American White Ibises, a Great Egret, a pair of Lesser Yellowlegs and a songbird (a female Red-winged Blackbird?) were all busily trying to find their meal at the rapidly shrinking large rainfall retention pond on Friday, August 1, 2014. As you can see, this, the largest of the ponds in this development, is drying up quickly.
The one adult Ibis , as well as that brown-colored juvenile Ibis, had been at this pond all week. The Yellowlegs had just arrived on Friday as far as I can tell. All of these birds seemed to be in search of insects as there are no fish at the pond. Perhaps there also were some small tadpoles in the water there. I was glad to have seen all these big birds here in recent days! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph. As ever, I hope you enjoy seeing these pictures.
Blue Jays, Carolina Wrens, Egrets and Ibises were all spotted here in my development in the last several days. I was taking pictures around my yard a couple of days ago and spotted a pair of Carolina Wrens and two Eastern Blue Jays. The Blue Jays were noisy sassy and flighty. It was hard to take their picture because they kept darting into the shaded leafy areas of the Oaks.
Traveling a bit farther in my housing development, I watched Great Egrets, and adult and juvenile White Ibises at two different rainfall retention ponds here yesterday afternoon. These ponds are drying up and only the largest water retention pond here, which is near the fitness center, has much water in it now. That particular pond gets sprinkler irrigation run-off from surrounding lawn areas so it stays wet longer. I took these pictures on July 28, 2014, and again on July 29, 2014. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!