I often walk over to the flamingo pond after dropping hubby off at work. I love to see how their island changes throughout the seasons. Right now, their nests are very noticeable (click on photo to enlarge it and see the nests). Soon, little gray, fuzzy flamingos will be covering the island. Did you know that the flamingos are given a special diet to make them pink? These are at the Desert Springs Marriott in Palm Desert, CA. Hubby works there and I often see tourists out by the flamingo island, taking photos. It is such a beautiful place to visit! This particular Marriott is also designated as a bird sanctuary because so many migrating birds stop there on their way south. I've seen Canadian geese, ducks, egrets (both white and gray) stop there and rest. Because it has so many ponds and waterways, it is a great spot to see different kinds of birds. Nature Notes for March 4, 2010.