Saturday, April 6, 2013

Idolizing Ibis

Our native white ibis starts out brown, as can be seen in this photo. This immature ibis is hanging out with a snowy egret along the La Chua Trail in Gainesville. This coloring helps it hide when necessary.

But it won't be  long before the "ugly duckling" becomes the beautiful "swan." Well...ibis!
This one is up to his knees in water. Actually, birds don't have knees that we can see. That is their ankles at the bend.

Like the flamingos, they need crustaceans in their diet to create these beautiful reds.

Now, those are some great legs!

I would not say this one can hide very well in here.

Beautiful birds!

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