Posted by Jakejacoby on Wed Sep 06, 2023 10:47 am

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A young Flamingo got blown off course during hurricane Idalia and ended up at Fort DeSoto County Park in Pinellas County, Florida.  This was the first Flamingo that ever arrived at the park.  I guess I wasn't the only one who discovered it.
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by SantaFeJoe on Wed Sep 06, 2023 12:15 pm
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They're showing up all over the place:

https://news.yahoo.com/flamingos-croppi ... 39010.html

Idalia likely responsible for first ever recorded sighting of a flamingo in Kentucky

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by david fletcher on Wed Sep 06, 2023 1:05 pm
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Good story telling Jake.
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Sep 06, 2023 3:50 pm
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It certainly doesn't look too bothered by the large audience, Jake! but the poor thing must be somewhat bewildered.

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by Axel Hildebrandt on Wed Sep 06, 2023 5:50 pm
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Great find and he poses nicely for you. I read about a Flamingo that has been seen in Ohio after Idalia.
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by Gene Gwin on Thu Sep 07, 2023 7:35 am
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Jake, It must have been a rough ride getting there.

by Peter Ireland on Thu Sep 07, 2023 4:11 pm
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The perfect model with the perfect pose. Great shot with some wonderful lighting, Jake.

by Karl Egressy on Thu Sep 07, 2023 7:16 pm
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Great finding and image. I used to go to that place and was one of my favorites.

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