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The Lone Flamingo

God is so Good! Around a year ago, my husband and I saw Dolphins lazily swimming in the Gulf and so I have been half watching for them to come back again. It was such a thrill.

Today, I saw something pink flying. How many pink birds do you know? I had been taking some photos for you anyway, and had the camera in my hand.

Don’t flamingos normally fly in a group? I think he chose this beach for resting, he is poking around in the surf, I don’t know if he is catching anything but it is a ripe place for small fish.

When we lived in Doha, we would drive out to a particular lagoon to watch the flamingos. I feel like I have been given a great gift, a very special gift, having my own flamingo, even for just a few minutes.


Isn’t he beautiful?


September 27, 2007 - Posted by | Adventure, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Lumix, Photos, Spiritual


  1. Wow! He/She is gorgeous! Its great that you had your camera with you. I’m in the habit of carrying mine everywhere, because I’ve always been in some sort of situation where I thought “God, if only I had my camera with me!”

    There are many flamingoes in Shuwaikh area near the Shuwaikh port where the Kuwait University campus is. They are so many and so beautiful. But the beach there is horrible! Its polluted with dirt, sewage and oil from the passing ships. Some are stuck in the mud, and some move around. Its too bad there’s no one to take care of them.

    Comment by This Lady Says | September 27, 2007 | Reply

  2. Ahhhhhhhh!! I love Flamingos!!! I love these birds! 🙂 thanks for the pics

    Comment by chikapappi | September 27, 2007 | Reply

  3. Kuwait has a vast number of species that usually winter here. Mmm…bird..BBQ!

    Comment by Я | September 27, 2007 | Reply

  4. Lady – I am going to have to head to Shuwaikh! I usually avoid that area because of the traffic . . . aaaarrrgh! Are they there now?

    Chikapappi – Me, too! And you are welcome. Glad you like them.

    Я-Someone is having a hard time making it to ftoor!

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 27, 2007 | Reply

  5. great pictures, intlxpatr..i’ve been waiting for them to arrive..they are so beautiful when they are in a group..i bought a professional camera to get photos of them..i just dont know when they are all going to be there 😦

    Comment by Lailo | September 27, 2007 | Reply

  6. wow – such a rich and vibrant pink!! simply beautiful – you kind find a bunch of them on the shuwaikh beach where KU is – used to see a lot of those when i had classes at the shuwaikh campus a few years back :P~

    Comment by cixousianpanic | September 28, 2007 | Reply

  7. oh lol this lady said the same thing 🙂

    Comment by cixousianpanic | September 28, 2007 | Reply

  8. Cixousianpanic – Two recommendations tells me I have to visit the KU campus in Shuwaick 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 28, 2007 | Reply

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