Flow - Just Livin'

Flow - Just Livin'
Florida Sunrise

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Safari In the Backyard

Yesterday, I went to the back door to see if it was warmer yet (it wasn't much), and a flock of large pink birds landed on the canal. We had seen them before, but only knew they weren't flamingos. As I grabbed the video camera, Jesse called, so, holding the camera in one hand and the phone in the other, I attempted to tape them, resulting in a Marlon Perkins-type whispered narration. Unlike Wild Kingdom and more like a Bigfoot video, it's grainy, jumpy and blurry, but I did manage to capture them on video!

Since then I have learned that they are juvenile roseate spoonbills, also called Flame Bird or Pink Curlew. Today, there was one alone on the canal, but he was frightened away by a white heron when I tried to photograph him. I'll get a still shot soon!