Arts & Entertainment
tampabay.com
Print storySubscribe to the Times

Inside information

Pretty in pink

By Times Staff
Published May 20, 2004

[Times photo: Lara Cerri]

One of the joys of living on the west coast of Florida is the chance to happen upon a flock of roseate spoonbills like these, spotted in Myakka River State Park recently. The birds - often mistaken for flamingos - were nearly annihilated in the late 19th century by plume hunters. The population has made a significant recovery but is still listed as a species of special concern by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The birds nest in the Tampa Bay area from February through June, according to the commission.

So keep an eye out. This is a good time to catch a view of them feeding in shallow water, especially at dawn and dusk.

[Last modified May 19, 2004, 15:42:14]


This Weekend

Art

  • Postwar postscripts

  • Dine
  • Food and wine events
  • Sushi goes sublime

  • Film
  • Family movie guide
  • Indie flix: A trip worth making
  • August movies
  • Independent films, documentaries and foreign imports
  • July movies
  • June movies
  • May movies
  • September movies
  • Summer reunion

  • Get away
  • Down the road
  • Mummy dearest

  • Inside information
  • Pretty in pink
  • Weekend trivia

  • Night out
  • Hot ticket: Comedy doesn't stand still

  • Pop
  • Hot tickets: Awesome openers
  • Jazz band surges forward
  • Ticket window

  • Something different
  • Moviemaking among the mangroves

  • Stage
  • Hot tickets: Hanging loose at the Fringe Festival
  • Upcoming shows

  • Video/DVD
  • New releases
  • Back to Top

    © 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
    490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111