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Strolling White Ibises

A flock of White Ibis were strolling around the yards in my neighborhood yesterday afternoon.  It has rained a lot  so the big white birds were out for any earthworms or grubs they could find.  The birds search with their rubbery long bills for their prey.

The White and brown bird is an older juvenile.  These birds are a cocoa brown and white color as babies and gradually turn white as they age.  The White Ibis are flock birds.  I often joke that there are a “Herd” of ibis on the lawn as they tend to walk around in groups that resemble how cattle walk.  Yes, a group of Ibis are really known as a flock.

These ibis roost as a flock, together in trees. Usually their roost is in lower tree branches over swamp wetlands where American Alligators patrol.  Alligators below the roosts help the birds stay safe from Coyotes and Bobcats.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!

 

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Comments on: "Strolling White Ibises" (2)

  1. Beautiful birds! It must be very pleasant to see them so often!

    • Hi Montucky, I agree that the White Ibis are great looking birds. Yes, it is fun to live here where I see wildlife often (it has rained each day so I have not been out and about and was happy the birds came to me for once 🙂 Have a wonderful day!

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