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Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Hi Everybody!!
To all the new birders and photo friends: just a reminder that lakes and rivers are a great destination for a photo shoot. Always something to see, and sometimes you just get lucky! Tonight You will see my first baby Ibis. I knew the bird shape, but they have always been white. We find out this guy on the shore is a baby just getting his white feathers. Also, I found a vid on bass under the water. A vid from our friend in Dallas of rare clouds. And, a vid from storm chasers who caught a tornado. All in Texas! So, come on in and enjoy Your photoshoot of the baby bird. I encourage You to get your camera and go catch some water scenes for yourself!
Fun in the Sun-

  1. American White Ibis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    The American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) is a species of bird in the ibis family Threskiornithidae. It is found from the mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coast of the United ...
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  2. White Ibis, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology


    Learn how to identify White Ibis, its life history, cool facts, sounds and calls, and ... A wading bird of the deep South, the striking White Ibis is frequently seen on ...

  3. White Ibis | National Audubon Society Birds


    In North America, the White Ibis breeds coastally from Louisiana east along the Gulf Coast. They occur inland across Florida, and along the Atlantic coast as far ...
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  5. White Ibis - Eudocimus albus - NatureWorks - Nhptv


    The white ibis about two feet tall and has a wingspan of about three feet. It is entirely white ... Coast west to Texas. It is also found in Mexico and Central America.

American White Ibis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) is a species of bird in the ibis family Threskiornithidae. It is found from the mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coast of the United States south through most of the New World tropics.[2] This ibis is a medium-sized bird with an overall white plumage, bright red-orange down-curved bill and long legs, and black wing tips that are usually only visible in flight. Males are larger and have longer bills than females. The breedingrange runs along the Gulf and Atlantic Coast, and the coasts of Mexico and Central America. Outside the breeding period, the range extends further inland in North America and also includes the Caribbean. It is also found along the northwestern South American coastline in Colombia and Venezuela. Populations in central Venezuela overlap and interbreed with the Scarlet Ibis. The two have been classified by some authorities as a single species.
The diet consists primarily of small aquatic prey such as insects and small fishes. Crayfish are its preferred food in most regions; however, it can adjust its diet according to the habitat and prey abundance. It is a tactile non-visual forager, whose main foraging behavior is probing with its beak at the bottom of shallow water to feel for and to capture its prey.
During the breeding season, the American White Ibis gathers in huge colonies near water. Pairs are predominantlymonogamous and both parents care for the young, although males tend to engage in extra-pair copulation with other females to increase their reproductive success. Males have also been found to pirate food from unmated females and juveniles during the breeding season.
Human pollution has affected the behavior of the American White Ibis via an increase in the concentrations ofmethylmercury, which is released into the environment from untreated waste. Exposure to methylmercury alters the hormone levels of American White Ibis, affecting their mating and nesting behavior and leading to lower reproduction rates.

American White Ibis
An American White Ibis wading in the Tampa Bay area of Florida
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Wagler, 1832
Species:E. albus
Binomial name
Eudocimus albus

File:Juvenile American White Ibis.jpg
English: Juvenile American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus), Anhinga Trail, Everglades National Park, Florida
Slovenčina: Mladý Ibis biely (Eudocimus albus), náučný chodník Anhinga Trail, Národný park Everglades, Florida
AuthorKatka Nemcokova

The American White Ibis and her babies


Spring Lake Bassapalooza

...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time! Photograph Your Favorite Places and Things!

Of course, one more great performance:

TX Wx 20130520 - Sunset part 1 of 2


Published on May 20, 2013
Some more footage of those mammatus clouds popping up in DFW area, this is nearing sunset. 

From the Google Index:

  1. Mammatus cloud - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Mammatus, also known as mammatocumulus (meaning "mammary cloud" or "breastcloud"), is a meteorological term applied to a cellular pattern of pouches ...

  2. Mammatus Clouds: sagging pouch-like structures


    Mammatus Clouds. sagging pouch-like structures. Mammatus are pouch-like cloud structures and a rare example of clouds in sinking air.
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May 15th, 2013: Millsap, Texas...Big Tornado Intercept!