More snow and cold here. We did go out for an appointment for Irene and a few errands, but I think you should see more zoo pictures. I believe all these birds were new to me, except the Snow Geese at the end. Also, they are all from Africa, except the geese.
The first two are pretty awesome. Who knew there were starlings so gorgeous? This is the Golden-Breasted Starling. Take a look at his shoulder. The back is that shade of purple.
And here is the Superb Starling. Like our starlings it has a lot of vocalizations. Keep in mind that these pictures are all through glass and mesh, so they aren't too crisp.
Next up, we have a wading bird, the Cape Thick-Knee. I think you can see how it got that name.
Here's a Buffalo Weaver. Weavers get their name because of the elaborate nests they build.
These are White-Faced Whistling Ducks. I know, you can't see their faces very well. But what I love are the feathers on the side
And, just as we were getting ready to leave, I found they have a pair of Snow Geese in a pond near the gate. I love watching them fly over in the wild, and I think I can identify them, because they sound so different from the Canada Geese. I didn't realize they have that black "lip." So pretty!
I finished a fairly long chapter today! Now I'm only about two days behind on the writing schedule I need to keep.
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