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Amy's Booby Boost

On your desk, do you have a favorite picture that you like to look at? Amy for example needs a Booby boost when at work..., "This is my favorite thing I can see from my desk. It is a blue-footed Booby. I ripped it out of my Audubon calendar once its week was past. I didn't even know they were real. Apparently, they always walk like that. The foot thing is actually a courtship move. The courtship of the Blue-footed Booby consists of the male flaunting his blue feet and dancing to impress the female. It works. I fell in love with him."

blue-footed boobies
And if this is the first time you see a blue footed Booby, as it is for me, it's a gull-like seabird that breeds from the Gulf of California south to Peru, and during the summer a few stray to the southern California coast. And the name derived from the Spanish word clown = bobo. It's because of the goofy feet and the walk I guess.
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  1. I have always been intrigued by the Blue Footed Boobies. I think they are so cool looking. Years ago I watched a Nat Geo program highlighting them and from then on, I was hooked.

    Our office has a very drab green color and not much can perk it up even though I try. Years ago my friend gave me a picture and it really never fit the decor of my home so when I started working at this office I thought it would be perfect as it has different tones of green so I brought it to work and when I look at it, I think of her and the good times we have had together over the past 24 years. It automatically brings a smile to my face. Amazingly, it does help the drab green a little bit!

  2. I just go and surf the web looking at luxury hotels. These days it's the Four Seasons Maui...

  3. They are both cute and quirky!

  4. I can use a lift too! ;) Cute birds... Thanks Maya

  5. yes, those feet got me too:)

  6. Very cute! I've never seen one in person, but I'll be on the lookout. You just never know when one (or more) might decide to take a vacation in Coronado!

  7. Love the Boobies! These are new to me!

    I keep inspirational quotes on the bulletin board above my desk...the latest:
    "Learn some and think some and draw and PAINT and sing and dance and work and play everyday some"
    - Robert Fulghum

    These, along with images I cut out or sketch for future paintings keep me inspired.
    Jane (artfully graced)

  8. OMG! how precious. i love those blue feet. I can see whu they would make her happy.

  9. Maya,
    I've never seen one of them before...just made me the color of blue the feet are too!

  10. Oh my goodness I love the blue feet, I can understand the Booby boost! :)

  11. the blue i found another pair of feet that can rival my chickens green feet! xo, mickey

  12. Wow, it's so cute! I fell in love straight away myself!

  13. Oh my this is amazing, at first I thought it was airbrushed on for the photo. That really is nature at it's best.

  14. The blue-footed booby is one very cool and funky bird!!

    Great post title, by the way :-)


  15. Awww, I can see why he is your favorite, he is absolutely adorable..!