The White Ibis, with its brilliant blue eyes, is one of the most abundant wading birds in Florida. White Ibises frequent saltwater marshes, coastal swamps, freshwater wetlands, ponds, fields – and lawns. They probe in the mud for small prey such as insects, crustaceans, and worms (See All about Birds, White Ibis). . . . which explains why the tip of the Ibis’ very long red bill is almost always black. This handsome fellow picked up some decorative nosewear while foraging in the purple Pickerelweed at a local sanctuary ☺️.