Saturday, October 16, 2010

Red Sand, Sea Creatures and Birdies!

 Mom's next stop on her Galapagos Islands Big World Expedition was at Rabida Island.
Hey, mom!  The sand is Red here!
Mom was greeted by 4 of my new Galapagos Sea Lion friends.  They asked mom to forgive them for not waking up for her!

 Some interesting sea stars were found on the beach, like this Orange Sea Star. 

 And look how big this Blue Sea Star was! 
(that's not my mom's foot, by the way!)

 Sea Stars have a lot of tentacles on the under side of their body.  
Mom's naturalist quickly put both of these sea stars back into the sea so they would not die.

 After that mom went hiking to look for birdies for me, as she knows that birdies are just my absolute favorite friends.

 Look who she found!  It is a Vermilion Flycatcher!  These are very rare to see at the Galapagos Islands, and much more common on mainland Ecuador.  This birdie is a male.  Mom used her pawpawrazzi skills to creep up after him, but this was the best shot she could get of this elusive birdie.

 Mom found out that the male was very busy courting this female Vermilion Flycatcher, and interestingly enough, the female is not vermilion in color at all, but light yellow!

 There were lots of Galapagos Mockingbirds on this island, and one who looked like he was in charge, told mom:  "All of us birdies are so excited to be JB's friends!"

JB:  Wow, mom, these are some great new birdie friends! 
Mom:  JB, just wait till you see the next birdie friend I found for you on this island!

~~To be Continued~~

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NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

I khan't wait to see the nice raptor birdie!!!

Thanks fur sharing YOUR furiends with us!


Angel, Kirby and Max said...

JB, your Mom gets great pictures of your new friends on her trips. WE are so happy that you share them with us!

myonlyphoto said...

JB did you get a new camera. Quality of your pictures is amazing, not to mention the subject. Love the little birdies, they are so so cute. Especially the red one. Every time I visit your blog, I am really getting inspired, make me want to come out and start chasing birds and take lot of photos, oh well it is night time now, lol. Thanks again for great photos from your trip. Anna :)

Prints the Cat said...

Wow, JB. I have to say that this Galapagos trip is the most amazing ever! Your Mom must have had such a great time. Possibly the best trip ever, wouldn't you say?! She visited with so many of your friends. Who could ask for more?