Tag Archive | White Ibis

Florida Rebuffs Winter

It is mid-December with blizzard conditions in the mid-west, lake effect snows in the Great Lakes and a six-inch blanket of snow on the suburban lawns of Long Island, New York. A polar vortex powers its way south into the U.S causing temperatures in the teens with highs in the 20s. Many birds have fled […]

One Hundredth Blog!

  This will be blog number 100 since I created naturechirp a few years ago. I thought I would take this time to post my favorite moments with wildlife since moving here to Florida. From raccoons making night raids on the hummingbird feeder to soaring kites and gliding carnivorous snails, there certainly has been many […]

One Stormy Afternoon

Driving south on Route 200 towards Inverness to pick up a few items at the grocery store ended up being a journey through the center of a severe thunderstorm. We saw bolts of lightning connecting the ground to the sky that resulted in distant rumbles of thunder as we started our trip. Day turned to […]

“Lobster” Breakfast for the White Ibis on Lake Tsala Apopka

A single white ibis strolls along the water’s edge of Lake Tsala Apopka on this summer morning. It surveys the lake bottom for something to eat. I am not sure it is finding anything at first, but I continue to focus my camera on the bird as it steps into the water. It probes the lake […]