Zeb Visits Pink Flamingos in Dubai

As a Colorado Traveling Duck, I am always happy to see other birds.   I took mom to Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary to see the migratory pink flamingos that spend the winter in Dubai.   Here we are.

Here we are at the Wildlife Sanctuary

Here we are at the Wildlife Sanctuary

The tide is out, so the flamingos rest rather far from us.   Let’s follow the path to see them.

Let's go

Let’s go

Walls are made of palm fronds.

Walls of palm fronds

Walls of palm fronds

Isn’t that so tropical?   What?  The Flamingo Hide?

Flamingo Hide

Flamingo Hide

Oh, we call this a flamingo blind, where we watch the beautiful pink flamingos without frightening them.   Hundreds of fellow birds waiting to meet me, Zeb the Duck.

Hundreds of distant cousins

Hundreds of distant cousins

Many flamingos sleep; they do not seem comfortable with twisted necks, but that is how they rest.

Some are looking at me

Some are looking at me

Some finished napping and with heads up acknowledge the human and duck visitors.   After much watching, photographs and binocular time, we follow our driver back down the path.

Following our driver

Following our driver

Pretty purple flowers grabbed our attention as we approached the car.

Pretty flowers

Pretty flowers.  And in the desert climate of Dubai.

The flamingos spend the winter very close to downtown Dubai.

Flamingos are close to downtown Dubai

Flamingos are close to downtown Dubai

Through the haze, blowing sand, and ever present construction cranes, we view the many skyscrapers of downtown.   We believe there is a plan for building near the flamingos, to protect the winter visits of flamingos, and continue the development of Dubai.   As a duck, I am concerned about all birds, but I have a faith in everything working out well.   What do you think?

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