I drove from the airport and around to the French side and looked at the water in the pond by the French airport in Grand Case and there they were 4, repeat 4 flamingoes! Damn flamingoes and as luck would have it…again, rain came in and we didn’t stop, this wasn’t a little shower either. There have been 1 other sighting since my sighting hustling to the airport for a plane in 2014 from the window of the cab and he also didn’t document the damn pink birds. He saw it landing in a plane in the same pond from St Barths and ran to chase it. Extirpated in 1936, seeing one is akin to Bigfoot, but they do live on both sides of the island and now again I’d claim, they fly over and the naysayers would doubt the sighting, but what else could I mistake a flamingo for? Roseate Spoonbills are even rarer on the island. I visited the pond 5 times in the week and five times the only thing pink I saw was my sunburn. Oh well………..damn flamingoes.
Guess where I'll be 1/2/2017?