Tuesday, July 26, 2011

White Ibis In West Virginia

You just never know what may show up; anytime or anywhere. These juvenile White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) are common residents of the Southeast and Gulf Coast. They are found from South Carolina to Texas. These four youngsters are at Pleasant Creek WMA in Barbour County, WV.
The only other ones I have seen were near Charleston, SC in the 90's. I managed to get several photos of these. The terrain limited me to only a couple of angles. the grass was also full of ticks.
There was an unbelievable number of dragonflies and damsel flies present at this location, also. I was there in the early afternoon heat, there wasn't a lot of bird activity. One Solitary Sandpiper was in the foreground of this photo, but was cropped out to see the ibis' better.Other birds of note today were Green Herons and a Yellow-breasted Chat. Photos taken on 7/26/11.

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