Friday, September 9, 2016
Have you seen this bird?
If you see a bird with a bill like this, it is an Ibis. This is a White-faced Ibis and I took this photo right before sundown yesterday. You can find it by looking in the shallow ponds on the east side of the highway north of town. Look for a dark, wading bird about 1.5 feet tall. There are about 20 of them there. You may want to bring binoculars for a better look. It can be quite pretty as its feathers are iridescent in the sunlight. They seem to be always be busy probing in the mud with that long, down-curved bill search for aquatic insects.