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!