For all you birdwatchers and ornithologists out there:
There is a flock of birds that spends much of its time around the highway north of the Providence. I haven’t gotten close enough to them to confirm this, but they appear to be a dove or pigeon-like bird in size and shape. In a flock of about 15, most of them grey back, lighter underbelly. But here’s the strange thing: one of them is flamingo-pink and another is parakeet-blue. There is such a startling difference of colour in so few in the flock that I can’t imagine that they are doves or pigeons or that it’s simply a male-female difference in colour.
I haven’t been able to find the bird in Stoke’s Field Guide to Birds. Any suggestions?