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and for the New Year .. .2013 … May I present the Secretary Bird …

Secretary Bird at the San Diego Zoo

Secretary Bird at the San Diego Zoo

or in the arabic the “saqr-et-tair” meaning “the hunter bird”. Funny how the jumbling of the arabic wound up ‘secretary’ …

Secretary Bird at the San Diego Zoo

Secretary Bird at the San Diego Zoo

This majestic bird is 3 feet tall and hunts on foot … eating small mammals and snakes. He is from Africa. His ancestor was Dagget’s Eagle. 6 feet tall and now extinct.  Known as a long-legged eagle he is actually a hawk.  So that is New Years Eve at the San Diego Zoo!!

Secretary Bird at the San Diego Zoo

Secretary Bird at the San Diego Zoo

May 2013 come in like a Lion and multiply to a pride of Lions for us all …

Cheers to us all and a happy glass lifted in celebration!  Mary and D.L.

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