Photo of the Day – August 28, 2017

Glossy Ibis

The Glossy Ibis is a species that had eluded me, or at least my camera, in previous trips to Florida. In 2015 we saw one along the roadside probing the soft soil for insects along with a small group of White Ibises. We pulled into a nearby parking lot and I tried to sneak toward them which caused the Glossy to flee. That is how I discovered that Glossies are not as easy to approach as their white cousins. I was excited this past May to have a very brief opportunity with this one that was foraging in a median. I found a spot where I could park and photographed through the window, using my car as a blind, until the rain began to fall too hard for photos. One day I will find a spot where I can spend more time with him. But this is a good start. May 16, 2017

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