Day 1,005: Upland (Magellan) Goose. Torres del Paine National Park.

Laetitia led a tour that began with several days in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Her daily limericks featured the wildlife and geology of the park. On today’s tour they saw a number of pairs of upland geese.

Her head’s chestnut and his is white
When you see them on land or in flight
Near fresh water or briny
In Torres del Paine
The Upland Goose is a fine sight.

Day 1,004: Chilean Flamingo. Torres del Paine National Park.

Laetitia led a tour that began with several days in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Her daily limericks featured the wildlife and geology of the park. On this day’s hike they saw Chilean flamingos.

Pink grace on stilt legs as it preens
The Flamingo’s hue’s not in its genes
It’s its diatom diet
That does underlie it
By providing beta-carotenes.