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Ibises at Ding Darling

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Today’s post features a number of photographs I took of White-eyed Ibises, both juveniles and adults, at the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Florida.  I took these pictures from the roadway and from an observation tower.

Laughing Gulls and a Great Egret joined the Ibises at times and perhaps were interested in  trying to grab the good food from them.  There was a feeding frenzy going on with hundreds of wading and sea birds there in the lagoon.  These birds were feeding on snails, and other small salt marsh aquatic creatures during the out-going tidal change. I took these pictures on Jan. 29, 2013.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "Ibises at Ding Darling" (5)

  1. i like the one in the bottom middle with the catch of whatever it was. 🙂

    • Hi Theresa, I also like that photo. I don’t know what the catch of the day for that Ibis was. I do know that I took pictures showing Tricolored Herons with shrimp in their bills (shrimp was in that gloppy seaweed). So maybe shrimp or snails or other crustaceans were the catch of the day. Have a wonderful evening and stay warm!

  2. I enjoyed seeing the White Ibis, they were a neat sighting for me when I was in Florida and Sanibel. Great shots, have a happy day!

  3. What a gorgeous bird, Wildlifewatcher!

    • Hi Seasons, Yes, the Ibises were gorgeous! I was surprised to see how many Ibises there were at Ding Darling. Overall, I saw literally hundreds of different wading birds in one day. Have a super nice weekend and thanks for your always appreciated comments!

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