A few shots of a White Ibis from yesterday. This bird is usually seen near water, often wading in the water. It’s considered a medium-sized bird with a body length of 25 inches and a wingspan of about 38 inches. They are usually in flocks. The ibises I saw yesterday were in a small group of about 6 to start with, joined by another 5 or 6 while I was watching.

Here’s an ibis walking along.

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Stretching its neck to look ahead.

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The ibis wasn’t calling or making any sound here, just walking with its bill open.

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Pausing to pick in the grass.

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Upside down ibis–this is a view from the rear as the bird bends forward, its head to the ground as it attempts to pick up/catch something, probably an insect.

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