This month Becky’s Squares are focusing on odd things – you can interpret this any way you want so I am going to take you all to the zoo this month. San Diego Zoo to be precise and the photos featured will be either odd looking animals, animals with odd names, odd facts or slightly odd photos. I hope you’ll enjoy my selection.
Quite an odd date today too: 22/02/2022 which is a palindrome date, you can read it both forwards and backwards (at least in the UK). Day 22
The secretary bird’s English name was once thought to come from the 1800s, when Europeans first spotted these birds. Back then, male secretaries wore grey tailcoats and dark knee-length pants. They also used goose-quill pens that they carried behind their ears. This long-legged bird shares many of these same physical features: long, dark quills at the back of the head; long, grey wing and tail feathers that resemble a tailcoat; and black feathers that go midway down the legs like short pants.
We are into the last week of the ODD SQUARES month so please join in with Becky and the Square gang; the only rule is that the main photo MUST be a square – that is four equal sides! You have been warned 😉
26 thoughts on “We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo”
I saw quite a lot of those in Kenya. A very impressive bird, and easy to spot too
Best wishes, Pete. x
Amazing looking bird – love the short pants and the quills. Hope it can type faster than I can! 🙂
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