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Friday, November 1, 2013

Nesting


I know this is many more photos of birds than most humans can possibly find interesting, but the magic of the Galapagos has been not only in seeing these unique species, but in the opportunity to observe so many aspects of animal behavior that we rarely get to see. Our day at Genovesa was particularly full of examples of birds going about their bird business in full view of some very lucky humans.

This booby, for example, had been wrestling with a much bigger branch, trying several times to yank it off the bush, before finally settling for this one.

Then he flew off to the nest, below, and proudly presented his prize to his mate.




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