Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Rare Bird Sighting

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Maggie.  Cam, Mom, and I made another rare bird sighting on this morning's walk.  Perhaps more exciting than when we saw the Plasticum Goosius Maximus a couple weeks ago - mostly due to the sheer number of these guys! We were just walking one of our normal routes when ...

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"Look at all the birdies, Cam!  What are they?!!?"
"Flamingos.  An entire flock of Pink Flamingos!"

Isn't that amazing?!!?  Flamingos - as far as the eye could see! What a rare sight, here in the great state of Kansas; usually, they are found in more temperate, coastal areas! I moved in to see if they were friendly.

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"Hello?"

This one seemed friendly enough, so I ...

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Sniff... sniff...

Well, sorry! I'm a puppy; it's what we do!

Cam checked out a sub-species of the Pink Flamingos -- a Purple Flamingo!

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"This one must be a K-State fan!"

We had to pass through them ...

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"Just ... going ...  slowly, Birdies!  Don't be scared!"

... and were able to do so without disturbing them.  It was an experience of a lifetime!

What a crazy, rare sighting!  We're so glad Mom took some photos so we could share it with all of you!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

18 comments:

  1. What a great sight!! Do your parents know what all of them are for? There seems to be a tag, maybe a chaity event?

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  2. Wowzer that was so beautiful...what was those tags around theirs neck...do they have to wear them like we do?
    stella rose

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  3. Hmmmm - PINK FLAMINGOZ in KANSAS, even a PURPLE one! May-b since they haf all them tagz on'em, that meanz they r bein'watched, like watched by K-State fur their migratory habitz purpose. Soundz good doncha think?
    Shiloh'n Diva Shasta

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  4. Holy flock a seagulls!!! What's going on!!
    Lily & Edward

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  5. Wow! Them's the weirdest pink burds I efur saw!
    An most of em wuz tagged! They seemed very tame too.
    Wonder how long they'll stay an if yule see em again sumwhere.

    :-)

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  6. OMD it must be an EARLY Migration of Flaming Flamingos !! Hope this isn't ANOTHER sign of Bad weather.

    Wow a Fine Feathery Flock of Flaming Flamingos. ASTOUNDING.

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  7. Hahaha, your neighbors were flocked!(My sister's church does it to members from time to time!) Well, it is nice to see as we can tell your mom loves birds!

    Kiki and Nala

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  8. holy smokes....that is just weird. we agree - what is up with the tags though???

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  9. OMD….. dat is sooooooooooo cool.
    Wags,
    Ranger

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  10. Strange but brilliant photos!

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  11. WOW that is so so cool. When I showed MOM she laughed and laughed. Seems my MOM has been apart of this sort of flocking with her youth. Then the city said that they could not do such a thing. MOM tried to explain the importance of the whole bird migration thing, but they were not convinced. So now she does something with her youth and toilets!!! City seems fine with that. Go figure.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  12. That's a lot of flamingos in one place! Too bad they didn't flock to your yard!

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  13. What a pawsome find gals!! We have never seen such pretty birdies before!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  14. yoW! how cool that you pups got to see a flock of flamingos like that right in your own 'hood! pawsome, just pawsome! :D

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  15. Gosh, it must be something in their grass seed? We've never seen so many pink flamingos in anyone's yard before!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  16. That is amazing! I thought you were in Africa for a minute there.

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  17. Wowser! Sure are a lot of them. Pretty birds.

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