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.
|Date||–||Jun 17, 2012|
|Time of Day||–||Midmorning|
|Temperature||–||Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)|
|Type of Behavior||–||Foraging|
|Main Article||–||White Ibis||Observation Location|