Last evening I photographed (poorly, as is my usual wont) a White-faced Ibis in non breeding plumage--no white borders around the pink eye and facial skin, and legs pink only around the "knees", feeding with 17 Glossy Ibis in the flooded picnic area of Field 6.
This morning I checked again; there were at least 30 ibis feeding actively in the puddles, and I immediately picked out a White-faced, this one showing moderately distinct white borders on the face, and brighter pink legs than yesterday's bird. I had to race off to work but alerted Shai Mitra to be looking out for a second bird when he arrived shortly after. Shai did indeed find what is certainly yesterday's bird in addition to the better marked individual. Patricia Lindsay Bay Shore -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --