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A Bird of a Different Feather

The world’s most recognizable lawn ornament and a symbol of pop culture has made a splashy appearance in the Elmwood Village. A house on Norwood Avenue has taken the iconic pink flamingo décor to an entirely different level. Instead of planting a pair of the pink critters, a flock of flamingos graces the front lawn. The bright pink display is real fodder for a passing rubbernecker.

The creator of the plastic pink flamingo set, Don Featherstone, would be delighted to see his creation appear in such great numbers. Since 1957 these birds have been adorning front lawns, bringing delight to proud homeowners around the world. Some people feel that the ornaments are a bit garish, however. Cheesy or not, it’s more of a rarity to come across one or two of these birds in this day and age, which is why this particular array is so outlandishly amusing.





Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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