Date: 11/2/18 4:24 am From: 'Jim Stevenson' <galornsoc...> [nflbirds] <nflbirds-noreply...> Subject: RE: [nflbirds] American Flamingo SMNWR
It will be interesting to see what evidence can be gained on its origin. Escapee? Wanderer from the south?
From: <nflbirds...> [mailto:<nflbirds...>] On Behalf Of Don Morrow <donaldcmorrow...> [nflbirds] Sent: Thursday, November 1, 2018 9:23 PM To: <anhinga...> Cc: <nflbirds...> Subject: Re: [nflbirds] American Flamingo SMNWR
The Flamingo was still there when the front chased us off at around 5:00 pm.
On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 10:08 PM 'C or M Johnstone' <anhinga...> [nflbirds] <nflbirds-noreply...> wrote:
Don Morrow sent me an email exchange he had with Jim Young, who photo'd a flamingo on SB #1 yesterday morning. I went out to the refuge immediately (shortly after noon) and the bird was in Stony Bayou #1 about half way out the double dikes. I went to look for the frigate birds that were seen near the lighthouse (no luck) and on the way out at ~2:30 the flamingo had moved a bit farther southeast in SB #1.
It is an American Flamingo, tricolored bill, reddish legs, neck and tail darker pink than back/wings, which had a few grayish feathers. I have several photos.
I think it would be good if folks continued to post sightings of this bird so those who want to see it know it is still around. Matt