Watching Flamingos at the Camargue, Gabrielle George

Flamingos at the Camargue

Yesterday we went to the Parc Ornithologquie in the Camargue National Park and saw real live flamingos, in the wild, in France! (and lots of other birds but that’s not the point).

I didn’t even know that there were flamingos in Europe, I thought that flamingos were a South American thing, but I was wrong. It turns out that there are six species of flamingos and they are found on every continent except Australasia and Antarctica.

So, I was rather surprised when we found out that we could go see flamingos not far from where we’re staying.

The first thing I saw in the park were Grey Herons and White Storks, in their nests up trees. They were so big that they looked ridiculous nesting up trees and their nests were very messy.

Around the next corner, there were the flamingos that we had come to see. There were a lot of them standing in the marshes squawking, squabbling and behaving disgracefully. I had not expected them to be so noisy.

So, now I can say that I’ve seen flamingos!

Hi, I'm Gabrielle, teenage blogger, adventurer, world traveller, busker and tramper.


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