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.

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This was sent in from a slough visitor…  Feel free to leave comments on bird ID.

Hi,
We saw the flamingo on our Elkhorn Safari tour.
I have attached the photo.
Also, during our hike at the Elkhorn Preserve we saw a Hummingbird and an unidentified bird (Chickadee??).
I was wondering if you can identify them (which kind of Hummingbird?)

Thanks very much,
Barna De

Thanks to Dawn DeMarcus for letting us post it here.