Muddy Ibis

This morning we watched as several White Ibis landed in the salt marsh among the oyster beds at low tide and began feeding. The ibis use their long curved bills to poke around in the marsh mud in search of their favorite foods. This results in them getting very muddy faces and feet, which helps earn them the nickname Muddy Ibis. On today’s menu were the typical small crustaceans but they were also observed picking out lots of tiny eels.

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