Dateline – May 13, 2013

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NOTE: Additional updates can be found here: Tricolored Heron– UTSWMV Nest Update 5

White Ibises by the dozens have moved into the corner of the rookery formerly occupied by the Tricolored Herons. There are a number of other kinds birds nesting in this immediate area as well. The list includes Cattle Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, and Black-crowned Night Herons, but for some reason the Tricolored Herons took the brunt of the White Ibis intrusion, and most if not all have been displaced from their nests.

Meanwhile, there were White Ibises everywhere, and they were in engaged in a number of different activities. Some appeared to be incubating eggs already. Others were engaged in nest building and maintenance. Some may have been mating or possibly fighting.

The arrival of the ibises was an interesting development. It was nice to get a close up look at them.

White Ibis - UTSWMC Nest Update 4

White Ibis - UTSWMC Nest Update 4

White Ibis - UTSWMC Nest Update 4

White Ibis - UTSWMC Nest Update 4

White Ibis - UTSWMC Nest Update 4

White Ibis - UTSWMC Nest Update 4

White Ibis - UTSWMC Nest Update 4

White Ibis - UTSWMC Nest Update 4

White Ibis - UTSWMC Nest Update 4

White Ibis - UTSWMC Nest Update 4

White Ibis - UTSWMC Nest Update 4

White Ibis - UTSWMC Nest Update 4

White Ibis - UTSWMC Nest Update 4

White Ibis - UTSWMC Nest Update 4

NOTE: This post is part of a continuing series of observations: [ First |<< Prev | Next >> ]

NOTE: Additional updates can be found here: Tricolored Heron– UTSWMV Nest Update 5