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.

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