Saturday, April 26, 2014

Camera Critters: All Grown Up!



When I visit the Houston Zoo, I always start with the Chilean Flamingo.
I've been watching the babies grow up.
From this-- 
Fluffy little grey balls.


Chilean Flamingo


Chilean Flamingo Chicks

To this -- almost all grown up!


Chilean Flamingo

Still grey, but beginning to get their pink coloring.


Young Chilean Flamingo

Very handsome!

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Thanks to Eileen at Saturday Critters.

Camera Critters
Thanks, Misty!


37 comments:

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Pretty in Pink :)

eileeninmd said...

The babies are so cute! It is wonderful you were able to see them grow up! They are beautiful birds. Thanks for linking up to my critter party. Have a happy weekend!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Snap;
Fantastic pictures of Flamingo and babies are SO adorable♡♡♡ In my city's tiny zoo section of the park, they are in the cage and I felt really sad about it :-) Thank you very much for the wonderful pictures!
Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Phil Slade said...

Nice set of pictures. From fluffy grey balls to large pink beauties in no time at all.

TexWisGirl said...

so cute! and very handsome!

Naquillity said...

they're so beautiful in their pink. i'd say it was nice watching them grow into adults. hope all is well. have a great day~

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

So very cute- I love their coloring...and I never see this bird so thanks for sharing!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Snap It is wonderful to see them at different stages. Amazing shots. Have a wonderful weekend.

Lina Gustina said...

Wonderful series.
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Deb said...

Oh, aren't they wonderful. Lovely.

Karen said...

Gorgeous birds! A terrific series.

Ida said...

Oh wow that was neat seeing them as they grow and change color. So soft & fuzzy as babies but I must say that Pink color is just the coolest.

Christian Weiß said...

Beautiful photos, it's great to see them growing up.

NatureFootstep said...

wonderful images. But how tiny the chick seems. :)

bailey-road.com said...

Those cute little, long-legged chicks grow into such beautiful birds. Great shots.

Carole M. said...

...I reckon I'd be standing around the flamingo enclosure for a l.o.n.g. time too; I've always thought how beautiful they are. Lovely photos

Irene said...

great photos, and lovely subjects. love watching them grow up...

d9215c9a-648d-11e3-ab4f-000bcdcb5194 said...

schöne Bilder von den schönen Vögeln
LG vom katerchen

Gerald (SK14) said...

flamingos always look pretty

EG CameraGirl said...

In all stages their colouring is stunning.

Gunilla Bäck said...

The fluffy little balls have grown up to be handsome birds.

Roan said...

They are beautiful birds! Love the juvenile shot.

lindaakacraftygardener said...

fascinating birds ...

Lynne said...

Great pictures . . .
Houston Zoo must be exceptional . . .

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I love wading birds. They are amazing!

Willow said...

What a wonderful series of shots.
I popped over from Saturdays Critters ~ glad I did !

Pondside said...

What beautiful creatures! I didn't know that they were like swans, with their grey young ones.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Pink is much prettier but o am sure they are gray to stay hodden and protected at dirst. xox

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous photos, Snap... I am just checking in to see how you are... We are fine --just staying busy traveling a lot and doing lots of other things... SO--blogging has taken a backseat some of the time.. BUT--I still miss you and my friends. Love your zoo photos.
Hugs,
Betsy

retriever said...

Flamenco are always elegants birds :)

have a good evening:)


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Mama Zen said...

The baby is so cute! I've never seen a baby before.

Michelle said...

Such beautiful birds.

Pat - Arkansas said...

I had never before seen a flamingo chick. Thanks for the photo series. :)

Icy BC said...

How fascinating to see the baby flamingo all growing up! Love love the shot!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

This post and your photos was just an extra sweet publishing!! I love it all.

Hi!
I'm trying to catch up on your posts after you left me a comment last week while I was out birding most days along with a national birding convention being held in our city. Hope your week ahead is a good one. Thanks for stopping by to leave me a comment.

edenhills said...

They are beautiful!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The babies are cute and the adults have always been pleasant to watch for me. I wonder why people use plastic flamingoes on their lawn when a special event comes along?