The next island that mom went to on her Big World Assignment to the Galapagos Islands was North Seymour Island.
What kind of birds are those and what is that red balloon I see behind those branches?
Can I pop it, mom? Can I? Can I?
I found out that I probably should not pop it.
These birds are Magnificent FrigateBirds, and this red pouch becomes puffed up like this on the males when they are in breeding season and trying to impress the LadyBirds.
When not puffed up it looks like this.
Purrsonally, I would still like to pop it.
The females have different coloring and don't have red pouches because they don't need to impress the males!
Mom said that the animals in the Galapagos Islands were so unafraid of humans, especially on this particular island. Mom almost stepped on this Land Iguana!
Even little birdies, like this Yellow Warbler, were unafraid. All the animals and birdies came right up to my mom and said they wanted to be my friends!
Ok, mom, these are great new friends, but where are the BOOBIES? I want to see the Blue Footed BOOBIES!