Off to S. Texas for two weeks, birding with my two oldest friends.
Friday, June 29, 2012
The Glossy Ibis & the White Ibis
These strange looking birds inhabit ponds and swamps. They forage in groups by walking slowly with heads down, probing the mud with their long, curved bills.
The white Ibis is only fully white when he becomes an adult. As a juvenile, he has a lot of brown, or is mottled.
The Glossy Ibis is dark in color, and appears to be, guess what...glossy. You won't see them around here, except possibly in migration.
They love crustaceans, so don't let your crustaceans out of sight