A Tale Of Two Ibis
I was happy to see a pair of juvenile white ibis feeding in the salt marsh at low tide yesterday evening. The ibis are always entertaining and amusing to watch as they confidently march about the area frequently stopping to pick around in and among the oyster beds with their long curved bills. The ibis typically feed on minnows, glass shrimp and small marine crustaceans such as these crabs. These are juvenile white ibis which you can tell by their brown and white mottled plumage, as they age they will turn into all white adults with bright blue eyes. These youngsters eyes are just starting to turn from brown into that blue.
Of course many of you are wondering if there were any alligators out last night. Yes indeed there were and I came very close to stepping on one’s nose. But that’s a story for another day!