I am very happy to be working on my laptop, thanks to the never ending patience of my dear husband who worked hard so that I could be online tonight. There are changes that I am dealing with, a few frustrations, a few hiccups within the machine, but he sorted them all out as they occurred. Very grateful that I am on my laptop and blogging again, thanks Hun!
While I am putting together one of my longer posts, I wanted to share one of the birds I saw on vacation, and am happy to be linking with Anni's, Michelle's and Stewart's fun memes again.
This is my first sighting of the Red-footed Booby. I found them on Kauai at the Kilauea Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge. I will go into more detail in a later post about this area. We were amazed to see so many of them on this very steep hillside called Crater Hill.
We couldn't get that close but we were happy to get these photos of them in flight, and the photo below is an information board near the lighthouse.
The Red-footed Booby is the smallest member of the booby and gannet family, and grows 28 inches in length and has a wingspan of up to 3.3 feet. As its name implies, it has red legs and its bill and throat pouch are colored pink and blue. Both male and female are similar, and juveniles are brownish with darker wings and pale pinkish legs, while their chicks are covered in dense white down.
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