Zoo Birding

Okay, Kongo gets that serious birders will look down their beak in a scathing fashion about the notion of going birding at the zoo.  And given that Kongo is just back from touring the Galapagos Islands where the birds were everywhere in the wild he admits that it is a bit of a let down to go to the zoo now although the San Diego Zoo happens to be one of Kongo’s favorite places and where else can you get a close up of a Hyacinth Macaw (above) and Metallic Starlings (read on) on the same day? Advertisements

Galapagos!

Kongo just finished a week in the Galapagos Islands aboard the Celebrity Expedition. This was a fantastic trip and the animals were over the top.  The monkey got up close and personal with boobies, land and marine iguanas, giant tortoises, mating albatross birds, sea lions, lava lizards, flamingos, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, and a bunch of other natural wonders that will be documented in future posts.

Pink Mamas, Peacocks, and Furry Things

The monkey went to the zoo this evening.  He likes the zoo.  It’s only 10 minutes from his house, since he has an annual membership it’s pretty much free to get in, and there’s always something waiting around to have its picture taken.  In the new Koalafornia Outback enclosure these little guys were up and about.