Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen. This Ibis is
restricted to the northern third of South America where it occupies a number
of aquatic habitats, ranging from mangrove swamps, tidal mudflats, shallow
lakes, and anthropogenic wetlands where they feed mainly on crustaceans.
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In the shallow, salty waters of Lake Rosa in Inagua National Park, adult
flamingos herd chicks into groups called crèches. Just a few babysitting
adults supervise each crèche while other parents forage, returning periodically
to feed their own young, which they recognize by vocal patterns and appearance.
Text & image credit: AUDUBON https://www.audubon.org/magazine/spring-2018/
“Heaven on Earth”
I heard the sweet voice of a robin,
High up in the maple tree,
Joyously, singing his happy song
To his feathered mate, in glee!…
If we could be like this tiny bird,
Just living from day to day,
Holding no bitterness in our hearts
For those we meet on our way…
~ Gertrude Tooley Buckingham,
Art Andrew Hutchinson.
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Superb shot of a male Allen’s Hummingbird,
(Selasphorus sasin) taking a bath.
Photo credit: Barry Schirm. @ Birdwatching https://www.facebook.com/birdfun.1/