Straw-necked Ibis

Straw-necked Ibis

We strolled about a mile in the Phoenix Zoo, my first excursion since open heart surgery. With temperatures in the 60s on this the shortest day of the year, we avoided the cool wind while seeking spots in the sun like the straw-necked ibis. We noted that the baby Komodo dragon is getting bigger. The Dalmatian pelicans knew where they would be fed, and when. Each pelican spread its wings before returning to the central lake. Often in December we have visited in the evening for ZooLights. This year we visited in the morning, taking time to admire the tall, decorated Christmas tree.