CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)
This juvenile pair was somewhere around my pond but flew up into the Pine when I opened the gate to enter the pond area. I’m guessing they are near adulthood since the beaks were pink. Their mottled feathers will soon turn all white.
Diet: mostly insects but also aquatic fauna.
Shown on Florida Native Plant: LONGLEAF PINE TREE (Pinus palustris)
My take: Treetops to Marsh: The White Ibis