Pink flamingo flock migrates to Shelter Bay home


January 17, 2018

BIRD SANCTUARY – Folks in one Shelter Bay neighborhood were seeing pink Sunday morning. A flock of 100 plastic pink flamingos landed overnight in Todd and Katie Wigal’s yard, coinciding with Todd’s 40th birthday. Friends and relatives of the couple are said to have arranged the mass migration. The Wigals took their public flocking in good humor.      – Photo by Bill Reynolds

Add one more to this year’s Birds of Winter list.

The pink flamingo.

Or, in the case of Todd and Katie Wigal of Shelter Bay, make that pink flamingos.

The local couple awoke Sunday morning to find a flock of 100 pink flamingos gracing their front yard.

Gracing might not be the right word. But, as with snow geese and trumpeter swans, they were certainly eye-catching.

The mass migration of colorful plastic birds to Shelter Bay isn’t linked to global warming, habitat loss or any other scientific explanation.

Love, it turns out, is the answer.

Arrival of the pink flamingos was a surprise ha...

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