Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I'm no biologist, but I see the massing of Ibis as a sign of the coming breeding season. In the coming days the younger, nonbreeding birds will find themselves kicked out of Ibis social affairs, left to fend on their own. You will find them all over the place looking for dinner. This is a good time to find first year waterbirds in general, momma is going to cut the apron strings to start a new brood. The first year birds aren't as cautious as mature birds, this makes for some great photo opportunities.