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And here comes Day 78

Barb and I were in a constant state of "Oooo! How neat!" at the sight of ibises wandering around everywhere under picnic tables and benches like pigeons, begging for food and being chased by small children...


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Nov. 24th, 2010 04:59 am (UTC)
I really like ibises
Nov. 24th, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC)
I do, too.
Nov. 24th, 2010 12:10 pm (UTC)
I've grown accustomed to the sight of them -- but I confess I was a little awed the other day when I saw two huge sandhill cranes walking along a street in my little town's 'downtown.' :-)

[hugs hugs]
Nov. 24th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
Oooo, how neat! We saw one wood stork near my mom's place, out on one of the little islands around her place, but not close up!
Nov. 24th, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
Mmm, ibises! I miss them and Sandhill cranes.
Nov. 24th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've gotten to see a Sandhill crane yet -- in my trips to Florida I've seen wood storks and ibises and turkey vultures and crows and lots and lots of pelicans, pipers and gulls, anhingas and cormorants and even one bald eagle, but never a sandhill crane!
Nov. 24th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
Anhingas and Swallow Tail Kites - man. They were so much fun to watch.
Nov. 24th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
My favorite thing in Florida, bird-watching!
Nov. 25th, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)
There are tons of fun things about Florida. :D
Nov. 25th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
I do like it there. I was especially pleased with the fact that my hands were not sandpaper-rough there, as they were again the moment I landed in Phoenix. :-) (Reaching for lotion...)

Nov. 25th, 2010 03:55 am (UTC)
Mine would be chapped this time of year until around February. The cold would just sap all the moisture out of my hands.

...or something.
Nov. 24th, 2010 11:44 pm (UTC)
My redneck students call them 'ditch chickens'.

I had one sit and crap on my car in the school parking lot a few weeks back.

It wears thin after awhile.
Nov. 25th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
Re: ibises
I would imagine -- I always find a great deal of delight in "nuisance birds" from other regions, while being just as annoyed with our own as everyone is with theirs (although I do love our great-tailed grackles, even when they crap on my car...).

I love all your turkey vultures, too. :-)
Nov. 25th, 2010 01:08 am (UTC)
"nuisance birds" from other regions,
I was rather charmed by the ibises until the crapping incident.

I still get a bit of amusement when they stride by in my front yard and the cats throw themselves against the window trying to get to them.

I do have a weak spot for stupid morning doves. They are the Forrest Gumps of the bird world.

My Dad has a *flock* of Cardinals that hang out in his yard. Back in NJ we were lucky if we had a breeding pair. Now there's about a dozen males and I don't know how many females. We call the backyard the "Vatican" when they're all around and say that there's a new Pope if smoke comes out of the bushes.
Nov. 25th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
Re: "nuisance birds" from other regions,
All we get here is sparrows, grackles, a variety of doves, thrashers, and the odd "exotic," like hawks and ravens and such. (We have seen cactus wrens in our neighborhood, but it's been a while; and sometimes Gila woodpeckers.)

Supposedly there're still cardinals in Arizona (the feathered variety, anyway), but we never see them in Phoenix.

I do love birdwatching in Florida! (Not to mention your uber-cool icon.)
Nov. 25th, 2010 04:40 am (UTC)
Re: ibises
Ditch chickens. BWAHAHAHAHA!
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