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White Ibises

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White Ibises are a common sight here in Central Florida.  I snapped these pictures yesterday along my street here in The Villages, FL, and also in Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, FL.

White Ibises eat earth worms, grubs, aquatic worms, aquatic snails such as Apple Snails, and several aquatic and land insects.  The Ibis flock likes to roost or rest, in trees.  It is quite the sight to see a whole flock take off at once flying around the park!  Something like out of a movie such as “The Birds” by Hitchcock.

I enjoy having Ibises around.  They are sweet useful big birds and are pretty harmless mellow additions to the neighborhood.  It does take a bit of getting used-to seeing the flock stroll around the yards (like a herd of cows actually!).  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

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