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




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The bright blue feet of the adult Blue-footed Booby.
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Kimball Garrett shows some stuffed Blue-footed Boobies from the LA County Natural History Museum's ornithology collection.
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Biologist Dan Cooper stands with his telescope in Malibu near the spot where he spotted a Blue-footed Booby.
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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.