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

by Sanden Totten | Take Two®

An adult Blue-footed Booby photographed on Santa Cruz, Galapagos in Ecuador. Photo by NH53 via Flickr Creative Commons

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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