Monday, March 29, 2010

Big Bird

I know you’re thinking of that yellow, fluffy guy from Sesame Street. But in Kenya we have an assorted variety of big birds. I think I can safely say the biggest is the ostrich. On Saturday I went with some of our visiting faculty to a nearby ostrich farm.
Did you know that ostriches have two sets of eyelids? Or that the males dig a nest in the ground for the females to lay their eggs? A single egg is the equivalent of 25 chicken eggs!
Mike Paulsen felt a sense of victory after his ride on an ostrich.
Caroline Paulsen wasn’t too sure it would be fun, but just look at that face.
The males have red necks.
The ladies are just gray in color. But they have a certain beauty of their own.

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