No. 5246 Full Speed Ahead

Lake Martin, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

The Roseate spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja) is one of several migratory birds that roost at Lake Martin every spring. Some of the locals refer to them as "flamant" (flay-MOHN), French for "flamingo". This is because their size and bright pink feathers cause them to often be mistaken for flamingos. Their bright pink plumage is quite stunning and is complemented by their bright orange tail feathers.