—but I’ve never before seen them crouch down in the water, bending their enormous legs as if about to nest in their pond, and splash around like the mallards that often visit their enclosure (and sabotage my photos).

This may be a season- or mating-related behavior that I just haven’t been around to see before, or the mallards may in fact be influencing flamingo culture. (I admit the latter’s unlikely, but knowing these ducks, I wouldn’t put it past them.)

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1 comment:

Anca said...

Lovely to see these lights and colors on our (oh, yes, again!) snowy winter Michigan day.

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