Pretty Flamingo

Greaterish Flamingo

A generation of kid listers were pleased today to hear news of a Greater Flamingo at Titchwell RSPB. The kid listers including some over-age players who follow the British Birdspotters Club (BBC) IQ40 list were also expected to flock to the well known RSPB site. Barry Gagwell, the BBC’s press officer said ‘this is a real mega, it’s what birders like me have been waiting for since the last escapee left Cliffe Pools.’ Mr Gagwell also rubbished claims that Greater Flamingo was kept in captivity in the UK and feels that given the recent warm weather the bird was an overshooting vagrant from the Mediterranean where the migratory species is pretty sedentary.

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