Well, I told you it's boring to just call them a flock! Besides, from dictionary.com I discovered that frisson (pronounced free-sawn) has these meanings:
A sudden, passing sensation of excitement; a shudder of emotion; a thrill
Now, doesn't that describe perfectly your experience when seeing a fl....uh, a frisson of flamingos?
Begun painting this in class Tuesday (I had the drawing on the wc paper - 1/2 sheet Kilimanjaro 140# coldpress - ready to go). I may make these more reddish than orangish and have a more turquoise water...that's a thought right now...we'll see where it goes.
(I liked Myrna's idea of A Flap of Flamingos but I had already renamed them this way and then got a good definition and thought - why not. Maybe they can be both!)