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American White Ibises came to visit in my immediate neighborhood several times in late May and early June.  I could hardly contain my glee!  Boy was I happy!  Other than in a zoo,, I had never seen a live Ibis, much less several of them.  They were here to do one thing and that was to eat.  They ate any insects they could find, and ate tadpoles, frogs, and worms.  The Ibises strolled around the rainfall collection basin which is lined with St. Augustine Grass and was almost dry.  The association here that manages this housing development cuts the grass in this basin about twice a month.

It was funny to see these awkward yet beautiful, large birds stroll around among the yards near houses.  I had to laugh seeing one Ibis slowly stroll past a small garden gnome sculpture on a neighbor’s front lawn!  I miss seeing the American White Ibises.  I think maybe a small flock will return late next Spring for another visit.  I sure hope so.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "A Look-Back at The American White Ibises" (11)

  1. They are truly an astounding bird to look at with those long stilt legs and the really long curved beak!

  2. they’re just awesome!

  3. I just love these birds. Lucky you to have them in your neighborhood. Great shots. Wishing you a happy weekend!

  4. There, fixed the typo. I do try. Wildlifewatcher : )

  5. You have been lucky in that in all of the places you have lived, you have seen lots of different birds… That is the best thing about moving…. I am still seeing our ‘regulars’ here —but they do bring me joy. Right now though, there are 3-4 regular Mourning Doves who like to hog the big plate feeder. I truly have to run them off at times so that the other birds can enjoy it also.


    • Hi Betsy, That is true that Mourning Doves often try to mob the feeder and in doing so, knock bird seed down to the ground, or just leave little or no space for other kinds of birds to come and partake. Not many birds around my neighborhood now, just a few Carolina Wrens, a few Crows, and once in awhile some Tufted Titmice and Eastern Bluebirds. It rains almost every day in the afternoon. Have a wonderful Sunday tomorrow!

  6. You sure got some great pictures of them!

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