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American White Ibises

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American White Ibises seem to be around in this area in many spots.  Most are gathered on the shorelines of the little park lakes but some also are roaming the neighborhood grazing on lawns.  The American White Ibises eat insects and worms mainly but also enjoy seeds and sometimes plants.

American Ibises are found in marshes and along bodies of water in addition to parks and sometimes, neighborhood lawns, here in Florida.  Occasionally American White Ibises can be spotted in other warm weather semi-tropical states, usually along the Gulf of Mexico, and Georgia or South Carolina near or on the Atlantic coast (I have also heard of some Ibises being seen in Southern California once in a while).

The Ibises are big flock social birds and like being with geese, ducks, herons, egrets, and the Wood Storks.  Ibises seem to be quite placid and content and people can easily observe the birds from a distance without spooking them – at least here in suburbia that is true.  I took most of these pictures last evening at dusk, with the exception being that of the white adult with the brown-colored juvenile which I took back in August also at the same lake.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!

 

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Comments on: "American White Ibises" (6)

  1. i like when they walk around and pick for bugs and stuff. 🙂

  2. It’s cool to see them in such numbers. A flock of them is a big flock!

    • Hi Montucky, They seem pleasant birds and around here because there are so many people and parks, they are almost tame. Not that they should be considered as park pets. Have a great weekend and thanks for your wonderful comments!

  3. Good morning, I just love these cool birds. I enjoyed seeing them all over Florida during my visit. Awesome photos. Have a great day and a happy weekend!

    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

    • Hi Eileen, I really enjoy being around all this bird action. More birds of all sizes and shapes are arriving and will continue to do so for weeks to come. Saw an amazing ten Wood Storks in a lake-front backyard near here yesterday. No camera and when I returned an hour later, six had flown off. I did get a snap or two of the remaining four. Amazing. Have a wonderful Sunday tomorrow!

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