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An Ibis on an Almost Wordless Wednesday

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I took these pictures of this lone American White Ibis in the now somewhat drier shallow rainfall collection basin across the street from my home on Monday afternoon (July 8, 2013).  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!Wildlifewatcher's Blog (4)

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Large Birds Week, Part 3 of 3: The Ibis

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These American White Ibises were back at the then empty rainfall retention basin across the street from my home.  These large white birds with black tips on their wings, had been there at the basin green-space on three days last week.  They flew in to feed on insects in the late afternoon.  I was slightly alarmed to see a hawk perched low in a tree along the street in front of the basin.  That hawk was watching the Ibises intently but decided that the Ibises were not the target and flew off.  The Ibises kept on looking in the lawns for food by poking their bills down into the grass.

I saw an Ibis again in another such water retention basin about a half-mile away on Tuesday night at twilight.  Apparently the Ibises have decided that this active adult golf resort community is just the place for peaceful browsing.  I think where I live is a pretty nice place to have my dinner, too!  Ha!  I took these pictures on May 17, 2013 from the street in front of my home.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!  Have a happy and safe Memorial Day holiday weekend!

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