This isn't my normal sort of birding post, but I went to the Sacramento Zoo
and have pics to share! We saw lots of cool animals and birds and I think the giraffes and the red pandas were my favorite.
Right when we walked in, there was a Great Horned Owl to greet us...
|Great Horned Owl|
A variety of waterfowl were hanging out in the pond...
|White-faced Whistling Duck|
|American White Pelican|
If this guy looks familiar it's because I see them in my backyard every day! This smart House Sparrow was mooching off the food in the Hornbill's cage...
|Southern White-faced Owl|
Of all the ducks in the pond, we'd actually already seen most of them out in the wild at our favorite wildlife refuges. It was neat seeing them closer up, though...
How can you not love this guy's face and want to bring him home with you???
Unfortunately, I don't think my ceilings are quite high enough...
Last month, it was practically a miracle that we saw our first Wood Duck ever at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. At the zoo, there were dozens of them posing for the camera and looking all rainbowy and shimmery in the sunshine...
Tomorrow's post is all about the surprise bird we saw on County Road P.
Hint: It's a bird of prey (NOT a Kestrel!) and I've only ever seen its species one other time at Shasta Dam...
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