Sunday, May 9, 2010

White Faced Ibis and American Avocet

We took a ride to Sweetwater Wetlands to take a walk and check out the wildlife. It was already fairly warm with lots of sunshine so we moved from shady spot to shady spot taking a few pictures along the way. We weren't really seeing much for birds as the ducks had mostly migrated northward and then all of the sudden I spotted what at first looked like cranes. However as they got closer it was apparent that we had a flock of approximately 30 White Faced Ibis.
They flew directly overhead so I was able to snap several shots as the passed over.
They turned sharply and I could tell they were on a landing glide path that would take them to the first pond which still had some water in it. We headed back to see them on the ground but could not get very close as the gate which had been open earlier was now locked.
While I was taking these shots we noticed two American Avocets wading among the Ibises. Apparently Avocets breed locally in this area.


  1. 原來這世上能跟你共同領略一個笑話的人竟如此難得........................................

  2. I do no have the opportunity to see this things in my country, for that reason I would like to visit your country because I love the natural things!