Southwest Desert~

Flamingos?

Apparently.

Because here they are!

Hanging out with their very outgoing chicks.

There were Australian swans,

snoozing with Canadian Geese.

in ponds,

in Nevada and California.

Cheers to you from the happy birdies~

178 thoughts on “Southwest Desert~

  1. Now that was a mix Cindy, I think one of those cyclones from the Wizard Of Oz must have brought them all together. But great shots from Oz though πŸ˜‚ 🀣

    • What shouldn’t surprise me anymore, but still does, is how opportunistic birds are. There were all sorts of species that didn’t “belong” in these ponds, but found their way there, and liked it very much! დ

  2. Such a fun post!! I roomed with a group of girls in California–and we called ourselves the flamingoes, as most of the girls had strawberry blonde hair!! So, it was fun for me to be reminded of that college experience, when saw your flamingoes, and saw the hello from California!! :)Hope you are having a blessed day!

  3. The detail in the feathers is amazing. Beautiful photos, Cindy. I enjoyed seeing the young flamingos. I don’t think I’ve ever even seen pictures of the young, and certainly not in real life.

  4. Marvelous images! Up close and personal with those flamingo chicks. Lucky you! And the reflection shots are so serene.
    (Looks like I may FINALLY be getting notifications from WP. Yay! Perseverance wins out in the end?)πŸ‘

    • Sleeping birdies are peaceful sights. They tend to watch you with one eye for a bit, until figuring out you’re unimportant and going back to sleep! πŸ˜‰

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  6. No wonder they’re happy birdies, Cindy — just LOOK at that gorgeous scenery!! And the sunshine! Something tells me they wouldn’t like Central Illinois much, not with the snow and cold we get. Sigh.

  7. I see that one of these flamingo’s beak is slightly crooked close to its mouth, their feathers are very bright. Thank you so much for sharing your marvellous shots.

  8. Flamingos? That’s it! I’m putting my foot down. Lol! FlamingoOD pics as always, my friend β—Ÿ(β—”ΰΈ±β‚€β—”ΰΈ± )β—ž ༘❀️❀️❀️

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    • I didn’t know about the chicks either. But I do know flamingos turn pink over time from eating pigment contained in algae and bugs. These little guys won’t turn pink until they eat lots of both, which takes a few years. If you remove these pigments from a flamingos diet, they will start losing their color as they molt. Nature is very interesting. დ

  10. There’s something about seeing animals, especially birds that make me scared somehow but also in awe. Such magnificent creatures. And that’s a stunning view you’ve got there.

  11. I never thought of flamingos as very pretty–dramatic and eye-catching in shape and color–but not really pretty. But those flaming chicks are really cute! I love their curvy, fuzzy necks! Also those mirror images in the water. Thank you for your eye for beauty, Cindy!

  12. I’ve never seen a flamingo’s face this close up nor a chick! Very nice captures. To sit by that pond and read a good book would be the perfect afternoon for me…with coffee too.
    Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚

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