Intuitive native…

Resting on lower branches near the water is a delicate looking American White Ibis. Native to Southern Florida the Native American folklore tells us that they are the last to seek shelter prior to a hurricane and the first to emerge when danger is done. The University of Miami adopted the Ibis as their masot because of this bravery. Copyright 2022 Pamela Breitberg
These three American White Ibis were idling hunting as I passed on my way out of the Bonnet House property. Hunting takes over ten hours of each day, looking for small crustaceans, fish and insects. For more learning click here. Copyright 2022 Pamela Breitberg
As a wild American White Ibis, survival demands that they are always alert. This one’s eyes followed me as I took these photographs, but remained “ok” with me as long as I kept my distance. Copyright 2022 Pamela Breitberg
Sometimes confused with White Egrets, the American White Ibis is easily identified by its curved orange beak. Copyright 2022 Pamela Breitberg

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