Looks like our friend the flamingo has decided to stay for a while.

This was sent in by Jim Duckworth, a frequent photo contributor to elkhornslough.org’s Best Shot photo contest.

The flamingo was photographed early Sunday morning on February 28 standing quietly with a group of friends, including gulls and cormorants. I had not heard about the flamingo being at the slough and as I was kayaking into the slough along the north shoreline approaching “Seal Bend” and looking for interesting bird photographs, I did a “double take” when I saw this beautiful bird standing well above all the other birds that were gathered for their early morning discussions. It stood there quietly and let me take a couple dozen photos.