Saturday, 13 October 2012

Snapshot Saturday!

Today, I'm once again participating in Snapshot Saturday which is sponsored by Alyce of At Home With Books! Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don't post random photos that you find online.

More than a decade ago, I got the chance to go to Anegada to witness the re-introduction of flamingos to the island and was able to take some pix.  Flamingoes had once been common on Anegada, an island with large ponds, but were hunted to extinction.  The National Parks Trust had embarked on a project to get them back and the group below were sent from Bermuda.  They were then caged in a small area of the biggest pond for a little while to allow them to acclimatize and were released a few days or weeks later (I can't remember the exact time frame.)  The group you see below has flourished and there are now more than a hundred flamingos on the island!


 They're always a gorgeous sight!

14 comments:

  1. I have this thing for pink flamingos. I've only seen them in Florida.

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  2. I love flamingos...they are so elegant. Thanks for sharing those fun facts, too.

    And for visiting my blog.

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  3. There is nothing like that salmon pink of a flamingo! So pretty! Lucky you to have witnessed this rescue mission!

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  4. They were hunted? Hmm, never heard of that! Beautiful photo!

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  5. So fantastic that the flamingoes are back - they are such interesting characters. I've only ever seen them in the zoo before, it must be rather amazing to see them in the wild. Funnily enough I've been watching old episodes of The West Wing; Allison Janney's character code name is Flamingo because she is tall, a little awkward and birdlike.

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  6. It's neat that they were able to settle in so well there! I think flamingos are beautiful and odd looking at the same time.

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  7. That's a wonderful story and photo. Flamingos are striking and strange.

    Joy's Book Blog

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  8. How wonderful that they were reintroduced, and flourished. I've never seen flamingoes in the wild either, I sure hope to one day.

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  9. Beautiful! And nice to hear the flamingos are flourishing. :)

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  10. So nice to see that these birds are back! Beautiful shot of beautiful birds.

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  11. You were lucky to see them re-introduced, and I'm glad the project was successful, because they are so beautiful and elegant. No Snapshot from me this week, but I'm enjoying looking at everyone else's.

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  12. It is just so amazing, how precarious looking their legs are. How do they manage to not sort of..... accidentally snap them?
    How would one ever KNOW that a flamingo had anorexia nervosa, for instance?
    They take skinny-leggedness to gorgeous new heights!

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