Amid the crying babies, business men potentiall running late for their meetings and families waiting to go on holiday, people at Manchester airport had their feathers ruffled at a delay caused by a flamingo on runway 2.
Ringo, the bird, was first spotted on Sunday night. A wildlife dispersion team was called in to scare Ringo off with loud music and flares, but he didn’t seem to be bothered by it.
Staff thought they had scared him off because he was nowhere to be seen. Ringo managed to outsmart them by turning up out of the blue on Monday morning forcing one of the runways to close for five hours.
It is not clear where the flamingo flew in from.
By Aaron Bossey, who completed a week of work experience at Flightglobal