Saturday, May 21, 2016

Glossy Ibis at Estero, 5/21/17

This morning I was just getting ready to run up to Hargill to check out the ponds when I got word that Huck and Mary had found a Glossy Ibis at Estero Llano Grande State Park.  Now that's a good county year bird so I changed my plans.  Here it is right off the deck.

There was also a White-faced Ibis for comparison.  Beside the different facial patterns and eye colors, note the red knee joint on the Glossy while the entire leg is red on the White-faced.

The White-faced did not appreciate the Glossy wandering into its feeding area.

White Ibises made for a three ibis day.

Meanwhile the Black-necked Stilts had to drive off a trouble maker.

Another nest hatched a few days ago with four downy youngsters running around.

A proud parent.

Even though migration is winding down there's still plenty to see. 

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