Thursday, November 18, 2010

Doing the Booby Dance!

Yay, mom, now it is time for the Boobies!  
Blue-Footed Boobies, that is! 

  Mom met these new friends of mine on North Seymour Island in the Galapagos Islands.  And guess what?  They love to dance!

The male must impress the female so he does the best dance he can, and often kicks up his Blue-Footed heels!
An interesting fact, is that the females are always larger in size than the males.

The female is now noticing the male.  She thinks he has some spunk in his step.....

.....and his feet are quite blue!  
The males with the bluest feet, usually wins the attention of the females.

When the female started to respond to the male, they exchanged twigs as gifts.

The male was super excited to get the female's undivided attention, so he shook his tail feathers!

Then they walked off into the sunset.....and the rest is history.

Once the male and female have mated, the female lays 2-3 eggs, and the male and female take turns incubating the eggs.  
Can you see the egg in this picture?

And eventually after 41-45 days, out of the egg would come a tiny baby, who would turn into fuzzy wuzzy white little Booby!

The male and female Boobies make great parents and take good care of their babies till they can survive on their own.

Thank you mom, for this wonderful report on such interesting new "dancing" Blue- Footed friends!

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Teddy Bear said...

We love their feet. Mommy loves that color too.:)

Teddy Bear

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Dancing in blue suede shoes! Those blue feet are amazing. Thank you for introducing uo st your new friends!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

How furry furry khool!!!

Nothing makes one smile like saying blue footed boobies!


Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

The best! Such sweet faces they have.

sdsfasda said...

How could she, mom, come so near to them??? Splendid photos! She had to send them to NatGeo!

Prints the Cat said...

They have the cutest wittle blue feet!

myonlyphoto said...

JB I love those boobies, lol.
You are so lucky to experience so much nature. Anna :)

Pippa said...

Misery and I have only caught up on your mom's trip. What absolutely brilliant photos. Hope she is having/had an excellent time.

(beats cat photos any day haha!!)