SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - A flamingo was spotted in the South Bay earlier this week and so far local animal organizations don’t know why the bird arrived in Imperial Beach.
News 8 Photojournalist Charlie Landon captured the wayward bird in flight, soaring above the southern side of the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Imperial Beach, thousands of miles away from South America or the Caribbean Islands where flamingos typically breed and live.
“I'm guessing it's probably an escapee though it's unusual because it can fly and most of the birds in captivity have clipped wing,” said Lorena Warner-Lara. “So it's just one of those mysteries.”
Warner-Lara works at the Tijuana Estuary in Imperial Beach and also said she hasn't heard of a flamingo in any of our marshes and has always seen them at the zoo.
The wading bird was first spotted Tuesday, February 13 and though the flamingo has a tag, no one knows where it came from. The San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and the Living Coast Discovery Center all report that the bird doesn't belong to them.
A search is underway for two men wanted in connection with an armed robbery at an East Lake home in the 1600 block of Claret Cup Drive late Saturday night.
Rady's Children's Hospital welcomed hundreds of former NICU patients and their families Sunday for a very special annual reunion. The group had the chance to say thank you and catch up with the doctors and nurses who helped care for the newborns.
San Diegans now have to dial 10 digits for all calls - even local calls. As of Saturday, May 19, callers with area codes 619 and 858 have to enter the area code for all calls. Landline callers will have to dial one first, then the area code and phone number.
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Dozens demonstrated on the Del Mar corner of Jimmy Durante Blvd. and Via de la Valle saying gun shows should not be held at the the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
A fire at an apartment in downtown Chula Vista sent two children to a hospital early Saturday morning.
Mesa College will award the first bachelor's degrees in its history during a commencement ceremony today, the college announced.
Sharp Hospital on Friday recognized those who have overcome major medical setbacks to become leaders in the community during the 28th Annual Victories of Spirit celebration.