Daily Archives: October 9, 2019

Blue-eyed bird

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White Ibis are easy to watch, especially at Indian Riverside Park where people have fed them.

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Audubon.org: White Ibis

One of the most numerous wading birds in Florida, and common elsewhere in the southeast. Highly sociable at all seasons, roosting and feeding in flocks, nesting in large colonies. When groups wade through shallows, probing with their long bills, other wading birds such as egrets may follow them to catch prey stirred up by the ibises.

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In this photo, the eye is briefly covered by the nictitating membrane or third eyelid.

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Now back to the pretty blue eye.

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The squirrels are even tamer at this park. Once, I had come right up to me and stand on my foot.

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Mucking about, but they seem to stay so clean and white.

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