F is for Flamingo

flamingo

“Flying round the edge of this soda flat we saw large numbers of downy young Lesser Flamingoes… This string extended for possibly two miles, with groups of youngsters along its length, and with isolated herds of young birds walking across the soda by themselves–an amazing sight.”

“The Breeding of Lesser and Greater Flamingoes in East Africa,” by L. Brown (1955). Click here to read the book online, or download it free, from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2016