This pair of White Ibises was photographed at Lemmon Lake in the Joppa Preserve, Dallas, Texas. I was concealed and stationary when these two birds flew in. White Ibises are tactile foragers, meaning they do not rely on their vision when searching for food. They use their beaks to probe for their prey, which typically consists of crayfish and other small aquatic animals. This pair spent much of their time searching for food in the shallow water.

Observations Details

County Dallas
City Dallas
Date Jun 17, 2012
Time of Day Midmorning
Temperature Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Weather Partly Cloudy
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Foraging
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article White Ibis Observation Location

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