Being Playful or Mean?

The immature ibises are funny birds to watch. They play, fight and often behave very foolishly. This ibis decided to join others. He landed nicely but immediately was attacked by another ibis. The mean ibis is acting strangely. It’s not so easy to escape when someone is holding your leg. There is always a choice […]

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What’s Up?

A story about a confused gull and a funny looking ibis? Sometimes birds interact in a very interesting and unpredictable way.  

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Open-Minded White-Faced Ibis

Ibises are back! It’s fun to watch them, especially when they fly. This ibis is happy! He caught his lunch snack.     Ibises are specialists using their long curved beaks. They catch food quickly.     Ibises are social birds. They like to hang out with their friends. They even don’t mind to hang […]

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Nice Landing

Soon it will be time to say goodbye to special bird friends like White-faced ibises. In September they will depart for their more southerly wintering areas. I will miss them.  

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White-faced Ibises

  On Wednesday I got a shock when I entered Bear river refuge. I didn’t see anymore American avocets. The place were they used to hang around dried up completely. For the first time I realized that I know NOTHING about desert. Ibises also were gone. Where they used to be there was no water […]

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