28 April 2018 | Isla Mujeres, Mexico
We were on a three hour tour in a panga, skimming over shallow waters of an estuary off of the Gulf of Mexico. We saw 35 bird species, but the most elegant and special of all was the flamingo. Talking with our guides, we learned that within the last week over 15,000 nesting pairs of flamingos arrived in the estuary for breeding season. Each pair has one egg! and the chick takes six weeks to fly! One male has many females, but they mate for life. The male is much taller than the female. We observed a whole flock feeding at the same time. Usually they are walking so sedately, but we actually saw some apparently floating in the water. Today we saw so many flamingos that the horizon was solid pink. Picture Sue with a grin from ear to ear!!