It is getting harder to find lifers in my 'backyard', but today I was finally able to spot a Lifer in a rare to our-corner-of-Florida, American Flamingo. The bird has been reported for a the past few days, with Keith Laakkonen confirming the flamingo in the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve.
|American Flamingo seen at Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve|
Photo courtesy of Keith Laakkonen
This site can be reached by kayak or by use of a spotting scope from New Pass at Lover's Key State Park, which is south of Ft Myers Beach.
|My best pic|
Even though the flamingo is an iconic symbol for the State of Florida they are infrequent visitors here, and escapees are always a possible status of some of these sightings.
|Great White Egret seen at New Pass|