Yesterday Tina and I ventured over to the Woodland Park Zoo, where there were many fine animals about, though my focus was firmly on the avian world.
This is a Vulturine Guineafowl:
Here's a Red-crowned Crane:
And a lovely little female Bufflehead:
The Chilean Flamingos are always a popular stop:
As are the Humboldt Penguins.
We managed, despite the crowds, to get some short sketches done. Here is one that is NOT A BIRD!
The other sketches I did were birds, though. Penguins and a Great Blue Heron (which likes to stop by the penguin exhibit during feeding time):
For even more bird fun, we got to watch the raptor demonstration. This is Lisa carrying Modoc the Turkey Vulture. Lisa is a zookeeper who lives across the street from me! And she gets to work with birds! I am envious.
We also saw the Red-tailed Hawk:
And this fabulous Spectacled Owl:
And this equally fabulous Aplomado Falcon:
In totally non-zoo, non-bird, unrelated news, CHLOE IS GOING TO HER FOREVER FAMILY TOMORROW!!! She gets to live with a couple in their late 40s who both work part-time, have a nice home with a huge fenced yard, and a 3-year-old dachshund mix girl who loves to play and who got to meet Chloe earlier this week. They got along just fine. HOORAY!