Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Frigate Birds

We saw very large frigate birds in the Galapagos, including magnificent frigates with big red pouches inflated to attract females.  On one island, we saw some frigate bird chicks in the nest.  This is a parent and a chick, and then a closer view of the chick.  The chick was just so cute, it looked like a stuffed animal in a toy store...all fuzzy and ready to be taken home.  But, it was obviously alive and being babysat quite well! 

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