White Ibis - Click To Enlarge

Old Blue Eyes

This is a White Ibis. Common in the deep south and stay all year. We do have them in New England, but not many or for very long.

White Ibis - Click To Enlarge
White Ibis – Click To Enlarge

This is probably as close as I have ever come to them, found one walking along the side of a trail. What struck me was how blue their eyes are. Click the above image to see for yourself.

White Ibis - Click To Enlarge
White Ibis – Click To Enlarge

The other thing I did not know was how noisy they are. It’s like they are arguing with each other (they travel in small flocks). Strange birds with strange habits.

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