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Happy Feathery Friday

Meet the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock.

 

I have tried on several occasions to visit this beautiful bird at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. I was always disappointed with my results, but never the bird. That orange is just very difficult to capture. Plus, they are very spunky birds. Hope you enjoy your Friday.

 

And here's an inside tip if you ever want to visit either the Wild Animal Park or Zoo of San Diego. Plan your visit *after* Labor Day weekend. The kids are back in school, the tourists have gone back home and you will likely have the beautiful aviaries in these places to your self for hours on end.

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Taken on September 20, 2006