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~

    • 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

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  1. 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.

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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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