Saturday, October 3, 2009

Lesser Flamingo (escapee) - Merritt Island NWR FL - 9/30/09

Hi All,

An escapee Lesser Flamingo seen at Merritt Island NWR on 9/30 is the first to be reported outside of captivity in Florida! This sighting has prompted several interesting follow-up posts on BirdBrains and FloridaBirds-L as well!

The original post from Birdbrains:
http://listserv.admin.usf.edu/listserv/wa.exe?A2=ind0910&L=brdbrain&D=1&T=0&O=D&P=1808

Bill Pranty follow-up:
http://listserv.admin.usf.edu/listserv/wa.exe?A2=ind0910&L=brdbrain&D=1&T=0&O=D&P=3793

Birdbrains:
http://listserv.admin.usf.edu/archives/brdbrain.html

This prompted another interesting flamingo report, from St. Johns County, concerning a sighting on 9/20:
http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0910A&L=FLORIDABIRDS-L&T=0&F=&S=&P=5231

FloridaBirds-L:
http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FLORIDABIRDS-L

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

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