Uncommon pink water chook lands in Michigan and wows the general public
SALINE, Michigan (AP) – Bird lovers with cameras and binoculars travel to a creek in southeast Michigan to see a rare creature with pink feathers and a long beak.
The rosy spoonbill was found in saline in the Koch Warner Drain, the first in Michigan, said Molly Keenan of Michigan Audubon.
The bird, which normally lives in the Gulf Coast region, has escaped from a zoo or is “very confused,” said Saline police, who placed traffic cones on a street to control the flow of people.
“Sometimes they wander a little too far,” says Benjamin Winger, bird curator at the University of Michigan’s Museum of Zoology.
Whatever the reason, word got around. Sally Most and her husband traveled approximately 20 miles from Fairmount, Indiana.
“After a while you see a lot of the same birds and then you see something unusual. … I took over 300 pictures of it last night, “Most told the Detroit Free Press. “We drive happy campers home.”