Birds and Travel Mini Series: Fabulous Flamingos

The blog post Did I just Become a Birdwatcher was posted on March 07, 2015. That was the last you saw of bird-watching on my site. It was the last I had thought of it, but my fascination grew.

Unaware of my growing bird obsession I had begun admiring the borderless, free-traveling feathered friends above me. Somehow they began to represent a stark contrast to the cautiously regulated travel we all participate in, and their fearless freedom continues to taunt me.

In an effort to appreciate their beauty I’ve written a mini birdwatching series covering a range of birds and a randomly cohesive series of thoughts related to their wanderings.

Today, we’re admiring flamingos. I recently learned they migrate, a bit like me, from my homeland in winter to expat village and back again.

I am aware that I cannot call myself a bird photographer and please be kind. Birds are elusive, and my lack of talent and high-quality lenses make the photos a bit of an amateur adventure, but somehow that’s the beauty of life. It’s a bit of an amateur adventure.

Not interested in me.

Not interested in me.

Surroundings. Oman is simply a stop along the journey.

Surroundings. Oman is simply a stop along the journey.

Enjoying the sun and the sea. A lot like me.

Enjoying the sun and the sea. A lot like me.

As a new golfer, I love this photo because it is clear that I am on the green.

As a birdwatcher...epic fail.

Who else has a random hobby they are nurturing while they blog or travel through life?