Ibises Have Ended Segregation

Yesterday I went fishing with my seven-year-old daughter and one of my brothers.  We got a few nibbles that served to emphasize the fact that the fish are much better at this than we are, but weren’t able pull up anything other than empty hooks.  On the way home I “accidentally” drove by Cutler Wetland, a favorite birding spot of mine.  I hadn’t been by there since breaking my heel three months before.  As I pointed things out for the others in the car I noticed a flock of both White Ibises and Glossy Ibises foraging together in an area of tall grass.  We pulled over and got out to take a closer look.  I personally have never before seen Glossys and Whites in a combined group, and it was something to watch.  I wasn’t able to get very close and the grass was pretty thick, so I wasn’t able to capture the photos I would have like to.  But my brother commented that he was glad to see the Ibises had ended segregation, and I thought that was worthy of a blog post even if the photos were not.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) and White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) and White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)

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