White Ibis at the shrimp ponds in San Blas



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White Ibis at the shrimp ponds in San Blas

white ibis at shrimp ponds, san blas, mexico, pic 2

What great fun to set off exploring the vicinity around San Blas, Mexico, in search of wildlife.  The morning that Bob and I scoped out the shrimp ponds on the outskirts of this small fishing community, quite a variety of birds met our searching eyes, most of which we had never seen before.  Among those plying the water for something to eat was this impressive White Ibis. Read more

Glossy Ibis sighted in Whitby, Ontario



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Glossy Ibis sighted in Whitby, Ontario

Glossy Ibis fishing in a wetlands in Whitby, Ontario, Canada

Imagine Bob’s and my surprise when we got wind of a Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) hanging around in Whitby, Ontario, this spring.  The bird’s presence here in Canada is very unusual, and it had birders’ tongues flapping.  Word spread quickly as to its location, and people flocked to see the Ibis, in some cases driving long distances for a look at this beautiful wading bird. Read more