Take Two for September 17, 2013

Blue-footed Booby causes a flutter in LA (PHOTOS)

blue footed booby

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An adult Blue-footed Booby photographed on Santa Cruz, Galapagos in Ecuador.

Blue-footed Boobies

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A pair of Blue-footed Boobies photographed on Española, Galapagos, Ecuador.

Blue-footed Booby in flight

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Blue-footed Boobies in flight.

Blue feet

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The bright blue feet of the adult Blue-footed Booby.

Kimball Garrett

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Kimball Garrett shows some stuffed Blue-footed Boobies from the LA County Natural History Museum's ornithology collection.

Dan Cooper

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Biologist Dan Cooper stands with his telescope in Malibu near the spot where he spotted a Blue-footed Booby.


Celebrity sightings are no big deal in Los Angeles. Unless that celebrity is a bird. A warm water species called the blue-footed booby, is being spotted all over Los Angeles County.

The bird is usually found farther south, off the coast of Mexico or near the Galapagos Islands. This rare chance to see the famed creature here has inspired hundreds of bird enthusiasts to set out, binoculars in hand. KPCC's Sanden Totten joined them.
 


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