2012-05-17 San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park

Mallard Chicks
Wild Mallard Chicks at the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park. San Diego, California.

I wanted to get my money’s worth from the one year pass to the zoo before it expired. My motivation to purchase the pass was the access I wanted to the nesting egrets and ibis at the Safari Park. On my walk through the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park this day I captured several wild Mallard Duck families, a Wood Duck and a pair of Hooded Mergansers. A Black Phoebe also charmed me by posing nicely for the camera. I also gathered images of a few of the captive mammals and birds during my tour this day.

Captive subjects included Meerkat, Klipspringer, Bateleur (raptor), Golden-Bellied Mangabey, Orangutan, Crested Screamer.

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