22 thoughts on “Monochrome Monday 8-16”

  1. They are lovely. I expect they will arrive here soon. When I first arrived in the Mediterranean, they were here from October to April. In the past two years, they have begun arriving in September and hanging around until May. Last May, I saw the sky turn pink as hundreds of them seem to take flight at once. It was breathtaking.

    1. wow. Up to now, I only saw such huge flocks in flight on TV. As they are not so avid flyer, I was quite happy to see a single one flying from the edge of my eye. But, I missed the shot.

      1. I was stunned with nowhere to pull my car off the road and try to capture at least some of it. They should be arriving any time now…. However, I imagine the odds are slim for a repeat performance. I’ve only ever seen it once and couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

        1. I can imagine. Being under a flock of doves, seagulls, starlings, or sparrows can be impressive depending on the number of birds in the flock. But, flamingos are much bigger. 😳😮

          1. All I can say is that the skies above the Mediterranean were pink and soaring… I saw it and still pinch myself…

                1. I definitely have to plan a trip to southern France: Provence, Roussilon, Camargue, and Côte d’Azur / Côte Bleue. So many places, but only a little time. And not all can be combined in one trip ☹️

    1. There are spoonbills at the northsea coast and I know about a lake, where they were seen by others. But I only have seen one a few years ago. I was wondering about a quite big bird coming slowly nearer. That evening I only had my landscape equipment with me. As the spoonbill came really near to me, I was able to get a photo. Do you have the roseate spoonbills? Here, they are white.

      1. Our are roseate although the one I’ve seen isn’t a vibrant pink like many photos online that I’ve seen. I wonder how they can preen without a sharp beak but evidently they do quite well. 🙂

        1. They are searching for snakes and mussles in the mud below the water surface. As far as I know, the beak is very sensitive for finding them without seeing them

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