SALINE, Mich. — Bird enthusiasts are flocking to a creek in southern Michigan with cameras and binoculars to witness a unique creature with pink feathers and a big beak.
The bird, which is native to the Gulf Coast region, may have escaped from a zoo or is “extremely disoriented,” according to Saline police, who set up traffic cones on a road to control traffic.
Whatever the cause, a word about the bird has spread. Sally Most and her husband drove from Fairmount, Indiana, about 200 miles (322 kilometers).
“You see a lot of the same birds after a while, and then you see something unusual….” “Last night, I shot almost 300 photographs of it,” Most told the Detroit Free Press. “We’re going to be happy campers when we go home.”