Ibis and Mergansers

Beautiful morning at Sweetwater Wetlands Park, here in Gainesville! Temps in the low 40'sF and the sun was warm on my back. I couldn't resist sharing these three White Ibis and their reflections with you. The Ibis are year-round residents here. In my *extras...an entire family of White Ibis and a beautiful pair of Hooded Mergansers. He's quite striking in his formal attire but she's simply stunning herself! They are winter residents here in North Central Florida.

"When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck."
__Indiana poet James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)

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