This is your chance to identify not just a bird, but a behavior.
You’d think they’d get dizzy, but apparently, they didn’t. Weirdest thing I’ve ever seen birds do, and they did it the whole time we were there.
I was, of course, mostly paying attention to the geology (and butterflies), but I got a few bird shots. I know there’s seagulls, but I’m not sure what else we’ve got here.
Apparently, gulls gather in the thousands, as well as many other birds. Brine shrimp, y’see. This is like one of those buffet restaurants by the highway for them.
This is one of the big stops on the Basin & Range Birding Trail. Makes me wish I was more in to birds, actually, because apparently you can find ibis there. I quite like ibis. One of my life goals now is to get a picture of an ibis with an iris, just because. Maybe I’ll even write a poem about it.
Nice of them to mention the geology. Abert Rim is, indeed, a very high fault scarp, and the lake is also huge. Also, smelly.
But very pretty. The geology’s breathtaking, and the birds are adorable, if a little odd.
Mmm, nature. Suddenly I’m hungry for chicken and shrimp…