Rather lovely, actually

img_6087The White Ibis, present year-round here in south Florida, is often seen unceremoniously probing for insects in the mud and grass on lawns and roadsides, looking less than glamorous.

But our White Ibises also inhabit wetland marshes and shallow ponds, where they feed on fish, frogs, and small crustaceans (Audubon). I thought this one actually looked quite lovely, preening gracefully before settling in to roost for the night on the tree island.

20 thoughts on “Rather lovely, actually

  1. I mean no disrespect to the hardy and resourceful White Ibis that I know, but this bird is so darn pretty that she doesn’t even look like an Ibis.

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