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  1. Trebuchet says

    Appears to be a flamingo day care. I saw Canada Geese doing that, in Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC. Probably 100 juveniles of all sizes surrounded by 8-12 adults watching them.

    You do have to wonder how the adults find the correct chick(s) when they get back.

  2. evilDoug says

    Stephen Jay Gould did an interesting essay on flamingos’ bills, some years back. I can’t remember if it was in one of his books or in Natural HIstory.

    ~~~
    Some small furry beastie kids (least weasels & their mom), via Mike the Mad Biologist:

    https://birdscalgary.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/weasel-wednesday-2/

    For some strange reason this is a secure site with mixed content. You need to allow all content to see the pictures.
    I’ve seen long tailed weasels and mink in Fish Creek Park, but never least weasels.

  3. sawells says

    Since we found out that birds are dinosaurs, I find herds of them more interesting. I can pretend they’re actually hadrosaurs.

    Yesterday our daughter (not yet two) pointed at a cookie in the shape of a triceratops and said “Dinosaur!” So proud :)

  4. KG says

    Stephen Jay Gould did an interesting essay on flamingos’ bills, some years back. I can’t remember if it was in one of his books or in Natural HIstory. – evilDoug

    Both: most of his books were recycled Natural History essays. The one on the flamingo is, unsurprisingly, in The Flamingo’s Smile.