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I’m Crazy Over Ibises

Wineburgh-Lillienfield Family Unknown (32)

The American White Ibis is a fabulously interesting large, white and pink and black bird.  The pink parts are its bill and legs.  The black parts are the tips of its wings and the smudge-looking tip of its bill.  Everything else is white other than the eyes.  They are so charming it is incredible.  The Ibises here have been here a few times recently in the late afternoon.  They have been hunting for insects along the lawns around and in the rainfall retention basins.  Since we have had heavy rains lately, the basins do have a little water in them.  Ibises are wading birds that live in coastal areas along the Gulf of Mexico mostly.

One Ibis cracked me up.  It strolled along the front lawn of one of my neighbors.  The finny sight was the Ibis walking along right around a concrete lawn statue of a Gnome!  How fun is that ?

I took these pictures from the street in front of my house on June 12, 2013.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!  I want to close by wishing all dads a Happy Father’s Day!

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Comments on: "I’m Crazy Over Ibises" (10)

  1. I would be crazy over the Ibis too, if I lived there. They are great birds, lovely photos. Happy weekend to you!

    • Hi Eileen, I am liking Florida so far. I have been here three months now and am learning more about all of these fantastic birds. Have a super good weekend!

  2. It does look like you can almost tell their age by their beaks. He was really checking out that statue, funny!

    • Hi Ginny, I really think that one of the four in the group picture, is younger than the rest. It is the one that looks a bit dirty – I think that it is an older juvenile that is almost adult. They do have a color change upon becoming adults. Yes, the bills do perhaps change color as they age. Have a super weekend!

  3. you are completely enamored. 🙂

  4. They are pretty cool looking birds. Great photos, especially the one of the bird with the gnome. That’s great!

  5. What a treat to have these visiting, love the ibis and gnome shot!

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