Monday, June 15, 2009

Aviarist Encounter (Part I) - Meeting The Menagerie

It started with my being a delivery driver out on a call. Things began to get interesting as I was slowly rolling down a neighborhood street, scanning house numbers for the correct address. Eventually I began spotting a very eclectic series of birds along a three property-wide stretch. Several Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita) were waddling in the middle of the street.

Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita)

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A pair of Houbara Bustard (
Chlamydotis undulata) were poking around a front yard.

Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulata)
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On a large rock, next to a mailbox, a Common Potoo (
Nyctibius griseus) sat in the sun.

Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus)
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At the tip-top of a small tree sat a Piratic Flycatcher 

Piratic Flycatcher (Legatus Leucophaius)
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To top it all off, a Short-eared Owl swooped across the otherwise sleepy neighborhood street several times.

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)
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And, it got curiouser and curiouser indeed. Stay tuned 'til tomorrow for the thrilling conclusion!

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