Saturday, May 10, 2008

Ibis Eat Catfish?

Who knew?

I was out looking for the Spotted Sandpiper again but only found ducks and herons and Ibis. As I mentioned in a previous post, the Sandpiper was now a few blocks south, happily feeding.

While I was looking around, a flock of Ibis flew in. Some adults and some juveniles. The young were right next to me and were finding some food. I just never expected that they were eating young catfish!

White Ibis

I have shots of Great Blue Herons munching on them but I had it in my head that Ibis were after even smaller prey.

White Ibis

Closer inspection of the photos revealed otherwise.

White Ibis

Stranger thing is, this lake is so shallow, how are catfish here at all? Don't recall ever seeing any larger ones.

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